• AB Extra: March 27

    by Laura Godlewski March 2015

    Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.

  • Evaluating Campus Recreation Management Software

    by Emily Attwood March 2015

    A good software management system is essential to the success of any business, facilitating everything from access control and asset management to membership sales and scheduling. Choosing a management software vendor is not a task many take lightly; between implementation, training and ensuring compatibility, making the switch to a new system is an arduous undertaking, and the final decision will be one the facility operator will likely have to live with for a number of years.

  • Under Armour Expands Reach in Fitness Apps

    by Elaine Low, Investor's Business Daily February 2015

    Under Armour signaled with two acquisitions Wednesday that it intends to win the fitness-tracking footrace while also outpacing fourth-quarter expectations with accelerating earnings and revenue gains.

  • App Enhances In-Stadium Super Bowl Experience

    by Izzy Gould, @IzzyGould, USA TODAY Sports February 2015

    When Jeremy Lane intercepted a Tom Brady pass at the goal line in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, some fans seated in University of Phoenix Stadium quickly had access to four different replay angles on their cellphones.

  • Fingerprint Processing Delays Lead to Unvetted Coaches

    by Becky Pallack, Arizona Daily Star January 2015

    Long waits for fingerprint processing mean it could take weeks -- even the team's whole season -- before a background check is done.

  • 2015: Year of the Virtual Race

    by David Quick January 2015

    First, there was virtual reality. Then virtual money and even virtual girlfriends. And now, for better or worse, virtual races, as in 5Ks and half marathons.

  • Wearables, Drones to Be Hot Topics as CES Kicks Off

    by PATRICK SEITZ January 2015

    The chatter about wearables could become unbearable next week at the International CES, better known as the Consumer Electronics Show, though GoPro-like cameras and drones also will be among featured performers.

  • Four Reasons to Add Impact Sensors Into Concussion Management

    by Harry Kerasidis, MD November 2014

    Every hit counts. Every hit to the head can be one step closer to a breakdown in the brain. But for many in today’s sports world, we wait until the damage is already done, intervening with a concussion protocol only after the athlete shows obvious concussion symptoms.

  • AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming

    by AB editors October 2014

    In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.

  • Aramark to Pilot Newest Mobile Payment Technology

    by AB Editors October 2014

    Source: Aramark

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a $14 billion global provider of food service, facilities management and uniforms wherever people learn, work, play and recover, announced today it will pilot acceptance of mobile payments from Apple Pay and Softcard at select arenas this hockey season.