RECENT ARTICLES
  • Fitness and Wellness Businesses Help Fill Void at Malls

    by Charisse Jones May 2018

    In the world of retail, it's increasingly out with the old — traditional department stores or aging fast-food chains — and in with new wellness-oriented gyms and eateries that are in vogue among consumers.

  • Mall to Welcome 15,000-Square-Foot Fitness Center

    by Krista Johnson May 2018

    San Angelo, Texas, is getting a new 24/7 fitness center, with Fitness 1440 planning to open a 15,000-square-foot facility within Sunset Mall. Set to open this fall, San Angelo's Fitness 1440 will be the sixth in Texas, with 41 locations nationwide. The center will be by the south entrance, across from Ulta, in what was previously Barbed Wire & Roses - which has moved to another location in the mall.

  • New Product Roundup: Fitness Equipment | Lifeguard Chair | Laundry

    by AB Staff April 2018

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

  • Holy Cross Dedicates Expanded Athletic Complex

    by Jennifer Toland April 2018

    Holy Cross director of athletics Nathan Pine put it best when he called Saturday a “momentous day” for the college and its athletic program. Hundreds of HC student-athletes, as well as coaches, Crusader sports legends, alumni and donors filled the Hart Center gym, which was appropriately illuminated in purple, for the dedication celebration and ceremonial ribbon cutting of the newly expanded Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. The $95 million project, which began a little over two years ago and was completed right on schedule, is named in honor of John Luth, a 1974 Holy Cross graduate, and his wife, Dr. Joanne Chouinard-Luth, who helped make it all possible with their gift of $32.5 million, the largest in Holy Cross history. The 138,000 square feet of renovations includes updates to the Hart Center gym and ice rink, and the addition of a multisport indoor practice facility with a 100-yard

  • New Orleans Welcomes $6.7M Fitness Center

    by New Orleans CityBusiness April 2018

    The LSU Health Fitness & Wellness Center opened Friday in Algiers. It‘s LSU Health‘s first expansion into the New Orleans neighborhood on the West Bank, a news release said.

  • Clarke University Announces $4M Facilities Upgrade

    by Brenden West April 2018

    Clarke announced on Friday that it has broken ground on a $4 million upgrade to its soccer/lacrosse field with a completion date of Aug. 1.

  • Three Fired at LA Fitness on Race Profiling Accusations

    by Andy Berg April 2018

    Three employees at an LA Fitness location in New Jersey have been fired after having been accused of racial profiling.

  • WiFi Network Leads to Gym Bomb Scare

    by Jason Scott April 2018

    A Michigan Planet Fitness location was evacuated and closed for several hours on Sunday due to a bomb scare brought on by a suspicious WiFi network name.

  • Stemming Attrition Following Record Sales

    by Rob Bishop April 2018

    A number of factors conspired to send our membership and revenue numbers into steady decline throughout 2016. These included internal financial problems, along with increased competition in our marketplace from a low-price chain — not to mention Zumba, personal training and rock climbing studios. With the help of a consultant, we started doing things differently last year, changing our marketing, service and pricing models rather dramatically.

  • How Gyms Can Use Virtual Reality to Motivate Members

    by Andy Berg April 2018

    Club members don't renew their memberships when they falter on the initial momentum of a new year's resolution. As daily workouts slowly lose their luster, the gym itself begins to feel like a torture chamber. An owner can ensure the equipment is state-of-the-art, the gym is well kept, the staff is polite, and there are always plenty of clean towels, but when it comes to ensuring that her customers are motivated to return, retention efforts have their limits.