Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and Women

2012-03-05 / Fitness / Comments Off on Exercise Motivation Differs for Men and WomenComments

Ever wonder what motivates your members to exercise? New findings show that men usually rely on other men to motivate them to exercise, while women depend on their families for support.

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LifeStyles Akron General Hospital, Part 2

2011-12-28 / Health / Comments Off on LifeStyles Akron General Hospital, Part 2Comments

The design of LifeStyles facilitates the integration of these various services. “The creation of true medical integration through the design process can achieve tremendous efficiencies and patient/member satisfaction,” says Richard Moore, senior vice president of regional development. Instead of being isolated facilities with only a roof in common, the building design facilitates circulation and interaction within the two-story structure. Members can often see from one side of the building to the other. Abundant use of natural light and sloped roofs also give the center an open and comfortable feel. The focus of LifeStyles is the central fitness area, where much of the physical therapy and training takes place. Unlike some gyms that have separate areas for strength and cardiovascular conditioning, this facility has six different mini-training areas with both types of equipment — a design that spreads out patients and permits better space utilization. Read the rest of this entry »

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Remembering FloJo

2011-03-09 / Sport / Comments Off on Remembering FloJoComments

There was a shocked silence in the Boulder, Colo., coffee shop when the news of FloJo’s death came over the radio. I was sitting with a bunch of women athletes,all in our late

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The SELF Challenge 2010 Make Over Your Body

2010-12-24 / Health / Comments Off on The SELF Challenge 2010 Make Over Your BodyComments

When 94,364 SELF readers say this three-month plan works, you’ve got to listen

Congratulations! If you’ve already completed the SELF Challenge, you’re on your way to a brand new, healthier you. For four years, this super-proven, make-me-my-personal-best fitness kit has changed the bodies of 94,364 readers. Haven’t started yet? Check out the three-month program, and keep track of your progress with our challenge logs for month one, month two and month three.

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