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Fitbit’s First Real Smartwatch Puts Fitness First – WIRED

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

By the time Fitbit decided to make a smartwatch, it was already behind. It was 2014, and Apple had already announced its watch at its annual fall event. Android Wear was on its way to building up an ecosystem of watches, and Pebble had been around for years Continue reading

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Fitness company that took its patent case to Supreme Court gets $1.6M fee award – Ars Technica

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

A federal appeals court has upheld a decision mandating that IconHealth and Fitness pay $1.6 million in attorney’s fees for filing an unwarranted patentlawsuit against a competitor. Iconsued Octane Fitness in 2009, saying thatOctane’s high-end elliptical machines infringed US Patent No.6,019,710, which describes an elliptical machine that allows for adjustments to accommodate individual strides.After two years of litigation, a district court judge found that Octane’s machines didn’t infringe. Octane asked for an award of legal fees, but in 2011, a judgerejected the company’s bid. Continue reading

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The Healthy 10 expanded: Last week of Canalside outdoor fitness classes – Buffalo News

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Fitness at Canalside has drawn more than 20,000 participants to the Buffalo harborfront during the last year and a half. This week is the last time this year’s fans of free outdoor exercise can add to those ranks. Continue reading

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Oregon Park District upgrades fitness equipment – The Ogle County Life

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

OREGON The Oregon Park District recently upgraded and added additional equipment to Nash Recreation Center Fitness Center and Prairie Room.During the spring of 2017 Matt Mekeel, Superintendent of Recreation and fitness staff members worked with two separate fitness professionals to evaluate our existing equipment and areas of need, said Erin Folk, executive director.Nash Recreation Center offers one of the top fitness centers in our area. Continue reading

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Would you work out at the mall? Gyms are betting on it – Detroit Free Press

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

U.S. malls are shifting to fill vacated retail spaces while meeting the demands of shoppers Continue reading

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STEALTH Body Fitness teams up with Kaz Grala – ESPN

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Heading north of the border this weekend to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Canada, Kaz Grala and GMS Racing are excited to welcome STEALTH Body Fitness on board the No. 33 for Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250. Continue reading

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Summit on the Park’s Fitness Center to undergo renovation – Hometownlife.com

Aug, 28th 2017 7:44 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Hometown Life Published 10:57 a.m. Continue reading

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This Ex-Convict Created New York’s New Prison-Themed Fitness Empire – Fast Company

Aug, 25th 2017 2:46 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

On a quiet corner on the Lower East Side, alongside dingy bodegas and graffiti-laced walkup apartments, you would likely miss the sign to a basement-level gym. The underground fitness studio is not particularly modern or shiny or boasting any of the hottest equipmentin fact, theres no equipment. Instead, as you exit a small elevator, youll spot mugshot printouts lining the entrance hall: O.J. Continue reading

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Trump foes, questioning his mental fitness, are citing the 25th Amendment. So how does that work? – Los Angeles Times

Aug, 25th 2017 2:46 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

Is President Trump crazy? Not can-you-believe-he-really-said-that? crazy. Continue reading

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Planet Fitness Offering New Lights-Off Hour So No One Can Watch You Work Out – The Onion (satire)

Aug, 25th 2017 2:46 pm, Article Recommended by Dr. J. Smith

NEWINGTON, NHIn an effort to reduce the amount of self-consciousness some members experience, gym chain Planet Fitness on Friday announced a new lights-off hour so no one can watch you work out. During the hour of 5-6 p.m., all Planet Fitness centers will be dimmed almost to the point of total darkness so that everyone can exercise while avoiding the judgmental stares of people around them, said spokesperson Gabe Eaton, explaining that all of their over 1,300 locations would, at the scheduled hour, promptly shut off all the lights and lower blackout shades over the windows, creating a near-impenetrable blackness in which members can confidently lift the lightest dumbbells using completely inappropriate form. No one will be able to see well enough to look down on you, which means you no longer have to feel ashamed to work up an embarrassing amount of sweat while walking on a treadmill at a low speed and no incline. Continue reading

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