• Letter from the Editor: Common Ground

    by Andy Berg November 2017

    It's an interesting time to be part of this industry. In recent months, sport has again realized its platform as an effective channel for social and cultural debate. Whether or not you feel strongly about protests taking place on the sidelines of NFL games — and those at the college and high school levels — it's hard to ignore that this industry finds itself at the epicenter of a politically charged conversation.

  • How AB Show Can Help You Stay Sharp and Get Ahead

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    Competition is fierce, whether your career in athletics, fitness or recreation takes you on the field or not. You need to stay sharp to stay ahead, and there's no better place to hone your gameplan than at AB Show 2017, Nov. 8-11, in Orlando, Fla. Wherever you are on your professional path, AB Show has something to offer. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect from this year's event:

  • Emmert: College Basketball Needs 'Fundamental Change'

    by Will Hobson October 2017

    NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that most Americans can agree on one thing: Major college sports is broken, and the people in charge might not be the right ones to fix it.

  • Utah Baseball Coach Faces NCAA Penalty

    by Dirk Facer October 2017

    Utah baseball coach Bill Kinneberg could miss a couple of games next season after the university self-reported an undisclosed rules violation and submitted a penalty recommendation to the NCAA.

  • AB Reader Perspective: Best Equipment Purchase?

    by AB Staff October 2017


  • AB Show: Elevate Your Fitness Center with Technology

    by Kate Rampone October 2017

    There's no denying that technology is transforming the way we perform many day-to-day tasks. To learn more about how high tech is transforming the fitness industry, I sat down with AB Show 2017 speaker Rachel Koretsky, CEO and Founder of upace, a mobile platform designed specifically for fitness, recreation and community centers.

  • AB Reader Perspectives: Which Apps and Software do You Use?

    by AB Staff October 2017

    AB November|December 2017 reader perspective

  • Letter from the Editor: Never Lose Perspective

    by Andy Berg October 2017

    Perspective is everything. It's a phrase that went through my head more than once as we put together our annual Facilities of Merit® issue.

  • AB Reader Perspective: What Habits Would You Change?

    by AB Staff October 2017

    Ed Steele
    risk and safety coordinator, Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, Harrisonburg, Va.

    "Making myself stay on track. After 31 years, I am in a new position in our organization. Part involves playground inspection and safety, with which, as a CPSI for 15 years, I am very familiar. The other areas are ADA and OSHA compliance, which I am not as familiar with. I have to stay on track to balance the ongoing work of playground safety, while using down time to research and study relevant ADA and OSHA regulations."

  • Gym Manager Among Those Killed in Shooting

    by Colorado Springs Gazette October 2017

    A 28-year-old Navy veteran and gym manager from Colorado was among the 59 people killed when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night.