RECENT ARTICLES
  • BYU Hosts Marriott Center Annex Grand Opening

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    On Tuesday, Bringham University in Provo, Utah, held an open house for its new Marriott Center Annex, a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

  • Branded Gyms Partner with Hospitality Venues

    by Courtney Cameron February 2017

    Fitness and wellness accommodations are more than just a popular new hospitality offering; they're becoming an expectation that needs to be met if hotels hope to compete in the modern market.

  • Study Finds One-Sport Specialization Leads to Injury

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Last month, the National Federation of High School Associations released the results of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin measuring injury rates for student-athletes in conjunction with sport specialization.

  • Product Spotlight 2017: Cardio Equipment

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Cardio Equipment

  • Fitness Chain Accused of Failing to Honor Memberships

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    Two members of a 24 Hour Fitness location near San Francisco have accused the chain of failing to honor what they thought were lifetime memberships.

  • Equipment Usage Tracking Technologies

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    In the past few years, fitness technology has begun to home in on one of the most problematic aspects of fitness space management: cardio equipment maintenance. A variety of device-trackers, applications and even specialized consulting services are available to help facility owners optimize their fitness floor and keep tabs on equipment usage. For the operator who is devoted to customer satisfaction but also wants to get the highest possible return on their fitness equipment investment, a combination of these available technologies may be the best solution.

  • Update: Oregon Suspends Coach Over Rhabdo Episode

    by Courtney Cameron January 2017

    Three football players were hospitalized and several others were left slightly the worse-for-wear following an intensive, post-break strength and conditioning workout at the University of Oregon.

  • Bridging the Gap Between the Medical and Fitness Industries

    by Emily Attwood January 2017

    Recognizing the role of physical activity in preventing and treating medical conditions, the American College of Sports Medicine launched its Exercise is Medicine® campaign in 2008. Since then, the program has worked to bring together the medical and fitness communities, as well as the general population, to work toward a united healthcare continuum. It's a difficult process. Despite the recognized role of physical activity in overall health, healthcare providers have been reluctant to refer patients to a fitness facility. "They can control their patients within the healthcare system walls, but once they leave, the doctors generally didn't trust community programming because there was no reassurance, no quality-control component," says Adrian Hutber, vice president for EIM.

  • New Product Roundup: RFID Locks | Cloud-Based Fitness | Aquatic Training

    by AB Staff January 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the January | February 2017 issue.

  • Gym Sued After Ex-Employee Caught Filming Members

    by Jason Scott January 2017

    An ex-employee at a Nebraska Planet Fitness location has gotten his former employer in legal trouble for his predatory behavior.