• How to Borrow the Best Ideas from Fitness Trends

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein December 2014

    It's becoming difficult to track all of the trends that are impacting the fitness industry. Maybe that's good, because trying to do so can be depressing. It seems that every trend is a shot to the heart of all-inclusive health clubs.

  • Record $16M Gift Earmarked for FAU Training Complex

    by Jeff Ostrowski December 2014

    Florida Atlantic University said Tuesday it landed a $16 million gift from the Schmidt Family Foundation, a sum it hopes to spend on a $50 million training center for its sports teams. The new facility would include indoor practice fields for the football team, a program that just finished another losing season and has struggled to attract fans. FAU plans to build the training complex on vacant land next to its $70 million football stadium, but many details -- such as a groundbreaking date or even how ­many indoor fields the facility will include -- remain unclear.

  • New Wellness Center Neither Clinic Nor Fitness Club

    by Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star November 2014

    While the wellness center concept is part of a nationwide trend of hospitals leaving the clinical setting and getting into communities, Tucson Medical Center officials say they are not operating from any model.

  • Fitness Location OK'd with Neighbor Privacy Provisions

    by Brian Bethel 325-676-6739 November 2014

    The Abilene City Council chose to allow the owners of Firehouse Fitness to open a second location on Buffalo Gap Road, with a number of provisions to protect the privacy and convenience of the new location’s neighbors.

  • Taxpayers Object to Plans for Surplus Athletic Equipment

    by John J. Hopkins November 2014

    An Iroquois School Board plan to shelve old athletic training equipment after the district bought new equipment was stalled last week after a parent objected that the surplus items paid for by taxpayers still could be used.

  • Gift to Cover Half of U. of Montana Locker, Weight Reno

    by From Chronicle wire services November 2014

    The University of Montana has announced a $7 million donation toward a planned $14 million project to build new football locker rooms and a weight training facility against the southwest side of Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

  • AB Survey Results: Class Variety, Management Software Drive Fitness Programming

    by AB editors October 2014

    In August, Athletic Business surveyed fitness facility managers in all sectors of the industry regarding the management of their class offerings.

  • Dealing with Members’ Attempts to Cancel Their Contract

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein October 2014

    We know that cancelling a health club membership can be confusing. After all, it can be spelled "cancelling" or "canceling." It's quite maddening, really.

  • Utah State Facility Ramps Up Prominence of Plyometric Training

    by Paul Steinbach October 2014

    Other college athletic training facilities have incorporated inclines for plyometric workouts, but few showcase the amenity like Utah State University.

  • Youths Can Reap the Benefits of Strength Training

    by Paul Steinbach October 2014

    Olive Stevens deadlifted more than twice her bodyweight at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, this past July. It was one of four national and world records set by Stevens in the squat, bench and deadlift, as well as the combined total of all three lifts.