RECENT ARTICLES
  • New Products: Cardio Equipment | Pool Heater | Sport Surfacing

    by Courtney Cameron July 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July|August 2018 issue.

  • Purchasing Guide: Frame-Supported Fabric Structures

    by AB Staff June 2018

    Building on a tight budget and under time constraints means considering every available option. Frame-supported fabric structures might be just the solution, as they're efficient, customizable and can be built in less time and at a fraction of the cost of a conventional structure. Here are some advantages to choosing fabric structures, as well as some things to consider prior to making a purchase.

  • 11 Design Changes That Might Benefit Our Club

    by Rob Bishop June 2018

    This issue of AB features facilities from all over North America with unique, often spectacular designs. I was recently asked what I would do differently if I could redesign our health club. That question really caused me to take a critical look around.

  • 49ers Unveil Gym Concept '49ers Fit'

    by Jason Scott June 2018

    The San Francisco 49ers announced plans to open a fitness center dubbed 49ers Fit in San Jose later this year.

  • New Products: Basketball Goal | Pool Grating | Exercise Experiences

    by Courtney Cameron June 2018

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

  • AB Show Keynoter Randy Hetrick Talks TRX Success

    by Paul Steinbach June 2018

    It began by accident. Isolated from fitness equipment during a 1997 deployment, Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick rigged some martial arts belts he found packed with his gear into a makeshift workout tool — what would evolve over the following eight years, including a stint at Stanford Business School, into the suspension trainer at the core of fitness juggernaut TRX. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Hetrick, who will deliver a keynote address titled "Lessons of a Frogman: Business Leadership I Learned as a SEAL" at AB Show 2018 this November in New Orleans, for a closer look at the surprises and successes that have turned his functional training equipment and education brand into a rapidly growing $60 million-a-year enterprise.

  • CrossFit Gym Boycotted Over Cancelled Pride Event

    by Jason Scott June 2018

    June is Pride Month, and the calendar is full of events celebrating the LGBTQ community. Apart from the parades and parties, many businesses are getting into the spirit by hosting their own events, as well.

  • How Campus Rec Centers are Offering New and Diverse Services

    by Michael Popke June 2018

    With fewer than 3,100 students, the University of Richmond will never be among Virginia's largest campuses. Yet for years it has been at the forefront of exploring modern approaches to student wellbeing and is now building a new facility that will house all campus healthcare services in one location. Those entities will include the Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services and the Center for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, as well as wellness education and nutrition services.

  • Indoor Gyms to Target Tough Mudders, General Public

    by Paul Steinbach May 2018

    It will have rowers, stationary bikes and monkey bars. Just no mud.

  • Kline Center Shades Multipurpose Exterior Space

    by Paul Steinbach May 2018

    With its all-glass facade, a 2014 addition to the Kline Athletic Center at Dickinson College employs a shading system of vertical steel tubes spaced from the curtainwall at varying dimensions.