Are Family Gyms the Future?

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Are the gyms of the future family gyms were the whole family could exercise together and spend time with each other? It would certainly require a shift in the gym concept of today as they are not really set up to cater for a 5 year old but it is certainly something that needs to...

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UK Gyms Urged To Change Their Business Model

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American fitness guru Thomas Plummer gave his first ever UK presentation to a packed audience of independent gym owners at the Independent Operators Unite event held in conjunction with the LIW trade show. Thomas has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and he is using this know how to urge British clubs...

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A New Concept in Group Exercise Has Come to Fitness Options

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A new concept in group exercise has just been launched in the UK after it has proved so successful in...

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Fitness Options on FaceBook

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The new WishList application on Facebook turns every FaceBook user into their own little commission-based business. The idea of social-networking is not a new one, but up until now the rewards for being on a social network were just that – social. With the release of the WishList application on FaceBook, if a FaceBook user...

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Americans take home exercise seriously

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Having a home gym used to be as simple as buying an exercise bike and sticking it in the corner of the basement. But as Americans place more emphasis on fitness, they are digging deeper into their wallets for state-of-the-art home gyms. Sales of exercise equipment jumped from $4.4 billion in 2005 to almost $4.7...

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Home leisure when money is no object

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Want a Roman bath, a cinema or a state of the art gymnasium but do not want to upset the planners with a massive eyesore of an extension, well if you have the money, dig down. Leonard Blavatnik, a Russian-born oil tycoon bought 15 Kensington Palace Gardens, probably the most exclusive house ever to have...

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Vibration Machines, trendy or risky?

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How does this appeal? You want to loose weight, get fit, improve your strength, ease aches and pains and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and all you have to do is stand on a vibrating platform. Well that’s the claims from the manufacturers of vibrating machines and its generating lots of buzz and celebrity use....

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Fitness machines get iPod workout

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Your workout at the gym isn’t going to be any less painful. But the world’s leading commercial provider of exercise equipment might at least help make the session on a elliptical crosstrainer or treadmill more entertaining. Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corp., says it plans to offer seamless integration with Apple Inc.’s iPod players...

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Hong Kong health club harness’s human energy

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The California Fitness health club in Hong Kong has connected car batteries to exercise machines so that they can harness human energy to reduce their electricity bills. Rita Wong a fit 27 year old said its very good motivation; for as she pedals furiously on the elliptical she can see the calories she’s burning powering...

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Can vibration training be good for you?

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Can vibration training be good for you? This is a question that a magazine called GearTrends® a very well respected trade magazine in America has been looking in to. To begin with the first American Conference on Human Vibration has just taken place with a focus on disorders of the vascular, neural and musculoskeletal system...

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