• State Closes Gym Over Taxes, Quickly Reopens It

    by Craig S. Semon, Telegram and Gazette Staff March 2015

    Despite the building's being seized Thursday morning by the state Department of Revenue for nonpayment of taxes, Pure Fitness, at 37 Sutton Road, is now open for business.

  • One-Time Country Club Now $28M Recreation Center

    by David Macaulay, Correspondent March 2015

    The new Bow Creek Community Recreation Center is a far cry from the quiet country club that occupied the grounds decades earlier. At the grand re-opening March 21, the parking lot was full by 9:30 a.m.

  • Indoor Football Team Enjoying Dedicated Training Facility

    by DAVE LAWRENCE Mechanicsville Local March 2015

    The Richmond Raiders, an arena football team in the Professional Indoor Football League, took up residence for the start of their training camp at the newly constructed Sports Reality on Chamberlayne Road across from Hanover High School.

  • Controversy Over Olympian's Absence from Facility

    by BILL ORAM, STAFF WRITER March 2015

    Prior to the Misty May-Treanor Sports Center's opening, many wondered how involved the Olympian would be with the sprawling center in Irvine, or with its 430-member volleyball club.

  • W.V. State Coach Calls $3.5M Facility 'A Game-Changer'

    by CHUCK McGILL, Daily Mail sports editor March 2015

    The $3.5 million structure, paid for entirely by raised funds, contains a 100-seat locker room, state-of-the-art weight room, a first-level conference room with an 80-inch flat-screen television, three second-floor meeting rooms with a flat-screen TV and dry-erase board in each, and offices for Anderson and his staff that feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the football field.

  • Two Area Health Clubs to Get Name Change, Upgrades

    by March 2015

    New River Capital of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has purchased ECO Fitness sites in Mount Pleasant and Charleston and will convert them to Pivotal Fitness health clubs, according to Jeff Flammang, a partner in ECO who will stay with Pivotal in business development.

  • Twins Show Off New-Look Spring Training Stadium

    by J. Scott Butherus 239-435-3468 February 2015

    After two years and nearly $50 million, the new-look Hammond Stadium was unveiled to the public on Sunday.

  • Architectural Showcase: A Video Tour

    by AB Staff February 2015

    See how Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase offers unmatched year-round exposure for new and recently renovated athletic, fitness and recreation facilities.

  • Billionaire-Owned Fitness Center Caters to Elite Athletes

    by Scott Scanlon / Refresh Editor February 2015

    The first Impact Sports Performance opened in May 2011 in the same Boca Raton, Fla., development where the owners of the Bills and Sabres have their corporate headquarters. The second opened on Halloween at HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo. Jerome, a Chicago native, and his wife, Keli, who grew up in Pittsburgh, moved to Western New York to run it.

  • Former State Champion Football Coach Opens Gym

    by Ben Calwell February 2015

    Standing amidst vintage barbells and weights, former South Charleston High School football coach John Messinger is in his element.