Facilities: Fitness & Training
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.
With Older Health Club Members, Protection Against Falls is Paramount
by Andrew Cohen July 2010
As the age of health club members skews older, more care has to be taken to guard against falls.
How to Create a Welcoming Environment
by Joy Brand May 2010
Make sure patrons are not turned off by your facility before they even enter it.
How to set club membership fees
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein May 2010
Clear thinking and firm self-knowledge are required when setting club membership fees.
MFA's Fitness Center Certification Isn't Just for Hospital Wellness Centers
by Andrew Cohen December 2009
The Medical Fitness Association's Fitness Center Certification isn't just for hospital wellness centers.