• Stanford Unveils All-Gender Locker Room at Rec Center

    by Andy Berg January 2019

    Stanford University officially unveiled a new all-gender locker room last Friday.

  • Rec Center Pool Reopens After Legionnaires' Scare

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    The indoor pool at the Arnold (Mo.) Recreation Center is open again after briefly closing due to a Legionnaires’ Disease scare.

  • Planned Rec Center's Universal Locker Rooms Discussed

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    As parks and recreation officials in West Lafayette, Ind., ponder whether a planned rec center will become the first in the state with universal restroom facilities, signs exist of a split in opinion among residents.

  • What to Consider When Designing Universal Locker and Changing Rooms

    by Jennifer Jursnick January 2019

    Recreation centers attract a wide range of athletic skill levels, ages and interests. During a typical day at any given facility, one might see a group of young athletes heading to the gym to play basketball, a family with young children visiting the pool, individuals taking specialized aerobics classes, or a group of seniors gathering for their weekly card game.

  • Facility Friday: Northwestern State Conditioning Center, Michigan State Field Lights

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    Northwestern State University unveiled plans for a new $3.4 million strength and conditioning center. The facility will offer 11,600 square feet of weight training space, and will serve all 14 of the school’s athletics programs. A second phase will add a rehabilitation center and sports medicine upgrades to the project. —

  • Workshop Provides New Programming to Towson Rec

    by Jason Scott January 2019

    Campus recreation at Towson University prides itself on being innovative. Burdick Hall, the campus's main recreation facility, houses an "American Ninja Warrior"-inspired course, the first of its kind among collegiate recreation centers.

  • Rec Center Adjusts Age Restriction in Anti-Obesity Effort

    by Paul Steinbach January 2019

    The Bowling Green (Ohio) Parks and Recreation Department is changing its admission policy at the BG Community Center with the hope that allowing younger children to use the facility unattended by a guardian will encourage activity and help fight obesity.

  • Delbrook Centre’s Circulation Spine Emulates Forest

    by Paul Steinbach December 2018

    Many facilities seek to blur the lines between interior and exterior, and Delbrook Community Recreation Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., manages to accomplish the task despite its challenging site.

  • New Product Roundup: Stationary Bike | Locks | Disinfectants

    by AB Staff December 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the November | December 2018 issue.

  • Responding to Changes in the Fitness Industry at LSU's Rec Center (Sponsored)

    by Life Fitness December 2018

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    In 2017, Louisiana State University completed a major redesign and renovation of its UREC student recreation center. LSU expanded its cardio and strength training fitness space from 13,000 to 65,000 square feet. It added appealing areas like a functional training space with turf, a climbing wall, a jogging trail, and an outdoor pool.