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Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will join local groups across the country to celebrate the 19th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day on September 30th 2020. As a virtual host site, The Gateway Family YMCA will provide complimentary guest access to YMCA Virtual Group Exercise and Chronic Disease Programs, with additional information and resources available throughout the event. For more information or to register, visit

On this day, The Gateway Family YMCA will join with an estimated 500 organizations and women of all ages across the country to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “Women’s Health & Fitness Day is an opportunity for women to

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Save Big on Sunny Health & Fitness’ Rowing Machine on Amazon Today

From treadmills to spin cycles, there are a host of exercise machines that can get you your at-home cardio fix. But there may not be a better cardio machine than the classic rower. Today’s an especially great day for taking up rowing, because Amazon slashed the price on one of our favorite rowing machines.

Just a few minutes of hard rowing (or heck, 90 seconds, if you’re rowing hard enough) can redline your heart rate, but the activity does more than that too. It’ll also fire up your glutes and hamstrings, build critical mid-back strength, and activate your biceps and forearms with every stroke.

And when you’re rowing with explosion, you’re also taxing your abs, too: They’re key to helping you pull back with power and maintain the neutral spine you need. It all adds up to a fierce workout no matter how you do it. You could easily row

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Runnin’ with Rani: Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen is striving to be the next Ms. Health & Fitness

If you want to be a part of an inspiring story about a small-town girl pursuing big dreams in the fitness world, then you’d want to read about Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen and, you will want to vote for her.

Chen is currently among 64 women in the semifinalist round, all competing for the coveted title of Ms. Health & Fitness 2020. One might wonder how big of a competition this is? Well, it’s big considering the online fitness competition began on July 20 with a whopping 64,000 contestants!

Ms. Health & Fitness is a fan voting competition that has grown to become the world’s largest virtual fitness event in just the last three years. Online votes through Facebook are counted toward each contestant, moving them through qualifying rounds while dwindling down the field, and eventually determine who will be the next Ms. Health & Fitness.

According to the Ms. Health

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Press Release | Chickasaw Nation

Release Date: October 06, 2020

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • David D. Atkins is a founding member of the Chickasaw Cycling Club. As a citizen at-large, he finds the time to ride with the club at least once a year, especially the Pontotoc Pursuit in Ada, Oklahoma.

  • David D. Atkins proudly wears his Chickasaw Cycling Clubs jersey while cycling overseas in Austria, Europe.

For World Mental Health Day Oct. 10, many are thinking of ways to improve their lives. It has long been known the benefits of physical activity aid not only the body, but the mind as well. For 73-year-old Chickasaw elder David D. Atkins, cycling has become a spiritual experience.

“It’s a time when you are out clearing your head,” Atkins said. “It’s a meditation time and my prayer time. It

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Health & Fitness Software Market May See a Big Move

Health & Fitness Software Market

A New business Strategy report released by HTF MI with title Global Health & Fitness Software Market Study Forecast till 2026 . This Global Health & Fitness Software market report brings data for the estimated year 2020 and forecasted till 2026 in terms of both, value (US$ MN) and volume (MT). The report also consists of forecast factors, macroeconomic factors, and a market outlook of the Health & Fitness Software market. The study is conducted by applying both top-down and bottom-up approaches and further iterative methods used to validate and size market estimation and trends of the Global Health & Fitness Software market. Additionally to compliment insights EXIM data, consumption, supply and demand Figures, raw price analysis, market revenue and gross margins. Some of the companies listed in the research study are MINDBODY (United States), Acuity Scheduling, Inc. (United States), Perfect Gym Solutions S.A. (Poland),

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Fitness Beyond Exercise


a man and a woman standing in a room: KT3 Fitness

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Kyle Huebner, owner and personal trainer of KT3 Fitness in Fulton, Illinois, came on PSL to talk about the backstory and unique philosophy of his business.

Huebner, a young personal trainer, partnered with his best friend (Tanner Courtney), and they decided to venture off and create their own business. As for the name–K stands for Kyle, T is for Tanner, and 3 references physical, mental, and emotional strength. The business philosophy is that fitness is about more than being in shape. It’s about building relationships, mental clarity, stress relief, and, of course, better health.

KT3 Fitness got its start in 2016 in a very small building with only 2 clients. In 2020, it has grown into a 10,000-square-foot facility with over 550 members! The owners’ faith has always been at the forefront of what they do saying

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Fitness studio class vs. gym workouts: Is one safer than the other?


Fitness studios are getting creative to protect people in group workout classes, but is it enough?

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Gyms and fitness studios are opening up around the country, but some remain closed indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The ones that are open are required to follow strict guidelines put into place by health and local authorities, like limiting capacity, doing temperature checks at the door and enforcing social distancing rules to curb COVID-19 spread. Even then, some people still worry about safety in gyms and fitness studios in the wake of a pandemic.

In New York City, gyms were recently given the green-light to reopen, but fitness studios were not. For many people, and studio owners, this raised the question: are fitness studios any less safe than gyms, even if they can uphold the same safety measures and safety precautions? 

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VIDA Fitness Ballston Focuses on Precautions to Increase Memberships

Since VIDA Fitness Ballston opened on June 27, about 500 members have had the 30,000 square feet to themselves.

The regional, high-end fitness chain usually sees up to four times that many people join before opening day and in the first three months. But the coronavirus has hurt the boutique gym’s ability to attract members.

After overcoming construction and pandemic-related delays earlier this year, VIDA Ballston’s biggest challenge is getting people to walk in the door, VIDA Fitness Director of Operations Aaron Moore said.

The rate of new memberships is lagging compared to other locations, since many are not comfortable with going to the gym. In response, the company has spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on cleaning equipment and takes state regulations a step further to keep the space sanitary and to follow precautions.

“Our primary motivation is how are we going to keep people safe, because if they

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Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates Finger Lakes Health Institute | Business

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Health Institute on Sept. 25 at 81 West Bayard St.

This complete wellness facility brings medical and holistic healthcare professionals and specialists to the heart of the Finger Lakes providing services and amenities such as Chiropractic Care, Muscle Activation Therapy, Clinical Food Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Full Service Salon, Wellness Shop, Fitness Center, and more!

Among the amenities: Onsite provider Dr. K. Kabari uses specialized techniques to relieve pain and improve quality of life; certified therapists Amanda and Brittany offer massages; registered dietitian Evelyn provides consultations; The Wellness Shop provides clinical whole food supplements and essential oils. A full-size state-of-the-art fitness facility, martial arts facility, fitness classes, and personal training sessions with an onsite coach also are available.

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce is one of the

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Genesis Health Clubs Doubles Footprint in Oklahoma

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Genesis Health Clubs announces the acquisition of both Sky Fitness and Wellbeing locations in Oklahoma. The move solidifies the company’s investment in Tulsa, now with four total health clubs and the Tulsa Oilers hockey team, plus more to come.

(Tulsa, OK) – Genesis Health Clubs today announced the acquisition of both locations of Sky Fitness and Wellbeing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The new locations will now be known as Genesis Health Clubs – South Tulsa and Genesis Health Clubs – Midtown Tulsa, respectively.

Rodney Steven II, Genesis Health Clubs President, and Owner expressed excitement over the expansion in Tulsa. “We first came to Tulsa over four years ago when we acquired our Woodland Hills and Broken Arrow locations. Usually, when we go into a city the size of Tulsa, we go big, but the opportunity just wasn’t there yet. We

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