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September 6, 2022 Rec Report E-Newsletter
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More than two years from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as society continues to work out its “new normal,” the fitness industry remains in flux, but with optimism. That’s according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), which has released its 2022 Tracking the Fitness Movement Report, which features an in-depth analysis of workout and participation trends.
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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.
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.
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 (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.
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Fitness Facilities See Growth in Functional Fitness

The only type of programming offered by more health club respondents to the Industry Report survey in 2022 than in 2021 was functional fitness. Some 73% of health club respondents offered functional fitness programs in 2021, and 84.4% offered functional fitness in 2022. The most common types of fitness programs in 2022 included: fitness programs (provided by 90.6% of health club respondents, down from 94.6% in 2021), functional fitness programs (84.4%, up from 73%), group exercise programs (75%, down from 91.9%), personal training (75%, down from 89.2%), and mind-body balance programs like yoga and tai chi (59.4%, down from 89.2%).

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2022 Buyers Guide
August 2022 Issue
Here are some past stories from Recreation Management.
Like most organizations in the wake of the pandemic and the so-called "Great Resignation," recreation, sports and fitness facilities have been struggling with staffing challenges. Here we talked to some savvy professionals to find out how they're navigating these changes.
The pandemic has inspired shifts in how people perceive wellness. Learn about how new trends will affect the future of fitness.
Here we track the salary trends and careers of hundreds of respondents who work in myriad roles and facility types, managing recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We break things down and look at everything from raises and pay rates to job satisfaction, education and more.
Health, fitness and sports clubs saw a heavy impact from COVID-19, with its facility closures. This year, responses to the Industry Report survey from health and fitness club professionals are optimistic about the future.
Community recreation centers provide myriad programming opportunities to local citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, boosting physical, mental and social wellness.
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