RECENT ARTICLES
  • How Tech Is Creating ‘Smart’ Fitness Facilities

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    At this very moment, you likely carry a supercomputer in your pocket that possesses more processing power than the computers that got us to the moon. You may be tracking your steps using a tiny device you wear on your wrist. You’re reading these words on the internet, which is linked (in theory) to the entire depth of human knowledge.

  • Nevada's Wiegand Fitness Center Features Stadium Stairs

    by Paul Steinbach October 2017

    Roughly a third of the fitness space within the University of Nevada, Reno's E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center is dedicated to functional training.

  • Identifying Operational Challenges as an Independent Club

    by Rob Bishop October 2017

    Because I write a column that often focuses on helping club owners and managers become more successful in their own clubs, everyone usually assumes that we have a great club (true) and are wildly successful (not necessarily true).

  • Report: Install Error Caused Practice Facility Collapse

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    A report released yesterday by the University of South Alabama concluded that the collapse of the school’s football training facility during construction on July 22 was the result of an installation error.

  • Study: Gyms Teeming with Bad Bacteria

    by Andy Berg September 2017

    The folks over at FitRated.com, a company that does fitness equipment reviews, have a message: Gyms need to clean up their act. 

  • How to Implement Ninja Obstacle Programming

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    Since the first episode of American Ninja Warrior aired in 2009, obstacle course racers and fitness nuts alike have flocked to the new, intense mind-body challenge presented by the sport.

  • How Your Facility Can Succeed with Group Training (Sponsored)

    by Katie Dobbs, Precor August 2017

    This sponsored content was provided by Precor. What is sponsored content?

    Group training is on the rise, nearing the top of ACSM’s annual list of the top fitness trends for 2017. This style of training features a motivating coach who leads participants of different fitness levels through thoughtfully designed classes, helping them to achieve their fitness goals.

  • Four Ways Upsells and Downsells Can Benefit Your Club

    by Joseph Arangio, CSC August 2017

    At its most basic level, a strategic upsell creates happiness, is complementary to the initial purchase and grows your revenue. Imagine offering a dedicated locker, with daily laundry service, at a boutique gym in a cosmopolitan setting. Now you’re really serving the needs of the busy executive clientele who refuse to haul sweaty gym gear around the city.

  • Pitt Among Final Bidders for Oakland Clubhouse

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The Pittsburgh Athletic Association is seeking a buyer or development partner for its 124,000-square-foot Oakland clubhouse in an effort to resolve an accumulated $5 million in debt.

  • Buckeyes Mull $7.8M Revamp of Practice Facility

    by Andy Berg August 2017

    Ohio State may be looking to renovate the school’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center where the Buckeye football team trains.

    According to a report from Columbus Business First, which was picked up by ElevenWarriors.com, donors are considering a $7.8 million renovation of the facility’s east wing. That would mark the largest investment in the building since the $2.5 million renovation of the center’s locker rooms in 2014.

    According to a school spokesman, donors will cover 90 percent of the project.

    Pending approval, the renovations would start in March 2018, with completion slated somewhere around December.

    The Woody Hayes Athletic Center opened in 1987, followed by a $21.5 million 53,000-square-foot expansion that began in 2005 and was completed in 2007. In total, the facility is comprised of 78,000 square feet of facilities, offices and meeting rooms.