• Inside the 65th Annual NIRSA Conference

    by Dennis Van Milligen April 2014

    The 65th Annual NIRSA Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition will be held April 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Last year, NIRSA co-located with the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (ACPA) in Las Vegas, requiring the show to be hosted across a variety of venues. This year, everything will be housed in one central location.

  • MLB's Replay System a Work in Progress

    by Michael Silverman April 2014

    If baseball's new instant-replay system were a new car, the manufacturer would have issued a recall by now.

  • News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.

  • Tracking Technology a Hit with Professional Athletes

    by FRANK SERAVALLI; Daily News Staff Writer March 2014

    When the Flyers' 18 non-Olympians returned to the ice for practice on March 19 after an NHL-mandated 10-day break, the veterans organized a little team activity to see who fell out of shape the quickest on vacation.

  • NBA Stars Embracing Player-Efficiency Software Program

    by Jon Swartz, USA TODAY February 2014

    Chris Bosh is a 6-foot-11 basketball superstar who has won two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat and an Olympic gold medal in 2008. He's a nine-time All-Star with a silky smooth jump shot. In other words, he's as accomplished as any baller this side of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Yet when he heard about a new player-efficiency software program in development at All-Star festivities earlier this month here, he sought out its maker, SAP, and asked for an instant demo.

  • Sponsored Video: Inside Cybex's Manufacturing Facility

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    Athletic Business recently had the exclusive opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Cybex's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Owatonna, Minn. Our ABtv video crew met up with international club owner Ron Hemelgarn as he toured the 340,000 square-foot facility learning the ins and outs of how some of the most popular fitness equipment in the world is made.

    Can't get enough? Check out our extended version with even more details on Cybex's manufacturing process.



  • Study Shows Concussion Risk 'Dependent on Helmet'

    by Michael Gaio February 2014

    As of today, football season is officially over. But research into protecting the game's players has no offseason. A new study published by the Journal of Neurosurgery says the risk of suffering a concussion after a head injury may be dependent on what type of helmet a player is wearing.

  • Technogym wins ISPO “Product of the Year 2014”

    by Super User January 2014

    Source: Technogym

    January 26th, 2014 – Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google Glass controlled treadmill at the ISPO 2014, the most important international trade fair for Sport Business and Sportswear, from January 26-29 in Munich. With this innovative technology the users will be able to interact with the treadmill using their Google Glass and they will receive feedback on their training on the Glass display right away. Visitors can view the treadmill, which has been named winner of the ISPO Award “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2014” in the performance segment, at the ISPO Award booth (hall A2, booth 309).

  • TRUE Fitness Product Demo: Transcend 16 Console (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff January 2014

    Experience TRUE's Transcend 16 console with intuitive navigation, programs for all levels, and all-encompassing entertainment, appealing to users of all fitness levels.

  • Cybex Product Demo: The Eagle Leg Press (Sponsored)

    by AB Staff January 2014

    Cybex product specialist Daryl Dee explains and demonstrates the features and benefits of the company's Eagle Leg Press from the trade show floor at the 2013 Athletic Business Conference & Expo.