Tag Archives: Fitness

WBO Health & Fitness debuts

WAYNESBORO — Traditionally, when people want to make a change in their lives, they tend to think “new year, new you.” Some vow to give up a bad habit. Others join gyms or start a fitness program. This year, it’s a local gym that’s made a change. The Gold’s Gym in Waynesboro has become WBO Health & Fitness. “We’re very ... Read More »

Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo is Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Women’s Health and Fitness Expo is Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Expo is celebrating its 16th anniversary of providing health screenings, healthy cooking recipes, cooking demonstrations, and the latest trends in fitness for the Richmond community. In addition to over 100 booths and exhibits covering both health and ... Read More »

Neurotherapy coming to ROK Health & Fitness aims to ‘train your brain, change your life’

Mike Hawksby, right, who owns ROK Health & Fitness with Robert D’Urso, discovered neurotherapy after he sustained a head injury in a car crash. He is hoping to bring the practice into his gym in the near future. MIKE SMOLLINS/HERALD While driving to work in August 2017, ROK Health & Fitness owner Mike Hawksby was losing consciousness behind the wheel. ... Read More »

The 9 most fraudulent health and fitness products ever

AS LONG AS there’s been illness, there have been medical hucksters—the people trying to make a buck peddling “cures” for every conceivable ailment, real or imagined. Whether the warnings were for paralysis, “nervous troubles,” or “tired blood,” unscrupulous pitchmen have taken advantage of fear to sell elixirs, instruments, and other home remedies to treat what ails you. As you’ll see, these ... Read More »

The Gym flexes acquisition muscle with Lifestyle Fitness purchase

Low-cost operator The Gym snaps up smaller rival Lifestyle Fitness Low-cost gym operator The Gym has flexed its muscles by snapping up 18 gyms from rival Lifestyle Fitness in a £20.5m deal. The sites, which are owned by Competition Line UK, are in the Midlands and North of England. All staff and members will transfer to The Gym. The move will ... Read More »

What the fitness industry says … and what it really means

Self improvement is about hard work, not cutting corners – but fitness marketing might have you believe otherwise CREDIT: GETTY You see this dishy looking guy? His name was George Hackenschmidt and he was an early 20th Century bodybuilder, wrestler, and strongman. Hackenschmidt is often credited with inventing the modern bench press, the hack squat, and the bear hug. He was unimaginably strong, ... Read More »

New Fitness App Suggests a Niche Your Small Business Could Help Fill

Imagine a product designed to keep people motivated while working out by giving them incentives to continue. A system called Cycflix does this in a really unique way. It offers motivation and a reward system and includes something people really value — getting their daily dose of Netflix. Ronan Byrne is the creator of Cycflix, which is currently available on Instructables. ... Read More »

Health and fitness chain begins work on new Huntingdon gym

Anytime Fitness staff James Ducket, sales manager, with Drew Davis in front of the unit that will be transformed in the 24-hour gym A fitness chain has unveiled plans to transform a former clothes store into Huntingdon’s first 24-hour gym. Anytime Fitness has started a £450,000 refurbishment of Unit 9, in St Benedict’s Court, to give users the opportunity to ... Read More »

North Texas man’s health and fitness lifestyle began with smoothies

The ‘smoothie with a purpose’ chain Smoothie King will be opening its doors in Mesquite on June 8, tentatively. This store was brought to Mesquite by Garland couple Tam and Johanne Bui, who had their sights on opening a business in Mesquite for many years. Tam was born and raised in Houston but lived in the Dallas area for the ... Read More »

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Does hunger or appetite drive you?

One of the most powerful motivators we have is hunger. Seeking food when we are hungry is what allowed our ancestors to survive. For most of human history, finding the next meal could be arduous or even dangerous, so a strong physiological drive was necessary to make it happen. Now, though, the problem isn’t usually finding food; it’s having access ... Read More »