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Contest to Award $10,000 for Weight Loss

Before You Go - March 2012

Now, Isabella County in Michigan is having a weight-loss competition of its own. Hundreds of participants have geared up for the contest, dubbed the Isabella County SLIM-to-WIN competition, which is being held at Morey Courts Recreation Center, located in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The competition is based on the percentage of body weight lost over the course of eight months.

Dive in for Healthier Bodies & Minds

Wellness Programming for Aquatic Facilities

Supplement Feature - February 2012

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists a number of health benefits related to swimming and other water-based activities, including improved joint function and reduced discomfort for arthritis sufferers, anxiety relief for fibromyalgia patients, and better bone health in post-menopausal women.

Operations & Maintenance: Fitness Facilities

Formula for Fitness Facilities

Feature Article - February 2012

Careful design and proper ongoing practices are key to ensure your fitness facility is in top condition.

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Stumbling Blocks
Kids in Child Care Centers Not Getting Adequate Exercise

Before You Go - February 2012

And, who's at fault? Possibly, parental and societal values about injury prevention and kindergarten readiness, according to a study, "Societal Values and Policies May Curtail Preschool Children's Physical Activity in Child Care Centers," which was published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics.

Alive & Well

Fitness Clubs Still Thriving, Moving Forward

Feature Article - November 2011

Despite the economic downturn, fitness facilities have continued to thrive and grow. Learn about the latest trends in design and programming that help fitness clubs stand out from the pack.


A Culture That Builds Strength
South Shore YMCA, Hanover Branch in Hanover, Mass.

Facility Profile - November 2011

When this YMCA wanted to help kids get fit, they looked into a new approach that integrated youngsters into the general facility, rather than separating them. Find out more about how it works.

Take It Inside

Cost, Maintenance, Performance Are Top Issues in Sports, Fitness Flooring

Supplement Feature - September 2011

Basketball courts, multi-activity courts and fitness floors all have one thing in common: They're indoors. And, the type of indoor surfaces that recreation and sports facilities choose is dependent upon what that flooring is being used for and how often it's used.

Fight Obesity With Park & Playground Elements

Problem Solver - August 2011

Given the impact obesity has on health, leading to severe problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, it is crucial to combat this trend. Luckily parks and recreation professionals have tools to keep people active.

Protect Gym Members & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2011

Look for pre-moistened, disposable surface disinfecting wipes that have been developed to both clean your equipment and stop germs. They will kill such infectious agents as MRSA, HIV, TB, Staph, H1N1 and more.


Giving Back

Guest Column - July 2011

Members of the Armed Services and their families have given so much. Here is a way that fitness facilities can give something back.