1. Health club trends for 2012 revealed
The top 10 health club trends for this year have been revealed by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
2. Fitness experts predict 2012 trends
Health Club Management
Health Club Management magazine interviewed four industry leaders for their views on 2012. Most agreed that while economic pressures will continue, the increasing public awareness of health and fitness will act as a compensatory factor for the industry going forward.
3. IOC boss backs British bid for Youth Olympics in 2018
The youth Olympics could be staged in the UK as a legacy of hosting the London 2012 Games.
4. The ultimate motivation: Exercise not only trims the waistline… it’s also good for your salary
Going for a jog, swimming or lifting weights in the gym three times a week could boost your income by up to nine per cent.
5. How yoga can help fight ageing aches
Yoga classes are proving hugely popular with the elderly, improving both their physical and mental wellbeing.
6. Two minutes on.. getting strong bones
Finnish researchers working with women in their 70s have stumbled across some startling discoveries about exercise. After six months of exercise the women were not only stronger and less likely to get bone fractures, but they were also less likely to die.
7. Wii can make your brain healthier! Computer exercise games give the over 50s a mental workout that could keep them young
Computer exercise games could help the over 50s delay the onset of dementia as they have greater mental health benefits than exercise alone, a new study has found.
8. How to make yourself train harder
World record-breaking triathlete and Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington has a punishing training regime. How does she stay motivated?
9. Women plan protest against diet industry outside parliament
Protesters say weightloss companies wreak havoc with appetites and rely on dieters’ repeated failures to make money.
10. Gyms often alienate the obese
Though Americans are joining gyms in record numbers — 42.8 million people had health club memberships last year, according to a report by the market research firm IBISWorld — fitness centers frequently alienate the very people they could help most: the obese.