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  November 2018 
Scent Marketing in Fitness Facilities

Scent marketing, used to influence and connect consumers on an emotional level, can provide unique benefits in fitness facilities.

Women Gain Ground in Sports Information Careers

Title IX brought about a sense of inclusion for women in sport, and more women have taken on careers in the sports industry, gaining ground in marketing, events, communications and more. But in some areas, women are still laying the groundwork.


  October 2018 
What to Do After Wildfires

Wildfires can have a devastating impact on an area. Here’s some advice for restoring and repairing swimming pools after a wildfire.

Advocating for Safer Swimming

In recent years, more cities and parks have stepped up efforts to provide swimming education to all their residents.


  September 2018 
Who Has the Best Parks?

The Trust for Public Land recently released its seventh annual ParkScore Index, ranking park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. For the third straight year, Minneapolis has taken top honors.

Fitness Takes a Hike

After this Ontario town got a generous land donation, community members saw an opportunity to add the area’s first outdoor gym.


  July 2018 
Preventing Juvenile Drowning
A Look at Howard's Hope

After experiencing the near-drowning of their own child, Steve and Stacy Reeves dedicated themselves to helping make a difference by preventing juvenile drownings.

Extend the Swim Season & Save Money

Reducing evaporation at your pool helps conserve water. Making a liquid solar cover part of your pool maintenance program can help.


  June 2018 
Camps
A Look at Trends in Camps

Camp facilities range from summer camps for youths to campgrounds and RV parks for anyone who cares to spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors. Here, we provide an overview of trends in these facilities.

Community Centers
A Look at Trends in Community Centers

Community sports and recreation centers provide a place for people to get involved in a wide variety of programs, from team sports to fitness and more. Here, we take a look at the latest in these facilities.


  May 2018 
Introducing PHIT America Month

With more than 70 percent of American adults either overweight or obese, PHIT America has launched its first ever PHIT America Month to help inspire millions of Americans to get up, get out and get a move on.

Growing the Game

Golf courses, when well managed and marketed, can beat the odds and provide a great amenity to the communities they serve. From bringing in the youngest players to enticing new players, here's how to help grow the game.


  April 2018 
Go Greener

Earth Day happens every year in April, and this month, we're taking the opportunity to celebrate by offering up some suggestions to make your operations a little greener.

Indoor Multi-Sport Complex Comes to Detroit

A new indoor multi-sport complex in Detroit features an indoor cycling velodrome and much more.


  March 2018 
Chicago Team Rows With the Best

Saint Ignatius Chicago Rowing is one the top national competitive rowing programs in the city, with both male and female students and former Olympian rowers coaching the team to success.

New York Gym Gets Connected

At Life Time Athletic in New York, connected cardio equipment will allow Apple Watch users to track their exercise seamlessly, providing accurate metrics to help take their workout to the next level.


  February 2018 
Restoring a Rare Ecosystem Pays Off

In 2016, Arlington County's Magnolia Bog restoration project earned the Best New Environmental Sustainability Award from the Virginia Recreation and Park Association. The project is a model of natural resource management in urban areas.

Restrooms
Additional Considerations in Prefabricated Restrooms

In addition to environmental factors, there are plenty of other considerations one must take into account when selecting restroom structures.


  January 2018 
Sports & Entertainment Abound
Place Bell in Laval, Quebec

In Montreal, Laval's Place Bell, with its 10,000-seat arena, promises to become one of the most in-demand sports and entertainment destinations in Quebec.

Landscape Trends on the Horizon

We talked to experts to find out the latest trends in commercial landscaping for 2018.

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