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Boutique gyms bulk up with specialized training
Fitness industry growth is not only in niche studios, but also discount gyms.
Taking fitness monitors for a test run
An array of gadgets will track your fitness program, tell you in great detail how many calories you're burning, and what your heart rate is. They can even give you a kick when you are falling short of your goals.
Parents hire personal trainers to give kids a leg up
We all want our kids to get into the best colleges they can. Some families take extra measures and spend extra money in pursuit of an edge.
Getting thin with a little help from friends
Dieters are taking fitness-tracking devices to a new level. They are creating virtual support groups by posting their "body data" on social media networks.
New Year's resolutions boost gym memberships
Health club business soars in January as dieters sign up to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. But most don’t keep up their reps.
Bringing wellness programs to every worker
As health care costs climb steadily for employers, wellness programs are moving to the factory floor.
A thin line between health and unhealthy obsession
The high-tech activity gadget Fitbit helps people track their steps. But some people may take using these types of devices a step too far.
Scaling back on weight
Fitter employees are more productive and less expensive. Which is why companies are working on innovative ways to help their people lose weight.
For search engines, there's nothing new about a New Year
Many of us will greet the New Year with champagne and a new set of resolutions for 2011. Some resolutions are specific to the times: get out of...