November 25, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
I recently read an article on Forbes.com about why companies should hire athletes. It explained our drive for success, our fear of not taking the lead, our desire to work hard, and our ability to balance multiple projects. Those are some things that don’t change. You get older, you slow down a bit, and you lose a little muscle. But the thing that made me and my peers successful student-athletes was that power to balance and stay afloat.
November 15, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
If you watched NBC's "Today Show" on the morning of Nov. 13, you saw the inspiring story of Life Fitness co-founder, Augie Nieto. In 2005, Nieto was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), a degenerative muscle condition that paralyzes and ultimately takes the lives of its patients three to five years after diagnosis.
October 18, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Nobody wants to spend time at the gym trying to figure out what to do next. The sleekest, most sophisticated machines in the world hold much less appeal if they are not framed in a comfortable and inviting environment. These simple truths mean that if a facility owner or manager is not paying enough attention to floor design, they are missing out on subtle ways to attract new members and retain the current ones.