The Fitness Challenge: Ongoing Adaptations for the Hard-Hit Health Club Industry

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The Fitness Challenge: Ongoing Adaptations for the Hard-Hit Health Club Industry

By Joe Bush

Like many businesses, fitness facilities have struggled to stay afloat amidst the rolling closures of the coronavirus pandemic. Staying competitive is more important than ever, which means knowing the latest trends is crucial.
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Water Works: Staying on Top of Aquatic Maintenance

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Water Works: Staying on Top of Aquatic Maintenance

By Dave Ramont

The process to keep the water safe involves constant diligence and knowledge in chemicals, sanitization methods, air handling, mechanical systems and more. And beyond the water there are many other maintenance considerations.
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Entice the Adventurous: Build Interest & Create Community With Climbing Walls & Ninja Courses

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Entice the Adventurous: Build Interest & Create Community With Climbing Walls & Ninja Courses

By Emily Tipping

Fitness facilities, recreation centers and more are always looking for new and engaging ways to get people in the door and keep them coming back, and climbing walls and ninja courses provide that one-two punch of physical and mental stimulation, with a little adventure added into the mix.
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Here's to Health!: Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

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Here's to Health!: Short- & Long-Term Health & Hygiene Strategies

By Dave Ramont

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on how we look at disease prevention and safety in recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Here, we look at best practices to protect patrons' health while keeping them engaged.
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Firm Foundations: Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

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Firm Foundations: Athletic Flooring & Facility Success

By Kelli Ra Anderson

Survival of the fittest facilities is credited in great part to savvy managers who keep their facility doors open. Selecting the right flooring to maximize that continual use has been a critical component to their overall success.
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Safer in the Water: Tools & Best Practices for Drowning Prevention

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Safer in the Water: Tools & Best Practices for Drowning Prevention

By Joe Bush

From lifeguard training and water safety programing to technology that aids in drowning prevention, there are myriad ways to ensure aquatic facilities are as safe as possible.
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Raise the Woof!: Incorporate Dog-Friendly Amenities

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Raise the Woof!: Incorporate Dog-Friendly Amenities

By Chris Gelbach

Dog parks have been among the fastest-growing amenities in parks for the past decade or more, and the pandemic has only further emphasized that people need an outdoor place to take their pets (and themselves) for exercise and socialization. But setting up a dog park isn’t as simple as fencing off an area and letting the pooches play.
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Just Add Water: Creating Opportunities for Waterfront Recreation

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Just Add Water: Creating Opportunities for Waterfront Recreation

By Dave Ramont

As industrial uses for waterfront resources subside, recreational opportunities are coming to the forefront. Learn more about how communities are taking advantage of these amenities to bring more recreation to their citizens.
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Playgrounds from  Start to Finish: Fund, Design, Build

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Playgrounds from Start to Finish: Fund, Design, Build

By Rick Dandes

Whether you are building a playground from the ground up or upgrading and re-imagining an existing space, there are some basic principles that experts say stakeholders should adhere to. These “basics” are the foundations of any building project: planning, funding, design, construction and, ultimately, sustainability.
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A Safe Space: Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

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A Safe Space: Playground Safety Basics & Beyond

By Deborah Vence

From careful design and manufacturing through installation and use, safer playgrounds are made possible through continual innovation and ongoing maintenance. Learn more about how to keep kids safe while they're having fun.
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Field Goals: Sports Turf Selection & Maintenance

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Field Goals: Sports Turf Selection & Maintenance

By Dave Ramont

When it comes to creating effective sports fields for players of all ages, there are many factors to take into account. From turf and lighting choices to seating and other amenities, ensuring the safety and comfort of players and spectators is key.
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Going Green Sustaining Momentum: Park  Designs Focus on Sustainability, Equity

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Going Green Sustaining Momentum: Park Designs Focus on Sustainability, Equity

By Chris Gelbach

Parks departments have an opportunity to step up and contribute to the health and success of their communities. Through new park approaches that adapt to the needs and realities of a post-COVID world and emphasize sustainability and inclusion, park designers are creating spaces that will serve more people, more effectively, well into the future.
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Recreation Management Magazine

As the COVID-19 pandemic has proven the impact of our parks and open spaces, we turn our eye toward smart planning and outfitting of parks with our annual Guide to Playgrounds and Park Furnishings in the April 2021 issue. Inside the issue, we cover adventurous offerings like climbing walls and ninja courses, as well as sports flooring solutions and aquatic maintenance.

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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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2020 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