Facilities: Fitness & Training
Fabric Structure Makers Re-Educate Following Cowboys Facility Collapse
by Paul Steinbach September 2011
When a Dallas Cowboys practice facility collapsed under a microburst of 60-mile-per-hour winds in May 2009, it injured a dozen people and proved fatal for the company ultimately responsible for the facility's manufacture.
Use of 'Suspension Training' Term Focus of Lawsuit
by Andrew Cohen August 2011
Discovery materials are due to be presented Oct. 12 in the case of Fitness Anywhere Inc. v. Lifeline International, with a trial due to start two months later in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, which may or may not settle once and for all the question of whether "suspension training" is a generic term.
Fitness Equipment Helps Facilities Harness User-Generated Energy
by Michael Popke June 2011
Back in 2007, members at Gainesville Health & Fitness might have noticed a young man planted behind an elliptical machine, "tinkering" (as he called it) with the unit's moving parts.
A Club's Termination Fee Is Held Void
by John T. Wolohan May 2011
The membership is the lifeblood of any health club. To ensure that clubs remain solvent, their operators must work hard to attract new members and hold onto them.
Social Environments Help Health Clubs with Member Retention
by Paul Steinbach April 2011
At the dawn of the modern health club era - the mid-1970s - Rick Caro became fascinated by a foursome of elderly women who gathered for a regular tennis match at one of the clubs Caro owned.
Sweat Can Damage Stationary Bikes, Tarnish a Facility's Image
by Paul Steinbach January 2011
"Okay, class, who's ready to sweat?" Such a question might be greeted with enthusiasm - even cheers - from a room full of eager stationary cyclists. After all, that's why they're here. And in this setting, inspiration translates to perspiration. If it doesn't, something's wrong.
Massive Product Recall Rocks Auto-Belay Industry
by Andrew Cohen December 2010
Rock climbers take safety seriously. Out on a rock face, they know that only three things stand between them and a catastrophic fall - their equipment (ropes, harnesses, carabiners, anchors and the like), their own skills and the skills of their belayer.
New Projects: The Rose Bowl; Lake Forest College; University of Arkansas
by Nicholas Brown September 2010
A roundup of groundbreakings, grand openings and building projects in development.
Playgrounds for Seniors Popular in Europe, Asia and North America
by Andrew Cohen August 2010
Although they're already constructed on four continents, so-called "playgrounds for seniors" are making news as a potential worldwide trend.
Opportunities for Injury Abound in Rec Centers, Health Clubs
by Nicholas Brown July 2010
Facility operators should consider the limitless opportunities for injury in their club or rec center.