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15 Must-Have Products for Innovative Fitness Facilities

If springtime brings cleaning, renovating or breaking ground for new fitness or wellness spaces, and you’re looking for the latest innovations, this is the place to start. This “fitness 15” list of products stood out from among the industry crowd of new or evolving products, setting trends and helping fitness facilities attract more visitors and […]

Redefining Your Fitness Space: How Radical Change Can Produce Wild Results

Earlier this year, the doors opened on a big fitness transformation at Kansas State University (K-State). What used to be five racquetball courts at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex had been completely made over, reconstructed and tied together to create five Performance Zones where students and faculty have since discovered a new enthusiasm for […]

Top 5 Mistakes Managers Make When Purchasing Fitness Equipment

Facilities managers of all kinds, and in all environments, should be sure to consider these five commonly overlooked issues in the design and equipping of fitness spaces. 1. Too many machines: no space for functional movements, core work and stretching The days of statically sitting on a piece of equipment and pressing weights along a […]

Campus Fitness Fosters Energetic Culture and Community Hub

Student recreation centers across the country are integral to campus life. Usually the rec center doubles as a hangout location for students, with the opportunity to grab a quick workout between classes or before heading home to the dorms. Though you might think it would be different at a commuter college like Red Rocks Community […]

Carryover Fitness Trends – Preparing for 2018

Fitness facilities logged more than 5 billion visits in 2017, and the numbers are expected to climb even higher in 2018. It’s not just gyms and municipal recreation centers, but hotel fitness centers, fitness spaces at multi-family complexes, corporate headquarters, office buildings and schools. Consumers are feeding their fitness fixes where they live, where they […]

Fitness Flooring: the Neglected Necessity?

It’s probably the largest piece of equipment in any given fitness space. Everyone uses it and yet it’s a piece we usually don’t give much thought to. It’s the floor. Everyone who uses the fitness space interacts with this piece of equipment, even though many don’t think of it as actual equipment. It needs to […]

Want to stand out from the crowd? Consider customization.

In today’s instant gratification world, impressions are formed in the blink of an eye and are rarely changed over time. People judge spaces of all sorts, from houses to restaurants and colleges to backyard sheds based on how it looks and “feels” when you’re there. The same holds true for fitness facilities in any type […]

Time to Advance Your Indoor Workouts – Design Enhancements Abound for New Integrity Equipment

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves start to fall, the sweaters come out and you start taking your morning cardio indoors. It can be depressing to leave behind the wide-open outdoors for a queue to use the best treadmill at the fitness center, but there are new options and features that might […]

Four Tips to Stretch Your Budget – How to Fulfill Your Fitness Needs when Money and Time are Tight

There comes a certain time of year when Human Resources departments, apartment community managers, coaches, activities directors, wellness coordinators, recreation supervisors and even fire chiefs (among countless others) are figuring out their fitness equipment budgets for the coming year. The choices are never easy, as just like computers, cars and other complex equipment, things need […]

The Buzz Over Indoor Fitness Bikes – What’s Best for You?

The continued merging of technology apps with fitness equipment has given birth to a new generation of indoor fitness bikes that are currently the talk of the town. You can interact with thousands of virtual courses and classes from recognizable names like Schwinn, Lemond, Life Fitness and others. It seems like you can’t turn on […]

Working Out Outside – Your Equipment Can Meet You There!

During the summer months, the outdoors becomes an ideal place to continue your fitness routine while taking in some fresh air and sunshine. Baseball diamonds fill up, soccer fields are overflowing, and trails become crowded with runners and bikers. If those aren’t quite your “thing” take heart, as there are other ways to enjoy outdoor […]

An Investment in Service: Why It Matters, and What It’s Worth

  In today’s on-demand world, it seems so easy to ask Google to find whatever you need, and more often than not Amazon Prime will put it on your doorstep in two days’ time. When you’re planning big projects, the complexity rises exponentially but the expectations are very much the same. When you’re managing a […]

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