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Fads vs Trends in the Fitness Industry

"The easiest way to categorize a fad is one word: short-lived. ... Trends have a much longer lifespan than fads. In fact, they can continue to be fashionable for years and even decades. The primary difference between a trend and a fad is that trends have the potential to be long-term influencers on the market." (Mark Schneider)

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Create an Engaging Incentive Program by Leveraging Technology

Maintaining consistent participation in programs throughout an entire semester is often difficult for a college recreation and/or wellness department. On the flip side, students find it close to impossible to maintain a daily routine that involves studying, work, exercising and socializing. Student participation tends to come in waves as scheduling fitness into their routine is a matter of convenience rather than commitment.

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Monmouth Recreation App Changes Gym Experience

A free Monmouth Recreation app that gives the campus community the ability to schedule workouts and view the availability of exercise equipment through their mobile devices is now available for download. The app was released on Jan. 30 through a contract between the University and fitDEGREE, a recreational software company.

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Make the Most of National Nutrition Month

There is a misconception that one cannot maintain a balanced diet during their undergraduate and graduate years. Often college is the first time students are independent and able to make their own decisions. So while students struggle to balance classes, a social life and campus activities, it becomes more and more likely that maintaining balanced nutrition becomes less of a priority and will fall to the wayside.

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Big $$ for big ideas - University's $5M Venture Fund Seeks Startups

Rowan University grads Nick Dennis and Dan Read are among the four founding members of fitDEGREE, a startup mobile app aimed at engaging and retaining members at health clubs and college rec centers. Their company has launched with a $200,000 investment from the Rowan Innovation Venture Fund, which is seeking to fund new companies, especially those with Rowan and South Jersey links.

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Are you Making the Most of your Group Classes?

Three Factors to consider when making your next group fitness class schedules.

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There's an App for that, Or There Should Be

Millennials expect information that is fast and easy. Find out the top three reasons why having a Rec Center mobile app can help you keep up.

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Rowan students' exercise meet-up app wins seed money

Nick Dennis (left), a senior at Rowan University, and business partner Daniel Read, a graduate of the school, have been given $100,000 to develop their fitDegree app, which allows people to find workout partners. (CLEM MURRAY/Staff Photographer)

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