Facilities: Fitness & Training
A Primer on Buying, Selling Used Fitness Equipment
by Anne B. McDonnell April 2009
Ready to buy or sell used fitness equipment? Find out what suppliers have to say about how they acquire used equipment, and what the pieces go through before being offered for sale again.
Fitness Club Operators Take Seven-Step Checkup as Economic Prognosis Worsens
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein February 2009
As the nation's economic prognosis worsens, fitness center operators must take these seven active steps to ensure the continued health of their facilities.
Researching Fitness Center Certification Requirements
by Doyice J. Cotten January 2009
Your fitness center's certification requirements should go beyond taking an employee's word for it. Research the certifying organization and make a paper trail to help avoid client injury and litigation.
Construction Costs: Will Spending More Now Reap Rewards Later?
by Debra Atkinson January 2009
In new constructions and remodels, decide if spending more now will reap you rewards later.
Flooring Trends Can Create 'Wow' Effect
by Ronale Tucker Rhodes January 2009
Understand the top flooring trends and techniques to create a "wow" effect for your facility's design, no matter what your budget.
Facility Owners Must Choose Climbing Wall to Match Interest Levels of Patrons
by Andrew Cohen December 2008
Facility owners must choose climbing walls to match their patrons' abilities - lest they end up with an underutilized centerpiece.
Passion No Substitute for Business Acumen When Creating Indoor Sports Facilities
by Nicholas Brown December 2008
Passion is no substitute for business acumen when launching a successful indoor sports center.
Racquetball Courts Converted to Climbing Gyms and Group Cycling Studios
by Paul Steinbach November 2008
Inspired by the popularity of a makeshift climbing gym, Oregon State University took racquetball court conversion to another level.
Clearly Demarcated Path Prevents Chaotic Fitness Center Circulation
by Andrew Cohen November 2008
A clearly demarcated path guards against chaotic fitness center circulation.
Fitness Centers Benefit from Sport-Specific Training Programs
by Anne B. McDonnell November 2008
With the growing interest among members to participate in sporting events, such as races and tournaments, fitness centers can benefit from offering sport-specific training programs.