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Workout 2017

Making Americans Fit Again

Feature Article - February 2017

Fitness trends come and go, and come and go, but there are ways to adapt so that you're always offering something that your members and visitors are looking for.

Preventing the Flu at Your Facility

Web Exclusive - February 2017

Given that 80 percent of illness-causing germs are spread through touch, cleaning and disinfection is a critical step toward preventing illness and outbreak. Here are some tips to help prevent the spread of flu and other winter germs in your facility.

From Muscle to Movement

Top Trends in Fitness Equipment

Feature Article - November 2016

From personal devices for tracking movement to equipment that engages and interacts, group fitness and more, fitness equipment is constantly adjusting to the expectations of exercisers.

Sports & Fitness Surfacing

What Lies Beneath
Functional Training & Why the Surface Matters

Guest Column - November 2016

Athletic performance and fitness performance can be affected by the surface beneath our feet, which is why facility planners need to take care and select surfaces that will be effective for the kinds of programming they plan to offer.

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.