• New Product Roundup: Fitness | Safety | Scoring

    by AB Staff August 2019

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2019 issue.

  • MSU Fitness Center Reopens After Fallen Gym Roofs

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    On Monday, Montana State University officially reopened the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center after the roof caved in over two of its gyms last winter. A third gym was also demolished and rebuilt due to safety concerns.

  • Chiropractor Opens Multicultural Women’s Gym

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    The city of Willmar, Minn., is now the site of a new women-only gym designed to cultivate a multicultural atmosphere. In an effort to make the space more comfortable for all women, the gym will welcome only women to use its collection of ellipticals, treadmills and dumbells.

  • Rob Bishop Reflects on Favorite AB Contributions

    by Rob Bishop August 2019

    I sneaked into the back of an Orange County Convention Center conference room to check out a couple of speakers I had yet to experience at the Athletic Business Conference (now AB Show). At the front of the room, already in the middle of their session, were a pair of independent health club owners from Scotrun, Pa. Looking somewhat alike, at least from the ears up, they referenced their mutual baldness with self-effacing ease. But Rob Bishop and Barry Klein were different than other health club experts — mostly because they'd be the last people to seek that label.

  • What to Consider When Embarking on A High School Branding Strategy

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    The small, tight-knit community of Elkhorn, Wis., isn't short on pride or support for its schools and athletics programs. The town has passed a pair of referendums over the past five years, approving monies for upgrades to everything from the Elks' academic and common areas in different buildings across the district to gymnasiums, expanded tennis courts, new turf for its football field, and a major practice and fitness facility for the high school called The Agility Center. Each of these projects was approached with an eye toward ensuring that the projects themselves speak for and about "The Herd."

  • Watch: Tour Ohio State Football's Plush Players' Lounge

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and head athletic trainer Doug Calland describe the new $6.3 million players' lounge renovations at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The revamped lounge includes a barber shop, a basketball court, a full-service restaurant, an arcade, a golf simulator and a recovery room.

  • Woman Finds Pill in Protein Shake at Gym

    by Andy Berg August 2019

    A woman working out at a Chicago gym got an unwelcome surprise when an employee offered her a sip of his protein shake.

  • Adapting Your Facility for Ninja/Obstacle Training

    by Jason Scott August 2019

    It wasn't until the seventh season of "American Ninja Warrior" that a competitor conquered the entire course, but the hit TV show nonetheless inspired legions of followers to seek their own outlets for the rising sport of ninja obstacle training.

  • New Product Roundup: Aquatics | Fitness | Cryo Therapy

    by Courtney Cameron August 2019

    Check out the newest products as seen in the September 2019 issue.

  • Rob Bishop Closes Elevations Health Club

    by Rob Bishop August 2019

    This will be my final column for Athletic Business. I'd like to thank all of you who have read and supported this column. You're the reason the column exists. I've heard from so many of you during the past few months. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to reach out to me. It's incredibly humbling and gratifying to know that so many of you have enjoyed what we have written over the years.