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Preschool Gymnastics by day…Lil Ninja's by night.


Your little's will love the challenges and fun they can have while running through AAI's Elite Kids Ninja Course. Watch them climb, jump, and swing their way through, while putting money into your pocket with new classes and birthday parties!
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Play Along: Inclusive Playgrounds Help Us All Play Together

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Play Along: Inclusive Playgrounds Help Us All Play Together

By Dave Ramont

Playground manufacturers, planners and designers are increasingly seeking to go far beyond mere accessibility to provide truly inclusive playspaces that allow those with physical and developmental disabilities to play alongside their peers.
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Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

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Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs: A Look at Trends in YMCAs, YWCAs, JCCs and Boys & Girls Clubs

YMCAs and similar nonprofit facilities faced the pandemic head-on, offering myriad programs for essential workers, those facing food insecurity and more. Here’s a closer look at trends in Ys.
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Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

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Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

By Kelli Ra Anderson

For many facilities and recreation organizations, when the mercury drops, outdoor programming is at an end. But smart planning and flexibility can enable fun in the great outdoors on a year-round basis.
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Safe Havens: Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

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Safe Havens: Provide Sun Protection & Boost Aesthetics With Shelters & Shade Canopies

By Dave Ramont

From pavilions that provide a central focal point for a park to shade sails that offer sun protection for swimmers in the pool, there's a multitude of ways to beautify your site and please your patrons with shelters and shade.
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Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own: New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

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Outdoor Fitness Comes Into Its Own: New Outdoor Fitness Areas Improve Equipment, Amenities & Accessibility

By Chris Gelbach

When the pandemic forced most gyms to shut down or reduce capacity, many members took their workouts to the great outdoors. As a result, outdoor fitness, which was already seeing a boom, has really taken off.
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Preschool Gymnastics by day…Lil Ninja's by night.


Your little's will love the challenges and fun they can have while running through AAI's Elite Kids Ninja Course. Watch them climb, jump, and swing their way through, while putting money into your pocket with new classes and birthday parties!
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Our 2021 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What’s Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

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Our 2021 Report on the State of the Managed Recreation Industry: A Look at What’s Happening in Recreation, Sports & Fitness Facilities

Nearly 1,400 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, budgets, construction plans, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.
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Career Highlights: Our 14th Annual Salary Survey

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Career Highlights: Our 14th Annual Salary Survey

By Emily Tipping

In our 14th Annual Salary Survey, we track the careers, experience and salaries of nearly 1,400 survey respondents, covering everything from education and certification to job satisfaction, raises and more.
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Your Pool Toolkit: Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

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Your Pool Toolkit: Support Aquatic Programming With Pool Accessories

By Joe Bush

The "if you build it, they will come" concept might work for some facilities, but when it comes to swimming pools, once built, you need to outfit them with the right mix of accessories to maximize attendance.
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Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

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Trends in Schools & School Districts: A Look at Trends in Schools & School Districts

Whether it’s a playground at recess or a Friday night football game, schools provide a unique sports and recreation outlet for their students and families.
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Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

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Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Successful aquatic facilities offer a range of programming, from the basic and expected learn-to-swim and lifeguard training through aquatic exercise, water polo, kayaking and much more. Learn more about the trends that will keep your facility swimming to success.
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Recreation Management Magazine

In the September 2021 issue, we take an in-depth look at the rapid expansion of outdoor fitness, as well as providing an overview of how to deploy shelters and shade structures to protect patrons from the sun while boosting a site's aesthetics. Other features offer ideas on accessorizing your swimming pool to boost your programming potential, as well as how to keep outdoor recreation opportunities going all winter long.

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2021 Buyers Guide

Check out our latest guide to everything you need for your sports, recreation or fitness facility. From aquatic supplies to sporting equipment, from workout machines to park site amenities—and beyond—we've got the most trusted, simple-to-use reference to sports, recreation and fitness products and services in the industry.

BUYERS GUIDE

Rec Report Newsletter

The Rec Report e-newsletter brings you the most up-to-date ideas and solutions for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Every month, we cover the latest and greatest innovations—from programming to facility planning, from research and trends to the newest products—to help you make your facility a success.

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Webinar Educational Series

Recreation Management's Webinar Educational Series connects you with the brightest stars in the field of managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities to provide an in-depth look at some of the top issues and challenges in the field today. Join us to learn more about practical solutions to common problems, as well as new developments and innovations in the industry.

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2021 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 1,4000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT