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  • Meet Jon “Crash” Benne, Owner of Elevated Performance in St. Louis (Sponsored)

    by Matrix Fitness August 2018

    Jon "Crash" Benne is a strength trainer and owner of Elevated Performance in St. Louis. He started out as a stick boy for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues, an experience that would shape his career path. Today his gym specializes in turning out strong hockey players. Aside from a line of NHL veterans that have passed through Elevated Performance, he continues to shape new talent. Five local athletes from Benne’s gym went in the first round of the 2016 NHL draft, including four in the top 15. Athletic Business sat down with Benne recently to talk about everything from the equipment he uses to his overall coaching philosophy.

  • Chlorine Sickens Kids at Life Time Fitness Location

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    More than a dozen kids were sickened at a Life Time Fitness location in Johns Creek (Ga.) when a chlorine mixer malfunctioned at the location’s outdoor pool.

  • Gym Member Barred for Attacking Teen Mid-Deadlift

    by Jason Scott August 2018

    For some, the grunts and slams heard in a gym are simply part of the experience. For others, however, those noises can be a catalyst for confrontation.

  • Man Leaves Puppy in Gym Locker at LA Fitness

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    Fitness club owners see it all and have to be prepared to deal with just about any situation. Such was the case at an LA Fitness location on Thursday. 

  • 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.