• Obstacle Gyms Offer Unique Fitness Option

    by Sunny Montgomery January 2018

    This month, a staggering amount of people will sign up for a new gym membership. But it can be hard to discipline yourself to run on the treadmill for an hour every day — which is why, according to statistics, 80 percent of those memberships will be cancelled by the second week of February.

  • New Projects: Globe Life Field | Frank Erwin Center | Shakopee Community Center

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • New Orangetheory Fitness Location Opens

    by Chicago Daily Herald December 2017

    A new fitness studio with locations across the country is making its way to the Randall Road corridor. Orangetheory Fitness opened this month in Algonquin at 1624 S. Randall Road.

  • New Projects: Union Bank & Trust Center | Morsani Football Practice Complex | Key Center

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    Breaking Ground

  • New Product Roundup: Turf | Scoreboard | Workout Solutions

    by AB Staff December 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the November | December 2017 issue.

    Power Systems
    The brand-new Power Systems Axle is an ultra-light barbell that is fully collapsible for easy storage in any training facility, suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and easily portable for a workout on the go. This unique piece of equipment can function as a barbell, core roller, planking tool, or foot anchor for core exercises. It's also capable of holding Olympic plates for added resistance. Programming is available for hundreds of exercises in a wide range of vertical and horizontal planes.
    (800) 321-6975

    After 40,000 hours of research and testing, FieldTurf introduces the new FieldTurf CORE, the first multilayer super fiber. FieldTurf CORE reinvents the playing field and redefines the player experience. The dual-polymer fiber design optimizes the system's performance, delivering a more durable, resilient and realistic grass-like shape. FieldTurf CORE has earned Labosport's highest Fiber Performance Score to date.
    (800) 724-2969

    The SMARTfit™ action-based play approach provides fitness centers with a functional workout solution that is inclusive, fun and conducive to team building. This system develops balance, cognitive function, cardiovascular fitness and range of motion through its unique combination of enjoyable, scalable and trackable physical activity, which provides a solid foundation for daily life skills. SMARTfit's app-driven programming can be tailored to the physical, motor and skill levels of the users.
    (805) 383-0080 Ext. 110




    Nicros prides itself on offering the finest products and services in the climbing industry. Years of experience allow the company to push the boundaries of innovation. Nicros' new line of handholds, made from proprietary urethane, redefines high quality. The company offers a variety of handholds that allow for endless possibilities. With an updated website, it's now easier than ever to browse and buy for both retail and wholesale customers.
    (800) 699-1975



    Kay Park Recreation Corp.
    The new Solar Charging Station Table by Kay Park enables patrons to charge mobile devices while making use of fitness, athletics and recreation facilities. Available with or without a protective umbrella, the Solar Charging Station Table is a valuable addition to any outdoor venue.
    (800) 553-2476




    TransLux Corporation
    Now the largest in-arena scoreboard in the world, the new Trans-Lux center-hung display is four stories high. The video screens are the equivalent of 1,300 50-inch televisions, and the pixel count is more than 29 million. With a square footage of 9,585 feet, the scoreboard is more than three times the size of the average single-family home in New Jersey and the surrounding areas.
    (512) 426-2643




    This article originally appeared in the November | December 2017 issue of Athletic Business with the title "New & Improved." Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Developer to Convert Offices to Athletics Facilities

    by Russell Lissau December 2017

    A real estate developer wants to convert a mostly unused Lincolnshire office campus into a sprawling fitness, recreation and entertainment complex that would include the Chicago area's third Topgolf facility. The 43-acre site also would house The St. James — a 450,000-square-foot fitness center offering an indoor water park, sports fields, NHL-sized ice rinks, a health club and many other amenities. "This development will create a premier sports and entertainment venue for Lincolnshire, Lake County and the entire North suburban market," said Rand A. Diamond, a managing principal with Chicago-based developer GlenStar Properties.

  • 50-Field Sport Complex Approved at Rowan University

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    The Rowan University Board of Trustees has given the okay to begin site development plans for a multisport athletic complex on the school’s west campus.

    According to, Rowan will lease 300 acres of former farmland from West Campus Fields, and is working closely with the organization’s lead partner Elite Development Program.

  • Product Spotlight 2018: Cardio Equipment

    by Courtney Cameron December 2017

    Check out these products as seen in the January|February 2018 issue.

  • Treadmill Purchasing Guide: Six Things To Know Before You Buy

    by AB Staff December 2017

    When shopping for treadmills, you'll need to decide whether you want to spend a little more to offer your customers a unit with high-end touchscreens and Bluetooth connectivity, or a cost-effective, durable, barebones machine that will simply keep your members moving. Here's a quick rundown of what to look for as you navigate the treadmill market.

  • Five Cardio Area Design Considerations

    by Paul Steinbach December 2017

    Twenty years ago, entering a commercial health club invariably meant being greeted by the whirring energy of the facility's cardio offerings — row upon row of treadmills and steppers and elliptical trainers. Equipment pieces were on full display, as were the exercisers using them.