RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Product Roundup: Stationary Bike | Locks | Disinfectants

    by AB Staff December 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the November | December 2018 issue.

  • Pro Sports Franchises Venture into Fitness Space

    by Jason Scott November 2018

    Sports fans often marvel at the physical abilities and physiques of their favorite athletes. Media coverage of drafts and combines give fans data about an athlete's "measurables," and social media allows us more access to the athletes we idolize than ever before — even giving us a look at how they exercise when they're in the gym. Former NFL player James Harrison's Instagram account is a good example: videos of his workouts, even in retirement, generate hundreds of thousands of views.

  • Product Spotlight: AB Show 2018 Exhibitors

    by Courtney Cameron November 2018

    Check out these products as seen in the November | December 2018 issue.

  • 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:

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Create a Facility Personal Trainers Will Love

    by AB Staff September 2018

    What makes a good group fitness workspace? Which qualities not only advance the work being done, but also make staff happy to be there? These are questions I asked myself while helping design the University of Colorado Denver's new 85,000-square-foot wellness center in the heart of the Mile High City. As a fitness professional and personal trainer, I believe that the human connection is the most important aspect of client success and member retention.