Military en PHIT America: U.S. National Security at Risk Due to Potential Unfit Recruits <div class="node-body article-body">The fact that at least 70 percent of 17-24 year olds in 45 states are not fit to serve in the military, partly due to being out of shape, could cause a potential problem for any plans by President-elect Donald Trump to expand the U.S. military, according to PHIT America. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:23:00 +0000 59831 at <p>PHIT America puts part of the blame for the high obesity rate among U.S. teens on the lack of physical education in schools. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> New Indianapolis YMCA to Offer Dedicated Veteran Services <div class="node-body article-body">The planned Pike OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA will dedicate a 5,000-square-foot space to specialty veteran services, such as physical therapy and job placement classes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Military Nonprofits Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:08:00 +0000 59531 at <p>The area surrounding the planned YMCA facility is home to about 120,000 veterans, according to the Indy Star.</p> Marines Change Fitness Tests, Body Composition Program <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Marine Corps is making some of the biggest changes to its physical fitness test in 44 years, including adjusting scoring tables and allowing for distinction between Marines of different fitness levels and age groups. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:11:00 +0000 56071 at <p>These Marine recruits at Parris Island, South Carolina, who just completed a physical fitness test will see changes to the test starting in January 2017. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)</p> Property Briefs: Life Time Athletic Opens in NYC, Equinox Plans Spot By Katz's Deli, 'American Ninja Warrior'-Style Gym Opens <div class="node-body article-body">A look at recent notable openings, real estate transactions and renovations in the health club industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 24 hour fitness anytime fitness For-profits Wellness Military Nonprofits equinox la fitness lifetime fitness planet fitness Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:13:00 +0000 54711 at <p>Life Time Athletic at Sky opened this week in New York City. (Photo by <strong><a href="" target="_blank">Life Time Fitness on Instagram</a></strong>.)</p> U.S. Army Lifts Restrictions on Headphones for Gym Use <div class="node-body article-body">In May, the U.S. Army authorized the use of headphones while working out in a gym while in uniform, something that was prohibited previously. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Fri, 13 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 54091 at <p>The authorization to wear headphones&nbsp;while working out&nbsp;applies to the Active Army, Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States and the U.S. Army Reserve. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Washington, DC, to Waive Fees at City Rec Centers in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Washington, DC, citizens will be able to join 22 city rec centers for free in 2016, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Military Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:07:00 +0000 47121 at <p>In 2015, Washington, DC,&nbsp;residents paid $125 annually for access to city rec centers or $5 for a daily pass. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Senior Faces Charges for Sexual Assault of Boy at Virginia Rec Center <div class="node-body article-body">Moussa El-Haddad is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of indecent liberties.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Military Mon, 28 Dec 2015 23:12:00 +0000 47021 at <p>An employee at the Oak Marr RECenter&nbsp;notified police of suspicious behavior in the men&#39;s locker room area,&nbsp;according to&nbsp;Fairfax County Police.<strong> </strong>(Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Battle Brewing in Baltimore Over Fitness, Recreation Center Improvements <div class="node-body article-body">There are 11 fitness and wellness centers targeted for facility upgrades or new construction projects, according to the mayor's plan.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Military Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:18:00 +0000 43561 at <p>Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a new plan to improve the city&#39;s recreation centers and pools in July.&nbsp;&nbsp;(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.)</p> Report: Nearly One Third of Young Adults Are Too Obese to Join Military <div class="node-body article-body">The report from Mission: Readiness includes state-by-state data from the Department of Defense showing the increasingly high proportion of young adults who are ineligible to join the military.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:34:00 +0000 42661 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Obesity in the military and their families is costing the defense budget more than&nbsp;$1.5 billion in health care spending and recruiting replacements for those who are too unfit to serve, the report said. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</span></p> Take a Peek at What the $28 Million Montrose, Colorado, Community Rec Center Will Look Like <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a look at the artist renderings of the Montrose, Colorado, Community Recreation Center set to open in fall 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military Mon, 04 May 2015 22:07:00 +0000 40131 at