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  • The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report
    The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report
    The IHRSA Health Club Equipment Report contains the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date equipment-related data in the club industry. Operators will find information allowing them to easily compare their equipment inventory, purchasing, and replacement cycles with others in the industry.

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  • How to Buy an Elliptical: What Operators Need to Know
    How to Buy an Elliptical: What Operators Need to Know
    Ellipticals provide a low-impact way to work out, meaning everyone from beginners to Olympic athletes can benefit from using one. With so many models on the market, there are a variety of factors for operators to consider. Here’s what you should take into account to ensure that you purchase the equipment that best suits the needs of your club.

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  • Equipment Uptime Infographic
    Equipment Uptime Infographic
    Gym operators and staff, listen up: the less time your equipment is down due to technical issues, the more time your exercisers can spend working out. The more time they spend in your gym, the more likely they are to stay members at your facility. Makes sense, right? Our research backs up these facts. Check out our infographic to learn how our Experience™ Series EFX® with Converging CrossRamp® can boost uptime, and therefore, retention, in your facility.

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Personal Training

  • IHRSA Session Summaries: Fitness and Personal Training
    IHRSA Session Summaries: Fitness and Personal Training
    While personal training is often a club's secondary source of revenue, it plays a vital role in the member experience. The challenge for clubs is to recruit excellent personal trainers and develop programming, like small group training, that takes advantage of their strengths.

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  • Meet the Precor Master Coaches: John Meeks
    Meet the Precor Master Coaches: John Meeks
    Hi everyone, I'm John. I am originally from the coast of North Carolina but have spent most of my adult life between Greensboro and Charlotte.

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  • 5 Job Settings for Personal Trainers
    5 Job Settings for Personal Trainers
    In today's world, your credentials as a personal trainer can give you job options that extend far beyond working in fitness centers, health clubs or your own private studio. Your expertise may gain you entrance into an array of settings, including leisure, recreation, business, retirement and the home. This broad scope of career possibilities makes it an exciting time to work in this field. Here are some areas where personal trainers regularly find employment.

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Commercial Fitness

  • Meet Our New Elliptical: The Experience™ Series EFX® with Converging CrossRamp®
    Meet Our New Elliptical: The Experience™ Series EFX®
    We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our newest Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer™ (EFX®), the Experience™ Series EFX with Converging CrossRamp®. Over the past three years we’ve talked with gym operators and exercisers to find out what would make our well-known ellipticals even better. The valuable feedback we received from them defined the design and development of our fifth generation of the Precor elliptical family, the EFX with Converging CrossRamp.

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  • The History of the EFX® Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer™
    The History of the EFX® Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer™
    Since its release in 1995, the Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer™, or EFX® for short, has been a staple in gyms, fitness centers, and homes around the world. Compared to its predecessors in the fitness realm – treadmills, rowers, and steppers, for the most part – the elliptical really stood out. As the first of its kind, its unique stride path, the natural motions, and its innovative workout abilities contributed to the Precor EFX gaining a loyal following in no time.

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  • Perfecting the Cardio Blueprint
    Perfecting the Cardio Blueprint
    Picture this: It’s the mid-1990s, and club operators across the nation are watching as fitness clubs close left and right amid less than favorable economic conditions, while exercisers forgo gym memberships to save money. The combination of club closures and member losses leaves operators desperate for a game-changing offering to help differentiate their facilities and attract new members. This article originally appeared in the National Fitness Trade Journal magazine.

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Fitness Tips

  • 8 Effective Ways To Reignite Your Workout and Stay in Shape
    8 Effective Ways To Reignite Your Workout
    For many people, the regular and repetitive nature of training can be one of the easiest ways to lose focus and passion. While it has its benefits, completing the same routine on an excessive, regular basis does little to motivate. The best way to work around this is to reignite your workout routine with some new, interesting changes. Here are eight ways to reignite your workout.

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  • Energy Supplements to Improve Your Workout: What You Need to Know
    Energy Supplements to Improve Your Workout: What You Need to Know
    The global sports supplement industry is huge, about $27.8 billion according to P&S Market Research, and it’s growing at a rapid pace. It’s impossible not to notice how popular these pills, powders, and drinks have become. It seems like nearly every person visiting the gym these days is touting their supplement of choice, which they swear by on their grandmother’s grave.

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  • 5 High-Protein Vegetarian Foods for Bodybuilding
    5 High-Protein Vegetarian Foods for Bodybuilding
    Healthy living doesn’t just require the right workout, it also requires the right nutritional and protein-rich foods that your body needs. This is something that can cause a problem if you're a vegetarian, as you may struggle to reach your protein requirements while abstaining from meat sources. Fortunately, there are a number of completely vegetarian food options that can provide you with all the protein you need. Here are five of the best protein solutions.

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Case Studies

  • Dixon Recreation Center, Oregon State University
    Oregon State University implemented a student-led equipment maintenance program that led to an increase in Operational Efficiency.

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  • Wilmington Family YMCA
    The Wilmington Family YMCA utilized one of the first Queenax functional training installations in the US to excite their members and offer unique and varied classes in a small space.

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  • Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
    Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa used Queenax functional fitness equipment to expand their class offerings and lead the way as a top notch facility.

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