Skip to comments.Madonna to open 'Hard Candy' health club chain
Posted on 10/26/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by ColdOne
NEW YORK (AFP) Pop music icon Madonna will launch a chain of fitness clubs, with the first to open in Mexico City next month, her business partners in the new venture announced.
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Will its chief purpose be to tighten up loose women?
Wow, depending on disposable income in an economic downturn. What a business plan!
I suppose they will have to listen to her music in the background 24/7.
“Road hard” might be a better name.
“Hard Candy”? I wonder if Madonna chose this name because of the movie?
So... what time is the pole dancing class?
Oh wait...forget I asked.... (tiptoes away very quietly)
Who wants to have vein popping arms like hers? LOL
Within a year, it will become clear that the only reason she opened them was that so she had a new source of men to pick up and bed.
Actually it is just more mindless materialism from the material overage rocker.
Referring to men and women as CANDY. Well it does fit madonna’s mindset.
I was thinking the same thing when i read that.
Jane Fonda, Part Deux.
That was one seriously messed up movie.
That’s the one!
Wow, what a winning business model, NOT!
The current hot fitness trend around the world is a stripped down box of a gym that focuses on intense performance without fancy embellishments.
BTW, Crossfit is so effective it has been adopted and adapted by the USMC and Navy Seals.
"Rode hard" might be even better still.
Whoops, thank you.
I skimmed the piece at your link, and when Isaw the following I realized that it could not be Madonna.
The musician, who cannot be named for legal reasons,
would have suffered enormous personal distress and
humiliation if the photographs had been made public....
There is no way to embarrass that trollop. Unless, of course, they are photos of her, fully clothed, shaking hands with people who live moral lives.
Crossfit is based, for the most part, on the findings of Dr. Izumi Tabata of Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports. The goal of his work was to see if he could improve the performance of athletes who were already conditioned to the elite or Olympic level of fitness.
He determined that a series of 8 (or more) 20 second intervals at absolute max output (95+% of max heart rate), each interval then followed by a 10 second interval of rest, improved VO2Max (oxygen uptake) by 14% and improved anaerobic capacity by a whopping 28%. The training period for this study was 6 weeks and each athlete warmed up (8 minutes or so) before beginning the protocol.
Keep in mind that this improvement was experienced by athletes who were already in peak condition.
What Crossfit did was take the Tabata Protocol (as it is called) and wrap it around the kinds of movements that active humans do in the everyday lives. The military, of course, adapts it to the movements and stresses common to soldiers.
As an additional note, I use the Tabata protocol in my workout on an irregular basis and can attest to its effectiveness. That said, it is grueling and often results in vomiting (the Crossfit mascot is "Barfy the Clown").
The Tabata regime is not recommended for folks who are not already extremely fit, but for athletes trying to ramp up for a competitive event, it is an excellent tool.