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January 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Teens work out hard during gym class at school and then ... grab an antibacterial wipe to clean up. Many students who work up a sweat are opting out of showers at school. "I wouldn't do it,"16-year-old Adrian Alequin says in a story by the Orlando Sentinel (" Do your kids shower after gym class? Tradition fading away for some "). "It's way too weird," he says. "I don't want to see another guy like that. " The story goes on to list some of the alternatives kids recommend.
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February 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - If the menswear collections coming down the runways at the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week are any indication, fall 2014 is going to be filled with laid-back luxe - unconstructed, blanket-like outerwear, chunky novel knitwear and a quilted one of everything. But the biggest trend coming off the runway - and what might really be a game-changing look for the American male of nine months hence - is the upscale take on the lowly sweat pant. Sure, there were plenty of sharp tailored suits to go around, as well as softer versions of traditional menswear suiting in fabrics including Glen plaids, herringbone and houndstooth.
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HEALTH
March 3, 2003 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
Greg Isaacs saw them day after day -- teenagers hanging out at the local coffeehouse after school, consuming lots of fat-laden pastries and sugary drinks. So when Isaacs, a well-known Los Angeles personal trainer, opened his own fitness studio, he decided to create a teen hangout of another sort. His new fitness club, Greg Isaacs 360 in Brentwood Village, is offering special classes for teens aimed at persuading them to get off the coffeehouse sofa and onto an exercise bike or dance floor.
NEWS
January 3, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Teens work out hard during gym class at school and then ... grab an antibacterial wipe to clean up. Many students who work up a sweat are opting out of showers at school. "I wouldn't do it,"16-year-old Adrian Alequin says in a story by the Orlando Sentinel (" Do your kids shower after gym class? Tradition fading away for some "). "It's way too weird," he says. "I don't want to see another guy like that. " The story goes on to list some of the alternatives kids recommend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
An 11-year-old boy collapsed and died after running less than a lap during gym class at his Burbank middle school, authorities said Friday. Austin Anthony Cook, a sixth-grader at John Muir Middle School, was doing a standard fitness run on the outdoor track Thursday when he collapsed, said Joel Shapiro, a deputy superintendent for the Burbank Unified School District. Shapiro said Austin was known to be athletic and in "excellent physical condition."
HEALTH
May 17, 2004 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
The third-grade students in Meg Greiner's PE class at Independence Elementary School can barely contain themselves as they wait for the previous class to end. With limbs twitching in anticipation, eyes fixed on the gymnasium and the equipment inside, they bound into the room as if being set free in a theme park. "Miss Greiner?" they wail. "Can we use the unicycles? Can we climb the rock wall today? Pleeeeaaaaase??"
NEWS
May 10, 2007 | Melinda Newman, Special to The Times
GYM Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy has Stockholm syndrome. No, not the clinical psychological response of a hostage sympathizing with his captor. His is the more common variety: "I've never seen more beautiful girls in my entire life," he exclaims on the phone from a tour stop in Sweden. "It's kind of surreal. I keep pinching myself." That's when he's not already pinching himself over the astonishing breakthrough of the band, which plays KIIS-FM's Wango Tango on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's another day, another gym class at Vasquez High School in Acton. Running. Calisthenics. Somebody constantly blowing a whistle. Seven miles away, just over the border in Palmdale, three Vasquez students are traveling their own trail to physical fitness. For this trio, gym class means driving half a mile down a rutted dirt road, past high-tension wires and tumbleweed, to perform handstands on top of a cantering horse named Belle.
IMAGE
February 16, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
NEW YORK - If the menswear collections coming down the runways at the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week are any indication, fall 2014 is going to be filled with laid-back luxe - unconstructed, blanket-like outerwear, chunky novel knitwear and a quilted one of everything. But the biggest trend coming off the runway - and what might really be a game-changing look for the American male of nine months hence - is the upscale take on the lowly sweat pant. Sure, there were plenty of sharp tailored suits to go around, as well as softer versions of traditional menswear suiting in fabrics including Glen plaids, herringbone and houndstooth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A University High School student collapsed of an apparent heart attack as he played basketball in gym class Wednesday and died, officials said. Thomas Sunoo, a 16-year-old junior, suddenly fell at 11:50 a.m. and stopped breathing, Police Lt. Sam Allevato said. The physical education teacher, Steve Scoggin, immediately tried to revive Sunoo, students said. A second teacher arrived moments later and attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
HEALTH
November 3, 2008 | Jan Johnson, Johnson has written 16 books including "Growing Compassionate Kids." A resident of Simi Valley, she works out every day.
People say it takes too much discipline to work out at home, but I think it takes more discipline to get myself to a gym. If I work out at home, I don't have to get in the car and drive somewhere. I commute only a few feet, which means I'm more likely to actually do the workout. I don't have to think about what to wear. At home, I put on my comfy old workout shorts instead of a leotard-type outfit that reveals every little bulge. And at home, no one else witnesses my lack of coordination.
NEWS
September 21, 2008 | Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
One of the largest studies of its kind shows just how sluggish American children become once they hit the teen years: While 90% of 9-year-olds get a couple of hours of exercise most days, fewer than 3% of 15-year-olds do. What's more, the study suggests that fewer than a third of teens that age get even the minimum recommended by the government -- an hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise, like cycling, brisk walking, swimming or jogging. The sharp drop raises concerns about inactivity continuing into adulthood, which could endanger kids' health throughout their lives, the study's authors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
An 11-year-old boy collapsed and died after running less than a lap during gym class at his Burbank middle school, authorities said Friday. Austin Anthony Cook, a sixth-grader at John Muir Middle School, was doing a standard fitness run on the outdoor track Thursday when he collapsed, said Joel Shapiro, a deputy superintendent for the Burbank Unified School District. Shapiro said Austin was known to be athletic and in "excellent physical condition."
NEWS
May 10, 2007 | Melinda Newman, Special to The Times
GYM Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy has Stockholm syndrome. No, not the clinical psychological response of a hostage sympathizing with his captor. His is the more common variety: "I've never seen more beautiful girls in my entire life," he exclaims on the phone from a tour stop in Sweden. "It's kind of surreal. I keep pinching myself." That's when he's not already pinching himself over the astonishing breakthrough of the band, which plays KIIS-FM's Wango Tango on Saturday.
OPINION
May 24, 2006
NEWS THAT A FORMER gym teacher in Florida has pleaded guilty to six counts of bribery for charging students $1 for the privilege of skipping gym class raises all the usual questions about corruption and dishonesty in high and low places -- plus one more: Only $1? He could have charged way more. According to Terence Braxton, he is not the only teacher at the Pensacola, Fla., middle school who saw all those gym-shy students as a possible revenue stream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura seventh-grader collapsed Wednesday during a gym class run at De Anza Middle School and died shortly after at a hospital, school officials said. Ricardo Ramirez, 12, was an outstanding student who wanted to go to college and ran a nine-minute mile for the school's cross-country team, said Supt. Trudy Arriaga of the Ventura Unified School District. But as Ricardo and his classmates headed out for a warmup run at the start of their 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Willie Wallace was the kind of kid everyone liked. A big, open-faced, friendly boy who always had time to listen. The 14-year-old's good heart did not extend to his real heart, however, where a narrowing below his aortic valve sometimes left him short of breath. The condition--diagnosed by pediatric cardiologists when Willie was a kindergartner--was being monitored by his doctors; when it became severe enough, it would probably require surgery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura seventh-grader collapsed Wednesday during a gym class run at De Anza Middle School and died shortly after at a hospital, school officials said. Ricardo Ramirez, 12, was an outstanding student who wanted to go to college and ran a nine-minute mile for the school's cross-country team, said Supt. Trudy Arriaga of the Ventura Unified School District. But as Ricardo and his classmates headed out for a warmup run at the start of their 10 a.m.
NEWS
November 21, 2004 | Margaret Stafford, Associated Press Writer
At a growing number of health clubs, gyms and YMCAs across the country, the treadmills and barbells aren't just for adults anymore. More teens and "tweens," or preteens, are hitting the workout circuit to get in shape. The trend is driven by parents worried about childhood obesity while schools cut physical education classes. And health clubs -- long considered adult-only zones that often barred youngsters -- see the potential for a new market.
HEALTH
May 17, 2004 | Jeannine Stein, Times Staff Writer
The third-grade students in Meg Greiner's PE class at Independence Elementary School can barely contain themselves as they wait for the previous class to end. With limbs twitching in anticipation, eyes fixed on the gymnasium and the equipment inside, they bound into the room as if being set free in a theme park. "Miss Greiner?" they wail. "Can we use the unicycles? Can we climb the rock wall today? Pleeeeaaaaase??"
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