Health Clubs Trend To More Versatile Flooring

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As a provider of amenity fitness center solutions, we’re always conscious of what the health clubs are up to and the trends thereof….. In July, Club Industry.Com ran an interesting article noting the transformation of many clubs and spaces therein to less equipment and more functional training areas or zones. So, many club owners are

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Heartline Establishes Sales and Service Operations in Atlanta, Georgia

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Heartline continues its east coast build-out by establishing operations in Atlanta, Georgia. Gaithersburg, MD, March 15, 2013 – Heartline Fitness Systems continues its corporate expansion by setting up sales and service operations in Atlanta, Georgia.   “The southeast has been particularly hard hit by the U.S.’s recent recession—it seems like the south was one of the

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Heartline Relocates Corporate Headquarters

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After thirty years, Heartline Fitness Systems has moved its corporate headquarters to a new building in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Gaithersburg, MD, July 22, 2013 – Heartline Fitness Systems, a leading provider of turnkey commercial fitness center solutions and maintenance services announces the relocation of its corporate headquarters to Gaithersburg, Maryland.   Heartline’s 32 employees will be relocating

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Amenity Fitness Centers – Safety Guidelines

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Due to rising liability and lawsuit concerns, the fitness industry continues to step up its focus and educational efforts on overall fitness center design and equipment safety. This is particularly acute in amenity fitness centers that are unsupervised. The following are general guidelines to use in providing preventive maintenance for an apartment and/or condominium fitness

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Exercise Benefits of Incline Training

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Applying Exercise Science to Enhance Training Effectiveness on the FreeMotion Fitness™ Incline Trainer The human body functions through the creation of energy in 3 primary energy systems. Each system utilizes different energy substrates, produces energy at different rates, and enables different physical activities. All three systems (ATP-PCr, Glycolytic, and Oxidative) function at the same time;

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Safety Issues Under Scrutiny in High School Weight Training

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Excellent article by Greg Rosenstein, USA Today, as it relates to high school weight room safety and strength coach certification. Given the significant shift to Olympic lifting in high school facilities over the past fifteen years, the attention to safety and certification is required more than ever. When Boyd Epley walks into a high school

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DRES Ward 6 Senior Wellness Center

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SITUATION: When running for Mayor of Washington DC, one of Adrian Fenty’s promises was to improve living for the over 100,000 seniors living in the city. Since 2010, the city has opened a number of senior community centers.  Thanks to the funding efforts the Department of Real Estate Services (DRES), Ward 6 is happy to celebrate the

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Get Fit: What Does it Mean to be In Shape?

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A terrific article by Emily Sohn of Discovery News pointing out that there are five key areas to consider when you are trying to get fit and they aren’t necessarily focused on losing weight. It’s a new year, time to get out and get fit! As we move into another year, many people plan to

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Star Trac eSpinner

Star Trac takes Spinning(R) to the next level, by integrating spinning, group exercise, and entertainment into a one-on-one, personal experience. From the moment your users climb aboard the eSpinner®, it’s obvious that they’re in for an experience they’ve never felt before on the cardio floor. It all begins with the state-of-the-art, embedded touch screen computer.

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Michigan Should Make Fitness a Priority

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Guest commentary by Dr. John Kilbourne makes a strong case for making child obesity a major platform for Michigan and Michigan’s governor Rick Snyder. The numbers continue to be mind boggling. Shortly after Rick Snyder was elected governor of Michigan, I had a guest column published in The Grand Rapids Press; “Rick Snyder’s biggest challenge is

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