Monday, November 30, 2015 Childhood obesity is a chronic disease that has become a worldwide epidemic (WHO, 2010; Biro, 2010; Temple, 2014) and as a result, many of these obese children are acquiring severe medical problems prior to reaching adulthood. Multiple complications are associated with childhood obesity including: cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, respiratory diseases and even psychological disorders such as depression (Biro, 2010). Frequently, children wh
Written on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Matthew Hersh Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints of the body. The immune system, which is responsible for attacking foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks the joints of the body. (April Chang-Miller, 2014). The inability of the body to recognize its own healthy tissue will cause severe inflammation around the joints that eventually deteriorates surrounding
There are a number of factors to consider if you want to get the best out of yourself as well as your class participants. Why are some instructors popular with members, while others have trouble establishing credibility or respect? Whether you’ve been teaching for 10 months or 10 years, the challenge as a fitness instructor is to aim to be the best you can be. In order to win over clients and consistently provide the best workouts, we must consider our delivery, evolve our me
Posted January 27, 2016 For the guy sitting next to me, a fit triathlete in his 50s, it was all about the bike. For me, it was all about making something I detest — spin class — something resembling fun. I looked around at those gathered in the infinity edge Garden Pool on MSC Divina as we cruised the Bahamas, and saw that most of the passengers ready to take the first aqua cycling class at sea — on Aquabikes by Hydrorider — were more my speed: fitness wannabes rather than sp
Posted on February 9, 2015 Why is Aqua Spinning the Next Big Thing? Aqua spinning is a great way to get fit, whilst feeling all the benefits of water-based exercise. It's had rave reviews as one of the best ways to burn calories, tackle cellulite and enhance flexibility. Plus, it's great for general health and wellbeing, with low impact on joints and muscles. We are always keen to investigate the latest health and fitness craze, so what better way to do so than to hold our ve
Water exercise builds cardio, strength, and resistance all while being easy on the joints. While we have a tendency to think that water classes are only for seniors, it’s important to recognize this type of exercise benefits people of all ages looking for a challenging workout! Strength Since water flows in multiple directions, the resistance in the pool can range from 4 to 42 times greater than air, ensuring the body’s muscles get a challenging workout. In fact, a study cond
Pregnancy is a special time for a woman and her body. A common concern for many expecting mothers is how to alter or modify the approach to physical fitness during pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists states women can derive health benefits from even mild to moderate exercise during pregnancy, and recommend regular exercise at least three times per week. Maintaining a level of physical fitness during pregnancy also helps their ability to combat f
Yes, those are bicycles in the water. Hydroriders. Made from rust proof, lightweight AISI 316L Marine Stainless Steel - you can can pedal on these stationary bikes while immersed in water.
"When you're outdoors, outside of the pool, you're working a lot with gravity" explains Barbara Howansky, Fitness Director at Avila Retirement Community in Albany. " In the pool you're working with buoyancy which helps the joins with less impact ."
And for seniors, like 71 year old Ray