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ACE Launches Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Course for Exercise Pros

The American Council on Exercise recently announced a first-of-its-kind course on how exercise professionals and health coaches can help build a more inclusive fitness industry. The course, "Taking Action With ACE: Practicing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as an Exercise Professional," is the first step on a journey to ensure all physical activity participants have equal access and feel welcome in every environment.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Identifies Children Most at Risk of Drowning, Recommends Layers of Protection

The American Academy of Pediatrics breaks down the latest research in a technical report and finds that male toddlers and teenage boys are at highest risk of drowning.

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Attractions Industry Supports Efforts Calling for Safely Easing Border Entry Restrictions for Travel

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is one of 24 national travel and tourism trade organizations that have come together to provide the Biden administration a set of science-based recommendations and guidelines for safely lifting border entry restrictions to stimulate international leisure and business travel.

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2021 IHRSA Global Report: Fitness Industry Seeks Relief, Recovery

IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association, released The 2021 IHRSA Global Report. This year's report provides a comprehensive overview of the worldwide health and fitness industry with a focus on COVID-19's impact on health clubs, gyms and studios.

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NFHS Learning Center Launches Introductory Esports Course

The National Federation of State High School Associations and its Learning Center now address the competitive, organized gaming landscape with a first-of-its-kind course, "Introduction to Esports," now available for free.

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New Report Highlights Latino Heritage Sites in Need of Protection

A new report, Place, Story and Culture: An Inclusive Approach to Protecting Latino Heritage Sites, released by the Latino Heritage Scholars, an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, emphasizes the need for the protection of seven Latino heritage sites that embody the architectural, cultural and deep historical roots of the Latino community.

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Here's the Top 10 Program Types Offered by Health Clubs

Here's the Top 10 Program Types Offered by Health Clubs

Innovations in programming are crucial to the success of a health club business, driving new memberships and keeping existing members engaged with offerings that get them excited to work out and keep them coming back for more. The top 10 programs offered in 2021 at health club respondents' facilities include: fitness programs (provided by 94.6% of health club respondents); group exercise programs (91.9%); mind-body/balance programs like yoga and tai chi (89.2%); personal training programs (89.2%); functional fitness programs (73%); programs for active older adults (64.9%); nutrition and diet counseling (59.5%); aquatic exercise programs (56.8%); therapeutic programs (48.6%); and holidays and other special events (48.6%).

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Career Highlights: Our 14th Annual Salary Survey

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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Circulate Savings With the Right Pump

Pool professionals can increase their energy savings by selecting properly sized pool pumps. With new regulations on variable speed pumps taking effect this month, now is the time to make your pool more efficient.

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Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Health clubs felt the impact of the pandemic more than almost any other type of facility covered in the Industry Report. Here, we take a look at how they fared.

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Trends in Camp Facilities

Whether it's a summer camp for youths, a campground or an RV park, camping-related facilities cater to those who love the great outdoors. Here, we take a look at the latest trends in camp facilities.

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Hindsight Is 2020: Landscape Trends That Are Making a Difference

The coronavirus pandemic has presented unique challenges to recreation, sports and fitness facilities, leading to innovations in design for what's outside.

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