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Beckerman Athletic Center
Hamden Hall Country Day School

Hamden, Connecticut

Award Winner - May 2012

Designed and constructed by Stanmar Inc. of Wayland, Mass., the new athletic center embodies Hamden Hall's philosophy of a "sound mind in a sound body" for all of its students. The goal of the project was to create a venue to complement the school's athletic, recreational and leisure-time programs. Administrators wanted a comprehensive facility to provide updated fitness and recreational space, as well as a social gathering space, for students, families, alumni, faculty and the community.

Lindenwood University Evans Commons

St. Charles, Missouri

Award Winner - May 2012

The building serves the recreation, relaxation and socialization needs of students, and is the first building on campus to incorporate in one place the range and quality of amenities offered here. Student input was vital to the design of this facility. Students and administration visited many college campuses to gain an impression of what they would like in their facility, and the designers were able to incorporate the best of what they saw.

Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center

Dorchester, Massachusetts

Award Winner - May 2012

The center, built on a large six-acre urban site, is the largest private, nonprofit, social services investment in New England and the largest center in Massachusetts. The new facility, located in Boston's Uphams Corner neighborhood—which consists mostly of minorities, immigrants and those whose economic position makes them likely to suffer from poor health and nutrition—addresses the community's recreational, educational, nutritional, social, spiritual and artistic needs.

The Center for Athletics, Recreation & Fitness
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Award Winner - May 2012

This cornerstone of a new campus master plan aims to enhance the total student life experience at Gettysburg College, creating a new axis for campus with a strong visual connection with its entry and the existing football stadium entry. The center features a 20,000-square-foot aquatic center with 50-meter pool, a 35-foot climbing wall, bouldering wall, locker rooms, multipurpose room and 10,000-square-foot fitness center. The initial phase of this $22.9 million project also included updates to the central energy plan and a 5,000-square-foot renovation of the existing fieldhouse to create a competition area.

Morehead State University Recreation and Wellness Center

Morehead, Kentucky

Award Winner - May 2012

While the new center is geared toward fitness, it also operates as a new home for the university's intramural sports leagues and features a wi-fi-compatible lounge area and a game room for relaxation and socialization, which comes equipped with billiards, air hockey, foosball and Wii Fit.

Health and Learning Center
Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona

Award Winner - May 2012

The NAU Health and Learning Center is a fusion building that includes a 57,000-square-foot medical clinic, 70,000 square feet of classrooms, a 121,000-square-foot student recreation center and a 40,000-square-foot athletics component to replace most of the stadium. Bringing these programs together from their decentralized locations creates a significant improvement to the quality of student life on campus. The combination of these programs into a single $83.2 million, 288,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project is estimated to have saved the university at least $20 million. The site is now a central student destination that links student life and academic experience and sees up to 1,700 students per hour pass through.

Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center

Charlottesville, Virginia

Award Winner - May 2012

The new center significantly reduces energy and water consumption. The facility achieves a 50 percent reduction in energy use when compared with a code baseline building. The initial capital costs for increased efficiency are projected to be recovered in seven years with a total $3 million payback over the course of the 30-year lifecycle.


Take It Outside
Bringing Indoor Fitness Outdoors

Guest Column - May 2012

Outdoor fitness equipment is a perfect gateway to wellness for those who've never tried working out with equipment before. Providing such amenities helps draw people into an active lifestyle.

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Fit for Social Media
Fitness Industry Can Benefit From Facebook, Twitter

Before You Go - May 2012

Social media sites are no longer just for marketing and promotions. They also are beneficial for fitness professionals looking to enhance customer service and create a sense of community between members and their facilities.

Fit for All Ages

Reaching New Demographics Through Targeted Fitness Programming

Feature Article - March 2012

Fitness facilities are increasingly offering programs focused on specific audiences, from sitting workouts for older adults to game-centric workouts focused on teens.