• Video: ABC 2015 Preview

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    From new activities on the trade show floor to helpful tips, we offer a quick preview of the upcoming Athletic Business Conference & Expo taking place in New Orleans, La. November 19-21. This year ABC has attendees from 49 states, every Canadian province and 16 countries. Whether you're joining us from around the corner or around the world, we wish you safe travels and we'll see you soon!

  • How to Download the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo App

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    ABC has a free mobile app available to all attendees and exhibitors designed to make life at the show a little bit easier. The Athletic Business Conference & Expo app is filled with information like schedules, seminar listings, speaker info, maps and exhibitor information. It will come in handy when you’re at the show.

  • AB Survey: What's Your New Year's Resolution?

    by AB Staff November 2015

    It's never too early to start thinking about next year! AB wants to know what changes your organization is thinking about for 2016!

    Your answer may appear in an upcoming issue of Athletic Business!

  • ABC Speakers Describe Their Educational Sessions and Expectations

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    The 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo hits New Orleans, Nov. 19 -21 — representing ABC's second visit to the Crescent City in four years. But as popular a destination as New Orleans has proven to be, it's the educational opportunities that will have hundreds of attendees descending upon the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to learn about industry trends affecting today's athletics, fitness and recreation professionals. AB touched base with a handful of this year's session leaders — from first-time presenters to individuals with decades-long ABC speaking resumes — to find out what attracts them to ABC, and what attendees can expect to take away from New Orleans.

  • How to Brace for the Many Responsibilities of Health Club Ownership

    by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein May 2015

    Recently, we were at a financial education seminar for small-business owners. The speaker was discussing how marriages are often impacted when a business owner is able to sell and finds himself or herself with free time. Their spouse is suddenly faced with a partner who is around more than ever before. Maybe too much. "Their spouse discovers that they really weren't a workaholic," the speaker said. "They were just doing what they had to do for all of those years."

  • NATA Presents Inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award

    by AB Editors March 2015

    Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association 

    DALLAS, March 2, 2015 – At the sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients demonstrating significant commitment to the health and welfare of secondary school student athletes.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 5

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In our fifth and final episode from the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, we touch on the First Timer's Reception, the Facilities of Merit, review the social media buzz at the show and take a look at next year's show in New Orleans.

  • #ABCOrlando: In Your Words

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    A week ago today, the 2014 Athletic Business Conference and Expo kicked off in Orlando. With attendees from 49 states (come on, Idaho!), every Canadian province and a total of 20 countries, the social media buzz at the show was bigger than ever.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 4

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we take viewers inside the rocking networking reception, discuss the highlights of Bill Taylor's inspiring keynote speech and have footage from Friday's early-morning workouts. Check it out in this quick episode of Inside #ABCOrlando.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 3

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In this episode we bring you highlights from the trade show floor, visit with one of our speakers who offers up tips for selling the millennial generation and preview Friday's action.