Roughly 9,000 health clubs—22% of the total nationwide—have closed since the beginning of the virus outbreak, according to the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association.
Drew Brees, former teammates partner on central Indiana stretching studios
Stretch Zone opened its first of three planned new Indiana franchises in Zionsville last month. Fishers resident Ben Smith, who co-owns the franchise with former NFL star Drew Brees, said he’s hoping to eventually open locations across the state.Read More
Naptown Fitness team plans to buy, renovate classic 1930s building in Midtown
The smooth limestone building at 3902 N. Illinois St. with streamlined Moderne design touches has been vacant since a brewpub closed there in 2018. Before that, it was a Double 8 Foods store and the Hoster-Hiser Ford and Lincoln-Zephyr car dealership.Read More
Gym owners sweating over whether patrons will return
The fitness industry faces lingering uncertainty about the health risks of the traditional gym, with its shared treadmills and sweaty saunas, as well as the ongoing disruption to a business model that values routine and repetition above all else.Read More
Founded by a local bodybuilder, American Muscle Factory is expected to open in August in a long-vacant, 23,000-square-foot retail space in the Greenwood Place shopping center.
The organization has an annual budget of $60 million, operates 12 fitness centers, and offers child care and other programs at 120 sites. Its 2020 revenue plunged about 40%, largely because it lost so many members.
While her battle with cancer was difficult, Kristine Camron says, it wasn’t nearly as tough as the struggles she’s faced this year during the pandemic.
The impact of resistance training on emotional disorders is an emerging area of exercise science, according to Jacob Meyer, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.
Wellness accountability partners help each other set and maintain goals for diet, exercise and overall well-being.
If you’ve got some stairs nearby, you can create a regimen that rolls three workouts in one: cardio, strength and plyometric movements such as leaps, jumps and bounds.
Is resistance training part of your routine? If not, it should be. The American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention both recommend that healthy adults strength train twice a week.
When free time is again at a premium, having a powerful reason to exercise is vital. “If you have better ‘whys,’ then it’s probably going to maintain your motivation, says one expert.
It has become clear that the risk of AFib increases with high levels of endurance exercise—think marathon training, cross-country bike rides and other multi-hour bouts of endurance training.
Naptown Fitness is offering its members a different kind of carryout as a way to stay healthy while gyms are closed during the pandemic.
New Palestine entrepreneur Andrew Armour spent four years developing his app, Activate Fitness, and the launch of the innovative software this month comes as children are not in school and parents struggle to control how they use their extra free time.
Hyde Park Venture Partners Principal Tim Kopp, the former CMO of ExactTarget, and David Shank, CEO of Shank Public Relations Counselors, talk about the warnings from their doctors that led them to start eating healthier and exercising.
Of course, Indiana’s improved ranking doesn’t necessarily mean Hoosiers are slimming down, and could simply reflect that other states are getting worse.
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has been on a growth spurt the last decade. And now, with 12 facilities, it is one of the largest corporate chapters in the country.
Community Health has been looking for a buyer for Community Healthplex since it closed down a small hospital on the same campus at the end of 2016.
Since starting a wellness program in 2010, IndyGo has seen employee participation climb from just a few, skeptical workers to 97 percent of the workforce.
Company officials say the closure will be permanent and cost 84 employees their jobs. The decision comes a year after the owner of the club filed a request to rezone the property to allow for possible redevelopment.
The company wants to rezone the 15.4-acre site from residential to commercial to prepare it for possible redevelopment as an office park.