Facilities: Locker Room
- Guarding Athletic Locker Rooms Against MRSA
by Dawn Shoemaker January 2014
While there have been reports of outbreaks of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in hospitals and medical facilities for decades, those who contracted the disease were often older people or people with significantly weakened immune systems, leaving many athletic facility operators with their own false sense of immunity. However, the affliction of three otherwise healthy players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past fall, as well as five cases, including two student-athletes, reported in the Northville (Mich.) Public School District have shaken that mindset and have many athletic facility operators reevaluating their cleaning procedures.
- Accommodating Members During Locker Room Renovations
by Emily Attwood July 2013
The locker rooms are an integral part of a fitness facility, serving nearly every user who enters the building.
- Locker Room Design Goes Vertical at Oregon, Michigan
by Paul Steinbach July 2012
Glen E. "Bo" Schembechler Hall houses the University of Michigan's football offices, a Michigan football museum and team locker rooms. Until a recent renovation, it also reflected a desire of the late coaching legend whose name graces the facility (opened in 1990) to begin building class unity among incoming freshmen by having them dress in their own space - separated from the rest of the varsity by the locker room's wet areas.
- Allowing Natural Light into Locker Rooms
by Andrew Cohen January 2012
Locker room users don't tend to be bathed in natural light. Locker rooms are often located on a building's lower levels and very often inhabit an interior space that opens into a daylit pool, gym or fitness center on the building's perimeter.
- Efficient Locker Room Design Maximizes Use of Small Spaces
by Emily Attwood December 2011
From high-tech lock technology to plush lounge areas, whirlpools, Internet access and private showers and dressing areas, it's easy to sink a significant amount of money into creating the ultimate locker room.
- Proper Management of Saunas and Steam Rooms
by Emily Attwood August 2011
In Europe, saunas and steam rooms are commonplace. In Finland especially, where the traditional sauna has its roots, saunas are simply a part of life.
- Lock Specification is Key to Locker Room Design
by Nicholas Brown January 2011
There are few components in any recreation center, aquatics center or health club that nearly every facility user is guaranteed to touch on nearly every visit. One of those components is the locker door lock. And unlike major program spaces or available exercise equipment, locks are unlikely to be one of the amenities that initially draws patrons to a given facility.
- Successful Laundry Operations Depend on Chemical Supplier
by Nicholas Brown October 2010
The success of any athletics laundry operation often depends on an outside party - the chemical supplier.
- Locker Room Shoot Proves Too Steamy for UCF Officials
by Paul Steinbach August 2010
George O'Leary is not master of his domain.
Turns out the University of Central Florida's head football coach overstepped his bounds when he allowed a local entertainment magazine called aXis access to the Knights' locker room for a photo shoot of UCF alum Shanna McLaughlin, better known for her pictorial in the July issue of Playboy. While it didn't include nudity, the aXis locker room shoot, in which McLaughlin suggestively tugged on her UCF-logoed tank top and bikini bottoms, proved too steamy for university officials once video appeared online Aug. 7.
- Technology Advances Complicate Cell Phone, iPod Usage in Locker Rooms
by Nicholas Brown April 2010
Technological advancements in handheld personal devices complicate usage policies for the locker room and beyond.