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ACSM & Wellcoaches Expand Offerings for Fitness Pros

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Wellcoaches Corp. have announced the expansion of their 16-year partnership with two newly co-branded programs in coach training and behavior change.

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NRPA Releases Salary Trend Data

A recent survey conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association highlights salary and bonus data for park and recreation agency directors, planning directors, finance directors, recreation directors and park operations directors.

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PHIT Bill Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6199, the Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018, by a vote of 277-143. The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act, a bill that provides Americans with the ability to invest in active, healthy activities that promote improved health was included as part of the legislation, which now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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IAAPA Foundation Encourages Future Leaders

The IAAPA Foundation, supported by members of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), remains focused on its mission to develop the next generation of global attractions industry leaders.

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RWJF to Support Habitat for Humanity Study of Neighborhood Revitalization

Habitat for Humanity, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is launching a two-year effort to study the health and quality of life impact of a neighborhood revitalization approach that puts residents in the driver's seat.

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TPL Launches Colorado Trails Program

The Trust for Public Land announced the creation of the Colorado Community Trails Program, a new statewide initiative designed to accelerate the planning, design, construction and stewardship of trails that connect communities.

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Two-Thirds of Health Clubs in 2018 Plan Construction

Two-Thirds of Health Clubs in 2018 Plan Construction

After falling substantially from 2014 to 2015, the percentage of sports, health and fitness club respondents to the Industry Report survey who say they are planning construction has gradually climbed. In 2018, some 66.7 percent of health club respondents said they had plans for construction, with 19.7 percent planning to build new, 21.2 percent planning additions, and 45.5 percent planning renovations at their facilities. The average amount that health club respondents have budgeted for these construction plans is $3,010,000.

This is up from 2017, when 59.2 percent of health club respondents said they were planning construction. The percentage has been gradually climbing since 2015, when the percentage of health club respondents who said they were planning construction fell to 54.1 percent, from 69 percent in 2014.

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Aquatics Industry Report: MAHC Implementation & Awareness

The Model Aquatic Health Code is a useful tool for aquatic facilities. Here, we discuss awareness and implementation of the code by respondents to our Aquatic Industry Survey.

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All Grown Up: Innovative Programs for Active Older Adults

Active agers need a variety of programs to stay engaged. Here, we talked to some experts about how to make sure you're creating a programming lineup that's a good fit for your community.

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A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Respondents to the Industry Report Survey from health clubs, fitness clubs, sports clubs and medical fitness facilities provide unique offerings focused on fitness and wellness. Here's a look at the trends among these facilities.

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Rolling Right Along: Expand Biking Options in Your Community

Cycling is popular with people of all ages, whether it's a simple and slow ride through the park or a thrill-inducing jaunt along a mountain bike trail.

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On the Road: 10 Components to a Successful Race

Before you say ready, set go, take a look at these 10 steps to ensure your road race comes off without a hitch.

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Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

FRPA Annual Conference, Aug. 27 to 30 in Orlando, Fla., presented by the Florida Recreation & Park Association (
2018 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 25 to 27 in Indianapolis, presented by the National Recreation & Park Association (
MRPA Annual Conference & Exhibit Hall, Oct. 9 to 12 in Rochester, Minn., presented by the Minnesota Recreation & Park Association (
15th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Oct. 10 to 12 in Charleston, S.C., presented by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (
ICAA Conference & Trade Show 2018, Oct. 18 to 20 in Long Beach, Calif., presented by the International Council on Active Aging (

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