The new Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, is seeing less traffic this summer because students who must pay a $90 fee to use it are instead using the older Ball Gymnasium. The older facility does not require a fee because it is already completely funded.
Some lead generation programs lack a strategic member referral system that accurately captures prospects’ information. However, software companies are developing systems that can add more structure to the process, automatically follow up with leads and monetize social media to generate more referrals.
Although clubs are eager to donate their time and facilities to the Joining Forces program, the initiative has a long way to go before hitting the one million personal training hours goal set by the American Council on Exercise.
Pam Watts has been appointed as executive director of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Center, Corvallis, OR, after serving as second-in-command for eight years.
Keynote speakers, panel sessions, award presentations and the Bash for Augie’s Quest highlighted the 31st annual International
Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) show, held last month
at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Club Industry sits down with Clubs for the Quest founder Patricia Laus at the Seventh Annual Augie's Bash on March 16th at the 2012 International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association Conference and Trade Show in Los Angeles. With the help of Clubs for the Quest, Augie's Bash raised over $1.6 million for research to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The recently approved $37.5 million, 128,000-square foot University of Louisville Student Recreation Center will continue to progress as Cannon Design, an internationally ranked architectural, engineering and planning firm, was commissioned to design the facility.