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America Maintains Its
WASHINGTON, DC -- After a quarter century of increases, obesity
prevalence has not measurably increased in the past few years, but
levels are still high -- at 34 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over,
according to a study released this week by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). Read the full story.
Restructures, Says No to Shareholder Group
VANCOUVER, WA -- Nautilus Inc., under siege by its largest
shareholder Sherborne Investors, has turned down that group's request to
replace four of the Nautilus board members with Sherborne
representatives. In addition, the company has restructured, making
appointments to four positions, two of which are newly created. Read the
The Xvest (adjustable weight vest) voted as "The Best Fitness
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to Expand in Hawaii
HONOLULU -- After the closure of four Gold's Gym locations left the
chain with only one gym in Hawaii, Gold's Gym International is planning
to open several franchised fitness centers in the state, according to
the Honolulu Advertiser. Read the full story.
JCC Receptionist Pleads
EAST HILLS, NY -- The former receptionist at the Sid Jacobsen Jewish
Community Center in East Hills, NY, recently pleaded guilty to stealing
the credit card information of 18 JCC members. After stealing the
information, Elizabeth Young and others used the stolen credit card
numbers to purchase more than $15,000 in high-end merchandise, according
to a statement from the office of Nassau County (NY) District Attorney
Kathleen Rice. Read the full story.
Launches Weight Loss Subscription Site
WACO, TX -- In November, Curves International Inc. teamed with
Rodale, a source for content in health and wellness, to launch
www.CurvesComplete.com. The online weight loss subscription service site
is based on the book "Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent
Dieting," written by Curves Founder and Chief Executive Officer Gary
Heavin. The service is available in the United States and Canada and
allows subscribers to look at fitness information, tools, expert
opinions and motivational advice to lose weight and keep their fitness
goals in mind. Read the full story.
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Board of Education to Increase P.E.
HONOLULU -- Several health organizations in Hawaii are urging the
state Board of Education to double the amount of time that students in
public elementary and middle schools spend in physical education
classes, according to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Read the full
Billie Jean King Supports
Girls' Fitness with Initiative
BOSTON -- Tennis legend Billie Jean King and soccer star Kristine
Lilly launched a new initiative called GoGirlGo!, which hopes to raise
awareness about the role fitness should play in the lives of girls age 8
to 18, according to The Boston Globe. The ceremony to launch the
program took place at the University of Massachusetts at Boston campus.
Read the full story.
Soldier Dies During
Physical Fitness Training
FORT DRUM, NY -- A Fort Drum, NY, soldier collapsed during physical
fitness training and died on Nov. 20 at the Samaritan Medical Center in
Watertown, NY. The cause of death is under investigation, according to a
statement from the Army.
James Weber, a native of Spring Hope, NC, was assigned to the Division
Special Troops Battalion and served as a forward observer. The
25-year-old entered the Army in February and completed his basic and
advanced training at Fort Sill, OK. He was assigned to Fort Drum in
Right Spirit Fair in Guam
SANTA RITA, GUAM -- Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, personnel and
civilians enjoyed a day of sports and camaraderie while learning about
staying healthy at the third annual Right Spirit Fair held earlier this
month at U.S. Naval Base Guam. The event featured basketball, volleyball
and other competitions held outside Charles King Gym. Read the full story.
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Gyms Pop Up in California
LOS ANGELES -- For some California club owners, new competition --
or perhaps a new "feeder club" -- just popped up in their local parks,
thanks to a partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Trust for Public
Lands (TPL). During the next three years, the two groups will put
Fitness Zones in five parks in Los Angeles County as a way to encourage
people to get out and exercise. Kaiser Permanente is giving TPL $750,000
in funding for the project, which was developed by TPL. Read the full story.
Diaries, Goals Motivate Fitness, Studies Show
CHICAGO -- Pedometers help people increase their physical activity,
provided that they set a goal and log their steps, according to a recent
analysis. Read the full story.
Fit to Print
Elements for Women is launching a diet and weight-management
program at the end of the month. Elements living will make it easier for
the company to sell weight loss services directly to consumers. The site
will grant users the amenities of online dieting such as one-on-one
lifestyle consulting, recipes, workout tips, menus, weight-loss buddies,
diet analysis, meal planning, shopping lists personal trainer workouts,
weight tracker and BMI tools. They will also receive personalized
answers to questions via e-mail. Users can purchase a subscription on a
monthly or annual basis.
Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCC Association) has
chosen New Leaf as its
preferred vendor of metabolic assessment systems and cardio training
programs. JCC training staff will have access to New Leaf's assessment
and tracking tools allowing members to personalize their exercise and
Sfear USA launched a Web site
that gives customers access to catalog pages of products, product
information and an online store. Sfear manufactures sports-specific bags
that include sectional compartments that cater to different sports. The
bags have a main compartment for general equipment and then several
interior pockets for smaller items and a lower "Stinksak" compartment
for used gear. They already have bags for basketball, soccer, football
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