• UTRGV Rec Center Dress Code Draws Mixed Response

    by Courtney Cameron September 2017

    A new commitment to dress code enforcement at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley rec center is drawing a mixed reaction from the student body, with some students applauding the required respect for shared equipment, and others feeling a little bit censored.

  • Groups Calling for Renaming of Stonewall Rec Center

    by Ceillie Simkiss August 2017

    Members of the Minister's Alliance of Danville and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference want to change the name of the city of Danville, Va.'s Stonewall Recreation Center.

  • Arkansas UREC Opens Free Campus Sports Injury Clinic

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville today announced the expansion of its student health services through the addition of a UREC Sports Injury Clinic inside the campus’ Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building.

  • Community Unveils Larger, Greener Rec Center

    by Antonie Boessenkool August 2017

    On Saturday, residents of Woodland Hills and surrounding neighborhoods stepped into the revamped Woodland Hills Recreation Center, with its air-conditioned gym and stage, sparkling new pool, three playgrounds, picnic areas and modern multipurpose rooms. After 21/2 years of construction, they were clearly pleased to be able to return to the popular facility.

  • Fire Causes $250K in Damage to Renovated Rec Center

    by James Fuller August 2017

    St. Charles school officials spent most of the summer working on a face-lift for the Norris Recreation Center. An unplanned event Monday will mean there's a lot more work to do. A fire shortly after 8 a.m. in a men's locker room caused $250,000 worth of damage. Eight fire departments responded to the alarm, which was automatically triggered by the existing fire safety system. The fire took 30 minutes to get under control. A firefighter was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was treated and released for what fire officials described as a minor injury. The occupants of the building at the time of the fire evacuated without injury. The $250,000 estimated loss is the result of extensive smoke penetration through the building. The Norris Center, which is operated in a partnership agreement between the school and park districts, was nearing the end stages of $2.3 million worth of construction work. School board members are set to get an update on that work Thursday night.

  • Five Steps to a Successful Architect-Client Kick-Off

    by Stephen Springs August 2017

    When an architect and a client sit down for the first time to discuss a project that likely will consume the majority of their waking hours for many months, it’s important for that kick-off meeting to accomplish specific tasks. For the client, this means already knowing the answers to critical questions about budgets and timelines.

  • With New Court, Handball Makes a Comeback

    by Telegram & Gazette August 2017

    A handball court has been built in Southbridge with the help of the NE Handball Association. Two of its members, a Leicester couple, say they want to change the stigma that handball is a "jail sport."

  • Branding the Campus Recreation Center

    by Erik Kocher August 2017

    We live in a branded world. The things we eat, the things we wear, the things we drive are all branded. From Rolex to Jaguar and IKEA to Kia, it is nearly impossible to escape branding. However, one place that we often do not see branding is in recreation centers or municipal community centers. Collegiate athletic facilities and many professional sports venues have led the way with institutional branding, and we are now seeing the concept of branding take hold in college recreation centers.

  • How To Get Branding Input From Stakeholders

    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

    In the expanding marketplace of recreational fitness, branding becomes an important part of an entity's business vision and vision of self. How can you get consumers to not only identify your brand, but identify with your brand? From public-access idea walls to stakeholder retreats, companies are exploring the many available mechanisms for finding out what the consumer wants — and what they want to be. Branding is more than just a marketing strategy; it's a celebration of space and identity that culminates in an immersive experience for the end user.

  • New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps

    by Courtney Cameron July 2017

    Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.

    The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
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