RECENT ARTICLES
  • Should Employees Be Forced to Wear Fitness Trackers?

    by Lisa Schencker December 2016

    Fitness trackers — those sleek devices often strapped to wrists — are starting to become nearly as common as employee badges at some companies. But how much do they help workers? How much do they help the companies that offer the wearables to their employees?

  • Designing Training Spaces to Maximize Limited Practice Time

    by Nate Appleman December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • College Strength Coaches See Roles, Salaries Expand

    by Paul Myerberg, Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars December 2016

    For years, dating to the widespread advent of dedicated strength-and-conditioning programs in the 1970s, strength coaches have been heard but rarely seen. Now, these coaches are taking on far more important roles as co-head coaches and as vitally important, year-round cogs for any successful program.

  • Product Spotlight: Indoor Sports Surfaces

    by AB Staff December 2016

    Indoor sports surfacing products as seen in the November/December 2016 issue of Athletic Business:

  • Building Campus Housing with Student-Athletes in Mind

    by Anita Moran December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

    Players at the University of Kansas made headlines last fall when they moved into Marie S. McCarthy Hall, an $11.2 million modern apartment complex that boasts a list of amenities specific to elite athletes. Similar residences have been built at Kentucky, Auburn, Oklahoma and North Carolina State.

    On the surface, such venues appear to be the latest weapon in the recruiting arms race among the nation's top athletics programs, but there's more to it than that.

  • Product Spotlight 2017: Cardio Equipment

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Cardio Equipment

  • Equipment Usage Tracking Technologies

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    In the past few years, fitness technology has begun to home in on one of the most problematic aspects of fitness space management: cardio equipment maintenance. A variety of device-trackers, applications and even specialized consulting services are available to help facility owners optimize their fitness floor and keep tabs on equipment usage. For the operator who is devoted to customer satisfaction but also wants to get the highest possible return on their fitness equipment investment, a combination of these available technologies may be the best solution.

  • Branded Gyms Partner with Hospitality Venues

    by Courtney Cameron December 2016

    Fitness and wellness accommodations are more than just a popular new hospitality offering; they're becoming an expectation that needs to be met if hotels hope to compete in the modern market.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Deck Drains | Building Frames

    by AB Staff December 2016

    This article appeared in the November | December issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Oklahoma Fitness Center Up for Sale

    by Sarah Terry-Cobo November 2016

    Bids are due by Jan. 21 for those interested in purchasing the fitness equipment or building at the American Energy Partners Fitness Center, for sale in Oklahoma City. The building and land are valued at about $3 million.