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Certifiably Safer

Why & How Certification Improves Safety

Feature Article - January 2015

Whether it's for a playground inspector, an aquatic facility manager, a fitness instructor or a climbing instructor, certification can make an impact on safety in your facility.

Sports Fields

Rebranding the Sports Field Manager

Guest Column - January 2015

Talented sports field managers are like artisans, creating beauty while managing all the aspects of the sports fields under their charge.

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.

Moving On Up

Our Seventh Annual Salary Survey

Feature Article - July 2014

How does your career stack up against your peers? In our annual Salary Survey report, we consider the responses of more than 2,200 professionals to answer questions about salaries, career paths and more.

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.


Taking Ownership
Follow These Steps to Career Success

Guest Column - May 2014

Attending college, you learn a lot, but not many students learn all the crucial elements that can turn a lackluster career into a life of accomplishment. Here are some steps to help make a successful career.

Fitness Evolution

ACE Hires Physician to Advance Role of Fitness Pros

Before You Go - February 2014

Repeatedly, statistics have shown that obesity among children and adults is increasing, with Type 2 diabetes and other related health problems on the rise as well, mainly as a result of poor diet and lack of exercise. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, more than one-third (34.9 percent) of adults were obese in 2011-2012, with the prevalence of obesity being higher among middle-aged adults (39.5 percent) than among younger (30.3 percent) or older (35.4 percent) adults.


The Lost Episodes of Parks and Recreation
(That We Would Like to See…)

Guest Column - October 2013

How would you write an episode of the popular sitcom "Parks & Recreation"? Here's one take.


Higher Qualifications
The Implications of College & Graduate Degrees on the Recreation Industry

Guest Column - October 2013

With the job market continuing its slow recovery, many in the field of recreation, sports and fitness facility management have decided to improve their education. Here are some of the implications of degrees in the field.


The Lost Episodes of Parks and Recreation
(That We Would Like to See…)

Web Exclusive - October 2013

Reluctantly, you accept the assignment from the deputy director hoping that others will do most of the work and you will step in for the glory. There may even be a way to make some extra money along the way.