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FEBRUARY 2020 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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ACE Examines Effectiveness of REHIT

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), a nonprofit organization that works to improve physical activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, understands that a lack of time is one of the most common hurdles for people when it comes to regularly exercising, so they commissioned a scientific study to find out if reduced-exertion high-intensity interval training (REHIT) could help solve this common problem. REHIT is an evolution of the traditional high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

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REC NEWS

America Is Becoming an Indoor Nation

Outdoor Foundation released the latest Outdoor Participation Report, showing about half of the U.S. population participated in outdoor recreation at least once in 2018.

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NRPA: Nine in 10 U.S. Adults Support Local Government Providing Resources for Healthy Food

Nine in 10 U.S. adults support their local government providing resources for healthy food and nutrition assistance to low-income families in their community, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association poll.

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NAYS Adds Free Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

The National Alliance for Youth Sports has added a new Sudden Cardiac Arrest training course to its selection of course offerings.

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NFHS Announces High School Volleyball Rules Changes

Revised rules for roster submissions and penalties assessed to the team bench are among the most prominent high school volleyball rules changes for the upcoming 2020-21 season, recently announced by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

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IHRSA Announces 2020 Industry Award Recipients

IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, has announced that four award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2020.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Fitness Program Prevalence

Fitness Program Prevalence

Among all respondents to Recreation Management's Industry Report survey, more than half said they currently provide general fitness programs, group fitness programs and mind-body/balance programs such as yoga and tai chi. Some 60.2% offer group fitness, 59.3% provide general fitness, and 51.9% offer mind-body programs.

Group fitness programs were most commonly offered by respondents from Ys, where 86.3% said they had group fitness programs. They were followed by colleges (85.7%) and health clubs (83.3%). More than half of rec centers (67.3%) and parks (64.2%) respondents also said they provide group fitness.

General fitness programs were most commonly found among health club respondents, 93.8% of whom said they currently offer general fitness programming. They were followed by colleges (91.2%) and Ys (89%). More than half of rec centers (65.5%), schools (57.8%) and parks (56.2%) also said they provide general fitness.

Mind-body/balance programs like yoga and tai chi were most common among Y respondents, 83.6% of whom said they provide this type of programming. They were followed by colleges (79.6%) and health clubs (79.2%). More than half of rec centers (57.3%) and parks (54.9%) also said they provide mind-body/balance programming.

See our entire State of the Industry Report here.


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Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans

Nearly 8 million students currently participate in sports at the high school level, according to the NCAA, and they all need a place to play. This story examines some of the latest ideas in high school athletic facility design.

For more information, read Expanding Possibilities: Designing Spaces for High School Athletes & Fans.

Ready for Action: From Functional to Ninja-Inspired, Fitness Continues to Evolve

As fitness routines continue to evolve, so does the demand for innovative fitness equipment. Meeting those needs means more technological connection, more opportunities to engage in a wider variety of activities and better maintaining ideas to keep it all up and running.

For more information, read Ready for Action: From Functional to Ninja-Inspired, Fitness Continues to Evolve.

Living the Dream: University of South Dakota Wellness Center

The University of South Dakota's Wellness Center recently converted a not-so-popular racquetball court into a functional fitness area that is now seeing more consistent use.

For more information, read Living the Dream: University of South Dakota Wellness Center.

Game Day Connections: Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound

For fans and players alike, the right scoring, lighting and sound systems make a big difference in the enjoyment of the game, whether it's football, soccer, baseball, swimming or any other sport.

For more information, read Game Day Connections: Entertain & Communicate With Lighting, Scoreboards & Sound.

Grounds for Improvement: New Efficiencies Drive Maintenance Practices

Efficiency and smarter, more ecological practices are the name of the game when it comes to grounds maintenance. From sports fields to open spaces, learn more about the equipment and practices you need to get the job done right.

For more information, read Grounds for Improvement: New Efficiencies Drive Maintenance Practices.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

AOAP 9th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 17 to 20 in Frisco, Texas (www.aquaticpros.org)
2020 MPRA Conference & Expo, Feb. 18 to 21 in Lake Ozark, Mo. (www.mopark.org)
Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo, Feb. 24 to 28 in Galveston, Texas (www.traps.org)
Amusement Expo International 2020, March 9 to 11 in New Orleans, La. (www.amusementexpo.org)
2020 CPRS Conference & Expo, March 10 to 13 in Long Beach, Calif. (www.cprs.org)

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