How to Think Green For Your Fitness Facility
Sep 5, 2007, Kurt Broadhag
The movement is upon us. An award-winning documentary on the state of our planet and multi-continent concerts are preaching change. The green movement has arrived and is gaining tremendous momentum.

Windows, Water, Plants Can Help Clubs Go Green
Sep 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, Bruce Carter
One of the major themes of the “going green” environmental movement is the concept of bringing the outdoors indoors. It's as if the high-tech revolution has people craving for nature to rejuvenate their stressed-out human psyche.

Vandenberg Air Force Base’s New Fitness Center Goes Green
Apr 21, 2008, Fitness Business Pro
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- Vandenberg Air Force Base’s new fitness center is under construction and set to be green.

College Gets The LEED Gold
Aug 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, By Pamela Kufahl, editor
Ann Arbor, MI — The Washtenaw Community College Health & Fitness Center in Ann Arbor, MI, has received gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program.

Grand Rapids YMCA Makes Changes in Green Restroom
Aug 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, By Jennipher Shaver, associate editor
Grand Rapids, MI — During a renovation at the David D. Hunting YMCA in Grand Rapids, MI, operators recently replaced three of the facility's water-free urinals in the restroom of the men's locker room with a more traditional model.

Utility Players
Mar 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, By Amy Florence Fischbach, contributing writer
Clubs are maximizing their use of space, increasing employee efficiency, and saving energy and money through renovation projects.

Top Design Trends
Jun 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, By Amy Florence Fischbach, contributing writer
Club owners can take their business to the next level by leveraging some of the latest design trends.

SportsArt's Escape Ordinary Campaign Pays Off for Company
Jun 1, 2008, Fitness Business Pro, By Pamela Kufahl, editor
Woodinville, Wa — For club owners who think outside the box, Scott Logan has a proposition: Why not Escape Ordinary? Escape Ordinary is the theme of the campaign that SportsArt Fitness, Woodinville, WA

Are You Green Enough?
Nov 15, 2007, Fitness Business Pro, By Pamela Kufahl, editor
Sustainability is the new buzzword now. Even in the fitness business, more people are talking about it. Perhaps that’s because it’s becoming easier to be green

Longfellow Clubs Going Green | Switching to a more energy-efficient system
Oct 01, 2007, Fitness Business Pro, Kelsey Garrison
NATICK, MA The Longfellow Clubs in Natick, MA, expects to save $7,000 a year on its energy costs by switching to a more energy-efficient system. The club recently partnered with American DG Energy and will get a large amount of its electricity, heat, domestic hot water and swimming pool heat directly from a 75-kilowatt generator. Longfellow Clubs owner Laury Hammel says the facility had been searching

Smelling Good and Turning Green
Aug 01, 2005, Fitness Business Pro, Glenn Colarrossi
Hotels have more of that feel good feeling about them today. Two recent trends are making guests not only feel more relaxed but also feel good about spending their money at certain hotels. Now that hotel spas are considered more of a staple than a trend, hoteliers are extending their spa investment throughout the entire hotel. Some are adding in-room amenities while others are completely redesigning

Cleveland State’s New Rec Goes Green
Jan 31, 2005, Fitness Business Pro
Green is the word for Cleveland State.

Take a Walk On the Green Side
Dec 01, 2005, Fitness Business Pro, By Jennipher Shaver, associate editor
Old, cracked bathtubs, thrown-away toilets, empty plastic soda bottles from yesterday's lunch. Most people would consider these objects destined for the curb, but Chuck Richards, owner of Sunset Athletic Club in Portland, OR, doesn't think so. Through a massive redesign and expansion, Richards is learning that someone else's trash can make for a great, environmentally friendly club with great flooring

College buildings given Leadership in Energy Efficient Design by U.S. Green Building Council | (LEED), (USGBC)
Oct 01, 2007, Fitness Business Pro, By Amy Florence Fischbach, contributing writer
Green is the new school color at many universities. Education construction, which is valued at $53 billion for 2007, is the fastest growing sector for green building, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. In the past seven years, more than 8,000 new buildings have registered for Leadership in Energy Efficient Design (LEED) certification, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which awards LEED

Cleveland State's New Rec Center Goes Green
Mar 01, 2005, Fitness Business Pro, Jennipher Shaver
CLEVELAND, OH Green is the word for Cleveland State. Work has begun on its new $29-million recreation center that promises to be energy efficient and made from environmentally friendly materials and wood from certified forests. Construction crews made way for the new 130,000-square-foot center with the demolition of the Intramural Sports Dome in mid-January. Slated for completion in August 2006, the

Corrections | Longfellow Clubs Going Green
Nov 01, 2007, Fitness Business Pro
The October 2007 article Longfellow Clubs Going Green mistakenly reported that Longfellow Clubs will get a large amount of its electricity, heat, domestic hot water and swimming pool heat directly from a 75-kilowatt generator. In fact, the energy will come from a 75-kilowatt cogeneration facility. A cogeneration facility produces both electricity and heat. In addition, the town in which Longfellow

Longfellow Clubs Switches to On-Site Energy Facility
Sep 13, 2007, Fitness Business Pro
NATICK, MA -- The Longfellow Clubs is going green and on-site for its energy needs. The Massachusetts club company recently signed an agreement to receive a substantial portion of its electricity, heat, domestic hot water and swimming pool heat directly from an on-site, 75-kilowatt cogeneration facility that will be owned, installed and operated by American DG Energy.