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Changing Behavior

Exercise Pros Deemed Fit for Special Programming

Before You Go - October 2014

For the very first time, properly trained exercise professionals now are considered to be among those qualified to deliver behavior change programming.

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Healthy, Fit & Green

Before You Go - September 2014

Hammel is not new to the idea of protecting the environment. The Salt Lake City native was raised against the backdrop of the majestic Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains. In 1970, he joined a protest against the Kennecott Copper Mine. Their business practices during that era led to the creation of slag hills as an unhealthy by-product of rare element mining. Such unintended repercussions have driven Hammel as a businessman. When Hammel founded The Longfellow Clubs in 1980, one of the original tenets of his company was a focus on green-friendly policies. His aspiration was for his new organization to "make the world a better place where people experience love, happiness and satisfaction."

Expand Your Fitness Programming

Problem Solver - August 2014

Success in the fitness industry is all about attracting new members and retaining the existing ones. Group fitness classes are one of the crucial tools in your arsenal as you work to ensure your facility's success. But scheduling and staffing group fitness can be tricky. Providing the programs people are looking for, when they are looking for them can be difficult. With the right solutions in place, you can provide group fitness when and where members want it.

Find an Efficient Building Solution

Problem Solver - August 2014

Cost and time constraints can create problems when constructing recreation, sports and fitness facilities. Finding the right building solution can reduce your costs and improve your timeline, and also can ensure your facility is energy-efficient.

Design an Effective Fitness Facility

Problem Solver - August 2014

Well-designed fitness floors, personal training studios and gyms are both aesthetically pleasing and orderly, as well as extremely functional. If you don't know how to get started, don't sweat it! You can find help to ensure your space is as fit as possible.

Simplify Equipment Cleanup

Problem Solver - August 2014

All fitness facilities should provide members with a way to sanitize exercise equipment as soon as they're done working out. No one wants to work out on sweaty, smelly, germ-laden exercise equipment. The chance that members will wipe down equipment immediately after use is significantly improved if you make the tools for clean up conveniently accessible—convenience breeds compliance.

Protect Fitness Patrons & Equipment

Problem Solver - August 2014

Keeping your fitness facility clean is a key to keeping patrons healthy and ensuring your equipment functions properly. One of the most important things you can do is make it easier for patrons to clean up after themselves. When they don't, disease can spread, and equipment can be damaged.

Opportunity Knocks

Finding the Right Enclosure Solution to Expand Your Possibilities

Feature Article - July 2014

When you want to extend the sports, fun and fitness from three seasons to more, there are simple enclosure solutions that can provide a quick and easy solution.

2014 State of the Managed Recreation Industry

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

Feature Article - June 2014

More than 2,200 professionals responded to our call for information about their facility operations. Here, we summarize their responses, including current trends in operations, staffing, programming, construction and much more.

A Look at Regional Trends

Regional Information

Feature Article - June 2014

This section breaks survey results down according to region, taking a look at trends in facilities across the country. Learn how facilities in different regions differ.