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  • Wearable fitness trackers and heart rate monitors have been popular for a few years now and it seems these gadgets are here to stay. With so many options, brands, and features to choose from, it's no wonder our hearts start racing at the thought of picking one!

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  • A seemingly healthy person shouldn't fall to the ground from heart disease, yet every now and then, sudden cardiac arrest strikes a healthy individual with potentially fatal results. The Cleveland Clinic reports sudden cardiac death strikes between one in 100,000 athletes younger than 35 with most of these victims being male. One of the most famous deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest was Pete M...

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  • Cardiac arrest can strike anyone regardless of their age, gender, level of physical activity or other factors. However, some people are more likely to endure a cardiac arrest than others. Sudden cardiac arrest is best defined as the rapid and unexpected loss of heart functionality. Consciousness and breathing are also lost during cardiac arrest. This occurs when there is an electrical disturban...

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  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable devices that gauge heart rhythm. This device can transmit an electric shock to the heart to restore its regular rhythm. AEDs are primarily used to treat those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. This occurs when the heart rapidly and unexpectedly stops functioning. The blood no longer flows to the brain and other organs unless stimulated w...

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  • A cardiac arrest emergency can happen in any gym or anywhere at any time. A gym member, staff member or visitor is much more likely to endure cardiac arrest when exercising or in the aftermath of a grueling workout session than when resting at home. Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt stop of the heartbeat. More than 400,000 people living in the United States pass away from sudden cardiac arres...

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  • There is a common misconception that you have to work out at a high intensity on a regular basis to ensure optimal heart health. Gym owners and managers should do everything they can to teach facility members about how moderate exercise can decrease the risk for heart disease as well as additional chronic illnesses. However, education about heart health will not suffice in and of itself. You al...

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  • If you are looking for an effective way to market your fitness studio, it is time to try something different. A little bit of irreverence for marketing convention might be exactly what your gym needs to reach the next level. Let's take a look at five creative marketing tactics for gyms.

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  • Take a look at the many different heart rate monitors available and you will likely feel flustered. Don't let this information avalanche paralyze you. Once you figure out what you're looking to get out of your wearable, you will understand the best heart rate monitor type for you. Here is a look at the many different heart rate monitor options and the purposes they serve.

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  • The typical heart rate monitor provides information about the user's heart rate, be it low, high, average or any other level. These monitors also provide the target heart rate zones for workout sessions. Some models are paired with pods that connect to the shoelaces to gauge speed and distance. Some models even have GPS capabilities to track distance and speed. The number of options available f...

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  • Have you ever wondered how your heart performs as you exercise? Maybe your heart beats per minute are particularly high or low and you do not even know it. A heart rate monitor will provide such insights to eliminate all of the guesswork. This is the perfect tool to measure performance, find your optimal level of exercise and avoid injury. If you've considered getting one for yourself or wonder...

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  • As we learn more about the human body, it is becoming increasingly clear that reaching heart rate target zones is more important than achieving a certain number of beats per minute. It appears as though it's not important to sustain a certain number of beats per minute over an extended portion of time. Rather, it's best to reach a target heart range for at least a brief amount of time. Hitting ...

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  • As we learn more about the human body and physical fitness, we are finding out it is not the length of exercise sessions that matter so much as the intensity of the workout. This means it might not be prudent to put your body through a demanding workout like a marathon. Rather, studies show it is important to reach and maintain an elevated heart rate for at least a few minutes several times per...

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  • Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or just want an improvement on your current habits, the coming of the new year is symbolically the time to do just that. Most of us have been thinking about our resolutions this time of the year, and as January has come, people seem to be trying to live up to their expectations and keep a positive attitude. This is also typically the time when there’s a ...

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  • New year's resolutions are not limited to those who have packed on the pounds, under-performed at work or need to address another personal shortcoming. Gym owners and managers should also make new year's resolutions. Change your facility for the better in the upcoming year and you will reap the results in the form of an increase in member retention as well as an influx of new members. Here is a...

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  • If you are interested in building your own home gym, you should know it will take some time, effort and money. It all starts with researching what types of equipment are necessary to serve as the foundation of your home fitness space. Good news—you have come to the right destination for this information. Below, we take a look at exactly what you need for your own home gym.

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  • The new year is right around the corner and that means most people will resolve to make at least one positive change. If you are unhappy with how you look or feel, make getting into shape your resolution for 2018. Here is a look at some of the best changes you can make to improve your health and fitness in the new year.

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  • The new year will undoubtedly bring all sorts of diet fads, new hairstyles, chic clothing and fitness trends. Fitness trends are the most important of the bunch as they can provide the most meaningful benefit, especially if they remain popular across posterity. The end of 2017 and the start of 2018 are slowly revealing some intriguing fitness trends that are either currently spilling into the m...

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  • Do you love to shop on Black Friday? A lot of people love to go to the store and find the best deals. If you're like us and like to skip the lines, you can take advantage of these great deals right now from the comfort of your own home. Check out what's already on sale:

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  • Hi, my name is Tyler Read and I’m a Personal Trainer. Alright, so you’re determined to start getting more active, you want to lose some weight, get in shape, maybe even get a six pack, but you don’t really know where to start. Can you do it from the comfort of your own home? Do you have to get a gym membership? Do you need to hire a Personal Trainer? Or maybe you can just make your o...

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  • Get ready for three days of personal training inspiration and education—we've teamed up with 3ACT Slide and will be at the Boston MANIA® Convention from November 10-12 at Booth #31 & #32. Stop by our booth to see the 3ACT Slide in action and learn more about it's benefits, features, and fun ways to create a whole new group class regiment. Plus, word is that we'll have a great show deal...

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  • It's that time of year again. Black Friday is right around the corner, but we're starting our sales early with a month-long event. Get fit, stock up on supplies and prepare for 4 weeks of deals, steals, and your favorite products at discounted prices. P.S. These sales are only on our 2017 inventory and quantities are limited, so don't wait to take advantage of the best deals of the yea...

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  • Power Plate exercises put the body through an intense workout that produces legitimate results. This exercise takes little time yet it dramatically bolsters the body. If you are short on time or simply don't want to spend much time exercising, look no further than Power Plate exercises for your workout. What Power Plate Exercises are all About Give a Power Plate machine a try and you...

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  • The explosion of mobile devices and the seemingly ubiquitous presence of the internet has made it that much easier for gyms to recruit new members and maintain the interest of those who have already joined. However, plenty of gym owners and managers are not taking full advantage of these tech improvements. Here's a look at how your gym can capitalize on mobile growth to add to your bot...

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  • Owning a fitness franchise location (like Anytime Fitness, Snap Fitness, Orangetheory, Cycle Bar, Retro Fitness) is a bit different than owning a fitness facility or gym outright. Franchisees must interact with the franchisor on a fairly regular basis. Furthermore, franchisees must adhere to nuanced rules and standards established by the franchisor. This relationship has the potential ...

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  • We thought now would be a good time to reflect on the reasons why Zogics believes in the benefits of an annual retreat. In fact we believe a company retreat provides a laundry list of benefits. Let's take a look at some of the best reasons to embark on a company retreat.

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  • How Investing In “Clean” Increases Gym Profitability Maintaining a clean gym is important. With hundreds of people utilizing the same fitness equipment and spaces on a daily basis, maintaining a clean facility is crucial to eliminating germs and bacteria, and preventing disease outbreaks. Running a clean fitness facility also has a strong, positive impact on a gym’s bottom line.

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