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JANUARY 2022 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

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ACSM Lists Top Fitness Trends for 2022

We all know the value of getting plenty of exercise and quality sleep—many of us likely have made resolutions to help ensure we get there—and with more people turning to smartwatches and fitness trackers to monitor their exercise and sleep quality, it should come as no surprise that more than 4,500 health and fitness professionals surveyed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified wearable tech as the new top trend in fitness for 2022. ACSM recently released the survey results in an article titled "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2022."

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CPSC Awards More Than $1.3 Million in Pool Safely Grants

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced five awardees of a grant program aimed at preventing pool and spa drownings, as well as drain entrapments.

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KaBOOM! Launches Playspace Mapping Program in Colorado

Researchers and community members in East Colfax Corridor, Otero County and Rio Grande County are undergoing an 18-month effort to map play deserts.

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New Data Reveals Banner Year for Trail Use

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation's largest trails advocacy organization, released an analysis of national trail count data for 2021, finding that trail use remained significantly higher than 2019 levels.

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ASBA Announces New Officers and Directors

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) has announced its officers and directors for the coming membership year.

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ACE Launches Courses on Inclusivity

With the goal of giving individuals and communities access to health and fitness programming that positively impacts their lives, the American Council on Exercise furthers its commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion with two new courses on how fitness managers and business owners can build more inclusive environments within the fitness industry.

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Free Webinar! Safety & Maintenance Considerations for Successful Splashpad Design

Feb. 2, 2022
2 p.m. EST

There's no denying the popularity of Splashpads in large and small communities across the nation. In many cases, Splashpads are replacing old wading pools. In others, a Splashpad is being introduced in lieu of a swimming pool or as a brand-new attraction.

Beneath the eye-catching features of these attractions is an intricate system that controls water usage and quality, and ensures your attraction is safe, efficient and sustainable over time. When it comes to sanitation, and chemical, mechanical and preventive maintenance, water management and a well-thought-out maintenance program is at the heart of every successful Splashpad design project.

The key to successfully maintaining a Splashpad is to design and install it with maintenance in mind. In this presentation you will:

  • Explore the different maintenance requirements for flowthrough and recirculation water management systems, and how this impacts design.
  • Discover Splashpad design strategies to mitigate some of the more common maintenance issues.
  • Gain an understanding of systems, maintenance requirements and lifecycle, and how to integrate the right solutions at the project design stage.

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Outdoor Fitness Is No. 1 Planned Amenity

INDUSTRY STATS

Outdoor Fitness Is No. 1 Planned Amenity

Fitness-related amenities are abundant among respondents to the Industry Report Survey. Most common are fitness centers, found among 49.7% of respondents' facilities (up from 48.4% in 2020). These were followed by walking and hiking trails, (48.8%) and exercise studio rooms (46.6%).

When it comes to planning, though, outdoor fitness is dominant. In fact, outdoor fitness equipment and fitness trails were the No. 1 planned amenity among all respondents in 2021, with 21.2% of those who had plans to add features at their facilities indicating they would be adding outdoor fitness. Walking and bike trails were also commonly planned additions, with 15.4% planning to add walking trails and 14% planning to add bike trails.

To see the State of the Industry Report, go to: https://recmanagement.com/issue-content/202106.


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Featured Stories from RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.

So Fresh, So Clean: Keys for Improving Air & Water Quality in Indoor Pools

Indoor pools mean swimmers can enjoy fun and fitness in the water all year long, but if you're not on top of air and water maintenance, the experience can quickly turn negative. Learn more about how to maintain good air and water quality.

For more information, read So Fresh, So Clean: Keys for Improving Air & Water Quality in Indoor Pools.

Raising the Game: Reviewing ASTM F2772

Understanding the standards that measure an indoor sports surface's performance can help you make wise decisions for your facility.

For more information, read Raising the Game: Reviewing ASTM F2772.

Growing Greener: Grounds Management Adapts to a Changing Planet

With smarter use of chemicals when needed and an expansion of eco-friendly practices like beekeeping and pollinator-attracting plantings, 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: Romps Water Port in Vermillion, Ohio

When this family-owned marina needed to update its mini-golf operation, it turned to a win-win solution to please both the owners and their guests.

For more information, read In With the New: Romps Water Port in Vermillion, Ohio.

A More Efficient Approach at the YMCA of Southwest Kansas

When this YMCA wanted to boost its energy efficiency, it turned to energy-efficiency-as-a-service to get the job done, and with no upfront investment in fixture and HVAC upgrades.

For more information, read A More Efficient Approach at the YMCA of Southwest Kansas.

EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

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 (https://aquaticpros.org/conference-exposition/)
2022 ACA National Conference, Feb. 8 to 11 (www.acacamps.org/conference)
Amusement Expo International 2022, March 15 to 17 (www.amusementexpo.org)

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