Tag Archives: Fitness

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 »

10 health and fitness tips for the over 40s, according to Gladiators’ Hunter

If you’ve reached middle age and need some motivation to get moving, who better to turn to than a personal trainer who had a nine-year run in the hit TV sports show, and was crowned the Ultimate Gladiator in the grand finale. But don’t worry, you don’t have to train like a gladiator, embark on a 12-week programme of intense ... Read More »

Housejoy Acquires Fitness Startup Orobind

Home services booking portal Housejoy on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Orobind, a startup which provides a mobile app for discovery and home booking of personal fitness coaches. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The entire Orobind team will also be moving to Housejoy. As a part of the deal, Housejoy has acquired the trainers of Orobind, the ... Read More »