Lara Hale, Senior Associate Editor

Lara
Hale, Senior Associate Editor
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UTEP Opens New Student Rec Center
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) opened its student recreation center this week, following a two-year, $32 million expansion project.
Life Fitness Reports Record Earnings
Equipment manufacturer Life Fitness has reported another strong quarter, with sales for second quarter 2011 up 15 percent compared to the same period last year.
Mergers, Partnerships Create New Opportunities for Nonprofit Fitness Facilities
The consolidation talk currently making news in the health club industry is not reserved for the for-profit club market. Nonprofit fitness and recreation facilities also are looking at merger possibilities, as well as partnerships with other organizations and businesses.
Let Your Health Club’s Members Be Your Marketers, Says Club Industry 2011 Keynoter
The gourmet coffee industry’s growth in the past two decades might not seem very relevant to your health club business, but when it comes to marketing, the industries definitely have something in common, says John Moore, a former Starbucks Coffee marketing executive.
Health Clubs Can Minimize Bad Publicity with Proactive Planning
The real measure of a club’s communications strategy often occurs when it is faced with news it would rather not share.
Pilates Programs Help Rehabilitate Injured Veterans
Pilates offers physical and mental benefits to military veterans.
Army Volunteer Leads Military Fitness Class at Florida Y
Boot camp classes are offered at many health clubs across the country, but members and guests of one Florida Y recently have been getting a truly authentic taste of military fitness training.
Civilian Fit Bosses Help Navy Sailors Keep Ship Shape
On every U.S. Navy ship, there are thousands of sailors whose hard work helps ensure Americans’ welfare and quality of life. Those ships also are home to a few civilians whose job is to ensure the same for the sailors on board. Those civilians include a fitness director employed through the Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department Civilian Afloat Program.
Public-Private Partnerships on Recreation Facilities Offer Advantages to Each Group
In the last few years, reports of municipalities cutting funding for public recreation facilities have become common.
Joplin YMCA Finding New Ways to Serve Community
None of the three YMCA facilities in Joplin, MO, were damaged by the May 22 tornado, but their current situation could not be described as business as usual.
Metro Atlanta County’s Pools Cut Hours
The public pools in one suburban Atlanta county will operate with reduced hours this summer due to budget cuts.
Recreation Services Aid Student Veterans’ Transition into College
Colleges are stepping up services for an increasing influx of student veterans, including tailored fitness and recreation offerings.
Yoga Helps UConn Student-Veterans Feel at Home on Campus
After researching its benefits for PTSD sufferers, a University of Connecticut student-veteran decided to offer free yoga classes to her peers.
Army Events Promote Youth Fitness
Students at a Wisconsin high school recently had the chance to sample an authentic military fitness experience.
YMCA to Manage Nevada Rec Center Hit by Recession
The YMCA of Southern Nevada has been awarded the contract to operate a new $18 million recreation center by the City of North Las Vegas.
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