|Power of Play||
|Investing in Playgrounds Benefits More Than Children|
Cities and communities across the country have discovered the many benefits to be had by adding up-to-date play spaces. Find out about some of the latest trends in playground design.
|Fit With the Trends||
|Updating Fitness Offerings to Meet Everyone's Needs|
Staying on top of the latest fitness trends—not falling for fads—will help ensure you're providing the right programming mix.
|Marketing Movement & Exercise||
|YMCAs, Schools Help Spur Youth to Exercise, Eat Healthier|
With childhood overweight and obesity continuing to plague the nation, creative school and YMCA leaders have come up with myriad strategies and programs to address the issue.
|Water for Everyone|
Build Out Your Core Aquatic Programs
Successful—and revenue-generating—aquatic facilities take a smart approach to pool programming. Ensuring you're offering what patrons are looking for will help get them into your doors, and into the pool.
| WEB EXCLUSIVES|
|King of Laundry|
|Cabrillo College Boosts Laundry Productivity|
Athletic and fitness facility laundry can be a gigantic chore. Having the right tools in place can make a difference, as one college found.
| GUEST COLUMNS|
|Splash Play|| |
|Designing for Discovery|
Effective Aquatic Play Design
Well-designed splash play areas take all users' needs into account, from the youngest tots to teens, parents and more. Here, the experts lead the way through successful design.
|RWIs: Framing a Healthy Perspective|
Earlier in the year, a CDC report led to a veritable storm of media reports on poop in pools. But as with most scientific reporting, a little perspective is called for.
|Design Corner|| |
|The Finish Line|
Finding the right balance when designing community recreation facilities is a crucial part of the process. Experienced architects will know how to draw the line between too much and too little.
| FACILITY PROFILES|
Mid-South Ice House in Memphis, Tennessee
When the Memphis metro area lost its only public ice, a group of parents and others banded together to create the Mid-South Ice House. Part of the job was ensuring the facility was tough enough to withstand use and abuse.
| BEFORE YOU GO...|
|before you go…|| |
ING Awards Grants to Schools to Fight Childhood Obesity
| PRODUCT SHOWCASES||