RECENT ARTICLES
  • Five Steps to a Successful Architect-Client Kick-Off

    by Stephen Springs August 2017

    When an architect and a client sit down for the first time to discuss a project that likely will consume the majority of their waking hours for many months, it’s important for that kick-off meeting to accomplish specific tasks. For the client, this means already knowing the answers to critical questions about budgets and timelines.

  • With New Court, Handball Makes a Comeback

    by Telegram & Gazette August 2017

    A handball court has been built in Southbridge with the help of the NE Handball Association. Two of its members, a Leicester couple, say they want to change the stigma that handball is a "jail sport."

  • Branding the Campus Recreation Center

    by Erik Kocher August 2017

    We live in a branded world. The things we eat, the things we wear, the things we drive are all branded. From Rolex to Jaguar and IKEA to Kia, it is nearly impossible to escape branding. However, one place that we often do not see branding is in recreation centers or municipal community centers. Collegiate athletic facilities and many professional sports venues have led the way with institutional branding, and we are now seeing the concept of branding take hold in college recreation centers.

  • How To Get Branding Input From Stakeholders

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    In the expanding marketplace of recreational fitness, branding becomes an important part of an entity's business vision and vision of self. How can you get consumers to not only identify your brand, but identify with your brand? From public-access idea walls to stakeholder retreats, companies are exploring the many available mechanisms for finding out what the consumer wants — and what they want to be. Branding is more than just a marketing strategy; it's a celebration of space and identity that culminates in an immersive experience for the end user.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    Precor
    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
    www.precor.com
    (800) 786-8404

  • Soccer Complex Owners Expand into Youth Sports

    by Wayne Heilman July 2017

    Owners of SoccerHaus, an indoor soccer complex in northwest Colorado Springs are expanding into youth sports with a franchise from Chicago-area-based Hi-Five Sports to operate youth sports classes, leagues, after-school programs and camps for children age 18 months to 14 years. The local franchise plans to offer its first set of 50-minute classes including flag football, T-ball baseball and "school-yard" sports beginning Aug. 26 at SoccerHaus, 4845 List Drive, said Brent Riding, chief operating officer of SoccerHaus and one of five partners in the complex and the Hi Five franchise. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette

  • New Projects: Mercedes-Benz Stadium | USI Physical Activities Center | Finley Center

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Breaking Ground

    The University of Southern Indiana has broken ground on a $27 million expansion and renovation of the existing Physical Activities Center (PAC) that includes a new 4,200-seat multipurpose arena. The facility, by CannonDesign of St. Louis, will be home to the university's basketball and volleyball programs, while providing needed space for convocation, campus concerts and other events. Included in the initial phase of the project are a new kinesiology lab, a hall of fame, several classrooms, locker rooms and an athletic training room.

  • LSU Makes Splash with Outdoor Leisure Pool

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    Louisiana State University recently unveiled a new component of its recently renovated and expanded student rec complex ­— an outdoor leisure pool in the shape of the letters “LSU.”

  • Commander Proposes Rec Facility on Former Prison Site

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    The prison commander at the Guantanamo Bay naval base has filed notice with a federal court of plans to demolish the former detention site Camp Iguana and reclaim the area for recreational use.

  • Group Hopes Rec Center Will Breathe Life into Community

    by Ernie Clark and Nick Sambides Jr. July 2017

    The Libra Foundation plans to transform a former auto dealership into an indoor recreation facility with an attached ice rink, Libra Foundation CEO Craig Denekas said. It bought the dealership for an undisclosed price and began renovations two weeks ago.