March 11, 1987 |
The Campbell Soup Co. announced yesterday that it was putting up for sale its Triangle Manufacturing Co. subsidiary, which was acquired four years ago by the Camden company in a move to cash in on the physical-fitness craze sweeping the nation. The move essentially ends Campbell's expansion into the health-and-fitness market, Campbell spokesman James H. Moran said yesterday. When Campbell acquired Triangle, the soup company was seeking stronger identification with athletics through its advertising for V-8 vegetable juice and sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic teams in figure skating and field hockey.
October 25, 1989 |
You'll have no excuse for missing a workout if you set up a home gym. However, exercise equipment can represent a sizable investment (state-of- the-art computerized machines cost $2,000 to $4,500), so know your goals (weight loss? strength? flexibility?) before choosing equipment, says Philip Rosenthal, assistant director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and try before you buy. Call a friend who has a stationary bike or rowing machine, or buy a health club guest pass and try out the cross-country skier and treadmill.
June 12, 1993 |
The first two white (not albino) lions ever to make North American zoo- goers blink, roar their official welcome today in Philadelphia. Jezebel and Vinkel checked out the accommodations and the exercise equipment yesterday, and ignored a group of Amish visitors.
July 5, 2014 |
The director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center was fired after being charged with stealing cash and items from the lost-and-found area. Amy M. Wagner's departure in May became public Thursday in an article on the website of the student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian. The affidavit of probable cause filed May 8 in Philadelphia Municipal Court accuses Wagner of the theft of an unspecified amount of cash "entrusted to her as a university employee," and unspecified items from the lost-and-found.
July 31, 2012 |
Roger Schwab is an impressive advertisement for his profession. At age 67, the owner and president of Main Line Health & Fitness in Bryn Mawr has an enviable physique. In recent months, however, he's been able to defy the usual rules of time and aging by improving his body even more. He has added six pounds of muscle, and when he flexes his biceps, the belly of the muscle is as big and full as it was when he was an iron-pumping stud in his 20s. "That's not supposed to happen," Schwab marvels.
July 8, 1987 |
Campbell Soup Co. yesterday said that it sold its Triangle Manufacturing Corp. subsidiary, which manufactures exercise equipment, to St. Lawrence Manufacturing Canada Inc. for an undisclosed amount of cash. Campbell acquired privately held Triangle in March 1983 in an attempt to benefit from the nation's burgeoning interest in physical fitness, said Campbell spokesman James H. Moran. At the time, the Camden-based food company also was seeking stronger identification with athletics through its advertising for V-8 vegetable juice and sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic teams in figure skating and field hockey, he said.
September 12, 2014
BASEMENTS, basically by definition, are the ugly and unloved stepchildren of any tiered structure. A damp, dank place to stack cardboard boxes full of ex-lovers' stuff. A resting place for never-used exercise equipment. A sunlight-free ecosystem perfect for the cultivation of cobwebs and dust bunnies. An eminently unsafe hiding place for psychotic clowns armed with blood-stained garden equipment. (Just me?) But none of these subterranean stereotypes, even the totally rational killer-clown one, apply to what lies beneath the Reading Terminal Market, one of Philadelphia's most recognized historical and culinary contributions.
December 29, 2014 |
This is the time when many of us pledge to do better in the new year. Among the top resolutions routinely are to lose weight and get more exercise. Before joining the health club or buying fitness equipment, you may want to read a provocative new book, Exercise Will Hurt You: Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and How the Dangers of Sports and Exercise Can Affect Your Health. The author is Steven Barrer, director of the Neurosciences Institute and former chief of the division of neurosurgery at Abington Memorial Hospital.
September 29, 1990 |
Many Americans have purchased elaborate exercise equipment. But how many of us are really committed to using it? Before investing money in weight machines and exercise cycles that may end up as clothes racks, try working out with what you have. Aerobic activities, such as brisk walking, jogging and swimming, can be done without equipment. Keep in mind that the exercise should be done three to five times a week for no less than 20 minutes. The activity should raise your heart rate to a "training level" of 60 to 90 percent of your maximum heart rate.
January 12, 1992 |
Meet Walt "I'm Becoming a Couch Potato" Stencler of Pottstown. Middle-aged. An active spring and summer gardener who vegetates the rest of the year. Worried about his blood pressure and the few pounds he put on during the Christmas season. Stencler and his wife, Connie, know they should get more exercise. Even so, two stationary bicycles they bought in recent years went Goodbye Garage Sale. "They're so boring," says Walt. Connie concurs. Now meet Kim Piersall, trim, brimming with fitness and enthusiasm.