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Bill Brown
Jul 16, 2021

Exercise for long Covid: how strength training could help recovery

We don’t know much about long Covid yet but new research suggests that exercise could play a beneficial role in speeding up recovery. Writer Bridie Wilkins investigates. For every one in three people who catch Covid-19, their symptoms persist for as long as nine months. And according to a paper published by Trinity College Dublin in September Read More »

CATEGORIES: Nutrition & Health
Bill Brown
Jun 16, 2021

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Bill Brown
May 12, 2021


Pumping iron not only inflates your muscles, but also your mood, and with it comes a host of other benefits confirming that exercise is medicine. So, grab a pair of dumbbells and lift your way to better brain health. (We aren’t forgetting about cardio, either!) Here, our expert explains how EIM (Exercise is Medicine) positively Read More »

Bill Brown
Apr 23, 2021

Billing Cadence Update and New Mobile App – Coming in May

We’re pleased to share that the Arena District Athletic Club is converting to a new property management system and mobile app, both powered by Mindbody. The transition to Mindbody, a reputable technology provider for gyms and fitness facilities, offers solutions better suited for the needs of our valued members and staff. Property Management System This Read More »

Bill Brown
Apr 16, 2021

Regular exercise can reduce the risk of severe outcomes for COVID-19, says study

People who exercise regularly have a better chance of surviving COVID-19 compared to those who move less, according to a new study. The April 7 research, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that COVID-19 patients who regularly exercise, compared to people who are consistently inactive, have a lower chance of being hospitalized, requiring ICU care Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Steve Levert
Apr 09, 2021

Arena District Kickball League Registration Now Open!

Kickball will pack the field again this summer at McFerson Commons. Whether you are a kickball playing pro or just learning the game, the Arena District Kickball League offers lots of fun while staying active and enjoying the beautiful park. Leagues:     Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays Location:    McFerson Commons (Arch Park) Times:         6:00pm &  Read More »

Bill Brown
Feb 04, 2021

Exercising in the Fight Against COVID-19

— Weight loss may prevent obesity-related severe disease As we near 18 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 320,000 deaths in the U.S., wearing a mask still continues to be the best way to prevent and control the spread of the virus. However, it is also important to acknowledge that the risk of someone Read More »

Bill Brown
Dec 10, 2020

How a Sedentary Lifestyle During COVID-19 Can Quickly Affect Your Health

Recent studies show that people in the United States are sitting a lot more than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say this sedentary lifestyle can lead to health issues such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They note that a lack of movement can have a quicker and more profound effect on Read More »

Bill Brown
Nov 23, 2020

Returning Gym Members Are Confident In Safety Protocols At Their Gyms, Survey Found

Eighty-eight percent of people who have returned to their gyms after the lifting of COVID-19-related shutdowns say that they are confident in their gym’s safety protocols, according to a survey by IHRSA and Kelton Global. Results of the survey, which was of gym members in the United States, are included in the report, “The COVID Read More »

Bill Brown
Nov 10, 2020

Returning to Exercise After Recovering from COVID-19: What to Know

Sports medicine doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) recently published a list of recommendations for returning to exercise after living with mild to moderate COVID-19. The guidelines extend to everything from cardiac issues and gastrointestinal symptoms to those who had no discernible symptoms at all. They advise to take it slow and gradually Read More »


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