• Texas Prep Football Coaches Command Big Salaries

    by Andy Berg December 2018

    If you’re a high school football coach, you might want to consider heading to the Lone Star state, where the salaries are truly Texas-sized.

  • School Board Negligent in Coach’s Abuse

    by John Wolohan and Fei Gao November 2018

    When recreation and school administrators think about employment law, they usually focus on the area of law related to the process of recruiting, interviewing and hiring employees. This process is only a small part of employment law.

  • Letter from the Editor: Good People

    by Andy Berg November 2018

    As we put this issue together and made final preparations for AB Show 2018 in New Orleans, we took time to take stock of the good people in the athletics, fitness and recreation industries we've gotten to know, or at least know about.

  • New Hire Could Tip the Balance in the Western Conference

    by Spokesman Review November 2018

    Many NBA observers, understandably, have focused on LeBron James going to the Los Angeles Lakers. Thus, many NBA observers have overlooked Lee Jenkins going to the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Mets Manager Announces Staff Changes, Vacancies

    by Tim Healey November 2018

    Days into his tenure as Mets general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen has made his presence felt in a big way when it comes to the club's coaches.

  • Four Tips for Helping Employees Exit Gracefully

    by Rob Bishop October 2018

    When a new member signs up at our club, we are careful to go over our cancellation policy. Why do we do this? Because when they join, they don't think they will ever quit. But we know better. The same is true of employees. When someone first comes to work for you, they never think about leaving. But just like any business, turnover comes with the health club territory. How are they going to handle it when it's time to move on to something bigger and potentially better?

  • AB Salutes Industry Difference-Makers

    by AB Staff October 2018

    Eradicating debilitating disease. Shining a light on social injustice. Advocating for safer sports and greater access to fitness. Equipping schools to best handle life-and-death situations.

  • Michigan State Takes Steps to Avoid Another Nassar

    by Paul Steinbach October 2018

    Michigan State University has taken substantial steps to move past the Larry Nassar scandal in which the now-convicted former team physician sexually abused student-athletes for two decades.

  • Survey Finds Average FBS Coach Earns $2.4M

    by Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars October 2018

    The best-paid workers in American higher education are picking up another 6-percent increase in compensation this year.

  • Customer Service Challenges Take Many Forms

    by Rob Bishop September 2018

    A few months ago, a video of an irate member destroying the front desk area of a Planet Fitness location went viral. When I saw the video, I just laughed — because it wasn't my club she was trying to dismantle. But what really caught my eye was the staff members who were also visible in the video. They just stood there calmly and watched. What else could they do besides call the police?