• Military Stepping Up Fitness Initiatives to Become Wellness Leader

    by Emily Attwood March 2014

    The Armed Forces have long been seen as the epitome of fitness, trailblazing the way for new and evermore impressive exercise programs. Look no further than TRX and other suspension-training offshoots, bootcamp-style workouts and military-inspired obstacle runs, to name a few examples.

  • Code Amended to Allow Sports Center in Industrial Zone

    by LAURIE BLAKE; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) March 2014

    Finding new businesses knocking on the door to its oldest industrial park, Burnsville has decided to let a sports performance center in now and consider others later in the year. After approval by the Planning Commission and Economic Development Commission, the City Council last week amended the zoning code to admit sports performance centers as a conditional use in the 241-acre industrial park north of Hwy. 13 near Cliff Road and S. 12th Avenue. The industrial park, which sits on the bluff overlooking the Minnesota River, is the oldest industrial zone in the city, with mostly single-story buildings built in the 1970s and 1980s for multiple tenants of offices and warehouses.

  • Private Sports Complex Eyes School Grounds Location

    by BILL VIDONIC March 2014

    Two businessmen have approached the Butler Area School District about building a privately owned sports complex on school property. The district might be interested so that students and student athletes could use the space, said Superintendent Michael Strutt, provided no financial strings are attached. "If it's going to cost the district anything "” any part of it "” that's a completely different story," Strutt said.

  • Orioles Skipper Touts Functionality of Spring Ballpark

    by MICHAEL KOLLIGIAN Correspondent March 2014

    Midway through his team's Wednesday morning workout at misty Ed Smith Stadium, Orioles manager Buck Showalter boarded a golf cart bound for the pitchers' training facility, where rehabilitating starters Dylan Bundy and Johan Santana were scheduled to throw bullpen sessions.

  • High School's New Weight Room Attracting Non-Athletes

    by BARLAS, THOMAS March 2014

    VINELAND -- Student athletes are not the only ones muscling their way to fitness at Vineland High School. A new weight room at Vineland High School South is attracting students with few, if any, links to high school athletics.

  • News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor

    by Michael Gaio March 2014

    There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.

  • YMCA Partnership with School to Give City Its 4th Y

    by Lincoln Journal Star March 2014

    It's exciting that another joint facility planned by the Lincoln YMCA and the Lincoln Public School District is close to becoming a reality.

  • Ret. Navy Officer Offers No-Nonsense, No-Machine Gym

    by Faran Fagen March 2014

    On Super Bowl Sunday, while most sports fans were huddled around TVs, members and trainers at a new Boca Raton gym were flipping tires in addition to flipping hamburgers. An interactive barbecue on the biggest television day of the year is just one way Boca Brickhouse owners Kirk and Christine Kochte have thrown some muscle into the training scene in southern Palm Beach County.

  • Donations, Fees to Fund $25M VCU Basketball Facility


    Virginia Commonwealth University announced plans to build a $25 million basketball practice facility that Rams men's coach Shaka Smart hopes will "continue to move this program to new heights." VCU athletics director Ed McLaughlin said the two-story, 60,000-square-foot facility will be paid for with $14.5 million in private donations and $10.5 million from reallocating part of student fees that are being used to pay off part of the debt on the Siegel Center. Those fees will be redirected once the Siegel Center debt is retired in 2016, McLaughlin said. He said student fees will not be increased and no state funds will be used.

  • School Weighs $330K Floor Fix or $1.2M Weight Room

    by JANE FORD-STEWART March 2014

    Muskego - The hefty question of how to solve Muskego High School's weight-room floor dilemma has been reduced to two options. The Muskego-Norway School Board was told last week that strengthening the floor to make it usable as a weight room again could cost $200,000 to $330,000, while building an addition for a new expanded weight room somewhere near the Salentine gym would cost roughly $1.2 million. That latter option also includes fixing the old weight room floor so that regular classes can be held there.