May 10, 2012 / Category: Fun Side of Fitness

My days as a general manager of an upscale health club in Chicago proved to be constantly entertaining-- never a dull moment when you’re open 24 hours. Most gym-goers come in around the same time every day, get in their workout and go on their merry way. Little do they know of the dramas that can unfold when you spend all day at the gym.   

My gym was in a nice local area, but I still found myself making 4:30am police calls to have regular loiterers, people looking to harass our members, removed from the front entrance of the club. For over a month I fought the battle to have them removed, but luckily few patrons arrived that early in the morning to witness it.  

Laura Riley

April 07, 2012 / Category: Fun Side of Fitness

Here at Life Fitness we’ve seen a dangerous trend developing around the world that is a serious threat to public safety: texting and running.

At gyms all over the world text – tweet – and email-addicts are glued to their phones while running at a steady 5.2 mph on the treadmill. It’s multi-tasking spiraling out of control. Maybe you’re that person.

I’ll admit that a near brush with death while answering an email mid-stride was the inspiration for this post. 

Lauren thought she was cool, invincible and well-coordinated.

Lauren Kraft