This summer, we launched The ZONE at Calhoun Beach Club, an athletic-inspired small group training program using heart rate technology exclusive to Active. The ZONE at Calhoun Beach Club consists of three different components; small group training centered around an indoor running track, ZONE Cycle, and a group fitness program in the main studio allowing members to monitor their heart rate while engaging in a class environment.
You might have noticed that Active Wellness recently made headlines when our work on innovation was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal. We have been working hard this past year on building an environment, both physical and virtual, that gives the organization a sandbox to field test bleeding-edge and neoteric health and fitness technology.
- 3 nectarines, chopped
- 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup pitted ripe olives (optional)
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions
- 1 8-oz can artichoke hearts
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. tarragon, crumbled
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
For the chicken:
- 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1 celery stalk
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic
- 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (like Frank’s)
For the wraps:
- 6 large lettuce leaves, Bibb or Iceberg
- 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
- 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2 inch matchsticks
In the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 10, Issue: 1, Active's VP of Technology, Michael Rucker, Ph.D. identifies strategies used within small- to mid-size organizations that run effective workplace wellness programs.
Team Active was proud to be part of the MFA 25th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL this past week, alongside industry leaders including Medical Fitness Association CEO Bob Boone, 18th Surgeon General of the United States Regina Benjamin, Johnny G., IHRSA's Nicole Johnson, and many others. President & CEO Bill McBride presented on "Trends in Health, Fitness and Wellness" and "Opportunities To Improve The Fitness, Wellness, Medical Continuum."
Our friends at ClassPass recently posted an article on their blog, After Class, covering the topic of commercial studio space and some thoughts on how business owners should best negotiate the lease. Here's an exerpt:
If you’re signing a long-term lease, there is likely an escalation clause in there, where the landlord raises your rent to pay for increased building costs. While this is a valid clause, you want to be sure to put a cap on the amount it can increase year to year. (Experts suggest no more than 5 percent of total rent annually.)