• Va. Football Coach Pledges $500K to New Facility

    by Mike Barber October 2018

    Bronco Mendenhall took a big risk when he left BYU to take over Virginia's football program three years ago. The announcement Thursday of a $500,000 gift pledged by Mendenhall and his wife, Holly, for a new football facility is a clear sign he believes he made the right move.

  • Purchasing Guide: What You Need to Know When Buying Free Weights

    by AB Staff October 2018

    Ensuring that your facility has a good selection of high-quality free weights goes a long way toward satisfying a mainstream clientele that's increasingly interested in strength training. Free weights are also relatively affordable compared to other kinds of equipment and easier to maintain. As functional fitness regimens like CrossFit gain in popularity, gym goers are actively seeking out the simplicity and flexibility of dumbbells, kettlebells, bars and plates. Here are a few things to think about when you're looking to pump up your gym with an array of free weights:

  • Private School Plans for New Gym, Fitness Center

    by Jonathan Epstein October 2018

    One of the region's elite private schools is seeking to add a two- story gymnasium and fitness facility to its Buffalo campus.

  • New Product Roundup: Lighting | Fitness Equipment | Cryotherapy

    by Courtney Cameron October 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the October 2018 issue.

  • New Projects: Carmichael Complex | The Shield at 1 Coyote Way | Walter Athletics Center

    by Courtney Cameron October 2018

    Breaking Ground

  • Climbing Gym Design Continues to Evolve

    by Paul Steinbach October 2018

    Climbing gyms are quite literally popping up all over the country — from Manhattan to San Francisco and points between, such as Pittsburgh, Memphis, Milwaukee and Salt Lake City. In Englewood, Colo., just outside of Denver, an old Sports Authority complex has been converted for indoor climbing. In Durham, N.C., a big box built for Walmart and never filled became a commercial climbing destination. "On the renovation side, there's this push toward all the dead strip malls," says Adam Koberna, president of Walltopia USA, a climbing wall manufacturer. "Everyone is popping roofs on the dead retail."

  • Introducing Group Cycling With Metrics That Matter (Sponsored)

    by Steve Barrett October 2018

    This sponsored content was provided by Matrix Fitness. What is sponsored content?

  • Fitness Centers Fill Vacant Retail Space in Suburb

    by Katlyn Smith October 2018

    Planet Fitness is the latest gym to announce plans to fill a retail vacancy as a new tenant in a Carol Stream shopping center in Geneva Plaza.

  • Creative Programing Opens Your Doors to More Students

    by Brett Klika, CSCS & Founder of SPIDERfit Kids in conjunction with the American Council on Exercise October 2018

    Improved health awareness is making campus recreation facilities “sanctuaries of sweat” for an increasingly diverse population of student gym-goers. Once reserved for athletes and exercise enthusiasts, campus recreation centers are now evolving their program offerings to accommodate a larger demographic with a broad array of fitness needs.

  • NHL Expansion Group Plans $70M Training Center

    by Spokesman Review October 2018

    The ownership group looking to bring an expansion NHL team to Seattle unveiled plans Monday for a $70 million training facility in the northern part of the city.