• 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.

  • Nonprofit Rock Climbing Program Helps Veterans Heal

    by Jed Boal Deseret News May 2014

    An Iraq War veteran struggling with life after war has created a way to help himself and other Utah veterans get their lives back on track.