fitness centers

Summary

Summary: Facilities having programs intended to promote and maintain a state of physical well-being for optimal performance and health.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Health promotion by means of health sport--a framework and a controlled intervention study with sedentary adults
    Walter Brehm
    Institute of Sport Science, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 15:13-20. 2005
  2. ncbi A longitudinal study of body change strategies of fitness center attendees
    Marita P McCabe
    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victorian 3125 Australia
    Eat Behav 8:492-6. 2007
  3. pmc Precision in weighing: a comparison of scales found in physician offices, fitness centers, and weight loss centers
    Risa J Stein
    Department of Psychology, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:266-70. 2005
  4. ncbi Availability of sports facilities as moderator of the intention-sports participation relationship among adolescents
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 25:489-97. 2010
  5. pmc Comparing perceived and objectively measured access to recreational facilities as predictors of physical activity in adolescent girls
    Molly M Scott
    THE RAND CORPORATION, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    J Urban Health 84:346-59. 2007
  6. pmc Availability of physical activity-related facilities and neighborhood demographic and socioeconomic characteristics: a national study
    Lisa M Powell
    Department of Economics and the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago 60608, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1676-80. 2006
  7. ncbi Prevalence of health promotion policies in sports clubs in Victoria, Australia
    Suzanne Jane Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Health Promot Int 21:121-9. 2006
  8. ncbi The availability of local-area commercial physical activity-related facilities and physical activity among adolescents
    Lisa M Powell
    Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S292-300. 2007
  9. ncbi Availability of school physical activity facilities to the public in four U.S. communities
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:243-50. 2004
  10. ncbi Exercise
    Peter Kandela
    Lancet 362:1508. 2003

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  1. ncbi Health promotion by means of health sport--a framework and a controlled intervention study with sedentary adults
    Walter Brehm
    Institute of Sport Science, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 15:13-20. 2005
    ..Contrary to findings in other studies, the average health effects are at least stable in the second year in this study...
  2. ncbi A longitudinal study of body change strategies of fitness center attendees
    Marita P McCabe
    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victorian 3125 Australia
    Eat Behav 8:492-6. 2007
    This study evaluated predictors of strategies to change weight and muscles among men and women who attend fitness centers. A questionnaire was completed by 107 men (mean age=39.17, SD=13.14), and 151 women (mean age=35.31, SD=11...
  3. pmc Precision in weighing: a comparison of scales found in physician offices, fitness centers, and weight loss centers
    Risa J Stein
    Department of Psychology, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:266-70. 2005
    ..Although weight is generally determined using a scale, few studies have evaluated the precision of non-household scales. The objective of this study was to assess scale precision across a variety of settings...
  4. ncbi Availability of sports facilities as moderator of the intention-sports participation relationship among adolescents
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Health Educ Res 25:489-97. 2010
    ..The results of this study indicate that the intention-sports participation association appears to be stronger when more facilities are available...
  5. pmc Comparing perceived and objectively measured access to recreational facilities as predictors of physical activity in adolescent girls
    Molly M Scott
    THE RAND CORPORATION, 1200 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202, USA
    J Urban Health 84:346-59. 2007
    ..The results from this study suggest that raising the profile of existing facilities may help increase physical activity among adolescent girls...
  6. pmc Availability of physical activity-related facilities and neighborhood demographic and socioeconomic characteristics: a national study
    Lisa M Powell
    Department of Economics and the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago 60608, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1676-80. 2006
    ..We examined associations between neighborhood demographic characteristics and the availability of commercial physical activity-related outlets by zip code across the United States...
  7. ncbi Prevalence of health promotion policies in sports clubs in Victoria, Australia
    Suzanne Jane Dobbinson
    Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Health Promot Int 21:121-9. 2006
    ..Communication between associations and clubs needs to be monitored by health agencies to ensure support and resources for policy development to reach the club level...
  8. ncbi The availability of local-area commercial physical activity-related facilities and physical activity among adolescents
    Lisa M Powell
    Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:S292-300. 2007
    ..A significant number of American youth do not participate in sufficient levels of physical activity...
  9. ncbi Availability of school physical activity facilities to the public in four U.S. communities
    Kelly R Evenson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Health Promot 18:243-50. 2004
    ..This study documents the public availability of school physical activity facilities, reasons facilities were not made available to the public, and the barriers and benefits associated with having facilities available...
  10. ncbi Exercise
    Peter Kandela
    Lancet 362:1508. 2003
  11. ncbi Sport, physical activity and social exclusion
    Mike Collins
    Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University, UK
    J Sports Sci 22:727-40. 2004
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  12. ncbi Mood states of formerly sedentary younger and older women at weeks 1 and 10 of a moderate exercise program
    James J Annesi
    YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:1337-42. 2004
    ..Across both exercise groups, amount of mood score changes over 10 weeks were negatively correlated with initial mood scores (rs= -.22 to -.75). Limitations and research implications were discussed...
  13. ncbi Effects of a computer feedback treatment and behavioral support protocol on drop out from a newly initiated exercise program
    James J Annesi
    YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, 100 Edgewood Avenue NE, Suite 1100, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:55-66. 2007
    ..Limitations and the need to evaluate and extend research on interventions for reducing drop out from exercise programs were discussed...
  14. ncbi Physical activity participation among persons with disabilities: barriers and facilitators
    James H Rimmer
    Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60608 6704, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:419-25. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify various barriers and facilitators associated with participation in fitness and recreation programs/facilities among persons with disabilities...
  15. ncbi The effects of exposure to muscular male models among men: exploring the moderating role of gym use and exercise motivation
    Emma Halliwell
    Centre for Appearance Research, School of Psychology, University of the West of England, Frenchay, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 9QY, UK
    Body Image 4:278-87. 2007
    ..The findings are interpreted with respect to likely differences in motives for social comparisons...
  16. ncbi The effects of low and moderate intensity exercise on subjective experiences in a naturalistic health and fitness club setting
    Amanda J Daley
    Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    J Health Psychol 8:685-91. 2003
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  17. ncbi Pilot study: access to fitness facility and exercise levels in olanzapine-treated patients
    Suzanne Archie
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Psychotic Disorders Clinic, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Division, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Psychiatry 48:628-32. 2003
    ..Unfortunately, schizophrenia research has neglected exercise as a legitimate adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia...
  18. ncbi High volume-low intensity exercise camp and glycemic control in diabetic children
    Lana Ruzic
    Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Horvacanski zavoj 15, Zagreb, Croatia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:122-8. 2008
    ..81 +/- 2.14) spent 2 weeks in a controlled environment of a summer camp...
  19. ncbi Dietary supplements selected by young people exercising in fitness rooms in Kraków and environs
    Joanna Chłopicka
    Department of Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College 30 688 Kraków, Medyczna 9, Poland
    Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 58:185-9. 2007
    ..The most popular supplement s were creatine, (20%) and HMB-beta-hydroxy-betamethylbutyrate (19%). Only 14% of the respondents asked for the opinion of qualified personnel, such as doctors, pharmacists or dieticians...
  20. ncbi Effects of social comparisons with peers on women's body satisfaction and exercise behavior
    Kari A Wasilenko
    Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0109, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:740-5. 2007
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  21. ncbi Distance as a barrier to using a fitness-program benefit for managed Medicare enrollees
    Ethan M Berke
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 14:313-24. 2006
    ..Health systems providing fitness-program benefits as a way to increase physical activity levels of their plan members should consider location of program facilities in relation to members' home addresses to maximize use of the benefit...
  22. ncbi Prospective study of bacterial and viral contamination of exercise equipment
    Kirsten A Goldhammer
    Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 16:34-8. 2006
    ..Exercise equipment in public facilities may serve as such fomites. It is not known whether equipment disinfection might reduce microorganism colonization. We performed studies to address these issues...
  23. pmc Contribution of public parks to physical activity
    Deborah A Cohen
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA 90407, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:509-14. 2007
    ..Parks provide places for people to experience nature, engage in physical activity, and relax. We studied how residents in low-income, minority communities use public, urban neighborhood parks and how parks contribute to physical activity...
  24. ncbi [Prevalence of the use of anabolic agents among strength training apprentices in Porto Alegre, RS]
    Paulo R P da Silva
    Faculdade de Medicina, UFRGS, RS
    Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol 51:104-10. 2007
    ..Even if it is considered, the observed prevalence suggests that preventive attitudes as well as special care in the orientation and education of this population must be taken...
  25. ncbi Anabolic ergogenic substance users in fitness-sports: a distinct group supported by the health care system
    Heiko Striegel
    Department Sports Medicine, University of Tuebingen, Silchertrasse 5, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Drug Alcohol Depend 81:11-9. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, it is subject to debate whether ergogenic substance users exhibit similar features as multiple substance users or whether they constitute a discrete group...
  26. ncbi Selected barriers and incentives for worksite health promotion services and policies
    Judy Kruger
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS K 46, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Health Promot 21:439-47. 2007
    ..To assess employees'attitudes toward potential barriers to and incentives for their likely use of worksite health promotion services...
  27. ncbi It's great to be at the YMCA
    Robert E Harvey
    Tex Med 101:5. 2005
  28. ncbi The association of health status, worksite fitness center participation, and two measures of productivity
    Wayne N Burton
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60670, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 47:343-51. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the associations between participation in a worksite fitness center and worker productivity...
  29. ncbi Fitness facilities for adults: differences in perceived access and usage
    Judy Kruger
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:500-5. 2007
    ..Perceived access to places for physical activity may play an important role in influencing physical activity behavior. Little is known about the prevalence of perceived access to facilities for physical activity...
  30. pmc Depression and use of a health plan-sponsored physical activity program by older adults
    Huong Q Nguyen
    Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:111-7. 2008
    ..There are no published studies on how depression influences participation in health plan-sponsored physical activity programs and how participation affects depression risk in older adults in nonresearch settings...
  31. ncbi The UK Expert Patients Program: lessons learned and implications for cancer survivors' self-care support programs
    Patricia M Wilson
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
    J Cancer Surviv 2:45-52. 2008
    ..However, a number of lessons should be learned from the EPP when developing similar initiatives for cancer survivors...
  32. ncbi The relative influence of individual, social and physical environment determinants of physical activity
    Billie Giles-Corti
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Albany, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 54:1793-812. 2002
    ..Given the popularity of walking in the community, it is recommended that greater emphasis be placed on creating streetscapes that enhance walking for recreation and transport...
  33. ncbi The importance of policy orientation and environment on physical activity participation--a comparative analysis between Eastern Germany, Western Germany and Finland
    Timo Ståhl
    University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Health Sciences, PO Box 35, FIN 40351 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Health Promot Int 17:235-46. 2002
    ..This study suggests that there is a relationship between policy orientation, physical environment and physical activity participation...
  34. ncbi Controlled comparison of retention and adherence in home- vs center-initiated exercise interventions in women ages 40-65 years: The S.W.E.A.T. Study (Sedentary Women Exercise Adherence Trial)
    K L Cox
    Department of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, and HeartSearch, Western Australia
    Prev Med 36:17-29. 2003
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  35. ncbi Booty camp. The fitness biz has bold new ways to trim your butt (and build muscles)
    Betsy Streisand
    US News World Rep 134:54-5. 2003
  36. ncbi Relationship between reported motives for exercise and age of women attending a community fitness facility
    James J Annesi
    YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 94:605-6. 2002
    ..A significant negative relationship was found between age and scores on the Mental Benefits subscale (r=-.51, p<.01). After replication, findings may help tailor exercise promotion methods...
  37. ncbi Viability of parks and recreation centers as sites for youth physical activity promotion
    Jamie S Moody
    Trial of Activity for Adolescent Girls TAAG at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Health Promot Pract 5:438-43. 2004
    ..Public parks and recreation centers are understudied settings with the potential for substantial involvement in efforts to promote youth physical activity...
  38. ncbi Do subsidization and monitoring enhance adherence to prescribed exercise?
    Jeffrey Shepich
    Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:2-5. 2007
    ..We studied whether partial versus full subsidization and self versus other monitoring promote adherence to physician-prescribed exercise...
  39. ncbi [Are fitness centres part of the health care sector?]
    Laerke Stidsen
    Syddansk Universitet, Institut for Idraet, Odense M
    Ugeskr Laeger 170:2790-4. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study is to describe the extent of musculoskeletal problems among members of fitness centres and the degree of communication between the centres and the health care sector...
  40. pmc Measuring physical activity environments: a brief history
    James F Sallis
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
    Am J Prev Med 36:S86-92. 2009
    ..These often include parks, trails, fitness centers, schools, and streets...
  41. ncbi Urine specific gravity in exercisers prior to physical training
    Elizabeth A Stover
    Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Barrington, IL 60010, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 31:320-7. 2006
    ..was to measure the pre-exercise USG in a large sample of recreational exercisers who attended 2 different fitness centers in the United States...
  42. ncbi [Restructuring cardiovascular exercise therapy in Germany with reference to current international guidelines]
    Martin Dürsch
    Kardiologie Frankfurt Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt Main, Germany
    Herz 28:349-58. 2003
    ..But its evidence-based application, or even its development, within the framework of planned disease management programs in Germany is hampered by the limitations in the structural quality of the health/fitness facilities...
  43. ncbi An exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors with bone loss
    Janice J Twiss
    University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 41:20-7. 2009
    ..had fewer falls compared to BCS who did not exercise; and (b) to describe type and frequency of ST exercises; adverse effects of exercises; and participants' adherence to exercises at home, at fitness centers, and at 36-month follow up.
  44. ncbi Abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids and bodybuilding acne: an underestimated health problem
    Bodo Melnik
    Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Science, Division of Human Sciences, University of OsnabrYck, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:110-7. 2007
    Abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) by members of fitness centers and others in Germany has reached alarming dimensions. The health care system provides the illegal AAS to 48.1 % of abusers...
  45. ncbi Anabolic-androgenic steroid use among young Finnish males
    V M Mattila
    Research Department, Centre of Military Medicine, Lahti, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:330-5. 2010
    ..which included all significant variables and age, the strongest associated factors were weight training at fitness centers more than three times a week [odds ratio (OR) 11.8; 95% confidence interval (CI): 7.1-19...
  46. ncbi Social physique anxiety and sociocultural attitudes toward appearance impact on orthorexia test in fitness participants
    L Eriksson
    School of Social and Health Sciences, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:389-94. 2008
    ..b>Fitness centers could make a point of emphasizing that some physical ideals are neither healthy nor realistic, thus ..
  47. ncbi Doping in fitness sports: estimated number of unreported cases and individual probability of doping
    Perikles Simon
    University of Tuebingen, Department of Sports Medicine, General Internal Medicine V, Tuebingen, Germany
    Addiction 101:1640-4. 2006
    ..In this study we applied an alternative interview technique to assess more accurately unreported cases of doping in fitness centres...
  48. pmc Are neighbourhood social capital and availability of sports facilities related to sports participation among Dutch adolescents?
    Richard G Prins
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus University Medical Center, P, O, Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:90. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to explore whether availability of sports facilities, parks, and neighbourhood social capital (NSC) and their interaction are associated with leisure time sports participation among Dutch adolescents...
  49. ncbi Body weight satisfaction and weight loss attempts in fitness activity involved women
    R Jankauskiene
    Laboratory of Social Research in Physical Education and Sport, Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, Kaunas, Lithuania
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 45:537-45. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the attitude of women involved in fitness physical activity (PA) towards weight loss and to find out factors that may possibly lead to weight loss behaviors...
  50. ncbi Equipped for fitness
    Rich Smith
    Rehab Manag 19:16, 18, 20-2 passim. 2006
  51. ncbi [The beginnings of athletic camaraderie in Var and the 1 July 1901 law]
    Jean Claude Gaugain
    Provence Hist 52:315-22. 2002
  52. ncbi Assessment of knowledge of skin cancer prevention and its relation with sun exposure and photo protection amongst gym academy members on the south of Santa Catarina, Brazil
    Mariana Rocha Fabris
    Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Criciuma, SC, Brasil
    An Bras Dermatol 87:36-43. 2012
    ..Although the incidence of skin cancer is increasing, it is estimated that 45% of all preventable cancers worldwide are skin neoplasias. Several studies have emphasized the need for campaigns to encourage sun protection...
  53. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness and proximity to commercial physical activity facilities among 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
    J Adolesc Health 50:497-502. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between proximity to commercial physical activity (PA) facilities and cardiorespiratory fitness of 12th grade girls...
  54. ncbi Evaluating the influence of different modes of administration of a pre-exercise screening tool
    Katie Jane Brickwood
    School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 16:94-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the SMA PESS as it might be used within commercial fitness centres and to determine the effect of point of care blood analysis on risk identification...
  55. ncbi The effects of a 12-week leisure centre-based, group exercise intervention for people moderately affected with multiple sclerosis: a randomized controlled pilot study
    Y C Learmonth
    College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Clin Rehabil 26:579-93. 2012
    ..To establish the effects of a 12-week, community-based group exercise intervention for people moderately affected with multiple sclerosis...
  56. ncbi A 12-week lifestyle intervention for middle-aged, overweight men who are supporters of local sporting clubs
    Rebecca Maree Sealey
    School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Aging Male 16:118-22. 2013
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 12-week lifestyle program for changes in healthy lifestyle knowledge, health perceptions and body composition of middle-aged, overweight men...
  57. ncbi The effect of aerobic exercise on blood and plasma viscosity on cardiac health club participants
    Suzanna Immanuel
    Clinical Pathology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Indonesia Dr Cipto Mangunkusumo, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Acta Med Indones 38:185-8. 2006
    ..to analyze the effect of SJS aerobic exercise on blood and plasma viscosity...
  58. ncbi Dependence and physical exercise: Spanish validation of the Exercise Dependence Scale-Revised (EDS-R)
    Alvaro Sicilia
    Universidad de Almeria, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Carretera de Sacramento s n, 04120 La Cañada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain
    Span J Psychol 14:421-31. 2011
    ..The findings of this study provided reliability and validity for the EDS-R in a Spanish context...
  59. ncbi Universal accessibility of "accessible" fitness and recreational facilities for persons with mobility disabilities
    Kelly P Arbour-Nicitopoulos
    Department of Kinesiology, Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Adapt Phys Activ Q 28:1-15. 2011
    ..Overall, recreational facilities had higher accessibility scores than fitness centers, with significant differences found on professional support and training, entrance areas, and parking lot...
  60. ncbi Efficacy of a fitness centre-based exercise programme compared with a home-based exercise programme in traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial
    Leanne M Hassett
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Rehabil Med 41:247-55. 2009
    ..To compare the effects of a supervised fitness centre-based exercise programme with an unsupervised home-based exercise programme on cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial functioning in people with traumatic brain injury...
  61. pmc Managed-Medicare health club benefit and reduced health care costs among older adults
    Huong Q Nguyen
    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, HSB T602A, Box 357266, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A14. 2008
    ..Our study was undertaken to determine the association between use of a health plan-sponsored health club benefit by older adults and total health care costs over 2 years...
  62. ncbi Body weight and perceived social pressure to exercise at a health club
    Wayne C Miller
    Department of Exercise Science, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Am J Health Behav 33:494-503. 2009
    ..To determine the social pressure overweight (OW, n=1183) and normal-weight (NW, n=550) adults perceive regarding health club exercise...
  63. ncbi Planning, leisure-time physical activity, and coping self-efficacy in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled trial
    Kelly P Arbour-Nicitopoulos
    Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:2003-11. 2009
    ..Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Martin Ginis KA, Latimer AE. Planning, leisure-time physical activity, and coping self-efficacy in persons with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled trial...
  64. ncbi A multi-level analysis showing associations between school neighborhood and child body mass index
    J A Wasserman
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 38:912-8. 2014
    ..The objective of this study is to examine associations between aspects of the environment in school neighborhoods and childhood body mass index percentile (BMIp)...
  65. pmc Experiential education at a university-based wellness center
    Christine O'Neil
    Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Pharm Educ 71:49. 2007
    ..To enhance students' learning and confidence in their abilities to provide wellness screenings and disease counseling...
  66. ncbi Pediatric resistance training: benefits, concerns, and program design considerations
    Avery D Faigenbaum
    Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
    Curr Sports Med Rep 9:161-8. 2010
    A growing number of children and adolescents are involved in resistance training in schools, fitness centers, and sports training facilities...
  67. ncbi Participation in sports clubs is a strong predictor of injury hospitalization: a prospective cohort study
    V M Mattila
    School of Public Health, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 19:267-73. 2009
    ..Health behavior in adolescence, particularly sports club activity, predicted injury hospitalization. Preventive interventions directed toward adolescents who participate in sports clubs may decrease injury occurrence...
  68. ncbi Understanding wellness center loyalty through lifestyle analysis
    Satya Suresh
    School of Management, Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Health Mark Q 28:16-37. 2011
    ..Regression results indicate that overworked individuals and those seeking a balance between work and family life would be the most loyal to wellness centers. Managerial implications of results are discussed...
  69. ncbi Parks are the answer: help us prove it
    Meg Cheever
    Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:S143-4. 2011
    In just the last year I've seen several new fitness centers spring up in Pittsburgh, PA...
  70. ncbi [Sports and recreation in children with physical disabilities in Zagreb]
    Mara Kovacić
    Centar za odgoj i obrazovanje Goljak, Zagreb, Hrvatska
    Acta Med Croatica 61:81-2. 2007
  71. ncbi Louisiana hospital's wellness center popular for health maintenance. East Jefferson General focuses on those 50 and over
    T Rees
    East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, LA 70006, USA
    Profiles Healthc Mark 17:19-22, 3. 2001
    ..Through satellite sales offices in the hospital and at a local shopping mall, more than 900 people purchased memberships before the center opened, and now an average of 600 to 700 people visit the center daily...
  72. ncbi ADA compliance and the accessibility of physical activity facilities in western Oregon
    Bradley J Cardinal
    Department of Exercise and Sport Science, 220 Langton Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 3303, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:197-201. 2003
    ..Comparisons were also made with the findings of a study conducted 5 years prior in a different geographic region...
  73. ncbi Experience and meaning of user involvement: some explorations from a community mental health project
    Carole Truman
    Department of Applied Social Science, Cartmel College, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 10:136-43. 2002
    ..This process may require adaptation not only by organisations, but also by service providers and non-involved users...
  74. ncbi Effect of a community-based weight management program on weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors
    Cheryl L Graffagnino
    Riverside Methodist Hospital, McConnell Heart Health Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:280-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of our retrospective database analysis was to describe and evaluate the outcomes of a weight loss intervention in a community medical wellness center...
  75. ncbi Preferred method of selecting exercise intensity in adult women
    James H Johnson
    Human Performance Laboratory, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 20:446-9. 2006
    ..Only 16% were familiar with an RPE chart. Although HR is touted heavily in fitness centers and on aerobic ergometers, self-selected effort perception (and not HR) is the method of choice by women who ..
  76. ncbi Automated external defibrillators in health/fitness facilities: supplement to the AHA/ACSM Recommendations for Cardiovascular Screening, Staffing, and Emergency Policies at Health/Fitness Facilities
    Gary J Balady
    Circulation 105:1147-50. 2002
  77. ncbi Three independent factors predicted adherence in a randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise training among prostate cancer survivors
    Kerry S Courneya
    Faculty of Physical Education, University of Alberta, E 401 Van Vliet Center, 87th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H9, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:571-9. 2004
    ..To examine predictors of adherence in a randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise training (RET) in prostate cancer survivors receiving androgen deprivation therapy...
  78. ncbi [Physician in the fitness studio: possibilities for multiphasic cooperation]
    Winfried Keuthage
    Sportverletz Sportschaden 16:135. 2002
  79. ncbi Sapporo Fitness Club Trial (SFCT)--design, recruitment and implementation of a randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of exercise at a fitness club for the reduction of cardiovascular risk factor--
    Kumiko Igarashi
    Sapporo Health Promotion Center, Chuoku, Sapporo, Japan
    Circ J 68:1199-204. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi Physiological changes following a 12 week gym based stair-climbing, elliptical trainer and treadmill running program in females
    M Egaña
    Department of Physology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 44:141-6. 2004
    ..The present study investigated the metabolic and cardiorespiratory improvements following a 12-week aerobic training program using elliptical trainer, treadmill or stair-climbing modalities...
  81. ncbi Prevalence of protein supplement use at gyms
    A Sánchez Oliver
    Departamento de Nutricion y Bromatologia, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    Nutr Hosp 26:1168-74. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the consumption of PPS in 415 individuals from Seville fitness centers. All individuals were evaluated with anthropometric measurements and completed a questionnaire previously ..
  82. ncbi Fighting for fitness: move over, curves. now there's a hot health club designed just for the boys
    Jeffrey Ressner
    Time 164:113. 2004
  83. ncbi Drumming up good health
    Diane Cole
    InTouch 4:45-7. 2002
  84. ncbi Pointing to prevention
    Jinger Berry
    Health and Fitness Institute, Stamford Health System, Stamford, Conn, USA
    Rehab Manag 16:48-9. 2003
  85. ncbi A high exercise load is linked to pathological weight control behavior and eating disorders in female fitness instructors
    K Hoglund
    Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sahlgrensha Academy at Göteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 12:261-75. 2002
    ..A 60-item questionnaire was sent to 295 female fitness instructors at eight fitness centers. Responders (57%) reported a mean weekly exercise load of 5.5 h week(-1) (SD 2...
  86. ncbi Target marketing for the hospital-based wellness center
    J D Cangelosi
    University of Central Arkansas, Conway 72035, USA
    J Hosp Mark 11:61-80. 1997
    ..Such centers go beyond the facilities, programs and services offered by traditional health and fitness centers. In addition to physical fitness programs, hospital-based wellness centers offer programs in CPR, nutrition, ..
  87. ncbi Commercial facilities, social cognitive variables, and physical activity of 12th grade girls
    Marsha Dowda
    Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Behav Med 37:77-87. 2009
    ..Recent studies have found a relationship between access to neighborhood physical activity (PA) facilities and physical activity in youth...
  88. ncbi Restorative qualities of indoor and outdoor exercise settings as predictors of exercise frequency
    Stella Maria Hug
    Society, Environment and Culture Unit, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Sonneggstrasse 33, SOL F 6, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Health Place 15:971-80. 2009
    ..We surveyed 319 members of fitness centers in Zurich that offer indoor and outdoor exercise alternatives...
  89. ncbi Examining the use of forceful language when designing exercise persuasive messages for adults: a test of conceptualizing reactance arousal as a two-step process
    Brian L Quick
    Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Commun 23:483-91. 2008
    ..In finding support for conceptualizing reactance as a two-step process, we encourage health campaigners and PRT researchers to employ this measure to provide consistency to future PRT studies...
  90. ncbi A retrospective data analysis of two academic nurse-managed wellness center sites
    Lenore K Resick
    Community Outreach, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 37:42-52. 2011
    ..Interventions focused on teaching, guidance, and counseling; subsequently, the outcomes of knowledge, behavior, and status increased modestly with time for the older adult clients who attended these NMWC sites...
  91. ncbi [Level of noise at the workplace environment among physical education teachers in indoor bike classes]
    Alexandre Palma
    Programa de Pós Graduação em Educação Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 43:345-51. 2009
    ..To analyze the level of noise at the workplace environment among Physical Education teachers during indoor bike classes and its association with some aspects of health...
  92. ncbi Women's anxiety about social and exercise settings
    Vicki R Walton
    Stephen F Austin State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 94:700-2. 2002
    ..Analyses indicated there were no significant differences in means between the groups. The scores of women attending all-female facilities were significantly more influenced by the sex of members when choosing a facility...
  93. ncbi Physical activity programs for refugee Somali women: working out in a new country
    Pauline B Guerin
    The Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Women Health 38:83-99. 2003
    ....
  94. ncbi [Estimation of the level of nourishing ingredients intake in a group of young women doing fitness as recreation]
    Maria Gacek
    Zakład Higieny i Promocji Zdrowia, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Krakow
    Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 60:375-9. 2009
    ..Higher than recommended supply of vitamin C, PP, sodium and magnesium was found. Less than half of the tested women followed supplementary diet of mineral and vitamin preparations...
  95. ncbi Getting physical
    Dana Dubbs
    Health Facil Manage 15:24-6. 2002
  96. ncbi Environmental characteristics relevant to young people's use of sports facilities: a review
    T Limstrand
    Bodø University College, School of Professional Studies, Bodø, Norway
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:275-87. 2008
    ..We also know too little with respect to subgroups' different behavior in various physical settings. Finally, there is a need to confirm/disconfirm less consistent findings...
  97. ncbi Patient-provider partnership in a memory disorder center
    Debra Hain
    Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 23:351-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the patient-provider relationship that is embraced in a memory disorder center utlizing a nurse practitioner-based model of care delivery...
  98. ncbi Habit formation among regular exercisers at fitness centers: an exploratory study
    Karyn Tappe
    Dept of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    J Phys Act Health 10:607-13. 2013
    ..The ultimate goals are to include habit in predictive models of physical activity, and then to inform interventions to increase exercise adherence...
  99. ncbi Retrospective financial analysis of wellness center from an independent community pharmacy perspective
    Kelly Kent
    Liberty Pharmacy, North Liberty, Iowa, USA
    J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 46:447-52. 2006
    ..To determine the net financial gain or loss from health screening services provided to patients at an independent community pharmacy-based wellness center...
  100. ncbi Meeting baccalaureate public/community health nursing education competencies in nurse-managed wellness centers
    Cheryl W Thompson
    York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA, USA
    J Prof Nurs 29:155-62. 2013
    ..The challenges to year-round sustainability of nurse-managed centers are burdensome; however, the benefits outweigh the difficulty of those challenges...
  101. ncbi Getting beyond the plateau: bridging the gap between rehabilitation and community-based exercise
    James H Rimmer
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1705 University Blvd, School of Health Professions Building Rm 331, Birmingham, AL 35294 1212, USA
    PM R 4:857-61. 2012
    ..exercise requires a transitional setting (eg, hospital-based fitness facilities and specialized fitness centers and programs for people with disabilities) that provides greater support and supervision in teaching ..

Research Grants26

  1. Project COPE
    GREGG ROBERTS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..including sponsoring a police suicide prevention videotape and curriculum and establishing Cardiovascular Fitness Centers. While the objective of Project COPE is to offer free and confidential counseling, on a deeper level, the ..
  2. ELADDEN: WIRELESS ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE
    Rick Weiss; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Future target markets include: hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, physical fitness centers, corporate cafeterias, health intervention studies, chronic disease assessment and prevention programs, ..
  3. Study of the Naturalistic Dissemination Process of an Evidence-based Program
    Andrea Dunn; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..represent only one sector where such evidence-based programs may be disseminated;other sectors include fitness centers, worksites, and medical centers...
  4. Personalized Physical Activity & Nutrition Intervention for Overweight/Obese.....
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Intention-to-treat analysis will be conducted using a series of mixed models that will compare the three treatment groups over time (pre-test and six, 12 and 18-month post-test). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Universal Exercise Kits for Manual Wheelchair Users
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  6. EEFFECTS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE IN PERSONS WITH STROKE
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Unlike traditional analytic methods, the GEE approach can be used with data characterized by almost any type of statistical distribution (e.g., normal/Gaussian, binomial, Poison). ..
  7. Building Health Empowerment Zones for People with Disabilities
    James Rimmer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The primary outcome of this demonstration project is a model program for improving access to the built environment resulting in improved health and reduction of secondary conditions among people with mobility disabilities. ..
  8. Economic Contextual Influences on Population Diet and Obesity
    Lisa Powell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Away From Home and Out of School
    Deborah A Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings will be useful to inform future community and population level interventions to promote healthy eating, active living, and obesity control. ..
  10. Study Designs & Analytic Strategies for Environmental & Policy Research in Obesit
    James Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..New investigators and minority investigators will be invited to participate in the conference. (End of Abstract) [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. EXERCISE EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN CANCER PATIENTS
    Kerry Courneya; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Fitness will be re-assessed immediately after the intervention period. ..
  12. Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury-Related Pain
    Mark Jensen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Exercise Adhrence Among Older Adults with Osteoarthritis
    Susan Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. ALCOHOL OUTLETS, BROKEN WINDOWS, GONORRHEA AND HIV RISK
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The findings will inform future HIV prevention interventions and provide guidance to CBOs as to whether control of alcohol outlets and neighborhood development may enhance the prevention of HIV transmission. ..
  15. Understanding Change in Physical Activity Postpartum
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This proposal directly addresses the need to better understand multi-level factors involved in physical activity behavior change, RFA #CA-04-009 "Mechanisms of Physical Activity Behavior Change". ..
  16. Ecological Analysis of Physical Activity
    James Sallis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Results will inform public health, land use, and transportation policies that could have population-wide impacts on physical activity. ..
  17. Translatability of Wellness Programs for Older Workers
    Susan Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  18. Dental Practitioners and Eating Disorder Prevention
    Rita DeBate; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This project is unique in that it takes a theoretical approach involving the dental practitioner as a key participant in the secondary and tertiary prevention of eating disorders. ..
  19. Spousal communication and cancer prevention behavior
    KELLY EVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of this research is to develop better interventions which help prevent cancer, and other chronic health conditions, by involving spouses in preventive behavior change programs. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  20. Improving Direct Measurement of Sun Protective Behaviors
    JASON MADDOCK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Instruments will be developed and field tested in Honolulu, Hawaii. If shown to be valid, reliable and feasible, this measurement system will make an important contribution to skin cancer prevention research. ..
  21. Management of Chronic Pain in Rehabilitation Medicine
    Mark Jensen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A Scientific Core will provide scientific direction, project coordination, data collection and management, statistical support, and shared scientific expertise. ..
  22. Maintaining Physical Activity in Ethnic Minority Women
    Rebecca Lee; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If supported, hypotheses will suggest that the sustained effect of SOCO strategies is moderated by environmental supports. ..
  23. MIDWEST ROYBAL CENTER FOR HEALTH MAINTENANCE
    Susan Hughes; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  24. GIS, ALCOHOL MARKETING, AND ALCOHOL-RELATED OUTCOMES
    Deborah Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Because alcohol marketing is already regulated, if certain marketing techniques are disproportionately associated with alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality, the findings can be used to inform public policy. ..