Facilities: Fitness & Training
Study: Pac-12 Athletes Burned Out, Sleep-Deprived
by Paul Steinbach April 2015
A study of Pac-12 Conference student-athletes has found that an average of 50 hours per week is consumed by the individual's given sport, with as much time spent traveling (22 hours) as is devoted to the actual athletic activity (21 hours). The result is students sacrificing sleep as they try to keep pace on the field and in the classroom.
Portable Synthetic Turf Growing Within Athletic, Fitness Markets
by Paul Steinbach April 2015
It's springing up on top of basketball courts and inside hockey dasher boards, and thriving within a new workout environment that emphasizes sprints and agility drills alongside atypical strength training. But to say that synthetic turf is taking root in a variety of indoor spaces these days would be missing the point, or at least misusing the metaphor.
Injured Utah Athletes Rehab Alongside Practicing Peers
by Amy Donaldson Deseret News April 2015
The Pit is wherever Utah's director of strength and conditioning Doug Elisaia sets up workouts for those who are injured and unable to participate in regular practices.
YMCA Expansion Plan Back in Court Over Alley Issue
by NICOLE CHYNOWETH April 2015
Some hope exists an agreement will be reached to put an end to the complicated legal entanglement that has stemmed from the planned expansion of the Ligonier Valley YMCA.
Lakers Receive Approval for $80M Training Facility
by Carley Dryden April 2015
The El Segundo City Council has granted unanimous approval of a new state-of-the-art training facility and exhibition venue for the NBA team, just one block north of the home it shares with he Los Angeles Kings at the Toyota Sports Center.
Wyoming Announces Plans for High-Altitude Training Center
by Robert Gagliardi April 2015
One of the biggest and most challenging athletics facility upgrades and fundraising drives at the University of Wyoming was unveiled earlier this week.
New Vision Sought for Y Damaged by $2M Sauna Fire
by Ashley Morris; Ashley.Morris@StarNewsOnline.com April 2015
Damage to the Wilmington Family YMCA building on Market Street from a February fire was slightly more than $2 million, according to preliminary cost estimates released Thursday by the Y.
Golf Fitness, Barre Among Offerings of New Fitness Center
by Scott Kirk Special to the Reporter-News April 2015
The new fitness center at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center is the culmination of four years of planning, said Bubba Klostermann, director of adult services for Abilene for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
U. of Charleston Academic Center Gets $1M Gift
by Ryan Quinn, Staff Writer April 2015
Two longtime donors have given $1 million to the University of Charleston's planned Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center, a sports and academic complex set to begin construction next month.
Optimism Meets Reality When Opening a Health Club
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2015
The adage, "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life," likely needs some updating. Maybe something like, "If you choose to start a business based on what you love, then be prepared to work really, really hard every day and know that 80 percent of what you have to do will have nothing to do with what you love. But that last 20 percent might be fun."