Everyday people account for fitness boom

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Unlike Samsung’s newly announced Gear Fit, which debuted at Mobile World Congress just weeks ago, the S Band doesn’t have a screen. This means the fitness tracker uses its sensors to gather health data and sends it to your smartphone, where you’ll be able to see information (burned calories, distance ran, etc.) through Samsung’s S Health app and Activity Tracker app. It’ll also be able to check your sleeping habits, the leaked brochure says: “Monitor your daily activities (Calories, Steps, Distance) and Sleep Efficiency.” Like some other wearable devices, the S Band claims it will send a buzz to your wrist if you’re receiving a call, an SMS message or if you stray too far from your phone. You can choose to wear the tracker as a clip or in a wristband in various colors including white, yellow, black and orange.
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Some 5,000 square feet of the addition to Four Seasons II is for The Pit, an area for adult small group fitness sessions and youth sports performance training. The Pit offers individualized programming in small-group settings to help people realize their goals, said Catherine Porter, Four Seasons vice president of operations. Gold’s Gym, 11 Currency Drive, Bloomington, completed a $1.4 million renovation, including a functional training space, in early 2013. Small-group training also is increasing in popularity at Workout Company.
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Fitness center proposed at former ice cream plant in Framingham

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National http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm Development, the same firm that developed Heritage at Framingham and the 9/90 Corporate Center, p90X3 workouts is set to present the $23.1 million project to the Planning Board on March 27. Calling the proposed facility a “destination,” board Chairwoman Christine Long said shes pleased with the plans even though its a significant change of use. “From everything Ive seen, its going to be a nice project,” she said. National Development bought the 490 Old Connecticut Path plant, originally used by Sealtest, from Unilever last year after ice cream production ended in 2011. The firm plans to raze two existing buildings and add the new, 136,000-square-foot fitness center with outdoor lap and leisure pools, plans show.
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