Archive for the Fitness Category

So, You Want to Be a Martial Artist!

Ever since Bruce Lee made his splash on American Television as the dashing partner to the Green Hornet, this country has been part of a growing fascination with the martial arts. With the ever-growing emphasis on martial skills in television and in the movies, more and more schools are appearing to fill the demand for […]

Positive Effects of Health and Wellness Programs in the Workplace

Now more than ever, it is of great importance that companies take an interest in their employees’ well-being. Starting a health and wellness program takes little effort with great results and decrease in the amount of expenditure of on outgoing healthcare costs.

Taking Your First Steps in Tai Chi Chuan

If you watch a cat as it walks, you will notice how effortless but deliberate each movement is. The cat is always aware of and always ‘listening’ to the surface he is on. He is relaxed but he can lunge or retreat from danger at any time. A Tai Chi Chuan master moves the same […]

Innovation Prospect Packets

This year’s award winner in the realm of management, marketing and sales has an idea so revolutionary, so outlandish, yet heartbreakingly simple, that it’ll take your breath away! Ready? Sitting down? Here goes: Be upfront with your potential members, and be honest — tell them right from the get-go what your facility offers and how […]

Paula’s Journal: Week Two. Part 2

Sharon’s Reply A cruise is an eating extravaganza floating on water! Food and drink is a major part of the entertainment. You have a chance to try dishes you would never have at home-nor in a hometown restaurant.

Paula’s Journal: Week Two. Part 1

Dear Sharon and Armand! I am writing this on the last night of my vacation (Saturday), and I will e-mail it to you as soon as I get home! I have bad news! Once I set foot on the cruise ship, I forgot all about you. This was the first vacation I’ve had in a […]

Fit to Export, Part 2

Besides Asia, BTF sees great potential in other regions such as Central and South America, and Western Europe. It learned about these markets through its partner China Sports Industry Co. Ltd. (CSI), from its own contacts and by carrying out due diligence. China was singled out to be of particular interest because of its huge […]

Fit to Export, Part 1

International franchising is a trillion dollar industry that few health, spa and fitness chains have explored. The rationale for franchising a national fitness chain comes from the same kind of issues that drive exports and franchising in other business sectors: A product/service mix that is proven in a competitive domestic market has a good chance […]

The Brain Boost From Exercise

We all know that aerobic exercise is effective at reshaping and conditioning the body – but what about the effects it has on our brain? Does aerobic exercise have any effect on our mental health?

Trans Fats More Harmful Than Saturated Fats

We have long heard that saturated and trans fats are both unhealthy and best avoided whenever possible, but a study in the July issue of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association finds that trans fats cause more harm. The study reveals that trans fats increased the risk of cardiovascular disease […]