Facilities: Fitness & Training
Plan to Renovate YMCA with Tax Dollars Draws Criticism
by Mark Niesse; Staff June 2014
The DeKalb County Commission is considering spending nearly $5 million in taxpayer money, intended for public green spaces, to pay for upgrades at a members-only YMCA.
Editorial: Camden Should Beware of Sixers' Promises
by The Philadelphia Daily News June 2014
It's not that we don't feel miffed that the 76ers are moving their practice facilities and office operations across the river to your town - last we checked, they called themselves the Philadelphia 76ers - but we know that you're not in the habit of getting much good news, so we wish you well. As part of an interconnected urban ecosystem, we really want your city to do well. We suffer when you suffer.
Assertiveness is Key to Running a Fitness Business
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2014
You know how being physically fit and strong is supposed to make people confident and self-assured? Then please explain to us why we're an industry of wimps.
Base Recognized for Outstanding Airman Fitness Efforts
by Staff report June 2014
Dyess Air Force Base recently received recognition by Air Combat Command for the best Comprehensive Airman Fitness practices for the fourth quarter of 2013.
New $7M On-Site Corporate Wellness Center Opens
by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014
Kohl's this week joined the growing group of companies that are encouraging their employees to get, or stay, healthy by offering an on-site corporate fitness center.
Village Board Okays Veterans-Owned Fitness Center
by ED COLLINS. For Sun-Times Media | @EdCollins2 June 2014
Vigilant Elite Training, also known as VET, received a special use permit from the Gurnee Village Board to establish an indoor multi-purpose fitness training facility. VET, is 100 percent veteran owned and operated, and will offer two fitness programs with separate hours of operation at the Grand Tri-State Business Park, 905 Lakeside Drive.
Athletic Business Architectural Showcase 2014 Map
by AB Staff June 2014
View 2014 AB showcase locations in a full screen map
This year marks the 27th year of Athletic Business's Architectural Showcase and 29th Facility of Merit awards program. The University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium graced the cover of the first "Showcase on Architecture" as it was initially called, one of 45 facilities to be highlighted in the June 1988 issue.
Not surprisingly, facilities have gotten bigger and more expensive since our first Showcase — there is a more than $100 million difference between the most expensive project this year and its counterpart in 1988 — but there's still room for smaller projects. College projects continue to dominate the market, though preferences have changed — a campus-rec standard today, climbing walls were all but nonexistent in facilities of the '80s.
Barre Fitness Poised to Rise as More Studios Open
by Amy Bentley May 2014
The V-Fit studio in Ventura is not a gym. You won’t find weights or Nautilus equipment here, or see a bunch of men with big muscles doing biceps curls.
Blog: Six Facilities That Left Me Floored
by Michael Gaio May 2014
When I was invited by Regupol America to tour several athletic and fitness facilities earlier this month, I had no idea what I was in for. Working for AB, we know how important the right kind of flooring is — it impacts everything from acoustics and aesthetics to cost and usability — but it takes getting out of the office and seeing the details up close to really understand how flooring can make an impact.
Gold's Gym Partners with Hospital on Fitness Facility
by Becky Orr May 2014
The first Gold's Gym in Wyoming will open through a partnership with Cheyenne Regional Fitness Center.