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  • New Utah Jazz Training Facility Aims to Be NBA's Best

    by Aaron Falk May 2017

    While crews begin their $125 million overhaul of Vivint Smart Home Arena downtown, the Jazz's practice facility on Salt Lake City's west side is undergoing a dramatic renovation of its own.

  • Indoor Climbing Facility to Open in Richmond

    by Tammie Smith May 2017

    Triangle Rock Club which has three locations in North Carolina, plans to open a climbing facility with a yoga studio and a fitness center in the former Richmond Athletic Club building at 4700 Thalbro St., near Staples Mill Road, in western Henrico County.

  • Fitness Centers Offer New Experiences at Hotels

    by Margaret Abrams May 2017

    It's no longer acceptable for an exclusive hotel to simply host a slew of sad treadmills in the dingy basement. Now, hotel gyms are taking over as the vacation destination. After all, those truly dedicated to their gluten-free, all-organic lifestyles won't give it all up for an indulgent weekend. Whether gyms are undergoing makeovers true to their location, or places are adding SoulCycle and CrossFit classes, these fitness experiences are far more intense than an exercise bike left unattended. One luxury hotel overhauling their workout space is Le Méridien, starting in New Orleans. Brooklyn-based designer Dan Funderburgh created custom wallpapers, and George Fleck, VP of Global Brand Management oversaw the redesign of the gyms, focusing on small details. In the New Orleans locale that meant custom toile and vintage boxing gloves.

  • Life Time Fitness Eyes Former J.C. Penney Site

    by John Ewoldt May 2017

    The proposed fitness center would be 120,000 square feet and have a pool on the roof, according to plans submitted to the city of Edina, Minn.

  • Picturesque Vegas Venues Attract Yoga Classes

    by Regina Garcia Cano May 2017

    Surrounded by imposing Las Vegas hotel-casinos in the foreground and desert mountains in the background, the group breathed deeply and loudly as an instructor guided them through their poses: upward dog, downward dog, lord of the dance.

  • Multiuse Facility to Unite Fitness, Speedskating

    by Mike Gorrell May 2017

    Known as the Kearns Athlete Training and Event Center, the $12.5 million facility also will serve as headquarters for U.S. Speedskating.

  • Group Exercise Explores Water-Based Fitness

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Across the country, gyms are getting on board with water-based exercise classes, converting more and more traditional fitness routines to be done in, on or around the water.

  • Wellness Pop-Up Takes Over N.Y. Department Store

    by Kirsten Fleming May 2017

    Midtown department store Saks Fifth Avenue is clearing the clothing racks and turning its second floor into a pop-up health-and-wellness mecca called the Saks Wellery.

  • QUIZ: 40 Years of Fitness Equipment

    by AB Editors May 2017

    Think you know all about the history of fitness equipment? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

    This quiz is based off of our April 2017 feature: The Evolution of Fitness Equipment. Study up and take your best shot!

     

  • The Evolution of Fitness Equipment

    by Jason Scott May 2017

    Perhaps nowhere is evidence of 40 years of industry growth stronger than in the area of commercial fitness equipment. To illustrate just how far the industry has come, we've collected examples of the first pieces of equipment produced by some of today's best-known manufacturers, as well as some of their most-recent products. When viewed side by side, the differences — from technological advancements to the influence of a shifting fitness culture — are stark.