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Heartline Acquires Assets of Todd Harris Company’s Fitness Repair Division

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Gaithersburg, MD, September 14, 2015 – Heartline Fitness Systems has acquired the fitness repair division assets of Edison, NJ-based Todd Harris Company.  Since 1973, the Todd Harris Company has built a highly successful Pool & Fitness retail and services business.   The unfortunate passing of the company’s founder and leader, Todd Harris Applebaum, in November, 2012,… Read more »

5 Reasons To Implement An Amenity Fitness Center Preventive Maintenance Plan

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You’ve made a significant investment in a new fitness center and state-of-the-art equipment, is on-going preventive maintenance really necessary? Your fitness center has been running fine for a few years now and all of a sudden you are looking at escalating repair costs. Could this have been avoided? Without preventive maintenance in place, unplanned service… Read more »

Star Trac Turbo Trainer (TM)

Great total body, self-powered bike that will not break the bank!   For more, check it out…. Star Trac Turbo Trainer (TM) The Turbo Trainer™ by Star Trac is a commercially designed air-driven bike that delivers simultaneous upper and lower body exercise through a distinctive isokinetic resistance mechanism. The flywheel design displaces air at a rate that… Read more »

ADA Fitness Guidelines – The Basics…

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Does your fitness center meet ADA compliance standards?  If you’re not sure, read on….  The following summarizes the basics about ADA compliance as it relates to private and public facilities, and their fitness centers.   For complete information, visit ada.gov or IHRSA’s “Issues” page, ihrsa.org/ada.    Also, be sure to review your state’s requirements concerning… Read more »

5 Keys to a Successful Fitness Center Installation

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Alot of thought goes into a successful fitness center delivery and installation, here are the 5 keys…. Like my ole mentor used to say, just click the computer button and it gets done.   Well, unfortunately, fitness center installs involve a little more coordination than just clicking the EASY button.  It all starts with an… Read more »

Trade Show News

A 4 minute video of the biggest health club trade show of the year….this year the show was in Los Angeles, CA and features every major manufacturer and supplier to the fitness industry.

Paramount Training Zone

A modern and comprehensive yet space efficient and fully customizable functional training system designed to meet the performance, reliability, and budget demands of today’s commercial fitness market.  This video from the 2014 IRSHA trade show demonstrates how cool and efficient Paramount’s Zone training system is… A modern and comprehensive yet space efficient and fully customizable functional… Read more »

Fitness Center Ideas…

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Just in case you don’t have your fitness center rules in place for the New Year’s rush, here you go!  Happy Holidays from Heartline! If you’re interested in having Heartline personalize the fitness center rules with your facility’s name/logo, or simply want us to provide you a framed product, please click the service wrench above and fill-out… Read more »

Helix Lateral Trainer – How To Video

A scientific study found Helix Lateral Trainer outperformed a leading elliptical on 4 out of 5 muscle groups, with 50% more core activation, 50% more outer thigh activation and 39% more glute activation.  This video shows how to properly use the Helix Lateral Trainer… Most machines work front-to-back. The Helix turns tradition on its side—… Read more »