Facilities: Fitness & Training
Researching Fitness Center Certification Requirements
by Doyice J. Cotten January 2009
Your fitness center's certification requirements should go beyond taking an employee's word for it. Research the certifying organization and make a paper trail to help avoid client injury and litigation.
Construction Costs: Will Spending More Now Reap Rewards Later?
by Debra Atkinson January 2009
In new constructions and remodels, decide if spending more now will reap you rewards later.
Flooring Trends Can Create 'Wow' Effect
by Ronale Tucker Rhodes January 2009
Understand the top flooring trends and techniques to create a "wow" effect for your facility's design, no matter what your budget.
Facility Owners Must Choose Climbing Wall to Match Interest Levels of Patrons
by Andrew Cohen December 2008
Facility owners must choose climbing walls to match their patrons' abilities - lest they end up with an underutilized centerpiece.
Passion No Substitute for Business Acumen When Creating Indoor Sports Facilities
by Nicholas Brown December 2008
Passion is no substitute for business acumen when launching a successful indoor sports center.
Racquetball Courts Converted to Climbing Gyms and Group Cycling Studios
by Paul Steinbach November 2008
Dormant racquetball courts are easily transformed into bustling climbing gyms, group cycling studios and other alternative fitness spaces.
Clearly Demarcated Path Prevents Chaotic Fitness Center Circulation
by Andrew Cohen November 2008
A clearly demarcated path guards against chaotic fitness center circulation.
Fitness Centers Benefit from Sport-Specific Training Programs
by Anne B. McDonnell November 2008
With the growing interest among members to participate in sporting events, such as races and tournaments, fitness centers can benefit from offering sport-specific training programs.
by Heather Peavey, Associate Editor October 2008
Ensuring the privacy and comfort of your members in your locker rooms is essential for your retention efforts. The challenge is to accommodate minors, their parents and other members, while also taking into account available space and budget constraints.
Skyrocketing Costs of Raw Materials and Fuel Affecting Price of Exercise Equipment
by Andrew Cohen September 2008
Skyrocketing costs of raw materials and fuel are putting tremendous upward pressure on the pricing of strength equipment.