Tips for Operators

Cardio of the Future: The Importance of Networked Consoles

Cardio of the Future: The Importance of Networked Consoles

Most fitness center operators have begun to move beyond simply wanting ways in which to better monitor their fitness equipment — many clubs and recreation centers are looking to set themselves up for the future. Operators are asking the questions about how they can further engage their clientele through content and on-demand workouts, and how they can integrate their equipment and member-management systems.




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Precor's New Smith Machine Combines Form and Function For a Beautiful Design and Easy Maintenance

Precor's New Smith Machine Combines Form and Function For a Beautiful Design and Easy Maintenance

The bold, sleek design of the Discovery™ Smith Machine features high head clearance and a clean, walk through design. The 11 degree angle and innovative Smith Bar design produces a smooth, natural feel and an exceptional user experience.




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4 Ways to Customize your Fitness Facility

In a fitness industry that is forever improving and evolving, the design of your fitness center can have a huge impact on the people who use it. With more schools, apartment & multi-family complexes, country clubs, and corporate offices building and maintaining fitness centers, the little details matter more and more in retaining and growing your clientele. Customizing a fitness experience is more than just painting the walls a certain color, it is continuous cohesion between many of the moving parts, from your equipment to your interior design. Here are a few ways that you can customize your fitness center and some examples of facilities to inspire your next project!

1. Branding Your Equipment

The most widespread effect of customization in your facility can be felt in the equipment itself. From color options to custom graphics and logos, there are many choices available to you when designing your space.


2. Interior Design + Wall Decals

What your space looks like impacts the people who use it - with the right interior design strategies, people will be drawn to use your space to it’s highest potential!


3. Flooring for Form + Function

Flooring is a very important aspect in the fitness experience - with the right flooring, your equipment and space can be allowed to shine without excess noise or high-impact stress without compromising aesthetics.


4. Customized Free Weights

If all these other options aren’t enough, plates and dumbbells can be customized to pull every aspect together or brighten up older equipment.

Ready to upgrade your fitness center or weight room? Our article on 3 Keys to Designing A Great Fitness Facility is a perfect place to start.




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4 Things Millennials Are Looking for in A Fitness Experience

4 Things Millennials Are Looking for in A Fitness Experience

Over the past few years, we have seen many different trends inside the fitness industry driven by the upcoming millennial generation




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Color Psychology & How it Affects Your Fitness Center

Color Psychology & How it Affects Your Fitness Center

According to behavioral psychologists, color affects a person’s mind as well as body. Light enters from eyes and skin, travels through neurological pathways and affects the pineal gland in the brain, which in turn affects our body, mind, and emotions.




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A Corporate Wellness Program Benefits Employers & Employees

A Corporate Wellness Program Benefits Employers & Employees

After a long work week, taking a trip to the gym on a Friday isn’t very appealing to most people. However, with more and more people sitting all week at sedentary office jobs, the need for exercise as a healthy daily routine is ever-increasing. So, if employees are too tired after work to travel to the gym, why not bring the gym to the office?




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5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WEIGHT ROOM MORE MOTIVATIONAL

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WEIGHT ROOM MORE MOTIVATIONAL

There are many ways the design of a weight lifting facility can impact an athlete’s workout. When planning a weight room build or upgrade, there’s more to consider than the equipment if you want to make the space as motivating as possible.




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3 Keys to Designing Your New Fitness Facility

3 Keys to Designing Your New Fitness Facility

Undertaking the design or redesign of a fitness center can be intimidating. There are so many factors to consider, and how can you know ahead of time what solutions will be the most effective for you? Don't worry! With over 30 years of experience, our team has come pretty close to "seeing it all." Here are three keys to keep in mind as you design a fitness center for the modern exerciser:




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HIGH-QUALITY HOTEL FITNESS CENTERS KEY TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

HIGH-QUALITY HOTEL FITNESS CENTERS KEY TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Equipping your hospitality facility with high-quality fitness options no longer falls in the category of “nice to have.” According to a TripAdvisor survey, over half of travelers always or often exercise while traveling. There is also evidence to suggest that sub-par fitness equipment is part of the reason some guests choose not to exercise while traveling. Therefore, having quality fitness offerings could be the deciding factor between a traveler choosing to stay with you, or your competition down the street. While the ROI of hospitality fitness centers can be difficult to quantify, the true value and measure is customer satisfaction.




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