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Medifast embraces Fitbit activity-trackers

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The diet business sure isn’t what it used to be. Back in 1980, when Owings Mills-based Medifast Inc. was founded, who would have thought the weight-loss company would end up scrambling to partner with a bracelet manufacturer?

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Fitness clubs want you to join; and want you to stay (access required)

On the last day of 2012, New Year’s Eve gets most of the attention. But come Tuesday morning, when the champagne is gone and a crisp new calendar is hanging on the wall, many people will find themselves with renewed motivation to get back in shape, eat a healthier diet or take up kickboxing.

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What’s hot this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (access required)

Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams is back in Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. And, just like last year, he’s graciously offered to write a few dispatches about his trip. The following is an overview of CES, ...

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Maryland health club owner charged

The Maryland Attorney General’s office said its Consumer Protection Division filed administrative charges against GRS Fitness LLC and its owner, Bernard P. Caplan Jr., alleging that they arbitrarily discontinued services at a health club in Essex. Other charges include making ...

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New Hollywood fitness fave: Drumstick-smashing!

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Move over, pole-dancing, kettlebells and Zumba. Drumstick-smashing is the latest rage to hit the Hollywood exercise circuit, offering a workout similar to Pilates or boot camp, but without the serenity of a yoga studio or the ...

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Bethesda’s Velovoom fitness center closes (access required)

A Bethesda fitness center offering an innovative cycling studio to a growing clientele in its first few months in business has abruptly closed. Velovoom co-owner Marc Caputo and his partners have parted ways, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. Caputo ...

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