Take a look inside some of the most lavish college gyms in the U.S.

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Auburn University’s track weaves throughout the gym.

When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center, recently,  it was partly looking at besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, whose new $52.5 million facility opened last August.

 

 

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The gym of the future

Business is booming.

Gyms aren’t a recent phenomenon. If we thought gyms were tethered to the trend of self-conscious fashionistas and the scourge of obesity, well, you’d be wrong. Gymnasiums, or ‘gymnasia’, go back thousands of years to Ancient Greece where you’d find dedicated exercise auditoriums typically consisting of spacious training grounds for athletic contests.

 

 

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Average Dog Owner Gets More Exercise Walking Their Pet Than With A Gym Membership

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For those who are keen to keep fit but low on motivation, a personal trainer is often the best option.  But the human version may not be the most effective.  Dog owners get more exercise walking their pet than someone with a gym membership, researchers have found.

 

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Study: Exercise with a Friend to Boost Additional Weight Loss

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Friends create great motivation for losing weight

To reach the conclusion, Professor Shiriki Kumanyika and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, conducted the two-year trial. The study included 344 men and women.
The volunteers’ goal was to achieve and maintain a 5 per cent to 10 per cent weight loss. They were educated on a healthy diet and physical activity, given pedometers and enrolled in exercise sessions, reports The Telegraph .
A total of 63 people enrolled in the programme alone and 281 enrolled with a friend or family member.
The groups were split into three sections, those who trained alone, those who had a partner that received little coaching and those who were with a friend who also had a high level of coaching.
Their progress was then measured at intervals of six, 12, 18 and 24 months, according to the research, published in the latest issue of Archives of Internal Medicine journal.
After analyses, researchers found that the participants with a partner in the high support group lost the most weight at all the measurement periods.Kumanyika said: “We evaluated family and friend social support as a specific cultural adaptation strategy.
“Beneficial effects on weight loss were linked to actual rather than assigned partner participation and to partner success in losing weight.
“Further studies may elucidate ways to facilitate effective family or friend participation and to improve absolute weight losses.”

Heading to the gym? Well, don’t forget to take along your friend, for a new study has claimed that exercising with a partner boosts weight loss. To reach that conclusion, Professor Shiriki Kumanyika and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, conducted the two-year trial. The study included 344 men and women.

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Vibrating Exerciser Helps People Lose ‘Hidden’ Fat

Vibrating Exerciser Helps People Lose ‘Hidden’ Fat

Vibrating exercise platform

Vibrating exercise platforms, which are increasingly found in commercial gyms in Europe and elsewhere, may help people lose the particularly harmful deep “hidden” fat that surrounds the abdominal organs and is linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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You Can Change Your Appearance With Exercise, But Not Overnight

Fitness Does Not Happen Overnight 

Carl Foster, an exercise physiologist at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, was amused by ads for a popular piece of exercise equipment. Before-and-after photos showed pudgy men and women turned into athletes with ripped bodies of steel. And it all happened after just 12 weeks of exercising for 30 minutes three times a week. Then there was the popular book, with its own before-and-after photos, promoting a program that would totally change your body in six weeks with three 20-minute exercise sessions a week.

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Bulldog Interactive Fitness: A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness:  A Gym That Uses Video Games To Get Kids Moving

Bulldog Interactive Fitness

A gym that uses video games to get kids moving? Bulldog Interactive Fitness has found a solution that gets kids off your couch at home, without actually taking away their number one obsession; video gaming. It’s a common problem many parents face; there are so many products on the market for children that keep them entranced by their computers or favorite gaming systems. While this on its own isn’t a problem, it is when the child isn’t finding balance that also keeps them physically active.

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Club Workshop – Open Access Workshop Club

Club Workshop - Open Access Workshop Club 

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 

Do you create? Are you an inventor?  Do you build things? Do you work on your own car? If you are any of the above than you’ve got to check out Club Workshop!  Denver’s first open access workshop club, featuring equipment, facilities and training for a wide variety of personal projects and interests; from automotive to electronics, inventing to prototyping, woodworking to metalworking.

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The Ab Solo – Helps Chisel Out Those Six-Pack Abs

The Ab Solo - Helps Chisel Out Those Six-Pack Abs 

Exercising regularly in a specific pattern can only get monotonous and hence most of us lose interest over a period of time. It is thus always advisable to include a few changes from time to time in order to make the workout regime more interesting. This not only helps in rebuilding motivation but also challenges the body to gear up and shed the flab. In my personal experience of sweating it out at a local gym for years, I have realized that losing weight isn’t as tough as getting six-pack abs. That’s where the Ab Solo can step in, to help you chisel out an spectacular abdomen. This latest abdomen and core training gear seems to be the hottest addition in the arena of fitness training. Joe and Chris Arsenault’s idea has shaped up well to make way for an exceptional abdominal, cardio, as well as core muscle workout without the help of any human assistance.

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