Studies en 78 Percent of U.S. Children Do Not Meet Exercise Guidelines, Report Finds <div class="node-body article-body">The majority of American children are not meeting physical activity guidelines, according to a new report from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance, which recommended several strategies for increasing physical activity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:09:00 +0000 59421 at <p>The overall physical activity grade of &ldquo;D-&ldquo; remains unchanged from the first National Physical Activity Plan Alliance report card issued in 2014. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> 10 Trends That Will Define Fitness in 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The American College of Sports Medicine identified the 10 trends that will define the fitness industry during the coming year. Club Industry has compiled the results in this clickable gallery.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Studies Manufacturers Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:21:00 +0000 58961 at <p>The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released its annual fitness trend forecast last week, and the results may or may not surprise you. Nearly 2,000 industry professionals contributed to the forecast, which was facilitated by Walter R. Thompson, associate dean of the College of Education &amp; Human Development at Georgia State University in Atlanta.</p> <p>Are your club&rsquo;s offerings current for 2017? Click through this photo gallery to find out.</p> TRX Workouts Lower Heart Disease Risk by 89 Percent, ACE Study Finds <div class="node-body article-body">TRX Suspension Training can reduce a participant's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by more than 89 percent over the next 30 years, according to a new study conducted by the American Council on Exercise.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:23:00 +0000 58831 at <p>ACE-enlisted researchers determined TRX Suspension Training workouts are comparable to those of a basketball or soccer game. (Photo courtesy TRX.)</p> 5 Reasons Your Health Club Members Should Exercise 5 Days a Week <div class="node-body gallery-body">New findings published in the Journal of the American Heart Association incentivize weekly exercise like never before. Find out more in Club Industry's article on the topic, or click through this photo gallery for the five top reasons to break a sweat.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:21:00 +0000 57881 at The 10 States with the Highest Obesity Rates in 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The latest obesity report by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health shares a ranking of states by adult obesity rates. Find out more details of the study in Club Industry's article on the topic or click through this photo gallery to see the 10 states with the highest obesity rates. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 57761 at Report: Obesity Rates Improve in Four States, Worsen in Two <div class="node-body article-body">Obesity rates remained stable from 2014 to 2015 in all but four states where the rates improved and two where they increased, according to the annual obesity report from Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released on Friday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Studies Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:46:00 +0000 57681 at <p>Nationally, nearly 38 percent of adults are obese,&nbsp;almost 8 percent of adults are extremely obese, 40.4 percent of women are obese and 35 percent of men are obese, according to this year&#39;s annual obesity study from the Robert Wood&nbsp;Johnson Foundation. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> ClassPass Shares Breakdown of Its Users' Fitness Habits by Regions of the United States <div class="node-body article-body">ClassPass reviewed data from its users during the past three months and shared workout habits from favorite time to work out to favorite type of workout per region of the United States. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Manufacturers Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:17:00 +0000 57491 at <p>Data from ClassPass users revealed trends by regions of the country. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> WHO Report: Obesity Increases the Risk of 11 Cancers <div class="node-body article-body">Excess body fat increases the risk of getting at least 11 types of cancers, and losing weight may prevent obesity-related cancers, according to a special report released Thursday by the World Health Organization.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:30:00 +0000 57481 at <p>Twenty percent of cancers are attributed to access weight, according to a report from WHO. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Studies: American Obesity Trends Hold Steady for Men, Grow for Women <div class="node-body article-body">Two studies published in The Journal of the American Medical Association examined obesity in adults, children and adolescents. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Wellness Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:10:00 +0000 55371 at <p>&quot;No significant trends&quot; in obesity were observed between 2005 and 2014 for American men, according to a&nbsp;study published in The&nbsp;Journal of the American Medical Association. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> ClassPass, Mindbody Studies Highlight Health Club and Studio User Activity Trends <div class="node-body blog-body">The findings from studies by ClassPass and Mindbody examine American activity trends across each of their software platforms.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Studies news Behind the Scenes Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:42:00 +0000 54951 at <p>ClassPass found that a shorter group exercise class positively affected utilization at its partner gyms and studios. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p>