Kelsey Cipolla

Articles by Kelsey Cipolla
Growth of Branded Group Exercise Classes on the Rise
Group exercise has become a mainstay at fitness facilities of every type, but many facility operators struggle to decide between offering pre-choreographed classes and freestyle classes.
Chris Powell Says Health Clubs Can Transform Lives
Chris Powell, the personal trainer and transformation specialist who presents ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” shares how fitness facilities can reach out to overweight clients.
Club Industry 2011 Show: Expect the Unexpected
The Club Industry 2011 conference and trade show is set for Chicago Oct. 12-14. Discover more about all the events, sessions and keynotes that are set for the show.
Chris Powell: Lend Emotional Support to Reach the Obese Population
Chris Powell of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” shares his journey to helping the obese.
Dance Fitness Classes Continue in Popularity at Health Clubs
With the popularity of Zumba, Batuka and other dance classes continuing to grow, dance-based group exercise does not seem to be slowing down at health clubs.
Niche Clubs Offer Members a Unique Alternative
In an industry where big-name companies own hundreds of clubs across the country, generate millions of dollars in revenue and offer low-cost memberships, some small health club owners have discovered offering something different may be the best way to thrive.
Strength Training Programs for Children Gain Popularity
For decades, strength training was considered unwise for children because it could lead to injury or stunted growth, but times have changed.
Aerobic Exercise Reduces Heart Disease Risk, Study Says
Weight training alone is not an effective way to reduce the risk of heart disease or diabetes if you are overweight, but aerobic training might be, according to a new study from the Duke University Medical Center.
Outdoor Yoga Classes Make Use of Summer Weather
Yoga studios have found a way to use the summer temperatures and beautiful scenery of the outdoors to their advantage.
Newtown Athletic Club Begins Expansion
Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, PA, has broken ground on a two-year, $12 million expansion project, which will include a new baseball academy, an indoor athletic field house and an outdoor recreational pool complex.
Urban Active Opens in Atlanta
Urban Active, Lexington, KY, attracted a star studded crowd to the grand opening of its new Buckhead location in Atlanta last month.
Green Flooring Programs Help Health Clubs with Sustainability
Green has shifted from a buzzword to a major movement in recent years, and the trend has spread to the health club industry, particularly when it comes to design. With a variety of environmentally friendly flooring options now available, sustainable design can be incorporated in fitness facilities from the ground up.
Former Fitness Instructor Becomes President and Owner of Newtown Athletic Club’s New Facility
Almost 20 years after he began working as a fitness instructor at the Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, PA, Doug Steinly has become the president and owner of the company’s new facility, the Horsham Athletic Club in Philadelphia.
Virtual Gym Leads to Weight Loss
Health clubs might have a new and unconventional rival to fear: virtual gyms.
Practicing Yoga Has Long-Term Benefits, Study Finds
Long-term yoga practitioners experience less joint pain and fewer headaches, according to a new George Washington University study.
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