Laura Riley

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If you’ve ever been to IHRSA or any other tradeshows you know how many brochures, catalogs, ads and handouts you might get in a day. Add in all the free swag and you would need a suitcase to keep it all. This year Life Fitness won’t be weighing you down because we’re going completely paperless for the show! 

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Green to Go
IHRSA
Catalog
Going Green
 
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Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can go through and women expect to have this beautiful glow and this adorable little belly, but let’s be honest here. Most pregnant women are tired, swollen, gassy, and just outright uncomfortable. That includes me! I am currently in my third trimester of my first pregnancy and I admit, getting motivated to exercise can be challenging. There are several days when I just want to put my feet up and eat an entire bag of Oreo cookies. But then I remember when I give birth, a baby will come out but the fat from all of the cookies is most likely going to stay on my butt and thighs. 

 
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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.  

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Gym
General Manager
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Fitness Industry
 
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Our customers have been asking for it for years. A group cycling bike from the company that brought you the first computerized exercise bike — Today we are excited to introduce the Lifecycle GX

Biomechanics
Products
Lifecycle GX
Group Cycling
IHRSA
Group Exercise
Group Fitness
Fitness Forward
 
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As a former general manager of a health club, I have seen members do a wide range of unpleasant and strange things at the gym. For example, I had one member that pooped in the lockers. (I still haven’t figured that one out.) Another would sing so loud while on the treadmill, other members couldn’t even hear their own music playing. These are two things I would recommend NOT doing at the gym.

While the gym is clearly not like going to the opera or a black tie affair, there are a few basic gym etiquette rules you should try to abide by. 

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