RECENT ARTICLES
  • Soil Report Complicates Rec Center Renovations

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    Planned renovations for the recreation center in Louisville, Colo., were complicated by a soil report, released Friday by Ground Engineering of Denver, that outlined the potential for significant subsidence and shifting soil on the chosen site.

  • Delivery Worker Charged in CrossFit Equipment Theft

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    One day after a break-in at Pennant CrossFit, Southborough police traced a suspect to his home in Danvers, Mass., where he confessed to taking fitness equipment from the business on June 5 and from several other area gyms on other occasions.

  • Treadmill Fire Closes LA Fitness in St. Petersburg

    by Courtney Cameron June 2017

    A treadmill fire at an LA Fitness St. Petersburg location resulted in minor fire and water damage, causing the facility to close for several days.

  • Lifeguards Afraid to Work at Louisville Municipal Pool

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Last week, Metro Parks of Louisville, Ky., announced that the West End outdoor pool is understaffed by roughly 15 lifeguards, putting the scheduled season opening for Memorial Day in jeopardy.

  • Patron Drowns in Hot Tub at Fallbrook YMCA

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    An autopsy report has been released for 21-year-old Samson Goitom, who was found face-down in a hot tub at the Fallbrook YMCA in Lincoln, Neb., around 6:45 pm on March 20.

  • Record Rainfall Delays Inglewood Stadium Construction One Year

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Record rainfall in Los Angeles has caused significant construction delays, postponing the opening date of shared Rams/Chargers stadium in Inglewood, Calif., by one year.

  • How to Help Prevent Drownings with Expert Pool Safety Sign Systems (Sponsored)

    by Derek Eversdyke, Clarion Safety Systems May 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Clarion Safety Systems. What is sponsored content?

    About 10 people die of unintentional drowning every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Water presents a very real hazard. As with any risk in a facility, when a property has a pool, its potential hazards and information on how to avoid those hazards must be communicated to people as part of the facility’s legal “duty to warn.” When it comes to your water safety program, correctly designed signs are key to keeping swimmers safe from harm and facilities free from lawsuits. The challenge is that most pool safety signs in use today don’t comply with the latest best practice safety sign design standards. This means the vast majority of pool owners are missing the opportunity to effectively convey critical safety communication to pool users, which unnecessarily risks accidents and costly litigation.

  • Death of Toddler Raises Goal Post Safety Concerns

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Over the weekend in Antioch, Tenn., two-year-old Melanie Rodriguez was killed by a soccer goal when it was blown over by a strong wind, landing on top of her. The accident has gotten people talking about the dangers of unsecured equipment.

  • Fired Trainer Kills Two Equinox Employees

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    On Sunday, Equinox gym sent an email to members confirming the deaths of three employees at their Merrick Park location in Coral Gables, Fla. The deaths were a result of injuries sustained in a fitness center shooting.

  • Copper Thieves Turn Out the Lights at Sports Complex

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    Over the weekend, a Tulsa, Okla., sports complex was robbed of roughly 200 feet of copper wire, damaging the transformer and turning out the lights, making it difficult for the complex to accommodate the 130 youth soccer teams that use its facilities.