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  • Corporate Fitness Centers Increasing Across the Nation

    by June 2015

    Corporate America is increasingly prioritizing health and wellness for its employees. From vending machines stocked with healthy snack options to 10-minute fun fitness breaks, employers are taking steps of varying degree to foster healthier work environments while, hopefully, inspiring increased worker productivity. It's not surprising that the leader in this area is a business behemoth with deep resources: Google.

  • HS Weight Room Equipped Thanks to $61K in Donations

    by Patrick O'Grady, Valley News June 2015

    The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school's strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan Bateman and Solomon Cormier.

  • Small Studios Fastest Growing Part of Fitness Industry

    by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press June 2015

    Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them has turned gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs. No need for Olympic-size pools, rows of treadmills or steam rooms in these small studios.

  • Avoid These Six Health Club Design Mistakes

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein June 2015

    When it comes to great architecture and design at fitness facilities, we defer to former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's standard for obscenity — we know it when we see it.

  • Blog: Diddy, with a Kettlebell, in the UCLA Weight Room

    by Stuart Goldman June 2015

    The Diddy attack at the UCLA training complex on Monday has taken on a life of its own. What have we learned? We’ve learned that a kettlebell can be used as a deadly weapon.

  • 2015 Showcase by the Numbers

    by AB Staff June 2015

    Wondering what the spread of this year's submissions looks like? Projects in the college market dominated, offering a healthy array of athletic, fitness and recreation endeavors. As far as design, an overarching theme across all markets was creating a sense of place through the use of grand and welcoming entrances and atriums, often featuring abundant glass and skylights.

  • The AB Extra: June 19

    by Laura Godlewski June 2015

    This week's AB Extra features news about a startup that aims to improve athletic equipment, a study that suggests that active video games are a good substitute for physical activity for kids and a university that is looking out for those who are texting and walking. 

  • Nonprofit's Medically Based Fitness Centers Enjoy Steady Growth

    by Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business June 2015

    The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation has grown the past six years from a single wellness center to four.

  • WVU Athletics Checking Off List of Smaller Facility Projects

    by Mike Casazza, Charleston Daily Mail June 2015

    There's nothing quite as grand as the basketball practice facility or the football program's weight room or team meeting room on the way, but the Mountaineer Athletic Club is working on the next wave of smaller items to benefit West Virginia.

  • Utah Athletics Nearing End of $41M in Improvement Projects

    by Kyle Goon, The Salt Lake Tribune June 2015

    Utah athletics finds itself in several major construction projects nearing completion this summer, a reflection of its rising ambitions as a department.