• Palm Beach Commission Approves Rec Center Design

    by Aleese Kopf March 2017

    The Architectural Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to approve the design of the new Palm Beach recreation center on a condition that the architect trade the locations of the fitness center and staff offices.

  • YMCA Aims to Change Lives of Children

    by Deanna Watson March 2017

    YMCA programs run the spectrum, from Zumba to gymnastics, to baseball and basketball. A program that transforms the heart of a child may not be listed as such in the program, but those opportunities are there.

  • The Evolution of Campus Recreation Facilities and Programs

    by Emily Attwood March 2017

    Building a facility specifically for recreation was a novel concept when St. Louis University's campus recreation center was named an Athletic Business Facility of Merit® in 1982. In the 35 years since, the definition of "recreation" and its place in the college landscape has changed dramatically, as evidenced in AB's collective roster of Facilities of Merit.

  • Blog: Bridging the Generation Gap in Your Rec Center

    by Stephen Springs March 2017

    If you’ve been following my series of posts about factors that are changing the form and function of recreation centers, you’ll recall I’ve covered the importance of holistic planning, the impact of sharing spaces and the drive for self-sufficiency.

  • Hiring Freeze Forces Military Fitness Center Closures

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Saturday, Fort Bragg temporarily closed the doors of the Blackjack, Funk and Hosking physical fitness centers (PFCs). The closings are a result of the federal hiring freeze that went into effect in January, shortly after the change in administration.

  • Fitness Clubs React to Public Rec Center Plans

    by Aleese Kopf March 2017

    A new recreation center in Palm Beach likely won't have an impact on local pilates and yoga studios, but it could affect the island's only fitness center open to the general public.

  • Wilmington YMCA to Open Saturday

    by Tim Buckland March 2017

    The YMCA's new Midtown Y location at Temple Baptist Activity Center, 709 George Anderson Drive, will host a grand opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • NIRSA Names USU Rec Outstanding Sports Facility

    by Deseret Morning News March 2017

    The National Intramural and Sports Recreation Association has named Utah State University's Aggie Recreation Center the 2017 Outstanding Sports Facility.

  • Financial Concerns Behind Memphis Rec Center Delay

    by Jason Scott March 2017

    In February, University of Memphis president Dr. M. David Rudd announced that the school would delay construction on its planned recreation center by 18 months, and that the facility would be redesigned.

  • Michigan YMCAs Join to Offer Traveling Membership

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Monday, the YMCA announced that local club associations in Michigan will be extending benefits to members of more than 60 independent locations in the state. As of March 1, any member of a Michigan YMCA will have access to any of the participating locations, free of additional charge as part of a new statewide reciprocity agreement.