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Experience & Education

The Importance of Training in Improving Safety

Feature Article - January 2016

Whether it's certification for fitness trainers and climbing instructors, or orientation for club members, training and education are a crucial pillar in providing safety at your facility.

A Wider Field for Fitness

New Trends Expand the Reach of Fitness Equipment

Feature Article - November 2015

Whether it means taking advantage of the increasing interconnectivity we're all engaged in or catering to specific audiences like actively aging seniors, fitness equipment manufacturers are expanding their reach.


Boosting Group Fitness Participation
Brickhouse Cardio Club in Princeton, W.Va.

Facility Profile - October 2015

When this fitness club wanted to boost engagement in group fitness, it turned to an innovative HIIT program to get members hyped.

Promoting Exercise

Study Looks at How Environment Affects Physical Activity

Before You Go - September 2015

This, according to a new research review—commissioned by Active Living Research, which is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by the University of California, San Diego—that looks at how the perception of environments affects physical activity.

Create a Recreation Space Designed for Families

Problem Solver - August 2015


Provide Accessible Fitness for All

Problem Solver - August 2015

Outdoor fitness areas can incorporate a variety of equipment, including circuit training, body-weight resistance, as well as adjustable resistance, giving community members a chance to get a full-body workout. What's more, many units accommodate multiple users, which means more people can work out at once, getting all the benefits of a workout with the added bonus of a strong social element.

Design a Functional Fitness Space

Problem Solver - August 2015

Look for professionals who have experience designing the type of facility you are operating. They should also be able to use 3-D CAD drawings to give you a better view of your gym's future look. Talk to them also about which types of fitness equipment will be most effective, and how to design your facility with flexibility in mind so you can adapt to new trends like functional training.

Keep Fitness Equipment Clean

Problem Solver - August 2015

Wipes that are designed for use on fitness equipment and approved by manufacturers are the best bet for keeping patrons healthy and equipment functioning properly. Look for wipes that are specifically designed to be used on the parts of equipment that need cleaning most, including seat pads, leg and arm rests, benches, hand grips, chrome plating, painted surfaces, as well as steel and rubber surfaces. Be sure the product you select is also safe to use on electronic panels.

Simplify Gym Storage

Problem Solver - August 2015

To be sure patrons don't mix up clean and dirty, be sure your towel station has signage indicating which towels are fresh, as well as where to return used towels.

Go Green on Fitness Equipment Cleanup

Problem Solver - August 2015

To be sure exercisers are actually getting the message, you may want to provide signage throughout your facility reminding them to sanitize equipment after use. In addition, you should be sure that the cleaning supplies are convenient. Cleaning supplies located on perimeter/remote walls or support posts might not be convenient enough, which means they'll be used less frequently. If the supplies are right on the equipment, or on adjoining walls, you will greatly increase the chance members will clean the equipment before and/or after use. It's simple human nature, convenience breeds compliance.