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Ask for help.
If you’re not sure how to set up equipment, ask the person next to you or the instructor. Both will usually be happy to help. (more…)
Do you love to exercise but stick to using cardio equipment and weights at your gym? Maybe you’re avoiding group fitness classes for one of the following reasons:
*You’re overwhelmed because there are so many different classes to choose from. (more…)
Marketing. ACAC’s marketing methods include word-of-mouth, community partners, posters, mailing and cheerleaders. Community partners post fliers and spread the word about the program, and ACAC is continually putting up posters in its facilities to let members know what’s going on. (more…)
Since its revamping nearly four years ago, ACAC has nearly tripled its membership, to more than 10,000 members today, half of whom are new to exercise. The average age of the members is a little older than 50 years. (more…)
I know this sounds somewhat juvenile, but its not as far out there as you may think. This basically is the use of unpleasant consequences to modify your behavior. For example, speed bumps and traffic tickets are a form of punishment that is designed to modify your driving behavior. (more…)
In a sign of how much work our industry has yet to do, a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) finds that seven in 10 adults don’t exercise regularly and nearly four in 10 aren’t physically active at all. And, in even more discouraging news, these statistics have remained virtually unchanged from 1997 to 2001. (more…)
Soon after writing last month’s editorial on “Exercise Lite,” I departed for the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Minneapolis. The first question on my mind was: What will be ACSM’s future position on the frequency, duration and intensity of exercise recommended to the American public? (more…)
I am 34 years old. I have been running four days a week and playing tennis an average of two days a week. My Achilles tendon has been bothering me for the last two months. (more…)
If you have been told that you need to lower your total Cholesterol level, here are some easy ways to get that lower number.
Exercise: One half hour of aerobic exercise, at least four days a week, will lower your LDL and raise your HDL.
Low fat diet: Your target fat calories per serving is less than 30 percent of total calories per serving. Use a calculator while shopping. Food labels have both total and fat calories per serving listed on the label. Divide the fat calories by the total calories and multiply the result by 100. Try to find brands that have less fat calories than you usually purchase. (more…)