• How to Control the Story Following a Club Member Death

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein September 2014

    In May, one of our members — Scott — was found unconscious in our pool. Our staff attempted to revive him using CPR and our AED, but despite our best efforts and those of EMTs who had arrived by ambulance, Scott was pronounced dead at the hospital a short while later.

  • School's Weight-Training Dome to Double as FEMA Shelter

    by Mike Baird August 2014

    Calallen athletes will soon have a new place to pump iron, and it will double as a disaster dome for emergency operations. The school district applied for permits this month to break ground on an approximately 56-acre lot along Wildcat Drive for its more than $4.8 million weight-training gymnasium and Federal Emergency Management Agency safety shelter.

  • Historic Theater's Conversion to Planet Fitness Approved

    by Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau August 2014

    TRENTON - The vacant but historic Westmont Theatre in Haddon Township may soon be home to a new Planet Fitness gym. The township's plan to sell the Westmont won the endorsement of a key state preservation board on Thursday, though it still must gain final approval from the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Taxpayer Dollars to Help Support YMCA Pool's Operation

    by Zac Anderson August 2014

    The Sarasota Family YMCA will receive ongoing support from county taxpayers to operate a swimming pool that has become an emerging sports tourism attraction. Sarasota County commissioners agreed to budget up to $50,000 next year and $200,000 annually through 2024 to help operate the Selby Aquatic Center, which has been running a $303,306 deficit.

  • Video: 2014 Facilities of Merit Preview

    by Michael Gaio August 2014

    The Architectural Showcase is always one of the highlights of the year here at Athletic Business. We invite architects, builders, consultants and facility owners to submit their best work from the previous three years. The difficult part is choosing just 10 of these outstanding facilities to earn the honor of being recognized as our Facilities of Merit.

  • Blog: When Hiring Local Is Impossible, We Hire Regional

    by Ralph Agostinelli August 2014

    I have a question for operators of nonprofit recreation centers: Do you hire local? Your fitness director, your aquatics director, your front-desk staff, the people who handle your janitorial services — where do they live?

  • Tennis and Swim Club Set to Reopen Following Landslide

    by Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City) August 2014

    Lannice Eyre has been working at the Eagleridge Tennis and Swim Club since it opened about eight years ago. For her, the club provides daily opportunities to see the people she loves.

  • Agency Offers 10-Year Tax Break to Club on School Site

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter August 2014

    The new Ultimate Physique location in the former Washington Hunt Elementary School may receive a 10-year tax break, it was disclosed at Wednesday's Niagara County Industrial Development Agency meeting.

  • Climbing Gyms Proliferate as the Sport Takes Hold

    by Emily Attwood August 2014

    Call it a sport. Call it a recreational activity. Call it a great workout. Just don't call it a fad. Participation in rock climbing has been steadily increasing for years, and climbing walls — already commonplace in campus and municipal recreation centers — are popping up in high schools and elementary schools, parks and health clubs, even stadiums.

  • Study: Fitness Lessens Depression Risk for Young Girls

    by Rexford Sheild August 2014

    According to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement, roughly 11 percent of adolescents experience a depressive disorder by age 18. However, in a recent study led by Camilo Ruggero of North Texas, there may be a solution to combat this issue, especially for young middle school girls. Ruggero and his team, presenting at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., last Thursday, suggested that getting teenage girls physically fit can combat the risks of depression.