• Other Players Join Kaepernick's Anthem Protest

    by Victor Morton September 2016

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick again refused Thursday night to stand for the playing of the national anthem — and this time, he wasn't alone.

  • Opinion: Goodell Must Repair Relationships

    by Jarrett Bell September 2016

    With Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Goodell's first day on the job as NFL commissioner — and what a long, eventful decade it was — it's worth reflecting on the optics of the man's persona. As Goodell broke into the role in 2006, he enjoyed a boost of momentum because he was so different from laid-back predecessor Paul Tagliabue. Goodell represented a refreshing, upbeat contrast, scoring points with an engaging personality. Furthermore, he wasn't shy about getting to NFL camps and visiting with players -- and local media -- which presented the potential of an accessible, hands-on type capable of gauging the pulse of the league's matters himself.

  • Preventing Water-Borne Illnesses

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    This summer, health agencies in two states reported outbreaks caused by cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that can have an enormous impact on the safety of recreational aquatic facilities. The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Department of Public Health investigated at least 19 reported cases of cryptosporidiosis in the Phoenix area, and the Wake County (N.C.) Public Health Division confirmed 29 cases of the parasite, which causes diarrheal illness in victims.

  • How to Improve Your Multi-Generation Team

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    The millennial generation has come of age. According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015) surpassed Generation X (ages 35 to 50) last year as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. This year, millennials overtook baby boomers (ages 51-69) as America's largest generation.

    As baby boomers retire from the workforce and millennials enjoy a greater majority, it's crucial to understand how that shift affects the wants and needs of an organization's employees. Relationship development consultant and AB Show speaker Lori Hoffner keeps a close eye on trends in the workforce as they relate to the three main generations, as well as the silent, or traditional, generation (ages 70-87).

  • Lochte Loses Four Sponsorships in Wake of Rio Scandal

    by Buffalo News August 2016

    Speedo was the first to drop its long-standing sponsorship of Lochte on Monday as the swimwear apparel company also announced it would donate a $50,000 portion of Lochte's fee to Save The Children.

  • Creating New Fitness Club Revenue Streams

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Most fitness club owners and operators know the lifeblood of their business depends on monthly membership dues. But what are the best ways for them to generate additional revenue?

    AB Show guest speaker Trina Gray experimented with a strongman competition for her members eight years ago, but her idea didn’t pull its weight. Gray, the owner of the multipurpose Bay Athletic Club and Bay Urban Fitness group training studio in Alpena, Mich., found out that her core base of working parents had no interest in pulling a semi trailer.

  • Physician's Research Prescribes Investment in Parks

    by Paul Steinbach August 2016

    This article appeared in the July/August issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Brazilians Have Mixed Feelings About Olympics

    by Alan Gomez August 2016

    The Games were originally supposed to be a celebration of the progress Brazil made throughout the 2000s after its economy boomed, millions of poor Brazilians rose to the middle class and the country became the darling of the global financial industry. But the tenor of the Olympics changed after the country suffered a series of epic collapses, from a sharp economic recession to an ever-growing corruption scandal to political upheaval that led to suspended president Dilma Rousseff being indicted by Brazil's Senate last week.

  • U.S. Swimmers Pulled Off Planes, Robbery Story Questioned

    by Christine Brennan, USA TODAY Sports August 2016

    In a new and dramatic twist to the story about four U.S. swimmers allegedly being robbed at gunpoint, Olympians Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were removed from their flight late Wednesday as they tried to leave Brazil, according to U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky. Sandusky said more information was being gathered, but it is clear this story is not as simple as it sounded Sunday.

  • The Power of Mindful Leadership

    by Stuart Goldman August 2016

    Leadership in a traditional business structure usually comes from the top down. It starts with the CEO, who impresses the company vision onto other C-suite executives, who pass it down to the rest of the employees.