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Kids like the challenge of simple Alternating Stair Climb

story.lead_photo.captionStickman demonstrates the Alternating Stair Climb. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Celia Storey)

During the first half of my career, I found myself inside a fitness center nearly every day.

Whether I was working a shift or exercising on my own, I found solace inside the exercise cathedrals that dot our Midwest landscape. No matter how large or small, each fitness center provided an atmosphere of camaraderie, encouragement and hope that I will always remember fondly.

Over the past decade, my focus has shifted to the business side — which has been altered drastically by the pandemic.

I have seen fitness center trends come and go. The ’80s featured heavy Nautilus machines, cardio-based group exercise classes and spa-like locker-room amenities. The ’90s included a greater focus on personal training and the proliferation of free-weight training for men and women.

In the 2000s there was a transition from independently owned “Mom and Pop” fitness centers

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Here’s a super cheap growth share I think could be set to climb again

If you want to write a book on what can go wrong with a growth share, Accesso Technology (LSE: ACSO) could be a great subject.

Accesso does virtual queuing systems for theme parks and other attractions. Instead of wasting much of your time queuing up for rides, you get a fancy token thing that does the queuing for you and tells you when its your turn.

Sales had been growing, US theme parks came on board, and there was a world of opportunity. The Accesso share price soared, reaching £30 in September 2018.

As I write today, the shares are changing hands at around 300p. That’s a 90% fall in almost exactly two years. And it’s nothing to do with the Covid-19 crisis. No, even before the stock market crash kicked off in February 2020, Accesso shares were hovering around 550p. The pandemic has merely kicked the shares when they

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Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve. The Nasdaq led the broader market rally as technology shares continued to make up lost ground from last week’s selloff.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average

 rose 2.27 points to finish at 27,995.60, while the S&P 500

 gained 17.66 points, or 0.5%, to trade at 3,401.20, marking its third straight increase. The Nasdaq Composite

 finished up 133.67 points, or 1.2%, at 11,190.32, logging back-to-back gains.

On Monday, the Dow rose 327.69 points, or 1.2%, to finish at 27,993.33, after briefly trading above the 28,000 threshold. The S&P 500 added 42.57 points, or 1.3%, closing at 3,383.54. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 203.11 points, or 1.7%, to end at 11,056.65, rebounding from a rout that last week saw the tech-heavy index enter correction territory

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