November 2016

Retractable Enclosures Help YMCAs Cut Costs, Boost Membership

YMCA facilities are able to reduce operating costs, increase membership and create all-seasons environments for communities thanks to retractable enclosures.

Huge Project Seeks to Rebuild Monarch Habitats

Earlier this October, the Conservation Foundation of Naperville, Ill., was granted $250,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for the Fox Valley Corridor Project. This project is part of larger, national effort to restore habitats of the North American Monarch Butterfly across the United States. The Conservation Foundation is one of 22 organizations to receive a grant for this kind of project. All 22 chosen projects come to a total award amount of $3,048,887 according to the Nation Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s 2016 Monarch Grant Slate.

Report: Camping More Popular Than Ever

The 2016 North American Camping Report is out, and it shows us that camping is more popular than ever. Even more encouraging is the fact that everyone wants to spend more time outdoors—all ethnic groups and age categories, from millennials to seniors.

ACSM Predicts 2017 Fitness Trends

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast, and exercise pros say wearable technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. Read on to find out about more top trends in the coming year.