• High School Approves $20M in Athletic, Rec Upgrades

    by JEFF RUMAGE, 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.

  • New $7M On-Site Corporate Wellness Center Opens

    by Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) June 2014

    Kohl's this week joined the growing group of companies that are encouraging their employees to get, or stay, healthy by offering an on-site corporate fitness center.

  • Village Board Okays Veterans-Owned Fitness Center

    by ED COLLINS. For Sun-Times Media | @EdCollins2 June 2014

    Vigilant Elite Training, also known as VET, received a special use permit from the Gurnee Village Board to establish an indoor multi-purpose fitness training facility. VET, is 100 percent veteran owned and operated, and will offer two fitness programs with separate hours of operation at the Grand Tri-State Business Park, 905 Lakeside Drive.

  • 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.