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NOVEMBER 2021 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

New SFIA Report Tracks Changes in Fitness Industry

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has released its 2021 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, which features an in-depth analysis of trends, participation habits and purchasing behaviors in the fitness industry. The pandemic impact reverberated throughout the sports and recreation world, but nowhere was the simultaneous positive and negative impact felt more dramatically than in the fitness business.

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REC NEWS

IAAPA Announces Brass Ring Winners

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the winners of the 2021 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards.

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$788 Billion Industry Celebrates Recreation Wins in Infrastructure Deal

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable provided a statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the infrastructure package, with $100 million in outdoor recreation infrastructure support included.

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NRPA Survey: U.S. Adults Agree Local Trails Are Important

Three in four U.S. adults agree it is important that they have access to public walking, hiking and biking trails close to home, according to a newly released National Recreation and Park Association poll.

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City Parks Alliance Commends Congress, Administration on Passage of Infrastructure Act

After months of negotiations, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will make historic levels of investment in the physical and human infrastructure that provide the lifeblood to our communities.

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IAAPA Announces Service Award Winners

Continuing a week celebrating industry leaders and professional excellence, IAAPA announced the winners of the 2021 IAAPA Service Awards and the 2021 IAAPA Young Professional of the Year.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Fitness & Group Exercise Top List of Programming Options for Health Clubs

Fitness & Group Exercise Top List of Programming Options for 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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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.

Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

With smarter use of chemical when needed and an expansion of eco-friendly practices, grounds managers are at the forefront of developing good-for-the-earth maintenance and management practices.

For more information, read Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet.

In With the New at Romps Water Port

When this family-owned marina in Vermillion, Ohio, needed to update its mini golf operation, it chose a win-win solution to make both owners and their guests happy.

For more information, read In With the New at Romps Water Port.

Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation

For many facilities, when the mercury drops, outdoor programming comes to an end. But smart planning and flexibility can enable fun in the great outdoors on a year-round basis.

For more information, read Playing in a Winter Wonderland: Make the Most of Your Outdoor Recreation.

A Fitter Future With IHRSA

In this short column, we talked with IHRSA about the fitness industry's greatest challenges and how the association is working to address them.

For more information, read A Fitter Future With IHRSA.

Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New

Successful aquatic facilities offer a range of programming, from the basic and expected learn-to-swim and lifeguard training through aquatic exercise, water polo, kayaking and much more. Learn more about the trends that will keep your facility swimming to success.

For more information, read Off the Deep End: Aquatic Programming, Tried, True & New.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2021, Nov. 16 to 19 (www.iaapa.org)
19th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference, Dec. 7 to 9 (www.phta.org)
2022 STMA Conference & Exhibition, Jan. 17 to 20 (www.stma.org/conference)
IAAPA FEC Summit 2022, Jan. 23 to 25 (www.iaapa.org)
AOAP 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 7 to 10 (www.aquaticpros.org)

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