• 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.

  • Ground-Level Cubbies Add Touch of Class to High-End Locker Room

    by Andrew Cohen December 2009

    Ground-level cubbies add a touch of class to this high-end locker room.

  • Locker Room Space Planning Enters a New Era

    by Nicholas Brown November 2009

    Space-planning in and around team locker rooms in multiuse facilities has entered a new era.

  • Maximize Laundry Efficiency by Eliminating Human Element from Drying Process

    by Nicholas Brown October 2009

    New technologies can help maximize laundry efficiency by eliminating the human element from the drying process.