The 33rd Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show is set to open March 12 in San Diego, drawing an international crowd of commercial club operators and staff to the San Diego Convention Center for four days of seminars and two days of exhibits.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed an update to the nutrition facts label for packaged foods that was adopted in 1994. The changes would reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases, such as obesity and heart disease.
Obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years old declined by 43 percent from 2003 to 2012, but the obesity rate increased for women over 60, according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington, DC.
U.S. Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have introduced the Fit to Serve Act, which would boost nutritional awareness for youth and help improve fitness and health among military-aged Americans.
A man who shot and killed a Planet Fitness employee and wounded his girlfriend in the club's parking lot in San Antonio will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to murder and aggravated assault.
Christian Tarantino, the owner of Synergy Fitness clubs on Long Island, NY, and New York City, was sentenced last month to three terms of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for his role in the murders of three men between 1994 and 2003.
The fitness segment of Brunswick Corp., Lake Forest, IL, which is comprised of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, had an increase in sales in first quarter 2013, according to company financials.