Precor
Precor
Precor
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Follow Health Club Management on Google+ Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Subscribe to Health Club Management Get RSS alerts from Health Club Management magazine
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Classroom exercise could help combat childhood inactivity, study finds

Exercise videos in school classrooms could be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study has concluded.

Research, supported by ACE and performed by Dr Leon Greene at the University of Kansas’ Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences, involved 16 teachers and more than 400 students in second, third, fourth and fifth grade classes.

PE teachers helped researchers design eight exercise videos targeted at each age group. The students exercised with 10-minute videos up to twice a day for one month.

Using accelerometers and the system for observing fitness instruction time (SOFIT) tool, which assesses PE classes and collects data on student activity levels, the results showed pupils reached a moderate level of exercise intensity, the equivalent of a brisk walk or slow jog, during each video.

Data showed that 20 to 25 per cent of the children reached a vigorous intensity.

After four weeks of up to two video exercise sessions per day, students were more active and, according to the teachers, better behaved.

“It’s important for children to develop a positive relationship to movement and physical activity while they’re young. This will make it much less challenging to incorporate movement into their lifestyle as an adult,” said ACE chief science officer Cedric X Bryant.

He said that videos could be a powerful low-cost tool to both getting youngsters moving now and keeping them moving throughout their lives.

“One in five children in the US is obese,” said Bryant. “Daily movement will help lead kids to better health and enhanced learning ability. When kids grow up with the idea that movement is an integral aspect of all parts of life, we can start shifting the tide on the global epidemic of preventable inactivity-related diseases. That means a world of healthier and happier lives.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Exercise videos in school classrooms could be a cost-effective solution to help introduce more physical activity into schools, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) study has concluded.
HAF
Exercise videos could help shift traditionally sedentary classrooms toward more dynamic settings / Shutterstock
MYZONE
MYZONE

News

PureGym has completed the acquisition of Soho Gyms and its 10 clubs, all of which
Winners of the inaugural ukactive Awards were revealed at a gala dinner in Manchester last
National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will,
Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising
Giving town and cities more powers to decide over taxation and public spending could improve
A leisure trust has ensured that all its senior managers are qualified "mental health first
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
Perfect Gym Solutions SA.
PureGym has completed the acquisition of Soho Gyms and its 10 clubs, all of which
US-based health and racquets club operator Life Time has opened two Athletic Lifestyle-branded clubs in
Physical exercise and keeping fit can protect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to
Budget gym operator Xercise4Less has opened a club in Chesterfield, taking the number of clubs
To celebrate the start of the World Cup in Russia, sports giant Nike has partnered
Fast-growing economies and the prospect of future growth are fueling Asia Pacific's fitness sector, according
The Gym Group is to buy 13 sites from easyGym in a deal worth £20.6m,
Ridgeway Furniture
Ridgeway Furniture
PureGym has completed the acquisition of Soho Gyms and its 10 clubs, all of which
Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set
Evolution Wellness Holdings has acquired integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements for an undisclosed sum. Bali-based
Premier League club Manchester City FC (MCFC) will open its doors to children later this
MYZONE
MYZONE
1 - 15 of 10,362
Features
Interview
We want the space to feel unthreatening and unintimidating, so lots of people will come
Features
People profile
Sports digital trading manager, Argos
Features
IHRSA update
The Asia Pacific health club market is now worth US$16.8 billion, according to an exceptional new report. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares some of the highlights
Features
People
Interview
There are thousands of workouts out there that burn 1,000 calories an hour. Who cares? What can your workout give me at an emotional level? That’s what I’m interested in
People
People profile
I’m hugely excited to launch our new two-week Revive programme in Harrods. It’s just the start of the unique programming we’re going to deliver in The Wellness Clinic
People
Interview
When my dad, Les Mills, opened our first gym in New Zealand 50 years ago, he said the job of the fitness industry is to help people fall in love with fitness. That’s a mission we’re still driven by today - Phillip Mills
People
Interview
We launched a functional training concept called Escalate, that combines non-powered cardio with metabolic conditioning, working around a grid system. We have a fantastic, fluid studio design for this – a huge, immersive space that opens out onto the gym floor
People
Interview
One of the benefits of our IPO is that people who work for the company have the chance to be shareholders. It’s driving incredibly high retention rates because people feel ownership of the business
People
Interview
We were inspired by what retail brands like Sweaty Betty, Lululemon and Nike were doing for women - Susan Dyson, co-founder, Hiitgirl
People
People profile
Loughborough’s new hotel will have altitude bedrooms designed to improve performance by up to 5 per cent
People
People profile
We want to create partnerships with hotels, resorts and country clubs to design inspirational fitness spaces
People
People profile
Our research, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, showed certain types of exercise trigger greater fat-burning
People
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: MoveGB helps its members commit to active lifestyles
MoveGB is the UK’s largest every activity membership, with over 300,000 users and more than 6,000 physical activity providers.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: AJ Products offers surprisingly more to help you stay active and love your workplace
AJ Products (UK) Ltd. is a supplier of office and workplace furniture, lockers and changing room facilities, canteen furniture, shelving and racking, premises management equipment and much more.
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Opinion
Opinion: Unlimited variety and convenience key to industry growth, says MoveGB CEO Alister Rollins
Is the fitness industry in a hidden battle with the big tech giants? With social media a core feature of today’s society, fitness is now viewed as a desirable and attainable lifestyle thanks to numerous online bloggers, influencers and vloggers.
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s fifth largest marketer and distributor of commercial fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company Ltd
Physical Company provides complete fitness solutions. This includes equipment, flooring, gym design, programming and training ...
Directory
Retail solutions
Swimrite Supplies Ltd / SRS Leisure: Retail solutions
Club management software
Brightlime: Club management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Flooring
Gerflor Ltd: Flooring
Furniture suppliers
AJ Products: Furniture suppliers
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Computer solutions
Gantner Electronics Ltd: Computer solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Dundonald International Ice Bowl
Lisburn and Castlereagh Council
Property & Tenders
Port Talbot
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
27-28 Jun 2018
Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Diary dates
02-03 Jul 2018
The Principal, Manchester,
Diary dates
Job search
Precor
Precor