Studies en 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> Top 10 Fittest Metro Areas in America in 2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The fittest metropolitan area in America, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is a three-time repeater for the top spot. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Thu, 19 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000 54241 at Chronic Disease Costs in America Could Rise to $42 Trillion by 2030 <div class="node-body article-body">Research commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease revealed that 80 percent of the U.S. population will experience one or more chronic conditions over the next 15 years.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Wellness Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:38:00 +0000 52841 at <p>A person with five or more chronic conditions will cost the U.S. health care system $53,000 on average, which is more than five times that of individuals without chronic diseases. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Report: American Inactivity Rates Decline, Activity Spending Continues Conservative Trend <div class="node-body article-body">There were 81.6 million inactive Americans in 2015 compared to 82.7 million inactive Americans in 2014, according to the Physical Activity Council's 2016 Participation Report.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Studies Wed, 09 Mar 2016 23:27:00 +0000 50861 at <p>Spending on gym memberships and fees ranked fifth in spending among respondents in the Physical Activity Council&#39;s 2016 Participation Report. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Study: HIIT No More Effective Than Steady-State Cardio for New Exercisers <div class="field-byline"> Club Industry staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is no more effective than steady-state cardio exercise for sedentary people new to exercise and may actually turn these people off of exercise, a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego, found.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:49:00 +0000 48551 at <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">The study not only showed that the sedentary individuals recruited for the study received no greater benefits from&nbsp;</span>HIIT<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;than from steady-state cardio, but the group also disliked doing&nbsp;</span>HIIT<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;more than steady-state cardio, which could lead to lower rates of adherence.&nbsp;(Photo by&nbsp;</span>Thinkstock<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">.)</span></p> Yoga Practitioners and Yoga Spending Are on the Increase <div class="node-body gallery-body">A 2016 study shows an increase in the number of Americans practicing yoga. Practitioners see the overall health benefits and are investing in classes, clothing and equipment more than ever before.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000 47711 at Study: Aerial Yoga Offers Benefits Similar to Some Aerobic Exercise <div class="node-body article-body">Aerial yoga offers many of the benefits associated with low- to moderate-intensity aerobic exercise and burns 320 calories in 50 minutes, according to a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:48:00 +0000 47471 at <p>The aerial yoga study commissioned by ACE looked at classes from Unnata Yoga, which offers authentic yoga with the support of a soft, aerial hammock. Michelle Dortignac started Unnata Yoga in 2006.&nbsp;(Photo courtesy Unnata LLC.)</p> IHRSA: Record Number of Americans Visited Health Clubs Last Fall and Winter <div class="node-body article-body">More than one out of five people ages six and older belonged to a club during the fall 2014 through winter 2015 sample period.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> For-profits Studies Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:53:00 +0000 46531 at <p>The 73 million Americans who used a club between the&nbsp;fall 2014 and winter 2015 sample period was the highest figure recorded since 1987. (Photo by Thinkstock.)</p> Wage and Hour Lawsuits Rose 7.6 Percent in 2015, Increase Expected in 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The number of federal wage and hour lawsuits rose in fiscal year 2015 to an all-time high of 8,781 cases, a 7.6 percent increase from fiscal year 2014.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Studies Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:47:00 +0000 46251 at <p>More wage and hour lawsuits are expected in 2016.&nbsp;(Photo by Thinkstock.)</p>