• Pierre the Pelican Visits the AB Show

    by AB Editors April 2016

    At last November's AB Show in New Orleans, athletics, fitness and recreation professionals from around the country gathered for the industry's premier education event. We also welcomed a special guest, New Orleans Pelicans mascot Pierre the Pelican. Check out some of the highlights from Pierre's visit in the video below, and check out more information about the AB Show here

  • AB’s Revamped Magazine Includes New Look, More Content

    by Emily Attwood January 2016

    Happy New Year!

    You might notice something a bit different when you open the January/February issue of Athletic Business. We’ve redesigned, refined and reinvigorated our print publication to better serve you, our readers.

  • ABC 2015: Trade Show Time Lapse

    by AB Editors December 2015

    We set up a camera in the rafters of this year's Athletic Business Conference & Expo -- check out all the action from the trade show floor in our new video on ABTV in about two minutes. The show opens at around the 1:20 mark, watch as attendees surge in! You may even see yourself.

  • Video: ABC 2015 Preview

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    From new activities on the trade show floor to helpful tips, we offer a quick preview of the upcoming Athletic Business Conference & Expo taking place in New Orleans, La. November 19-21. This year ABC has attendees from 49 states, every Canadian province and 16 countries. Whether you're joining us from around the corner or around the world, we wish you safe travels and we'll see you soon!

  • How to Download the 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo App

    by Michael Gaio November 2015

    ABC has a free mobile app available to all attendees and exhibitors designed to make life at the show a little bit easier. The Athletic Business Conference & Expo app is filled with information like schedules, seminar listings, speaker info, maps and exhibitor information. It will come in handy when you’re at the show.

  • ABC Speakers Describe Their Educational Sessions and Expectations

    by Paul Steinbach September 2015

    The 2015 Athletic Business Conference & Expo hits New Orleans, Nov. 19 -21 — representing ABC's second visit to the Crescent City in four years. But as popular a destination as New Orleans has proven to be, it's the educational opportunities that will have hundreds of attendees descending upon the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to learn about industry trends affecting today's athletics, fitness and recreation professionals. AB touched base with a handful of this year's session leaders — from first-time presenters to individuals with decades-long ABC speaking resumes — to find out what attracts them to ABC, and what attendees can expect to take away from New Orleans.

  • How to Brace for the Many Responsibilities of Health Club Ownership

    by Rob Bishop May 2015

    Recently, we were at a financial education seminar for small-business owners. The speaker was discussing how marriages are often impacted when a business owner is able to sell and finds himself or herself with free time. Their spouse is suddenly faced with a partner who is around more than ever before. Maybe too much. "Their spouse discovers that they really weren't a workaholic," the speaker said. "They were just doing what they had to do for all of those years."

  • NATA Presents Inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award

    by AB Editors March 2015

    Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association 

    DALLAS, March 2, 2015 – At the sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit today, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association presented its inaugural Youth Sports Safety Ambassador Award to three recipients demonstrating significant commitment to the health and welfare of secondary school student athletes.

  • Inside #ABCOrlando: Episode 5

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    In our fifth and final episode from the 2014 Athletic Business Conference & Expo, we touch on the First Timer's Reception, the Facilities of Merit, review the social media buzz at the show and take a look at next year's show in New Orleans.

  • #ABCOrlando: In Your Words

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    A week ago today, the 2014 Athletic Business Conference and Expo kicked off in Orlando. With attendees from 49 states (come on, Idaho!), every Canadian province and a total of 20 countries, the social media buzz at the show was bigger than ever.