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Fitness-ready Smartwatches May Eclipse Fitness Trackers: Report

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There is still no cure , and therapies that slow symptom progression require early diagnosis to be effective. Now, an interdisciplinary team of German researchers has found that simple motion sensors can pick up the physical activity changes associated with the disease, and even diagnose Alzheimer's more effectively than current methods. The researchers placed three-axis accelerometers exactly like you'll find in any good fitness tracker on the ankles of diagnosed Alzheimer's patients and their cognitively healthy caretakers living in the same home. In a blind analysis of the motion data, the team was able to discern Alzheimer's patients from healthy control subjects 91% of the time making the motion detectors more sensitive than the standard method, where caregivers tally up the number of hallmark behavioral changes the patient demonstrates. <br>Source:

Life Fitness Names World's Top Personal Trainer

The top 10 finalists, hailing from all corners of the globe, were flown in to demonstrate their training skills in front of a panel of five elite fitness industry professionals. Each finalist was randomly paired with a volunteer that acted as their client for the demonstration. Finalists developed workout routines for clients utilizing the Life Fitness Synrgy360 personal training system based on the client's fitness level and goals. Judges then scored the personal trainers on their ability to enhance the client experience, with criteria including building client confidence, motivating the client, appropriately adapting exercises, and progressing and regressing exercises as needed. <br>Source:

Crazy Fitness Classes to Try This Fall

"People want activities in the gym that they can then go outside, and do better. Our surf classes prepare you for actual surfing. In the winter, we offer ski-based programming that can help people improve their core for skiing." Thanks to the Zumba craze, dance-based workouts are still wildly popular. West African tribal dance workouts and Brazilian-inspired movements are particular fan favorites, Cyrus said. For more traditional gym rats, bootcamp-type moments and military-style workouts are everywhere, Cyrus said, thanks in part to the CrossFit craze. <br>Source:

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