RECENT ARTICLES
  • 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.

  • Youths Can Reap the Benefits of Strength Training

    by Paul Steinbach October 2014

    Olive Stevens deadlifted more than twice her bodyweight at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, this past July. It was one of four national and world records set by Stevens in the squat, bench and deadlift, as well as the combined total of all three lifts.

  • Gym Member Dies After Attack with Steel Bar

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    A member of a San Francisco Bally Total Fitness was arrested on Thursday for repeatedly hitting — and subsequently killing — another member with a steel bar.

  • 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.