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Maintenance & Operations: Fitness Facilities

Green in the Gym

Feature Article - September 2012

If you want a gymnasium that doesn't overload your maintenance staff, begin with the right design. Green strategies can help reduce long-term costs and maintenance requirements.

Protect Fitness Equipment & Members

Problem Solver - August 2012

You want to be sure your investment in equipment is protected from undue damage. That means you need to follow the recommended practices for keeping it clean. Spray products might end up in the wrong places, causing damage to cables and other equipment areas, which can lead to malfunction or even rust.

Make Heating & Cooling More Efficient

Problem Solver - August 2012


Beyond Fitness

The Evolution of Multipurpose Facility Design

Feature Article - July 2012

The design of fitness and multipurpose facilities has come a long way, from the plain, stark boxes of the past to beautiful buildings filled with natural light and activities of all kinds. Find out more about this evolution in design.

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In Top Shape
Minneapolis-St. Paul Fittest Metro Area in the Country

Before You Go - July 2012

For a second year in a row, Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks as the fittest metropolitan area in the country.

2012 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2012

More than 2,000 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 2012

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

Illinois State University Fitness Center & McCormick Hall

Normal, Illinois

Award Winner - May 2012

The new student-centered building is a hub for campus activity and has revitalized the existing McCormick Hall, which was opened in 1925 and remodeled in 1961. Administrative, educational and instructional spaces were added in a new west addition to the building, which extends west toward Main Street, with portions spanning University Drive. The building provides multiple large recreation and academic venues to support existing and new programs.

Central Park Recreation Center

Denver, Colorado

Award Winner - May 2012

Siting of such a large building—nearly 57,000 square feet—between the park and residential neighborhoods required finesse, as well as an understanding of vehicular and pedestrian patterns. The parking is located adjacent to Martin Luther King Boulevard, one of Denver's larger arterial roads and the main access point to downtown. This allows the remaining site to be more natural and pedestrian friendly. The building footprint is situated to allow the adjacent pocket park to extend across the entry plaza at the upper level. The orientation is rotated slightly north of west to allow spaces to capture western views without direct west solar gain.

Southwest Recreation Center University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Award Winner - May 2012

The exterior glass wall showcases user activity with transparent views into the facility, while providing picturesque views out to campus. Taking advantage of these views, the strength and cardio fitness spaces include an upper-level 1/9-mile jogging track overlooking the main cardio equipment space. The track unifies both levels of the open plan with its additional overlooks into the main entry lobby and student lounge.