ST. LOUIS - The women inside the Webster Groves, Mo., studio looked as though they were channeling Muhammad Ali, Mikhail Baryshnikov and any of a dozen Hollywood starlets who have long, lean torsos (think Gwyneth Paltrow).
CHAD MARSHIK: Resistance-training machines (RTM) have been around for a very long time.
They became increasingly prevalent in thousands of health clubs throughout the country during the 1980s. RTM ease of use and convenience appealed to both club managers and their membership.
TASHA LANCASTER: According to the American Heart Association, childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years.
Obese youth are more likely to have cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
GABRIEL STINSON: When the first signs of spring arrive, many of us are ready to abandon the couch and plow full-steam ahead into workout routines. However, if you're not prepared, this could lead to injuries. Three easy tips can help you safely transition back to an active exercise routine.