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Exercise businesses powering through recession

Though unemployment numbers remain high and incomes levels have fallen, most gyms and fitness facilities are still doing well. The International Health, Racquet & Sportclub Association says U.S. health club membership was 50.2 million in 2010, up 10.8 percent from 2009. Industry revenues also rose 4 percent. Trevor Poling owns a Gold’s Gym franchise in… Continue Reading Exercise businesses powering through recession

Pilates and yoga have replaced dance aerobics. Kettle-bells have replaced dumbbells, and now even the traditional strength machines are getting a modern twist. Sports fitness is experiencing a renaissance, and one Colorado Springs man is capitalizing on the city’s reputation as an amateur sports mecca and his own reputation as a strength equipment designer. A… Continue Reading Springs-made Simplicity machines exercising basic principles

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