Facilities: Fitness & Training
High School Approves $20M in Athletic, Rec Upgrades
by JEFF RUMAGE, email@example.com June 2014
Glendale - Nicolet High School will solicit donations to build an improved football field, 13-court tennis complex and a joint recreation facility. Presented with three different renovation options, the Nicolet Union High School District School Board voted unanimously on Monday, June 23 to pursue what has been referred to at a public information meeting as "Option 2," which calls for $17 million to $20 million in fundraising and naming rights donations. The School Board hopes to offset those costs with the sale of the upper field on the opposite side of Interstate 43, which the district expects to generate between $7 million and $10 million.
Non-Profit Gym Targets Residents in 'Food Desert'
by Gracie Bonds Staples; Staff June 2014
Outside a renovated gas station at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Joseph E. Boone Boulevard, a half-dozen women run through 45-second intervals of cardio exercises. They run. They jump. They shore up their core for a full body workout. Stephanie Tyson, 28, is hoping she can shed 85 pounds.
What You Bring to the Facility Planning Process
by Jerry Burke June 2014
Beware the architect who has all the answers, or the client who has none.
Plan to Renovate YMCA with Tax Dollars Draws Criticism
by Mark Niesse; Staff June 2014
The DeKalb County Commission is considering spending nearly $5 million in taxpayer money, intended for public green spaces, to pay for upgrades at a members-only YMCA.
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.
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.
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.
Storage Space Crucial to Any Rec or Fitness Facility
by Jerry Burke May 2014
“Not enough storage” is a frequent lament of recreation center operators. I feel for them. I’ve watched countless owners embark on new construction projects determined to avoid this situation, only to go down the same road as their peers. What happens is, you hit the limit on the amount of space you think you can build under their budget. The owners then look at the plan and try to expand their usable program space by cutting back on their storage space, rather than add to the footprint to keep their desired amount of program space and maintain their corresponding storage needs.