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Building Healthier Communities

The Ins and Outs of Outdoor Fitness Areas

Feature Article - September 2016

Outdoor fitness provides a way for everyone to get active without having to pony up for a gym membership, and communities are increasingly using them to boost their health.

Take Outdoor Fitness to the Next Level

Problem Solver - August 2016

Talk with manufacturers of outdoor fitness equipment about your goals and space. You can find predesigned packages that provide a full range of cardio, strength and flexibility training, or you can customize your own layout. What's more, you can start small and go big as funds become available, adding on to your outdoor gym over time.

Simplify Your Towel Service

Problem Solver - August 2016

Look for a cart with shelves that are big enough to handle your needs. In addition, find a solution with wheels to make it easy to roll the cart where it needs to be for your members when your facility opens for the day. Then, at the end of the day, you can roll your dirty towels straight to the laundry service.

Prioritize Gym Equipment Cleanliness

Problem Solver - August 2016

Unfortunately, equipment cleaning supplies are frequently placed in inconvenient locations, making it hard for members, and staff, to comply with a facility's desire to have equipment cleaned and sanitized after each use. Unclean equipment surfaces can be the breeding ground for germs and viruses and the cause of unpleasant gym odors. Keeping your standards high is important if you want to retain your current members and attract new ones.

Protect Gym Members & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2016

You can find attractive stands and holders for your wipes, which you should locate in a visible location near the equipment, so patrons can easily find and use them to clean equipment and protect everyone's health.

2016 State of the Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2016

More than 2,100 professionals responded to our call for information about their facilities, operations, programming, staffing and more. Here, we summarize their responses.

Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

A Look at Trends in Health, Fitness & Sports Clubs

Feature Article - June 2016

Health, fitness and sports clubs represent a unique segment of the market, more often operating as for-profit facilities that must make ends meet. Here's a look at how things are shaping up for these facilities.

Design Your Niche

Designing Facilities for Fitness Niches

Feature Article - May 2016

While cardio floors, weight areas and group fitness rooms are part and parcel of most fitness facilities, there are many niches that come and go as trends change. Here's how to design a facility that can roll with the changes.


Personal Trainers & Exercisers
Reaping the Benefits of Small Group Training

Guest Column - March 2016

For fitness facilities, small group training can be a huge boon. Learn more about how this type of training can benefit your facility and members alike.

On an Upward Trend

The Latest in Fitness Can Make Your Facility More Effective

Feature Article - February 2016

Fitness is an ever-changing landscape, with new trends continually emerging, and old ones fading out. Running a successful fitness facility means remaining flexible and adjusting as each new trend comes and goes.