RECENT ARTICLES
  • Recreation Program in Jeopardy after Mass Resignation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Every member of the Norton, Mass., parks and recreation commission has turned in their resignation after a budget override intended to augment the department’s resources failed to pass.

  • 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.

  • California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers

    by Jason Scott February 2017

    High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Rec Dept. Hires 'Skateguards’ to Monitor Ice Rink

    by Emily Attwood December 2016

    The ice rink at Canton Recreational Pavilion in Watertown, N.Y., has gotten so popular that the recreation department has had to hire “skateguard” supervisors to keep order during open skate hours.

  • Fitness Clubs Under Scrutiny for Payment Practices

    by Courtney Cameron November 2016

    The Minnesota-based Life Time Fitness health club, a subsidiary of the Healthy Way of Life Company, has agreed to pay $976,458 in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal investigation found club practices to be in violation of minimum wage requirements outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. An announcement Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor said the amount will be paid out to 16,000 employees in 26 states.

  • U. of Wisconsin Athletics Hires Director of Diversity and Inclusion

    by Paul Steinbach November 2016

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

  • Five Steps to a Cleaner Health Club

    by Rob Bishop October 2016

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

  • Florida Names Scott Stricklin Athletic Director

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Scott Stricklin has been selected to be the next athletic director at the University of Florida, university president Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.

  • How We Approached Closing Our Second Club Location

    by Rob Bishop 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.

  • Understanding the Dept. of Labor’s New Overtime Rules

    by Emily Attwood 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.


    In May, the Department of Labor announced updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act. One change in particular is generating a lot of discussion — and headaches — among employers and employees alike: the minimum salary for exempt white-collar employees more than doubled, from $23,660 to $47,476.