RECENT ARTICLES
  • Video: Inside a Successful Medical Fitness Program

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Set foot onto The Atlantic Club’s sprawling 44-acre campus in Manasquan, N.J., and you’ll realize it’s not the average health club.

  • College Training Facilities Marry Functionality, Experience

    by Jeremy Krug September 2014

    Over the past five years, we've seen an arms race between Division I universities seeking to amass the best athletic training resources available. Investment in a new training facility or renovations to an existing one is largely seen as a necessity for premier football programs. It's not just about keeping players in top performance condition or furthering a program's success, but training facilities have another major benefit — attracting top recruits.

  • College's $7.8M Wellness Center to Serve Community

    by Sharahn D. Boykin September 2014

    The new Antioch College $7.8 million wellness center, which will promote health and fitness and provide additional recreation options in the area, will open on Saturday.

  • Shuttered Anytime Fitness Location Seeks Franchisee

    by Mark Fisher September 2014

    Members have been locked out of the Anytime Fitness club in south Centerville since early last week, and the club's management has posted a sign on the door of the business assuring members that they're seeking to reopen.

  • U. of Minnesota Gets $21M Gift Toward Athletics Complex

    by JASON GONZALEZ; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) September 2014

    Land O'Lakes Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation pledged $21 million toward Gophers athletics, jump-starting a $190 million fundraising campaign that has been the focal point of athletic director Norwood Teague's administration. The university said it was one of the largest corporate contributions in its history.

  • Boxing-Centered Facility Represents Shift in Recreation

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    A two-ring boxing center in Macon, Ga., will mark its opening with a 24-bout tournament, though most of its regular users may never land a punch.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.