RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Product Roundup: Aquatic Safety, Fitness Equipment and More

    by AB Staff June 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the June 2017 issue.

  • Family Sues Waterpark Over Brain-Eating Amoeba

    by Jim Wilhelm June 2017

    The family of a Westerville woman who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in Columbus against a North Carolina outdoor recreational park and the firm that designed and engineered it.

  • Residents Group Sues to Block Aquatics Complex

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    A Long Beach residents group filed suit on Wednesday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in an attempt to prevent construction of an oceanfront competitive aquatics complex.

  • Heat On as Four of Area's Seven Pools Still Unavailable

    by Nick Jimenez June 2017

    Unexpected delays in other construction, breakdowns of equipment due to rain and maybe just bad karma sent the majority of Corpus Christi's pools into the opening days of summer on the sidelines.

  • New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    Precor
    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
    www.precor.com
    (800) 786-8404


    Sports Laundry Systems
    Sports Laundry Systems® combines freestanding, high-speed washer-extractors with ozone injection and high-performance drying tumblers to perfectly fit athletic laundry production and disinfection needs. Systems complete more laundry in less time; cut water, energy and detergent usage; save utility and chemical costs; and ensure items are properly washed according to preprogramed settings, exactly matching fabric recommendations.
    www.sportslaundrysystems.com
    (800) 256-1073


    RenoSys
    Custom logos are now available for placement within the RenoSys PVC pool shell. Aquatic facilities can upgrade their PVC pool shell renovation with a school team logo, athletic club logo or similar custom logo design. Custom logos can be made to virtually any size and shape. They are crafted from a 60-millimeter, custom-textured and reinforced PVC material, and applied on-site to make pools watertight. PVC pool shell membrane installations offer a solution to effectively contain water, seal structural cracks and solve problems such as leaks or rough concrete. PVC pool shells with custom logos provide a high-end look with a textured, nonabrasive, slip-resistant surface that is pore-free for ease of maintenance.
    www.renosys.com
    800-783-7005


    Kay Park Recreation
    New customizable bleacher wraps by Kay Park are a multifunctional way to display school spirit in any spectator venue. Customizable bleacher wraps block views of unsightly trash that falls beneath bleachers and prevent children from climbing under bleachers, while also providing a place for extra storage. Bleacher wraps are made of heavy-duty, printable mesh fabric with durable grommets to attach to the bleacher frame.
    www.kaypark.com
    (800) 553-2476


    Colorado Time Systems
    Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, has introduced the second-generation WaterFit bicycle. The WaterFit Series product line includes underwater bicycles, treadmills and trampolines. Each product is designed specifically to withstand a harsh pool environment and rigorous exercise routines. Key enhancements to the WaterFit bicycle include reduced weight (30.9 pounds or 14.0 kilograms), rear wheels for ease of placement and removal, and a removable base for compact storage.
    www.coloradotime.com
    (800) 279-0111

     


    Life Fitness
    Life Fitness' new Integrity Series cardio line includes a treadmill, elliptical cross-trainer, and upright and recumbent Lifecycle exercise bikes. The Integrity Series is designed and revamped for facilities requiring robust cardio equipment that is simple and intuitive for exercisers. The line allows facilities to choose their preferred product configuration when prioritizing price and features. The Integrity Series is available in three product models with two console options for each machine. Both consoles offer wireless connectivity to enable customers to take advantage of LFconnect, a digital solution that allows for equipment monitoring, tracking and asset management.
    www.lifefitness.com
    (800) 527-6065


    This article originally appeared in the July | August 2017 issue of Athletic Business with the title "New & Improved." Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

     

  • Two Florida LA Fitness Locations Tested for Legionella

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Two separate LA Fitness locations in Orange County are undergoing investigation by the Florida Department of Health after four reported cases of Legionnaire’s disease cropped up among club members.

  • U. of Washington Rec Rolls Out Synthetic 'Logs' for Pool

    by Christine Clarridge June 2017

    The University of Washington bought four Key Logs as part of the recreation department's efforts to get non-traditional athletes involved in physical activities.

  • Funding for Aquatic Complex Debated

    by Earle Kimel June 2017

    Sarasota County commissioners gave the city of North Port's proposed $12 million aquatic complex at Butler Park a thumbs-up for style and substance at Tuesday's joint meeting with the North Port City Commission.

  • Health Officials Offer Waterborne Illness Prevention Tips

    by Kelly Gifford June 2017

    Ten years after Utah's worst outbreak of the water-borne cryptosporidiosis bacteria, health officials are still not taking chances with residents' safety during the summer outdoor swim season.