Facilities: Fitness & Training
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.
by Heather Peavey, Associate Editor October 2008
Ensuring the privacy and comfort of your members in your locker rooms is essential for your retention efforts. The challenge is to accommodate minors, their parents and other members, while also taking into account available space and budget constraints.
Skyrocketing Costs of Raw Materials and Fuel Affecting Price of Exercise Equipment
by Andrew Cohen September 2008
Skyrocketing costs of raw materials and fuel are putting tremendous upward pressure on the pricing of strength equipment.
A Clean Facility Means Good Hygiene, Orderliness and Functioning Equipment
by Ronale Tucker Rhodes August 2008
Cleanliness is many things. It's about hygiene, orderliness and functioning equipment. But, most importantly, whether you are a clean or neat freak, or not, you and your staff need to put on both of those hats and wear them at all times.
25 Tips for Improved Member Relations
by Debra Atkinson July 2008
There is more to good customer service than knowing members by name. Here are 25 tips for improved member relations that you and your front-desk staff can implement.
Science Update: Biomechanics of Free Weight Exercises
by Stephen Holt July 2008
Not all standard free weight exercises actually work the muscles they were designed to strengthen, and some can even be harmful. However, by using the principles of biomechanics, trainers can design free weight exercises that are safe and effective.