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Get Your Fitness Equipment Fit for Re-Opening

Preparing to re-open? Here are some tips. And of course, we are here if you need us for parts, service & repairs, & or wipes and wipe dispensers.  Just call us 770.218.9390

1. Check your exercise bikes, ellipticals, and steppers.

Batteries used in many of these machines are designed for daily use. When they sit unused, the batteries can die. If the display console does not light up, the battery may need to be replaced.

2. Test your treadmills.

Run a functional test on each treadmill: up, down, fast, slow, and keypad test. Look for and resolve all error messages.

3. Inspect all selectorized machines.

Clean and lubricate guide rods. Check for frayed cables. Make sure all weight pins have tethers.

4. Replenish cleaning wipes.

Make sure your gym has plenty of anti-bacterial/viral wipes readily available.


Disinfect your equipment with ZOOM wipes!

The Importance of Sanitizing Your Gym Equipment

Disinfect your equipment with ZOOM wipes!

A gym is an extremely habitable environment for germs, bacteria, viruses, mold, and mildew mostly due to moist conditions. The dampness is an obvious consequence of gym activities; however, Zoom Wipes can ameliorate the situation at an impressive scale.

Numerous studies have been conducted that reinforce the need for persistent attentiveness by gym owners.

For example, a study commissioned by a gym equipment comparison website looked at 27 pieces of equipment at three different gyms and stumbled upon these unforeseen findings:

  • The free weights had 362 times more germs than the average toilet seat.
  • The treadmills had 74 times more bacteria than a tap in a public bathroom.
  • The exercise bikes had 39 times more bacteria than a tray from a food court.

Gyms have a duty to create a safe environment for their clients and staff, and for that purpose, it is mandatory for the members of the fitness association to adhere to certain requirements and standards. Zoom Active Wipes and Zoom Evolution Wipes can be used to frequently clean the wet areas of gyms which ensures compliance with occupational health and safety legislation.

The fitness industry is booming with countless gyms, with each facility striving to take the lead by being at the top of their game. Amidst this intense competition, it is absolutely essential for a gym owner to set the gym apart.

The best way to achieve this is by practicing cleanliness and promoting modern hygiene standards. Fortunately, modern gyms have Zoom Wipes acting as an ally on their road to commercial success. Immaculate hygiene is directly proportionate to customer satisfaction and retention rates.

Moreover, there are other motives for maintaining a clean environment as well. Public liabilities can be avoided by preventing falls and slips by keeping the gym areas dry. Secondly, by maintaining a clean gym equipment, its depreciation can be delayed. No business can thrive without being cost-effective. One of the ways this can be accomplished is through economies of scale. Zoom Wipes are offering efficient bundle deals, which not only help gym owners save money, but also make certain that the gyms are spotless, owing to professional wipes dispensers that come in the bundles.

So far we have developed an understanding that there are ample motivators for running a spotless and clean gym. There are numerous creative ways of attaining this. Here are some helpful tips for gym owners:

  • If you’re building a new gym or refurbishing an existing one, the following elements can be assimilated: High filtration vacuum system, drainage and ventilation systems.
  • Strict adherence to a cleaning schedule can make all the difference. Hygiene can be maximized by improving efficiency. Hourly and weekly tasks can ease the management to a considerable extent.
  • Educate the staff and as well as the customers about the importance of sanitizing gym equipment. Read More 

 


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5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Gym’s Cardio Equipment

But just as important as making purchasing decisions for brand-new facilities, club operators of existing clubs need to know when to invest in an equipment upgrade. That decision is a bit more complicated—and club owners often put it off. As IHRSA’s e-book says: “New prospects expect it, existing members request it, and staff push for it, but investors/owners often resist it.”

Mostly, reinvestment is a retention strategy. The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report found that 73.2% of club owners say that their equipment purchasing decision is based on retaining existing members. The good news is that the average ROI industry-wide supports the decision to invest in equipment upgrades. The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report cited above found that some clubs enjoy revenue growth as high as 33% after investing 13.4% of revenue into new equipment. READ MORE


When Amenities Go Bad

As the amenity wars rage on in new construction, older properties are removing tanning beds and converting racquetball courts. Read More
Learn More about how Innovative Fitness can help.  When Amenities Go Bad

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TRUE Fitness Releases Compass Console

TRUE Fitness, a provider of premium cardio and strength equipment, has recently released their premium console software: Compass.

Compass makes it easier to reach goals with premium networked fitness solutions, experience and enhanced member engagement. The upgraded console software and cloud service provides the tools to evaluate facility, member and trainer experiences with asset management, personalized programming, on-console customizations and end-to-end analytics with asset management to drive the facilities business. Information gathered by Compass is available via facility and user-specific portals on the TRUE Compass cloud for review or download.

“Since 1981, we’ve listened to our customers to learn their needs and what’s important to them so we can continue to provide innovative solutions,” stated Ward Petito, the COO of TRUE. “We went through this same process for Compass, and have developed software to allow facilities to both efficiently manage their clubs as well as create opportunity for user engagement and retainment. TRUE will continue to invest in future fitness connectivity and data driven development and, as part of our continued commitment to be a partner to our customers, we are providing access to the suite of Compass services to all partner facilities at no charge for the first 48 months of ownership.”

Whether it’s utilizing Compass to manage club assets, promote training services and classes, or access personalized workout programs and history, facilities, users and trainers will all benefit from the upgraded software.

Facility Solutions

Compass provides solutions for facility owners and operators by providing the ability to visualize all connected equipment in real time — evaluating utilization patterns, programming, messaging, and all error or preventative maintenance codes by unit and facility, with state-of-the-art asset management.

Member Experience

Console, dashboard and online site work together to deliver a complete and connected fitness experience for members by providing them with both the tools and data to help them reach their ultimate fitness goals.

Trainer Engagement

Helps trainers engage with members, providing tools and technology to aid in helping members reach ultimate fitness goals with external device control.

“We are excited to launch Compass, which is the foundation of our connected fitness solutions,” said Jim Williams, the cardio product manager of TRUE. “This data driven approach will allow TRUE to quickly identify trends and opportunities to improve the platform and overall user experience in near real time. Future planned features include member messaging, goals and milestones, workouts and content pushed to user profiles, and enhancing the robust suite of facility and member analytics.”

Compass is available via TRUE’s 16-inch touchscreen console, the Envision, and compatible with all commercial cardio products. Learn More


The Abs Company Adds New Color Choices

Starting in 2019 (and for the first time since our limited edition Augie's Quest CS3000 units) we will be offering all of our commercial core equipment in both the traditional silver and now in BLACK!

This new color scheme will include the AbCoaster CS3000, the AbCoaster CTL, the AbSolo, the Abs Bench X2, the Target Abs, and the Vertical Crunch. They also pair nicely with our new 5 & 10 lb weight sets. Now you can choose between Silver, or Black or a mixture of the two when creating a CoreZone.

These new colors also pair well with the X3S Pro and the TireFlip 180™ for a seamless grouping of core and functional training pieces right next to each other.

These colors are available to you starting right now. Call Innovative Fitness for current pricing and innovative design ideas at 770.218.9390 or Contact Us.

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Innovative Fitness and True Fitness

TRUE Fitness releases new logo

Since 1981,  TRUE has delivered many evolutionary changes. It is with great excitement that we have arrived at the precipice of yet another evolution.

Effective today, February 7th, we will be introducing TRUE's new brand identity.

The future of the TRUE brand begins now! 


Congratulations Billy!

Innovative Fitness would like to congratulate, Billy Burke, on his new position on our sales team. Billy has been creating results and relationships in the fitness industry since 1997 after graduating Penn State. His experiences owning and operating health clubs relates real-world experiences as well. We wish Billy all the best in his new position.Innovative FItness Employee


Intenza Escalate 550Ce2 Stairclimber Receives Red Dot Award for Product Design

Cologne, Germany, 11 April, 2018-- Premium fitness equipment brand Intenza Fitness announced today that the Escalate 550Ce2 Stairclimber has been awarded The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.

An international product design and communication design prize, The Red Dot Design Award is bestowed annually upon the best products, with prizes awarded in the categories of product design, design agencies, and design concepts. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. With judging criteria that includes innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics and durability, the Red Dot panel of experts award the internationally recognised seal of quality only to products that exemplify exceptional design.

Setting a new standard, the Escalate 550 Ce2 redefines the stairclimber product category through its Smart StepHeight™ value proposition by offering the broadest range of users from fitness enthusiasts, who recognise the value in being able to regulate step height intensity to active agers, to beginners or those engaging in post-surgery progressive exercise, a spectrum of 20 different step heights 4” through 7.7”.

Blending their heritage of high-quality design with smart solutions, Intenza has earned its reputation as an industry pioneer, and leader, by offering the finest high-end cardio equipment. Combining technological innovation with aesthetic design, world class customer service with energy efficient manufacturing Intenza is the epitome of design excellence.