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  • Planet Fitness evacuated after WiFi network named 'remote detonator' causes scare

    04/16/2018 2:27:52 PM PDT · by Enchante · 68 replies
    AP via Windsor Star ^ | April 16, 2016 | Staff
    SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection found one named “remote detonator,” prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. The Saginaw News reports nothing was found in the search Sunday at Planet Fitness in Saginaw Township, about 85 miles (140 kilometres) northwest of Detroit.
  • This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

    04/04/2018 2:09:04 PM PDT · by polymuser · 77 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jake Rossen
    “The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans.” That’s how Look magazine summarized the physical education program of La Sierra High School in January 1962 [PDF]. If you’re wondering how a gym class got a major spread in a national publication—as well as an endorsement from President John F. Kennedy—take a look at this.
  • Trump Passes Physical, Media Skeptical [semi-satire]

    01/20/2018 10:21:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    This week President Donald Trump underwent a full physical exam carried out by Dr. Ronny Jackson. Unusually, the exam included a test of cognitive abilities. The Doctor, who pronounced his patient to be in good health, was then subjected to a barrage of questions, 80 in all, from the media. A few are shown below. NBC News reporter Hallie Jackson wondered “isn’t Mr. Trump is too fat to be president? I mean, he’s no Obama. He doesn’t shoot hoops. He looks fat to me. Doesn’t he look fat to you?” “The tests we conducted were aimed to objectively measure important...
  • Life Time fitness tunes out all-news TV outlets from its big screens

    01/05/2018 3:55:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/4/2018 | Paul Walsh
    Life Time has scrubbed all-news cable channels from the screens at its fitness centers, saying a growing number of customers think they don’t fit a healthy lifestyle. The Chanhassen-based company this week dropped CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC from TVs in front of various workout machines. While the screens were in view of all in fitness areas, audio could only be heard through earphones. With a few exceptions, TV screens built into treadmills and other cardio machines also “currently do not have the ability to display these channels,” Life Time spokeswoman Natalie Bushaw said Thursday. However, a second phase...
  • Navy gives 48,000 sailors ‘fitness pardon’ who can’t meet fitness demands

    12/24/2017 10:57:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | MELISSA LEON
    Fitness rule changes are one way the Navy plans to keep sailors in uniform. (MCS Christopher Pratt/Navy) The U.S. Navy will grant “fitness pardons” to nearly 50,000 sailors who have fitness failures on their records, in order to help maintain the level of sailors needed for readiness, the Navy Times reported this week. “Retention of every capable Sailor is critical to the operational readiness of the Navy,” said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, the Navy Times reported. “The goal of the Navy’s physical readiness program is to maintain a minimum prescribed level of fitness necessary for world-wide...
  • ‘Hulk’ Star Lou Ferrigno Tapped to Head Trump Fitness Council

    08/25/2017 3:31:10 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 29 replies ^ | August 24, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Lou Ferrigno, perhaps best known for his starring role in the TV series The Incredible Hulk, is reportedly set to accept a top position on President Donald Trump’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
  • Young Chinese are 'too fat and masturbate too much to pass army fitness tests'

    08/24/2017 8:12:52 PM PDT · by tellw · 125 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Tom Powell
    A rising number of young Chinese people are failing fitness tests required to join the army because they are too fat and masturbate too much, state media has proclaimed. The high rejection rate has triggered concerns that there are not enough youths in good physical condition to fill the ranks of the Chinese army. A poor diet and frequent masturbation, leading to abnormally large testicular veins, are believed to be behind falling fitness levels, according to a report published in state-run military newspaper the People’s Liberation Army Daily.
  • Michelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends

    06/19/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2017 | Judy Kurtz
    The former first lady says she's been hosting "bootcamps" for her friends to help whip them into shape and "be healthy together." [Snip] "When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends," Obama, 53, wrote. "It didn't matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first."
  • Yoga With Goats Craze Takes Off in US

    06/14/2017 11:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 15 Jun 2017
    Adonna Ebrahimi is stretched out on her yoga mat, struggling to maintain a cobra pose - and her composure - as a couple of baby goats do a balancing act on her back. Welcome to "Goat Yoga", the latest fitness craze sweeping the United States, where young and old are lining up for the popular classes that leave participants not only saying "namaste" but also in stitches. The new workouts taking place on farms across the country involve Nigerian Dwarf goats - miniature goats of West African origin - roaming about as yogis practice their exercise routines. "At first, it...
  • Richard Simmons breaks long silence after health scare: 'Hope to see you all soon'

    04/29/2017 3:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    NBC's The Today Show ^ | April 19, 2017 | Gina Vivinetto
    Richard Simmons is back! The beloved health and fitness guru, 68, is speaking directly with fans for the very first time since mysteriously vanishing from the spotlight three years ago. Simmons, who was hospitalized on Monday for "severe indigestion," took to his personal Facebook page on Wednesday to share a hopeful message with his fans. "Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me," the reclusive diet and exercise expert wrote next to a 2014 photo of himself....
  • Concept2 Maintenance For Optimal Capacity

    03/28/2017 6:20:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    I row everyday on a Concept2 and I watch Dark Horse Videos often to learn what the pros do.Video Link.
  • Nobody has seen Richard Simmons for over 1,000 days

    03/03/2017 5:43:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 77 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | By Rebecca Sullivan
    <p>Richard Simmons is an American fitness icon. He’s worth over $15 million. He weighed 269 pounds at his high school graduation. He lost 123 of those pounds in his 20s. He is estimated to have helped Americans lose over 12 million pounds.</p> <p>And he’s been missing for 1,095 days.</p>
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • 2k Row (video of coach speaking on--and rowing--to demonstrate how to compete on a 2km row)

    10/27/2016 4:40:11 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    Video Link -- I row daily or bike and am slower than a funeral march, but am trying to get faster.This is the best video I have found on indoor rowing of the 2K for time. Lots of science, psychology, and strategy...which is fun for nerds like me and, maybe, some of you too.My records for the 2K is just under an 8 minute pace--once (nearly killed me). But it (rowing) is a great means of fitness for older guys and gals because of its low impact.
  • Advice from fitness Freepers (vanity)

    05/13/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by LYDIAONTARIO · 71 replies
    Self | 05/13/2016 | LydiaOntario
    Vanity question: just saw doctor, said my cholesterol and blood sugar sky high! Politically active does not count as exercise!!!! Who knew? Doc recommended exercise bike, the portable kind. Saw some on amazon in the $100 price range. Can anyone recommend good brand? Do not need bells and whistles, just durable and simple for senior woman to assemble and fit in car. Want to be fit enough for upcoming election!
  • From Obese to Bikini Model: 230lb woman reveals how she lost 1/2 her weight W/out surgery (Exercise)

    04/06/2016 12:22:16 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    Detroit Newstime ^ | 04-06-2016 | Phoebe Jackson
    'I began with small steps, I didn't actually change the way I ate until fairly far into my fitness journey.'I guess you could say I hit a plateau - so I started to change the way I ate.'I watched my portions and ate more fruits and veggies, less packaged food more whole food.'She reached 115lb then hired a coach to help to weight train to sculpt her figure and entered her first fitness competition in 2014.She admitted being nervous the first time she stepped on stage but praised her coaches who helped prepare her.'I truly enjoyed the process. I was...
  • Planet Freakness! Woman sounds alarm on man in shower, she gets boot [Luke 17]

    01/12/2016 2:11:01 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/11/2016 | Bob Unruh
    A Michigan company running health clubs ejected a woman and canceled her membership after she warned other women that she had found a man using the women’s locker room – with the company’s permission. And then a Michigan judge tossed her lawsuit over the ejection, telling her she had no grounds for complaint. The result will be an appeal of the case to the higher courts, according to a law firm working on the dispute. A statement from lawyers at Kallman Legal Group explained, "It is clear that the appellate courts in Michigan will have the final say in this...
  • Exclusive: Trump’s Full Medical Report [humor]

    12/15/2015 2:52:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 15, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    National Review obtained the following long-form version of a letter from Mr. Trump's physician detailing his health history. To Whom It Will Concern: I have been the personal physician of Mr. Donald J. Trump since 1968. His previous physician was my father, Dr. Edith Bernofsky. I am pleased to report that, at no point since he was unable to fight in Vietnam, has Mr. Trump had any significant medical problems. During a recent comprehensive medical examination, Mr. Trump revealed himself to be quite extraordinarily healthy. While I conducted my array of tests, he singlehandedly held me above his magnificent head...
  • Police Dept Nixes Fitness Tests [semi-satire]

    11/17/2015 9:45:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    Yielding to a protest by 12 obese female officers, the Colorado Springs Police Department has agreed to discontinue the required annual fitness tests it had been mandating for all personnel. Chief of Police Peter Carey defended the move as "prudent. Granted, an over-weight, out-of-shape officer might have a hard time chasing down and subduing a suspect, but realistically, that activity consumes a relatively minor share of each officer's duties. A law enforcement officer typically spends far more time filling out paperwork,than he or she does apprehending criminals." "If we tried to fight this thing we'd be tied up in court...
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.