University recreation centers are going to great lengths to deliver an experience that meets students’ wants and needs and helps attract prospective students, many of whom factor a university’s recreation center and offerings into their college choice....More
The fitness industry’s generosity in helping others comes through in charitable efforts that many fitness facilities undertake throughout the year. But some facilities go above and beyond not just the normal fitness and wellness offerings at health clubs but also the normal community outreach efforts....More
After struggling with space issues for years, the University of Minnesota celebrated the grand opening of its Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) building last month. Take a look inside the $60 million facility, which features floor-to-ceiling windows, group fitness studios and more space.
As budgets remain tight at many universities around the country, the need to keep costs low is increasingly important. And as green efforts remain important at many universities, some university rec centers are seeking out energy efficiency as one way to slash operating costs....More
To improve retention rates, the first step is to identify members who may be at risk of bolting. The most obvious sign is someone who has stopped paying dues, but a second obvious sign is someone whose usage rate has dropped....More
From navigating the maze of manufacturers to negotiating price and financing options, purchasing cardio equipment for a health club is a complex process. Fortunately, industry experts are sharing some time-tested advice on how to secure the ultimate cardio equipment deal....More
The Student Fitness Center at Illinois State University, Normal, IL, and the Student Recreation Center at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, recently received design award citations from American School and University magazine....More
The Club Industry conference and trade show’s move from McCormick Place in Chicago to the Las Vegas Convention Center was the topic of much conversation during the Oct. 10-12 show. Concluding its 27th year, the show’s change in location helped attract more West Coast attendees along with its Midwest and East Coast audience. Next year, the show will return to McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 23-25....More