Studies en Survey: One in Four Gym Members Are Dissatisfied with Their Health Clubs <div class="node-body article-body">Market Force Information recently surveyed more than 4,000 U.S. health club members and learned that a quarter of them are dissatisfied with their health clubs, but churn at YMCAs is lowest. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Nonprofits Studies Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:50:00 +0000 61121 at <p>Of the health club clients surveyed, 81 percent said they use the facility&#39;s aerobic equipment, 76 percent said they use weightlifting equipment and 60 percent said they attended fitness classes. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Regular Running Can Improve Your Members' Cognitive Health <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers from the University of Arizona used MRI technology to compare the brain activity of collegiate distance runners with those of age-matched non-exercisers. Their findings were published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:29:00 +0000 60191 at <p>The researchers identified positive associations with running, such as on-the-go decisions involving speed and route choice, that equate to a mental workout. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Top Five Fitness Industry Insights from ClubIntel's 2016 Report <div class="node-body gallery-body">ClubIntel has published its "2016 International Fitness Industry Trend Report" based on responses from 193 operators representing 4,000 clubs worldwide. The study's authors, Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson, developed these five observations about the industry based on the responses. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:23:00 +0000 60101 at Study: Racket Sports Top the List of Activities That Will Help Your Members Live Longer <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers followed 80,306 adults over the course of nine years, tracking the relationship between mortality and participation in six sport activities.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 13 Dec 2016 21:27:00 +0000 59921 at <p>In total, only 44.3 percent of the study&#39;s 80,306 participants met minimum exercise recommendations. And while tennis proved to be the most effective means of combating premature death, only 3.6 percent of those surveyed said they played racket sports. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> 6 Fitness Trend Insights Every Club Owner Should Heed in 2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">With the help of ClubIntel, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) recently issued its annual 2016 Health Club Consumer Report. Click through this photo gallery for the report's six key insights about trends in the fitness industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commercial Clubs Studies Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:14:00 +0000 59771 at 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> Commercial Clubs Vendors Studies 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