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  • Former State Champion Football Coach Opens Gym

    by Ben Calwell February 2015

    Standing amidst vintage barbells and weights, former South Charleston High School football coach John Messinger is in his element.

  • How to Deal with Millennials as Employees

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein February 2015

    You know, when we were young, we were expected to work for a living.

    When did we become our grandfathers?

    Over the years, on these pages and at various conferences, we have talked about the challenges and rewards of hiring and working with the Millennial Generation. But maybe now we need to divide them between the Old Millennials and the Young Millennials.

  • Defunct Mill Revitalized as Town's Only Health Club

    by RACHEL OHM Morning Sentinel February 2015

    Donovan Beane is a soccer player and used to wake up early to lift weights at the local high school in the morning. The 15-year-old said he had nowhere else to do it, and it made afternoon lifting impossible.

  • Training Center Catering to Hockey Players Opens

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; News Niagara Reporter February 2015

    Jared Byer, who has been training athletes - including former Buffalo Sabres - in Williamsville for years, will open a new hockey training business Monday on the upper level of Lockport's Cornerstone Arena.

  • Cardio Equipment Leasing Strategies for Fitness Centers

    by Emily Attwood February 2015

    Cardio equipment is the heart of any fitness center. It's the most popular type of equipment, unintimidating and easy to use for fitness newbies, but also a powerful workout tool for enthusiasts. Befittingly, manufacturers are constantly seeking out new ways to improve their products, from design tweaks to make equipment more user-friendly to consoles featuring integrated technology to keep up with users' expectations. Today's cardio equipment is compatible with a range of wearable technology, offers a variety of virtual-reality programming, can record a long list of workout data, and can even alert operators to specific maintenance needs.

  • Rob & Barry's 5 Fitness Predictions for 2015

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein December 2014

    Raise your hand if you're excited about the start of the new year.

  • 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.

  • 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.