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Investment for Better Health
Research Shows Recreational Funding Affects Overall Physical Fitness

Before You Go - April 2011

The research—commissioned by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and led by Dr. John L. Crompton of Texas A&M University—consists of five monographs that studied the broad and fundamental benefits of parks and recreation on local communities, with a focus on stimulating physical activity, youth development, alleviating stress and crime, improving air quality, and measuring the economic impact of park and recreation services.

Fit To Be Tried

Top Trends in Fitness Programming

Feature Article - March 2011

Fitness fads come and fitness fads go, and it's important to know which bandwagon to jump on. This month, we take a look at some of the latest trends to hit the health club scene.

Focus on Members

In a Tough Market, Customer Relations Is at a Premium

Feature Article - March 2011

Good customer service is critical to running your business or facility. We talked to some experts and distilled their advice to help you keep your clientele happy.

Fitness Facilities

Fitness Center Safety: Assumption of Risk

Guest Column - February 2011

Before you open the doors and let your members loose in your fitness center, be sure you understand the risks involved, and train your employees to handle problems before they become disasters.

Finding Space

Making Room for Fitness Programming

Feature Article - November 2010

The problem of obesity has not gone away, but with tight budgets and limited space, finding new ways to offer fitness programs and equipment to your community can be a challenge. We offer some solutions to help you boost

Before You Go…

Extreme Makeover: Fitness Edition

Before You Go - November 2010

Hastings, Minn.-based Anytime Fitness LLC, considered one of the world's largest co-ed fitness chains, wanted to make over the appearance of its clubs, and hired Fabiano Designs, a full-service architectural and interior design firm based in Montclair, N.J., to give its fitness centers a new look and feel.

Kids Get Active

After-School Programs to the Rescue

Feature Article - September 2010

With childhood obesity still a major challenge, many after-school programs are tackling the problem head-on, with education and activities to help kids eat healthy and get active.

Fitness & Exercise

Gateway to Exercise

Guest Column - July 2010

While your patrons actually have to show up to the health club if they want to get a workout, there are plenty of tools online to help motivate them and inspire you.

Healthy Growth

Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, Mass.

Facility Profile - July 2010

Since the 1970s, the owners of the Dedham Health & Athletic Complex have been growing and innovating. Learn more about how they've stayed on top of their game.

Steps Toward Wellness

Communities & Facilities Take Action to Improve Health

Feature Article - March 2010

With obesity and its accompanying health problems continuing to challenge the American public, recreation, sports and fitness facilities are looking for ways to team up with others in their communities to help address the situation.