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CHOOSING THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR FACILITY

 Whether the time has come to refresh your facility’s strength equipment or you're opening a new facility entirely, choosing the right strength equipment isn't an easy decision – you need equipment that appeals to a wide range of exercisers that also has the durability to hold up to years of continuous use. Speak with a member of the Spartan Fitness Commercial team or some tips on how to get that right selection of equipment for your facility.  Learn more about getting the right kit here: https://lnkd.in/grR-vT3

  

Join us at 2019 NIRSA East - Canadian Region Atlantic Workshop

Sponsored by Precor/Spartan. April 4th – 5th, 2019 at the University of New Brunswick.
Register: https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/urec/nirsa.html

Group training is on the rise, nearing the top of the annual list from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regarding fitness trends for 2018. This style of training features a motivating coach leading exercisers of different fitness levels through thoughtfully designed classes, helping them to achieve their fitness goals. Discover more about the latest trends in #groupfitness from #Precor and #SpartanFitness!
#Moncton #NIRSA #East

We're inviting you to join us at the #PROEducationalForum and Trade Show at Blue Mountain Conference Centre, Ontario from March 26 - 29, 2019. 

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Countdown to NIRSA 2019!

Join #PRECOR and Spartan's Gregg Ross and Chris Moore in Boston, MA for NIRSA 2019!

Personalize your rec center fitness experience with smart solutions developed by Precor. We're ready to introduce you to the latest innovations that will seamlessly integrate into your rec center. Get a sneak peek into what you will experience and be sure to visit Precor booth #1202 to see how you can create a custom fitness experience that will inspire your students and staff.

Precor doesn't just design products, they design experiences. WATCH the video to get a sneak peek of what's being revealed at #NIRSA!

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To learn more about how a partnership with Spartan Fitness and Precor can customize fitness experiences for your students and staff, contact us today.

Deliver a Dynamic Experience through Your Rec Centre


GET CONNECTED WITH NETWORKED FITNESS
Students are networked everywhere they go. They have become reliant on technology for entertainment, feedback from their activities, and for the opportunity to work out with 100 of their friends through a multitude of social media fitness apps.

With Precor Networked Fitness, students can enjoy an immersive workout experience with RunTV, catch up on the latest TV shows or Netflix® series, and see their fitness progress with a simple touch.

See how the University of North Carolina Greensboro is attracting and retaining students by integrating Networked Fitness into their recreation facility.

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To learn more about how a partnership with Spartan Fitness and Precor can help integrate Networked Fitness into your recreation facility contact us today.


Did you know: our Mix ‘n’ Match portfolio lets you pair different types of consoles with different Experience™ Series cardio equipment? Learn how you can customize your cardio. 

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WHY A NEW FITNESS CENTRE IS HOSPITALITY GOLD

Estimated 900% return on investment with new or updated fitness amenities! The latest trends in hospitality demand a focus on fitness, and the number of fitness-minded guests is probably larger than you think. In a TripAdvisor survey, 53 percent of travelers said they always or often exercise while on the road. According to a Marriott survey, 51 percent of business travelers said they pack their gym clothes. But what about the other 50 percent? It turns out they may be influenced by the age of your gym equipment. Precor conducted an audit of TripAdvisor reviews and found a surprising relationship between age-related fitness amenity comments and property ratings. With this in mind, Precor created this easy-to-read infographic addressing the fitness-minded traveler and the impact of fitness on RevPAR, occupancy and pricing power.

TOP 5 REASONS TO UPGRADE YOUR CARDIO

We all understand that certain times of the year are known to be better for making certain purchases, such as purchasing cars at the end of the year or air conditioners in colder months. But, do you find yourself looking at your cardio floor and thinking it is time for a change? Find out why now could be the best time for you to upgrade.

Expiring leases and warranties are obvious indicators, but there are quite a few reasons that may be less obvious drivers, until you stop to consider them. No matter when it is your time to refresh your cardio floor, you will want to have this list of reasons in mind.

1. Embedded Wi-Fi capability makes it easier and cheaper

When you installed your current cardio, did the complexity and expense of hardwiring for networked capabilities influence your choice about whether to network or not? We have good news—embedded Wi-Fi is now available on Precor touchscreen consoles. Not only is equipment placement easier, but the cost of hardwiring, while recommended, is not necessary.

2. Mix ‘n’ Match cardio lines and consoles that fit your facility best.

Another advantage of upgrading is you can choose between two fully-networkable touchscreen consoles with two cardio lines—select the option that best suits your budget. The P82 and P62 consoles maintain the same silhouette so if you choose to use both, the sweeping view of your cardio floor stays uniform, sleek, and offers the exact same exerciser experience. Those consoles can accompany Experience Series™ cardio bases, including the premium, fully-appointed 800 Line or the high-performance, mid-tier priced 700 Line. Two of the most popular pairings are the 800 Line Converging CrossRamp® Elliptical with the P62 console, and the 700 Line Treadmill with the P82 console. Find a match that is perfect for your budget and space.

3. Get an additional year of warranty on parts.

Precor’s cardio quality over the past 10 years has never been better, providing peace of mind that you can trust and rely on our cardio to provide years of solid performance. We’ve broadened our cardio warranty to three years on parts and one year on labor, saving you money in the third year of parts warranty.  Any cardio products shipped as of August 1, 2018, receive the new warranty.

4. Boost your members’ entertainment with apps.

Technology has changed not only the fitness industry, but the entire world, and it continues to grow. No matter where you are, people are constantly within a fingertip’s reach of entertainment and information. But are your consoles providing your exercisers access to the apps, entertainment, and convenience features they want? With the networked capabilities available on the Precor P82 and P62 consoles, your exercisers will have access to:

  • RunTV – Interactive Video Courses
  • Netflix®
  • Hulu®
  • Spotify®
  • iHeartRadio®
  • WatchESPN®

Plus, they’ll have easy use of Bluetooth® for signing in and connecting headphones. These features attract new members and help retain existing ones.

5. Older cardio technology will start to lose value.

Did you know that Precor cardio equipment has some of the highest trade-in value on the market? If you trade in now, it could amount to the highest value ever to offset the overall expense for your upgrade. Waiting too long could cost you more, since the value of older technology drops as newer technology is adopted in the marketplace. Our trade-in specialist can help you determine the value of your existing equipment and how you can best go about refreshing your cardio floor. 

Contact our team for more details!
Complete in 2018, the @Dalplex at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Loaded with @Precor Discovery Strength Series, Cardio, and Icarian® Strength lines. Together with a new Varsity weight room, this premier facility is a boon to the @dalhousie_university student body and community! 

 

An Important Element of Progressive Training

The strength journey for each of your exercisers will be different, and it is important to have a diverse portfolio to meet them where they need to be met in any given workout.

Precor's selectorized products provide a known and controlled movement pattern that focuses on ergonomics, touch points and comfort to instill confidence to try other movements. Our converging and diverging selectorized products transition toward more functional and practical applications, where the user is less supported and forced to recruit more muscles for stabilization. Read the white paper.

Contact our team for more suggestions on how to improve your facility for your visitors.

 

Congratulations to the Town of Berwick, Nova Scotia on completing phase 2 of the Appledome. This expansion includes a versatile fitness room that will serve a wide range of users in the community. This project is a result of years of planning and fundraising, Spartan Fitness is proud to partner with and help visions of local communities become reality.

 

HIIT IT HARD WITH ASSAULT FITNESS

As boutique fitness studios continue to expand and the competition increases, it becomes critical to create new and unique experiences that are energizing, motivating, and fun. Deliver an exciting experience and encourage your members to push their limits by incorporating Assault AirRunners and AirBikes into your programs. These products are optimized for high-intensity interval training and their lightweight frames and integrated wheels allow trainers to quickly and easily reconfigure the training environment. Learn how you can deliver an unparalleled workout experience. Contact a member of our commercial team for details.

 

Everything in our world is connected. It should be that way in your facility, too. Delight your exercisers with more interactive workouts and no-fuss connectivity. Explore our cardio 

 

BUILD A THRIVING RECOVERY PROGRAM


Precor partnered with Association of Fitness Studios, and Hayley Hollander, Education Director for the Gray Institute and Precor Master Coach, to host an educational session focused on recovery in fitness.

During this webinar, Hayley provided insights and strategies for creating a successful recovery program for your facility. Download this recording to gain a better understanding around these three components:

  • Understand the importance of recovery, and how to create environments that enhance performance and optimize the time between workouts.
  • Identify components of recovery and how to integrate them into current programs or new program offerings.
  • Learn strategies to market recovery programming that will engage current members, attract new members, and open up new secondary spend channels.

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