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YMCA, Healthy Weight Partnership Collaborate to Fight Childhood Obesity

Before You Go - August 2015

YMCA of the USA and Healthy Weight Partnership Inc., an organization that develops and implements evidence-based weight management programs, are entering a long-term agreement that allows YMCAs across the United States to offer the Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it! (MEND) 7-13 program. MEND is one of the world's largest evidence-based childhood obesity programs that empowers 7- to 13-year-olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight.

Take It Outside

Outdoor Fitness Areas Brings Fitness to All

Feature Article - July 2015

Providing fitness equipment for free use at a park, along a trail or near a playground offers a smart way to build your community and help its members get more active.


Stop Overlooking Fitness Facility Supervision

Guest Column - July 2015

Fitness facilities offer opportunities for people to get fit, but they also can be dangerous for members who either don't know how to use equipment or use it improperly. Supervision can make a difference.

2015 State of the Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2015

More than 2,300 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 2015

This section summarizes the survey results from health, fitness and sports clubs, with a look at construction plans and programming offerings.

Make New Friends, Keep the Old

Trends in Strategic Fitness Facility Design

Feature Article - May 2015

Ideally, you want your fitness facility to be incredibly welcoming to new members and exercise newbies while also keeping existing members interested and coming back for more. Here's some smart strategies.

Personal Trainers

Keys to Hiring Personal Trainers

Guest Column - April 2015

When this high school's natatorium became increasingly inefficient, a team of experts came together to create a unique air handling solution to fix the problem.

Certifiably Safer in the Fitness Industry

Web Exclusive - April 2015

What are the most important qualifications for a fitness instructor? In this article, a legal expert examines the implications of various types of certification testing and the value they create.


The Outdoor Gym: Benefits & Best Practices

Guest Column - March 2015

Outdoor fitness areas can offer myriad benefits to a public that needs to fit in a bit more fitness. Learn more about some of the benefits and best practices associated with these amenities.

Fit to Be Tried

New Trends in Fitness Programming

Feature Article - February 2015

The latest trends in fitness programming indicate a more individualized approach, with greater connectedness, more group fitness activities and more.