Third quarter automotive/mobile sales fell 16 percent from a year ago. That slack has been picked up by aviation, fitness and marine categories. For instance, Garmin’s fitness business delivered third quarter sales of $81 million, up 25 percent from a year ago. Operating profit is also increasingly tied to the fitness category. In many respects, Garmin has been in front of the wearable computing movement—at least for cyclists and runners. The company has doubled down on its Forerunner GPS watch franchise and steadily improved its software and interface.
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Fitness fanatics risk death
His rigorous training regime had been “taxing” on both his body and his mind, he said. “Each week, the calories would be reduced and cardio would be added, and as you lose body fat, your mind starts to play tricks on you,” he said. “I lost my desire for everything. All I could think of was food.” Mr Alkadhi said he believed all bodybuilders had some form of obsessive compulsive disorder, as they scrutinised every inch of their body to achieve perfection. But the mental health factor is not the only problem facing keen gym-goers. Over-exercising can lead to injury, fatigue and your results may even go backwards.
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New ‘passport’ lets fitness fans visit multiple boutique studios
The catch? Members can only sign up for studios they’ve never visited. So if you’ve never experienced hot hip-hop yoga or a Bollywood dance class, here’s your chance. Classtivity’s monthly membership, called the Class Pass, costs $99 per month and allows users to sign up for 10 classes per month at dozens of different studios. Courtesy of Classtivity A class at Dance Motivation Fitness in midtown, one of dozens of gyms that have signed up with Classtivity.
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