Swimming Toward Wellness: Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness

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Swimming Toward Wellness: Expand Aquatic Programming With a Focus on Fitness

By Dave Ramont

Plenty of research has shown that working out and relaxing in the water can provide a wellness boost. Here, we talked to experts about adding wellness programming at aquatic facilities, to the benefit of all.
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Healthy Air, Healthy Water: Best Practices to Keep Patrons & Staff Healthy

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Healthy Air, Healthy Water: Best Practices to Keep Patrons & Staff Healthy

By Rick Dandes

There is no more critical issue to pool owners than the safety of swimmers and staff. Failure to maintain safe water and good air quality can lead to health issues, and problems for your aquatic facility.
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Profitable Pools: Strategies for Designing Pools to Stay Out of the Red

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Profitable Pools: Strategies for Designing Pools to Stay Out of the Red

By Deborah L. Vence

Planning for a new pool or renovation takes time and money. But one of the biggest challenges is ensuring that you don't lose money after it's built.
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All Together Now: Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

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All Together Now: Harness the Latest Trends in Group Fitness

By Deborah L. Vence

Group fitness classes continue to inspire people to show up at the gym and get in a good workout. This month, we take a look at what makes group fitness so successful, as well as ways to improve your options.
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Looking Beyond Physical Limits: Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Looking Beyond Physical Limits: Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

By Chris Gelbach

Much of the focus of inclusion efforts in parks and rec, sports and fitness facilities has been placed on physical disabilities, but developmental disabilities are just as common and also may require a unique approach. So how do you ensure everyone can be included?
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All-Season Structures: Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness

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All-Season Structures: Innovative, Nonconventional Structures for Recreation, Sports & Fitness

By Rick Dandes

Advances in engineering and evolving technology have made less conventional structures a viable alternative to brick-and-mortar construction when you want to enclose sports, swimming and other programs.
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Get Ahead of the Game: Successful Sports Field Maintenance

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Get Ahead of the Game: Successful Sports Field Maintenance

By Dave Ramont

No matter which sport you're playing, sports fields can take a serious pounding, and most people expect the field to bounce right back for the next game. Staying on top of maintenance requirements is one way to prevent problems.
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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun: But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

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Kids Just Wanna Have Fun: But the Best Youth Sports Programs Also Educate

By Rick Dandes

It is possible to get kids involved in youth sports programs at fairly young ages, as long as you acknowledge that it's not about prowess, but about learning how to move and cooperate.
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To Better Serve Those Who Serve: How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively

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To Better Serve Those Who Serve: How Recreation Managers Can Support Military and Veteran Audiences More Effectively

By Chris Gelbach

While military bases often provide their own recreation, sports and fitness outlets, local communities would be wise to partner with them to provide additional outlets. We talked to some experts to find out the best ways to do just that.
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Water Wise: Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning

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Water Wise: Aquatic Safety Strategies Help Prevent Drowning

By Dave Ramont

Preventing drowning means getting everyone on board, from yourself to your staff to the people who visit your aquatic facility. Here, we examine some smart strategies to keep swimmers safe.
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Play It Safe: Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

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Play It Safe: Staying Educated & Knowing Best Practices Key to Playground Safety

By Deborah L. Vence

The safest playgrounds require continual attention. Ensuring children's safety means understanding best practices and constantly updating your knowledge to be sure you're ahead of the curve.
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Roll With the Changes: Strategies for Municipal Golf Operations

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Roll With the Changes: Strategies for Municipal Golf Operations

By Chris Gelbach

Participation in golf has taken a hit in recent years. Providing new ways to entice people onto the course is a smart strategy to keep your golf operation operating.
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Recreation Management Magazine

The February 2018 issue includes our annual Guide to Aquatic Centers, which features stories covering programming, water and air quality and planning profitable facilities. Inside the issue, we take a closer look at sports fields, group fitness programming and nonconventional structures, as well as strategies for boosting inclusion among people with developmental disabilities.

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2018 Buyers Guide

Check out our latest guide to everything you need for your sports, recreation or fitness facility. From aquatic supplies to sporting equipment, from workout machines to park site amenities—and beyond—we've got the most trusted, simple-to-use reference to sports, recreation and fitness products and services in the industry.

BUYERS GUIDE

Rec Report Newsletter

The Rec Report e-newsletter brings you the most up-to-date ideas and solutions for recreation, sports and fitness facility managers. Every month, we cover the latest and greatest innovations—from programming to facility planning, from research and trends to the newest products—to help you make your facility a success.

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Webinar Educational Series

Recreation Management's Webinar Educational Series connects you with the brightest stars in the field of managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities to provide an in-depth look at some of the top issues and challenges in the field today. Join us to learn more about practical solutions to common problems, as well as new developments and innovations in the industry.

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2017 State of the Industry

Find out the latest trends in managed recreation, sports and fitness facilities. We surveyed more than 2,000 industry professionals and summarized their responses in this annual must-read report.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT

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