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5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises
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With apps, wearable tech and the ability to micromanage franchisees across the country, tech is giving fitness chains new ways to flex their business muscle.
April 15, 2014 in Franchises
Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

Punching Above Its Weight, the Boutique Fitness Franchise Trend Is Taking Off

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The landscape may still be dominated by big-box gyms, but smaller more niche services are quickly gaining ground.
April 2, 2014 in Franchises
This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

This New Genetics Startup Wants to Make '100' the New '60'

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Craig Venter, best known for being one of the first people to sequence the human genome, launched a new company Tuesday that will focus on how we can live longer and healthier lives.
March 5, 2014 in Technology
Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

Why This Will Be a Huge Year for Wearable Tech

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Wearable tech, especially smart bands and watches, are set to see a growth of 350 percent in 2014.
February 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Business Lessons That Can Help You Succeed at 2014 Resolutions

Business Lessons That Can Help You Succeed at 2014 Resolutions

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Want to learn how market research, customer discovery and other business lessons will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions? Keep reading.
January 8, 2014 in Productivity
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

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Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

The Maker of a Swallowable Pill That Takes Pictures Sells for $860 Million

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Health-care products maker Covidien has snatched up Israel-headquartered Given Imaging in an all-cash deal.
December 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Photos: 6 Quirky Fitness Events

6 Quirky Fitness Events

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Check out these off-beat races to get the blood pumping.
December 7, 2013 in Health & Fitness
A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

A Startup Brings Circuit-Training to the Masses

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9Round kicks up circuit fitness training with boxing and kickboxing inspired workouts.
December 5, 2013 in Health & Fitness
Stay Healthy With These 3 Free iPhone and iPad Apps

Stay Healthy With These 3 Free iPhone and iPad Apps

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These tools can help you stay healthy and on track to grow your business right.
November 16, 2013 in Apps & Software
If You Could, Would You Want to Live Forever? Google Thinks You Might

If You Could, Would You Want to Live Forever? Google Thinks You Might

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The tech giant invests in Calico, a new company aimed at combating aging and improving people's health and wellness.
September 19, 2013 in Health & Fitness
College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

College Students Bring Targeted Media to Doctors' Waiting Rooms

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Shradha Agarwal and Rishi Shah saw an untapped opportunity to bring video segments with tips on diet and exercise to patients in doctor office waiting rooms.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
Video: ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health CarePlay Video

ZocDoc Is Cyrus Massoumi's Vision of Delivering Better Health Care (Video)

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Founder Cyrus Massoumi shares the story behind ZocDoc's humble origins and how to build a renowned company culture.
August 15, 2013 in Apps & Software
Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

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Engineers are working on a way to use gold particles to possibly treat movement disorders and other ailments.
July 25, 2013 in News and Trends
No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

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A New York tech startup has combined diapers with a mobile app to give parents real-time health info on their babies.
July 22, 2013 in Apps & Software
A Fitness Studio Makes Full-Court Social Press

A Fitness Studio Makes Full-Court Social Press

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South Carolina's Pure Barre is using social media to expand from workout to a lifestyle brand.
July 12, 2013 in Online Marketing
Green Pharma

Green Pharma

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Medical marijuana is legal in 18 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. But entering the business can be tricky, since it's still a federal crime to grow, sell or possess marijuana.
June 6, 2013 in Business Ideas
How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

How an Endurance Coach Helped Change Running Shoes

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Running expert Eric Orton developed a new shoe to help athletes put their best foot forward.
April 24, 2013 in Profiles
Video: In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big ProblemsPlay Video

In Health-Care Space, Startups Tackle Big Problems (Video)

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These companies, based at the accelerator Blueprint Health in New York, aim to use technological innovation to change the health-care system.
April 12, 2013 in Profiles
Video: Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital WavePlay Video

Health-Tech Startups Ride Digital Wave (Video)

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We take a look at this fast-growing sector that's changing the way the healthcare system works.
April 4, 2013 in Grow Your Business
New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups

New Crowdfunding Sites Boost Health Startups

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Crowdfunding is catching fire in health care, partly because of the growing collection of sites that offer services to entrepreneurs inventing new products for patients, physicians and other medical providers.
February 15, 2013 in Startup Financing
Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry

Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry

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The health and wellness sector is growing, the famous entrepreneur explains why you should get on board.
January 15, 2013 in Innovation
CES 2013: A 'Healthy' Outlook for Gadgets

CES 2013: A 'Healthy' Outlook for Gadgets

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Combining baby boomers' needs with tech's newest innovations may create this year's strongest electronics category.
January 8, 2013 in Office Tech
Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

Fitness Instructor Creates a Sweat-Proof Headband

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A workout frustration led fitness instructor Donna Browning to create Sweaty Bands.
November 11, 2012 in Business Ideas
How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

How Two Business Students Created Nutrition Bars for Dancers

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Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley were both ballet dancers and business students when they came up with an idea to keep dancers full between rehearsals.
October 28, 2012 in Success Stories

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