SNEWS best fitness reads from around the web

Find out what the new fitness trends of 2013 will be and who are the most inspiring people in the health and fitness industry.
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What did the SNEWS team read this week that other fitness insiders might find interesting? Well, read on to find out.

  • A new year is upon us, which means there are going to be new, hot fitness trends emerging. This Sun Herald story has identified what they think the most popular fitness activities of 2013 will be, which includes classes that fuse more than one workout and small group personal training sessions. Retailers if you haven’t yet partnered with personal trainers perhaps 2013 is the year to do it!
  • It’s inspiring to read stories of people overcoming any type of health issue. Since celebrities are front and center, we tend to read more of those stories than any others. Check out this Huffington Post story about which celebrities had to fight for their health in 2012.
  • There’s been a lot of buzz in the media about child obesity and lack of good fitness among our youth, so it’s nice to read something positive about the health of our kids these days. This Kansas City Star story is about a group of 13 children who went to a fitness camp in South Carolina, losing a collective 756 pounds.
  • Incentives to get more fit are always welcome by any company’s employees. The latest we’ve read about was in the Chicago Tribune, about a local school district who gave district’s nonresident employees resident discounts at the local recreation centers. Have you retailers launched any sort of discounts for company employees?
  • There’s been a lot of talk about BMI, both good and bad, but the experts still say it’s a valid indicator of whether or not people are going to have health problems. The doctors in this story say you should still pay attention to whether that number creeps above 25 as anything past that point puts people at rick for health problems.
  • Speaking of focusing on kid’s fitness levels, check out this Columbian story about a new initiative to get kids motivated to move. The local school district is dangling Subway and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt gift cards for kids to chase after.
  • You can rarely go to a fitness trade show without hearing about Zumba, or hearing the blaring music while people are doing Zumba, so how did it become the biggest fitness brand in the world? This Business Insider story has the details.
  • In every industry there are those inspiring people. The health and fitness industry laid out this list of the top inspiring people, including First Lady Michelle Obama and Personal Trainer Jillian Michaels.
  • There are plenty of reasons to exercise, but sometimes we all need a little bit of reminding. This Courier-Journal blog outlines some of the top reasons we should, including how exercise makes us feel better about ourselves and helps us live longer.

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--Compiled by Ana Trujillo

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