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Sustainable Golf Week Drives Green Agenda Forward

The first ever Sustainable Golf Week will next month, hosted by GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf with its partners and collaborators globally to reflect, celebrate and accelerate industry efforts to build a greener future for the game.

NRPA: U.S. Adults Says Parks and Rec Is a Necessary and Important Service

Almost all U.S. adults (90%) agree that parks and recreation is an important service provided by their local government, according to a newly released report from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Trust for Public Land, Nike Announce $2 Million Grant to Help Communities Combat Climate Change Impacts

Trust for Public Land [TPL] and Nike announced a grant of $2 million to the Trust for Public Land's efforts to create more parks, trails and community schoolyards to increase access to the outdoors, while helping to combat the effects of climate change in communities most impacted.

The Y Partners With Gatorade to Break Down Barriers in Sports

A new partnership between YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) and Gatorade seeks to break down barriers young athletes face, including financial challenges, lack of role models, too much pressure and low self-confidence.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Names Indiana State Rep. Carey Hamilton 2022 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails, walking and biking advocacy organization, announced Indiana State Representative Carey Hamilton (D-87) as the 2022 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to Offer New Educational Lineup at Equip Expo

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) will be providing four sessions for the new Pool & Spa Education Track at the 2022 Equip Exposition, Oct. 18–21 in Louisville, Ky.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Participation in National Cleanup Day

National CleanUp Day, in partnership with EARTHDAY.ORG, Keep America Beautiful, and Let's Do It World (organizers of World Cleanup Day), will return for its sixth year on Saturday, Sept. 17.

National League of Cities Report Examines Key Drivers Shaping Workplace Changes

The National League of Cities (NLC) investigates the state of work in America's cities, towns and villages and key strategies that will shape workplace changes over the next 10 years in its new report, America Works: How Entrepreneurial City Leaders Can Shape the Future of Work Now.

New Soccer Mini-Pitch Comes to Yonkers

Former USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, Target, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and the City of Yonkers officially opened a new mini-pitch at Pelton Park.

NASM Launches Updated Online Women's Fitness Specialization Program

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) announced that its Women's Fitness Specialization program has been updated with the latest science on women's health and fitness.

BioBlitz Campaign Continues to Advance Pollinator Protection With Support From NRPA

To help protect the local pollinators that are critical to our ecosystems and food supply, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are hosting the fourth annual Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz during September.

Trust for Public Land, L.L.Bean Announce Recipients of Award to Improve Park Equity

The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, has announced the recipients for the fourth round of the L.L.Bean Community Award, which will support park projects this year for those communities that need them most.

HHS Secretary Becerra Appoints New National Fitness Foundation's Board

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra has appointed new members to the board of directors of the National Fitness Foundation (Foundation).

NRPA: Vital Access to Locally Grown Food Is Limited in Many Communities

Only 40% of U.S. adults have "extremely easy" or "very easy" access to locally grown food like fruits, vegetables and meats, according to the latest National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Park Pulse poll.

ASBA Announces 2022 Technical Meeting

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, design professionals and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announced its upcoming Technical Meeting, to be held in Palm Desert, Calif., this December 2-5, 2022.

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces 2022 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced the five recipients of the 2022 PHTA Fellowship and PHTA Scholarship Programs: Graham Lamb, Emily Broom, Colton Morris, Jason Marsh, and Meghan Partrick.

National Park Service, National Park Foundation Recognize Outstanding Employees, Volunteers and Partners

A variety of National Park Service (NPS) employees, volunteers and partners were honored at a ceremony to Celebrate America's National Parks.

Aspen Institute Releases Youth Sports Report in Oakland

A new report released by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program shows a divide based upon race, gender and income in youth sports experiences for some children in Oakland, Calif.

Together Outdoors Marks One Year of Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Outdoor Recreation

Together Outdoors (TO), a coalition committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the outdoor recreation experience, commemorated its first anniversary with a look back at a year of progress, and a look ahead at new efforts to make the outdoors more accessible and welcoming for everyone.

PHTA Launches New Scholarship Award

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced the launch of the new Greg Garrett Scholarship Award. Developed by the PHTA Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC), this $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one PHTA member in the builder or service sector each year to use for PHTA educational or certification fees.

ORR Applauds Assistance to Communities Growing Outdoor Rec Economies

After the Biden Administration announced the 25 communities that will receive technical assistance under the Recreation Economy for Rural Communities program, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) lauded the announcement.

Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports Hosts USA Wheelchair Football League Tournament

Wheelchair football athletes from across the country, including the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wheelchair Football Team, will compete at a USA Wheelchair Football League tournament hosted by Hillsborough County Adaptive Sports.

New Award to Celebrate Industry Leaders Improving the Outdoors

Merrell, a leading outdoor footwear brand, has collaborated with longstanding not-for-profit partner, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), to announce a first-of-its-kind, annual award – the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW) Award.

ASBA Announces New Quarterly Publication

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, design professionals and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announced the launch of its new quarterly magazine, Build It Right.

ASLA Releases Analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) released its analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act, which funds $369 billion for energy security and climate change programs, many of which will be led by landscape architects.

L.L.Bean Partners With YMCA to Ensure All Kids Can Attend Summer Camp

In an effort to increase children's access to outdoor recreation, L.L.Bean has donated $750,000 to YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). The funds were used to provide scholarships to children in underserved communities at more than 60 YMCA camps across the country.

National Park Foundation and Helmsley Charitable Trust Continue Enhance Visitor Experience at Parks

The National Park Foundation announced a lead grant for the collective effort to improve the visitor experience at Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, thanks to the generous support of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The more than $4.4 million grant will support renovation of the existing visitor center and outdoor area to create a welcoming and inclusive space to share culturally relevant content through exhibits and digital media in collaboration with Sitnasuak Native Corporation and affiliated tribes.

National League of Cities and Expert Partners Will Help Smaller Cities Access Federal Infrastructure Funding

The Local Infrastructure Hub opened registration for small and mid-sized cities to participate in a new technical assistance program to help them access federal infrastructure funding. The specialized training bootcamps will let them access some of the first grant opportunities available as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. An estimated 2,000 smaller communities will benefit over the next two years.

Together Outdoors to Support 'Front Line' DEI Organizations Through Grant Program

The Together Outdoors (TO) Coalition, an initiative committed to advancing equity and inclusion in all aspects of the outdoor recreation experience, announced a new grant program designed to support organizations on the front lines of the effort to build a more accessible, welcoming outdoor ecosystem.

Sports Field Management Association Announces 'Stars and Stripes' Contest Winners

Sports Field Management Association (SFMA) – the nonprofit professional association for the 2,700 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide – announced the students of the Atlee High School Turf Science Program in Mechanicsville, Va., have won the association's sixth annual "Stars and Stripes" contest.

NRPA: Candidates Who Prioritize Park and Rec Funding Are More Popular With Voters

According to the latest National Recreation and Park Association Park Pulse Survey, political candidates who make park and recreation funding a key priority are more likely to receive support from the public in an election.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Recipients of 2021 National Awards

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has recognized 26 community organizations and individuals through its 2021 National Awards program.

Trust for Public Land Applauds Interior Department's Announcement to Allocate Record Funding for ORLP Program Projects

Bill Lee, president of Trust for Public Land Action Fund and senior vice president of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations at Trust for Public Land released a statement on the announcement that the National Park Service will distribute $192 million to local communities through the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) grant program.

NRPA Announces 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation's leading advocate for parks and recreation, is partnering with Niagara water and Niagara Cares to launch the 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization in Texas and Florida.

Registration Now Open for 2022 World Aquatic Health Conference

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced that the 19th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will take place as an in-person event Oct. 12-14 in Houston.

Summer Camps Give Ukrainian Kids a Home Away From Home

The U.S. Department of State and the American Camp Association (ACA) are providing young Ukrainian exchange students and campers a sense of normalcy and childhood through summer camp experiences and extended schooling programs.

Landscape Architects Form Task Force to Take on Climate and Biodiversity Crises

ASLA announced it is developing its first Climate Action Plan for the U.S. landscape architecture community.

New Camp-School Partnership Provides Children With Summer Camp Opportunity

Camps, schools and advocates are partnering to provide underresourced middle school students with a week of summer camp that will help address their emotional well-being and academic losses caused by the pandemic over the past two years.

American Council on Exercise Announces 2022 IDEA World Scholarship Awardees

The IDEA World Convention Scholarship Program, funded by Kathie and Peter Davis, founders of IDEA Health & Fitness Association (IDEA) and the IDEA Foundation (now the American Council on Exercise, or ACE), announced five 2022 award recipients who will attend this year's IDEA World Convention.

USA Swimming Unveils New Women Coaches in Governance Program

USA Swimming announced the inaugural Women Coaches in Governance program, developed by women coach leaders in our sport, geared toward identifying, educating, supporting and mentoring women coaches who wish to be more involved in organizational governance.

Think Tank Advises on Ways to Fund the Wellness Business Model in Senior Living

Innovative senior living organizations are repositioning for today's cultural and economic realities with a new business model: senior living based in a wellness lifestyle, with options for care.

JCC Maccabi Celebrates 40th Anniversary

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the JCC Maccabi Games — the largest organized Jewish teen sports event in North America — returns.

NLC Survey Shows How Local Governments Plan to Maximize Federal Infrastructure Funds

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced the findings from a joint survey with Polco on local infrastructure projects. The survey indicates how local leaders from 153 cities, towns and villages in 47 states are prioritizing a range of infrastructure projects.

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Applauds Biden Administration's Federal Council to Support Outdoor Rec

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) praised the announcement by the Biden Administration on the revival of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR).

KC Current, Kansas City Parks & Rec, U.S. Soccer Foundation Open New Mini-Pitch

KC Current, Target, Kansas City Parks and Recreation and the U.S. Soccer Foundation officially opened a new mini-pitch at Ashland Square Park during a festival-style event.

Farmers Market Week Goes Global

The national Farmers Market Coalition (FMC) announced a partnership with the World Farmers Markets Coalition (WFMC) in the celebration of Farmers Market Week on August 7th - 13th, 2022.

Arlington, Va., Named 'Fittest City'

Arlington, Va., has been named "America's Fittest City" in the annual American Fitness Index rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Elevance Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Elevance Health.

Pool-Spa-Patio/Deck Expo Returns to Las Vegas in November

The 2022 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo) opened online registration for attendees. The event, put on by Informa Markets, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA), is November 15-17.

10 Developments Selected as Winners of Urban Land Institute Americas Awards for Excellence

Ten developments from across North America have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence.

IHRSA 2022 Reconnects Global Fitness Industry

For the first time, fitness industry professionals gathered in Miami Beach, Fla., to attend IHRSA's 41st International Convention & Trade Show. The theme of this year's event rallied around moving forward, together.

ORR Releases Report on Careers in Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a new report on career opportunities in the $689 billion outdoor recreation sector, to help industry leaders, policymakers and prospective workers understand how these jobs provide outstanding quality of life, support conservation goals, strengthen local economies, and connect Americans to the great outdoors.

PHTA Accepting Nominations for Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant.

New Programs to Receive Community Impact Grants

USA Swimming, the national governing body for swimming in the United States, has announced its next round of Community Impact grant recipients.

U.S. Mayors Step Up for Healthier Schools

In an effort to make healthy, modernized schools a national priority in communities across the country, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), which represents more than 1,400 mayors, passed a healthy school infrastructure resolution.

Trust for Public Land Announces Hiring of First Black History and Culture Director

Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced Dr. Jocelyn Imani as the first National Black History and Culture Director for TPL.

National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $42.5 Billion to 2021 U.S. Economy

The Department of the Interior announced that visitor spending in communities near national parks in 2021 resulted in a $42.5 billion benefit to the nation's economy and supported 322,600 mostly local jobs.

Report Details Global Fitness Industry's Economic Impact

A new IHRSA and Global Health & Fitness Alliance report highlights the immense economic and socioeconomic impact of the global health and fitness industry.

NRPA Releases Statement on Title IX 50th Anniversary

"At the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), we believe all children — no matter their ability, age, gender identity, race, ethnicity or household income — deserve equitable access to high-quality sport opportunities," begins the statement.

ULI Offers Drought Solutions to Save Water & Money

Real estate and land use professionals can address the challenges associated with drought and limited freshwater availability by prioritizing water conservation, efficiency and reuse, according to a report released by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

NLC's 2022 State of the Cities Report Examines Top Issues Facing America's Mayors

This year, the topics local leaders highlighted as top priorities in their annual state of the city speeches include infrastructure, economic development, budget and management, and public safety.

Move United Selects Hoover, Ala., as Host for 2023 Nationals

Move United, the national leader in community-based sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities, has selected the City of Hoover and Birmingham, Ala., as the host for the 2023 Move United Nationals. In addition, the event will expand to include adults as well as youth athletes with a physical, visual and/or intellectual disability.

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WhiteWater Discusses New Products, Projects, Regional Expansion

At a press conference at IAAPA Expo Europe 2022, WhiteWater, a designer and manufacturer of waterparks and attractions, made some big announcements regarding its projects, personnel and products.

Corkeen Safety Surfacing Arrives in USA

Corkeen is an innovative solution produced from cork, a 100% natural, recyclable and renewable raw material, to create safety surfacing for playgrounds.

292 Design Group Merges With JLG Architects

JLG Architects announced a merger between its firm and the Minneapolis-based 292 Design Group, a hockey and sports-focused architecture firm with strong ties to elite athletic programs and NHL programs across the country.

TenCate Grass Launches Synthetic Turf Recycling Program

TenCate Grass, a manufacturer, distributor and installer of synthetic turf for sports and landscape applications, announced a first-of-its-kind program in the U.S. to recycle end-of-life artificial grass — a groundbreaking initiative that leverages Cyclyx's feedstock processing expertise and ExxonMobil's Exxtend technology for advanced recycling.

Yanmar Compact Equipment Will Highlight New Products at Equip Expo 2022

Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, prepares to debut new products at the Equip Exposition October 18-21, 2022, in Louisville, Ky.

Sesame Place San Diego Adds Outdoor Instruments From Percussion Play

Sesame Place San Diego is SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's newest theme park, full of immersive experiences and offering guests a chance to use their imagination and practice their musical skills on a variety of chimes and bells.

ACE Expands Health Coaching Market Share Through Acquisition

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced an expansion of its health coaching education and training via the acquisition of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute (DSWI).

Ecore Puts the Game on Ice With Surfacing for Off-Ice Areas

Off-ice movement is as easy as gliding across the rink with Blade, a next-generation flooring surface from Ecore.

Water Odyssey Offers New Cloud9 Mister Nozzle

Water Odyssey now offers an innovative new water feature product known as Cloud 9.

Alkorplan-Touch-Origin Offers Look of Granite for Commercial Pools

Renolit now offers a new designer PVC membrane called ALKORPLAN-TOUCH-Origin that gives commercial aquatic facilities a high-end designer look.

AGS Announces Sports-Themed High-Tech 360GOLF

Adventure Golf and Sports (AGS) in cooperation with Holovis is introducing a nine-hole sports-themed 360GOLF course.

Bobcat North Dakota Open Brings Sports and Community Together

The 58th annual Bobcat North Dakota Open, held August 26-28 at the Fargo Country Club, brought the best amateur and pro golfers to compete while also supporting The Village Family Service Center—a local nonprofit agency providing behavioral health and community services to children and families throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

Cyclone Introduces Slotted Poles for Exterior Lighting

Cyclone Lighting announced that it has released a line of slotted poles. Vertical slots in each pole enable easy-on, easy-off additions for accessories such as pedestrian lights, parking or street name signs, speakers or plant holders.

Innovative FOTO Welcomes Back Zoo Conference With Photobooth Showcase

Dedicated to serving the attractions industry with cutting-edge photobooth technology to leverage the guest experience and venue profitability, DNP Imagingcomm's Innovative FOTO announced its participation in the upcoming Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference (AZA).

Fecon Introduces FMX28 Bull Hog Mulcher

Fecon introduces the FMX28 Bull Hog Mulcher for compact excavators.

Nilodor Waste Container & Dumpster System Takes Guesswork Out of Clean

The customer experience starts in the parking lot where, too often, garbage and grease corals dominate a landscape where they should be invisible.

Yanmar Introduces Next Generation Mini Excavators

Yanmar Compact Equipment introduces a new generation of its ViO17 and ViO25 mini excavators.

SiteOne Landscape Supply Launches Online Estimate Tool

Landscape contractors have a new time and money saving resource with the new estimate tool from SiteOne Landscape Supply, the company's latest business management solution.

Recycle Summer Camp Supplies With TerraCycle's Zero-Waste Boxes

Every year the summer comes to end, leaving campers with spent art supplies, old toys, plastic bottles and numerous other items that have accumulated over the season. Instead of sending these items to an already overcrowded landfill — recycle them through TerraCycle.

Codelocks Announces Midwest Distribution Center Expansion

Codelocks Inc., a leading access control company designing and distributing innovative access control solutions and keyless door locks, announced its expansion in Indianapolis, Ind., with the opening of its first facility outside the California headquarters.

Philadelphia Eagles, Bellwether District Agree to Multi-Year Deal

The Philadelphia Eagles announced a multi-year partnership with The Bellwether District, the 1,300-acre sustainable development in Southwest Philly being reinvigorated into an economic engine and welcoming space for all of Philadelphia.

Commercial Zone Launches Durable Parkview DualCoat Containers

Commercial Zone Products has launched its stunning, new Parkview DualCoat series of steel trash and recycling containers, which feature a two-step coating process that makes them the most durable metal containers to date.

Philadelphia Phillies Introduce Gold Medal Self-Serve Popcorn

Aramark Sports + Entertainment and the Philadelphia Phillies are bringing a popular gameday snack into the hands of more fans with the help of self-serve popcorn vending machines from Gold Medal Products Co.

S.R.Smith Launches the multiLift2

S.R.Smith, now part of the Fluidra family of brands, announced the release of the multiLift2, a flange-mounted, ADA-compliant pool lift that brings increased performance and flexibility to the best-selling flange mount series.

Unified Brands' New SmartSteam Pro Brings Improved Performance to Commercial Kitchens

Unified Brands, a leading manufacturer of foodservice equipment, is raising the bar for commercial steamers by introducing the new Groen SmartSteam Pro Boilerless Steamer.

Ecore Revolutionizes Realistic Wood Offerings With Performance Vinyl Tile

The future of performance vinyl tile (PVT) has arrived with the introduction of Heritage Motivate, a new high-performance and visually stunning flooring surface from Ecore.

Bobcat Company Announces Sponsorship With Carolina Cowboys

Bobcat Company, a global leader in compact equipment, is breaking new ground with the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) as they sponsor the Carolina Cowboys, one of eight teams in the landmark new PBR Team Series bull riding league.

FINA and Counsilman-Hunsaker Announce Partnership

Industry-leading aquatic facility design and operations company, Counsilman-Hunsaker, and FINA announced a new consultancy partnership that will support facility design for World Championships and other major events.

Kubota Awards $100,000 to Five Organizations

In honor of its 50th anniversary in the U.S., Kubota Tractor Corporation named five winners in its annual Kubota Hometown Proud Grant Program, each to receive $100,000, to help revitalize a community project.

ASV Introduces Yanmar-Powered RT-50

ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduced a new generation of the RT-50 Posi-Track loader, now powered by a Yanmar engine.

Nature's Care Offers Open-Close Product

Newly reimagined Nature's Care brand offers an "Open-Close" product that helps keep water beautiful all year long, regardless of the season.

Fluidra Appoints Jon Viner as Executive Vice President

Fluidra, a leader in pool and wellness equipment and connected solutions, announced the appointment of Jon Viner as executive vice president of the Commercial, Spa & Specialty Division.

New Rain Bird Controllers Provide Flexible, Simple Control

Contractors can now help commercial sites, like schools, parks and shopping centers, create more customized irrigation schedules, meet their water-efficiency goals and enjoy simpler remote access with Rain Bird's new ESP-LXME2 and ESP-LXME2 PRO Controllers.

UFC Gym Debuts New Facility in San Jose

UFC GYM continues its expansion throughout California with the grand opening of its new UFC FIT San Jose.

Aquify Systems Cements Partnership With Herborner Pumpen

Aquify Systems, a leading innovator of aquatic mechanical product solutions and the exclusive North American distributor of Herborner pumps, has expanded its partnership with Herborner Pumpen, the top European manufacturer of commercial aquatic pumps with a 148-year track record, to create a streamlined customer experience that delivers the highest quality, efficiency and service.

ICON Experiences Expands Leadership Team

ICON Experiences announced the appointment of guest journey expert Randy Josselyn to the position of Vice President, Experiences.

Yanmar Compact Equipment's Largest Mini Excavators Provide Power in Tight Spaces

Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line.

Walter Pyramid Turns to L-Acoustics Ai Series Loudspeakers

The Long Beach State Walter Pyramid, the sports and event space has hosted several NCAA events, including women's volleyball NCAA matches, the 2001, 2003 and 2019 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships, and the 2003 NCAA Women's Volleyball Regionals.

New MZ-Smart Station From Myzone Includes Fitbench Workouts

Designed to deliver a better exercise class experience, the new MZ-Smart Station from Myzone is including FITBENCH workouts among its 1,300-plus individual instructional videos.

Impact Wrap Introduces Heart Rate Monitor Integration

Impact Wrap, a leader in connected heavy bag tracking, announced an industry-first cloud-based integration of heart rate (HR), calorie burn and striking metrics.

JLG Architects Earns Minneapolis Merit Award for White Bear Lake Sports Center

AIA Minneapolis recently announced four Merit Awards, including JLG Architects' renovation of White Bear Lake Sports Center in White Bear Lake, Minn.

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