RECENT ARTICLES
  • AB Today This Week: Oct. 9 to 13

    by Courtney Cameron October 2017

    Happy Friday the 13th!

  • Letter from the Editor: Never Lose Perspective

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Perspective is everything. It's a phrase that went through my head more than once as we put together our annual Facilities of Merit® issue.

  • AB Today This Week: Oct. 2 to 6

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    Happy Friday!

  • AB Today This Week: Sept. 25 to 29

    by Jason Scott September 2017

    Happy Friday! We made it to the end of September.

    Here’s a look at all of the stories that caught the attention of AB’s editorial team this week: 

  • AB Today This Week: Sept. 18 to 22

    by Jason Scott September 2017

    Happy Friday, and happy first day of fall!

    Here’s a look at all of the stories that really caught the eyes of AB’s editorial team this week:

  • Leading Architects Converge for Facility of Merit® Judging

    by AB Editors September 2017

    For two days this summer, Athletic Business played host to seven architects from firms around the country to determine the 10 athletics, fitness and recreation facilities that would be named Facilities of Merit®.

  • Six Small Things to Provide a Great Member Experience

    by Jason Scott July 2017

    While a glittering fitness facility filled with the latest and greatest equipment can make an impression, a great member experience is built on the little things. During the member-recruitment phase, fitness facilities can take small, cost-effective steps that can help lead to sign-ups. Afterward, providing the basics for members can keep them coming back.

  • An Index to the Industry

    by Emily Attwood March 2017

    This is the 41st Buyers Guide published by Athletic Business — the first having launched the Athletic Purchasing & Facilities brand back in 1977. As the story goes, founder Fenton Kelsey Jr. was working to construct an indoor ice arena in Madison, Wis., but couldn't find any references to guide him through the construction process or future management. So he decided to create one.

  • Retro Fitness Founder: Self-Reflection Key to Business Success

    by Eric Casaburi January 2017

    Some people may not find it important to self-reflect, or don't have the discipline to regularly make goals and track progress. Self-assessing is specifically for people who want to bring themselves to their own elite place. Especially if you live day-in and day-out in a fast-paced, chaotic environment, it's very easy to get distracted and watch days, weeks and even months slip through your fingers.

  • AB's Top 10 Stories of 2016

    by AB Staff December 2016

    It was another eventful year in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries in 2016. Take a look at some of the top highlights that we covered at AB this year.