5 Tips to Maximize Gym Space with Portable Partitions

  A school fieldhouse or gymnasium can host a lot of events and activities. From intramural tournaments to local blood drives, there is a wide array of community events that need space to operate. When coordinating a schedule for this type of facility, it’s a good idea to be as adaptable as possible. Here are

Sports Floor Safety and Longevity

   The importance of maintaining the quality and safety of a sport floor Many schools have wood sports floors. They are expensive to build, which is why it is important to maintain their quality and surface safety. Most gymnasiums are used for many different activities, like basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, social activities, and even floor hockey.

Are You a PE Pirate?

  By Pete Charrette “Always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate. Then always be a pirate.” Historically, pirates have been given a bad rap…and for good reason. They were cruel and ruthless characters who plundered the high seas to steal treasure and pillage innocent groups of people. They could be despicable and merciless,

5 “Must-Haves” for Middle School PE

  By Tim Mueller What equipment do you need to teach a quality middle school PE program? Wouldn’t it be awesome if every school had an unlimited budget, and we all had fully stocked equipment rooms with the latest and greatest equipment? Assuming most PE programs already have basic sports equipment, there are several items

Purchasing a New Gym Floor? 

  By John Ficks Here are some considerations to ensure a successful experience. Buying a new gym floor should be an exciting and enjoyable experience. This is your opportunity to choose a floor system that will serve as the platform for a variety of activities for many years into the future. If the purchase is

Hardwood Athletic Floors: Why Hard Maple?

  By Randy Randjelovic If an athletic facility in North America has a wood floor, there is a good chance it is made from Hard Maple. Also known as Sugar Maple, it is the same tree that gets tapped in late winter to turn 40 gallons of collected sap into one gallon of maple syrup.

Gym Floor Cleaning and Disinfecting for COVID-19

  By Hayden Delia We’re living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus has affected nearly all aspects of our life, from hitting the gym to going to church. It’s been difficult for everyone to adjust to the “new normal.” Among the hardest-hit places are schools and exercise facilities (gyms, YMCAs, etc.) We want to use our

Benefits of Stall Bars

  By Brian Kolenich Stall Bars as we know them today have a rich history. They were pioneered in Sweden during the early 1800s by Per Henrik Ling, founder of the Swedish Royal Gymnastic Central Institute. He was also a pioneer of physiotherapy and gymnastics during this era. Brought to America decades later as the

Selecting an Indoor Sport Flooring Finish

  By Eric D. Lussier Your gym is enclosed, the HVAC is running, and the basketball backboards are in place. The final touch to your athletic facility is the only item outstanding: the sports floor. There are many options that you may consider when it comes time to choose from the varied athletic surface options

Five Ways Gym Equipment Can Make Money for Your School

In an era of shrinking budgets, school administrators shouldn’t neglect the revenue possibilities from turning a gymnasium into a multi-use facility. By specifying the right gym equipment, you can maximize the use of your space and host more events, creating an additional revenue stream. Here are five pieces of gym equipment that can make money

5 Places in Schools that Need LED Lighting

By Rebecca Killam Schools can benefit from LED lighting in more places than you may think. Using LED technology can not only cut electricity costs, it can also help improve student learning and campus safety. Shown to improve mood, reduce eye strain, and reduces absenteeism, LED lighting has a direct impact on students, teachers, and

The Benefits of New Equipment for High School Gyms

The benefits of new gym equipment extend far beyond specific sports training. A strong physical fitness program that utilizes strength training equipment helps students develop healthy habits that will accompany them through life. For years, physical education classes have often focused more on general activities—think dodge ball and annual fitness tests—and less on strength training

Why You Should Consider Anchored Resilient Sports Flooring for Your School

By Ron Fenhaus From sporting events to after-school activities, your school’s gymnasium is designed to serve a multitude of purposes built to withstand the test of time. And for schools that have hardwood floors, there’s more to that flooring system than the boards beneath your feet. Hardwood floor systems are comprised of multiple layers, and

5 Must-Haves for Elementary PE

By Jason Gemberling Parachutes, cones, hula-hoops, more cones, poly spots, mats, the list goes on and on for what an elementary physical education teacher has in his or her equipment closets, but what would an elementary PE teacher call their essentials? I started my teaching career at the elementary level at Wakefield Forest Elementary School
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