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Fitness

Putting the Scale in Upscale

Guest Column - September 2013

Upscale locker rooms feature a lot of fancy amenities, but you shouldn't overlook the importance of a scale. With more and more people focused on wellness, this simple tool can make a big difference.

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Right on Track
Air Force Base Uses Networked Fitness to Track Workouts

Before You Go - September 2013

The Preva networked fitness solution—designed by Precor, a home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer—includes the company's 880 Line of cardio equipment with interactive P80 consoles, personal accounts and a mobile app to provide the foundation for the base's "SOAR into Shape," a weight-loss and health competition that rewards participants with points for achieving weight-loss milestones and workout targets. Grand Forks is the first U.S. military installation to set up a comprehensive networked fitness solution.

Improve Fitness With Play

Problem Solver - August 2013

For the best health, children should get involved in outdoor play on a daily basis. Playing outside can help improve children's physical, emotional and mental health. It's good medicine disguised as fun!

Incorporate Climbing Into Fitness Programs

Problem Solver - August 2013

Traditionally, top-rope climbing requires two people: As one person climbs, a belayer takes up slack in the rope. An auto belay eliminates the need for a human belay. It features a braking system, and takes up the slack as the climber ascends, then controls the descent when the climber is ready to come down, or if the climber falls.

Protect Fitness Patrons & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2013

You've made a big investment in ensuring your patrons have the most up-to-date equipment. Now you need to ensure that equipment lasts. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended practices for keeping your equipment clean.

Parks & Playgrounds

A Natural Fit
Great Workouts in the Park

Guest Column - July 2013

Getting fit doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg—especially when smart cities adapt their parks and playgrounds with exercise equipment that can boost motivation and enable a quick—and free—workout.

2013 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

A Look at What's Happening in Recreation, Sports and Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - June 2013

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Feature Article - June 2013

This section summarizes the survey results from health, fitness and sports clubs, including new trends in programming and a positive outlook on budgets and memberships.

Choice Health & Fitness Center

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Award Winner - May 2013

The Forks Area Health & Wellness Committee (FAHWC) was created by volunteers and the Park District staff not only to raise funds, but also to identify the community's health and wellness needs. The original mission of the committee--to integrate fitness, medical and behavioral health, nutrition, arts, recreation and research under one roof—has been realized in a thoughtfully designed, 164,000-square-foot facility. The first new building of this type in Grand Forks in many years, the intent was to appeal to a wide variety of people. The diversity of stakeholders was expressed in the interior and exterior architecture, while still tying into the surrounding context.

Fitness

Get Real
Fitness for Every Body

Guest Column - May 2013

In the ongoing fight against America's growing waistline, it's important to remember the vast degree of variation from one ideal body to the next. There are a lot of ways to be picture perfect.