Studies en 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> 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>