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Lindsay Stril
Voxus PR for Precor
lstril@voxuspr.com
(253) 445-5443

Precor Among Leading Philanthropic Companies in Puget Sound Region

Precor Honored for Charitable Contributions at Puget Sound Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Awards Event

Woodinville, WA — May 27, 2014 — Precor®, a leading commercial and home fitness equipment manufacturer, today announced the Puget Sound Business Journal has named it one of the most philanthropic companies in the Puget Sound for its “Precor Cares” and “Precor Gives” charitable giving programs. Precor donated more than $800K in 2013, earning it a second place ranking among 25 medium-sized businesses in the Puget Sound region. The company was honored at the Corporate Citizenship Awards Luncheon May 22 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel.

“Our Corporate Citizenship event and publication allows us to recognize 75 companies from the Puget Sound region who collectively donated more than $1 billion in cash to charitable causes around the globe, and close to $120 million of that here in Washington,” said Gordon Prouty, publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal. “We’re pleased to recognize Precor as one of these outstanding organizations for their ongoing generosity and commitment to philanthropy.”

Established in 2006, the “Precor Gives” program empowers company employees to give to the charity of their choice. The company then matches employee contributions dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per employee, per year. Some of the supported charities in 2013 include Susan G. Komen, the American Diabetes Association and Habitat for Humanity, as well as local organizations including local Boys & Girls Clubs, Northwest Harvest, and the Coastal Conservation Association.

Through “Precor Cares,” the company has teamed up with the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) to award local YMCAs grants that advance the implementation of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) program. To date, the company’s donations have benefited more than 40 Y communities across the nation.

“Our work with employee-sponsored charitable groups and the YMCA has allowed us to scale our giving programs to reach more people in need more quickly,” said Rob Barker, president of Precor. “We’re honored to be recognized for supporting causes near and dear to Precor team members and our partner organizations.”

The Corporate Citizenship Awards program is co-sponsored by the Seattle Foundation, whose mission is to “foster powerful and rewarding philanthropy to make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all.” Read more about the top Puget Sound corporate philanthropists and their contributions in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s May 23 Corporate Citizenship special report.

About Precor
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including, EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.


Published May 15, 2014.  In this contributed cover article to the National Fitness Trade Journal, authored by Director of Product Management Adam Hubbard, the new Experience Series Treadmill launch is highlighted.  The story covers the primary features and benefits of the new treadmills, developed following extensive research with commercial fitness center operators, exercisers and service technicians.  
 

If Preva is new for your facility, chances are you are looking for the best ways to get off to a great start. Along with our Best Practices, here are a few quick steps to take to make sure you are in a good starting position.

Step 1: Make sure you are logging into Preva Business Suite
Every few weeks log into PBS to check on your equipment, update messaging, and refresh facility feeds.  You should have received login information via email at the time your order was placed.  Please contact your sales representative if not.

Step 2: Sign your team up for training
On Demand videos and 1:1 webinars are at your disposal to help everyone understand the value of Preva.

Tip - Once your staff is initially trained, schedule periodic training sessions to keep your staff up to speed.

Step 3: Market Preva in your Facility
In club collateral, email templates, and how-to guides are all readily available to you to promote Preva availability. View a list of resources here.

Step 4: Preva Tokens!
Increase adoption and engagement by offering quick access to Preva Tokens.  Exercisers with a token and goals workout on average 4x more often, which brings them into your facility more and increases engagement opportunities.

Learn more about the Token here.

Step 5: Induction Process
Wrap Preva into all new exerciser orientations and tours, and sign them up with an account and goals. Be sure to include a token in the process.

Tip - The Preva Mobile app is a great way to speed this process up. Staff can help exercisers create an account on the go, and it will be immediately available on the P80 console.

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There are many ways to utilize Preva tools and features. To help save you some time with trial and error, we've pulled together some of the best tips and tricks to help you be successful.

Preva Accounts Best Practices

Preva Best Practices

Keeping Members Engaged and Coming Back with Personalized and Goal-Focused Experiences

Preva Personalized Accounts provides your exercisers with a personalized workout that engages, motivates them to stick with their workout program and keep visiting your facility. With a Preva account, your exercisers set up their own fitness profile on networked P80 consoles, set and track weekly workout goals, receive fun achievement badges, and save their favorite workouts for replay later. With the Preva Mobile Application, Preva Accounts extends your members' experience beyond your facility so that your members can track fitness activities while on the go.

To see more information on this topic, click here

 

Workout Messages Best Practices

Workout Messages Best Practices

Engaging Exercisers with Powerful Messaging Tools

In-Workout messages allow you, as an operator, to communicate your message directly to your exercisers, right on the P80 console. Designed to help you deliever the right message, to the right person at the right time, in-workout messages can be tailored to reach your exercisers at peak times within your facility.

To see more information on this topic, click here

 

RSS Feeds Best Practices

RSS Feeds Best Practices

Engaging with Exercisers through Powerful Messaging Tools

Facility Feeds reside on the Preva Net panel of a networked P80 console and appear under "Club Feeds." Much like web RSS feeds, this feature allows your members to view a collection of customized articles in one location. Create and deliver high impact information direct to the P80 console that is easy for in-motion exercisers to consume, and enhances their membership experience. What better way to capture busy, plugged-in exercisers than while they are focused and using your equipment.

To see more information on this topic, click here

 

Best Practices for Preva Business Suite

Best Practices for Preva Business Suite

Managing your Business with Powerful Equipment Optimization Tools

With your networked Precor equipment, you now have access to Preva Business Suite, a central web portal where you can observe and manage all Experience™ Series networked equipment, as well as communicate directly with your exercisers. Through Preva Business Suite, Precor technicians can also help diagnose problems, keep track of software versions, and make sure your networked equipment is always current. Having networked Precor equipment and Preva Business Suite allows Precor to push remote software updates to each unit eliminating the need for paid installers to come out and update your equipment, decreasing costs and downtime.

To see more information on this topic, click here

 

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Preva On-Demand TrainingOur dynamic and interactive instructor-led webinars are delivered by a live instructor to provide you with a fun and open experience to learn how to best utilize all features of your networked fitness equipment. Our modular class approach allows you to quickly find and focus on exactly what you are looking for. Preva training webinars are offered as individualized private sessions. Every networked fitness customer is invited to sign up for their private training sessions with our trainer.

Learn when it is convenient and beneficial to you and your staff with our on-demand e-learning program specific needs, allowing you to get all of your quest.

  • Courses are designed to provide you with a self-paced and self-directed learning experience
  • The modular design approach allows for easy and fast access allowing you to quickly and effortlessly find exactly what you are looking for
  • Pre-scheduled webinars are offered multiple times every week to accommodate your busy schedule
  • Our interactive format is tailored to your specific needs, allowing you to get all of your questions answered

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Precor has ready made templates and documents to market Preva in your facility.

Front Desk Reference Guide

Preva Workout Guides
Preva Personal Accounts & General P80 FAQ

Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A PREVA ACCOUNT?
A: You can create a Preva account via the display console using the following steps:

  1. Select the "Sign In" button at the bottom of the welcome screen.
  2. Choose "Create Account" from the sign in screen and enter the following information as it appears.
    • Email Address (be sure this is valid in case you lose your password)
    • Password (must be at least 8 characters)
    • Display Name (Name that will appear while signed in to Preva)
    • Date of birth, which determines your age (you must be at least 13 years of age to sign up for a Preva account)
  3. Read the "Terms of Use" page and choose "I Accept" when finished.
  4. You are now automatically signed into your Preva account.

To continue reading, check out our Front Desk Reference Guide

Guide to Communicating with your Exercisers

Precor P80 Console RSS Feeds
Keep in Touch with your Members During Their Workouts

Discover how to benefit from your Club Feeds and Message Manager.

The 'Club Feeds' feature located on the Preva Net panel of networked P80 consoles, enables you to provide content direct to your members. You can deliever news, information and club promotions to help keep members informed and entertained. You can even use the feeds to help drive additional revenue for your club's services.

Message Manager allows you to add high impact, customizable, and targeted messages that appear right on the exerciser's console.

To continue reading, check out our Guide to Communicating with Your Members

How to Create a Facility Feed

Creating a Web Feed for Preva® Net

A web feed gives users a way to retrieve and read new articles automatically. Feeds are popular with bloggers, news services, and magazine publishers. You can also use a web feed to get the word out about what's happening in your organization and support your business goals in the following ways:

Keep your members satisfied and active by posting members success stories, staff bios and background pages, group exercise schedules, news about special events, nutrition and fitness tips, or a local fitness blog

Increase you revenue by promoting sponsored blogs and news feeds, activities for which you charge separately, personal training programs, apparel, nutritional products, services, and merchandise

Keep members engaged in the community by informing them about local sporting and fitness events, local news and weather, and events held by local community and charitable organizations

To continue reading, check out our How to Create Facility Feeds

Check out these additional Club Resources

Email Templates

Facility feed checklist

In club collateral available on our Print on Demand website

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Top fitness facilities around the world choose Preva as the winning solution for their facility. Each site implements Preva in their own way, and there are great outcomes to learn from, whether it is an increase in overall exercise satisfaction, increase in revenue, better retention rates, or more exerciser engagement. Read how others are having success with Preva... who knows, it might spark a few new ideas in your mind.

Check out the Preva Customer Evidence page for more information.

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Precor Media Contact:

Lindsay Stril
Voxus PR for Precor
lstril@voxuspr.com
(253) 445-5443

Precor Unveils Next-Generation Experience™ Series Treadmills

Fitness Operator Insights Help Precor Set New Standard in Treadmill Quality, Reliability and Serviceability

Woodinville, WA — May 15, 2014 — Precor®, a leading commercial and home fitness equipment manufacturer, today introduced new Experience™ Series treadmills for fitness operators. The next-generation equipment, available now for order in the U.S. and Canada, meets commercial customer needs through long-term reliability and operational efficiency while also delivering a highly personalized, maximum-comfort experience for exercisers. Based explicitly on operator, exerciser and service technician feedback, the Experience Series sets a new standard in state-of-the-art treadmill technology.

“One of the reasons we’ve been able to maintain our reputation for innovation and market leadership is that we regularly ask for and analyze the opinions of our customers,” said Adam Hubbard, Director of Product Management, Precor. “They keep coming back to us because they know we are always focused on their success. We put new technology to work in designs that reflect their priorities.”

The Experience Series redesign was based on valuable insights from an extensive Precor study of its three primary stakeholders: commercial customers (fitness centers and spas), exercisers and service technicians. This collective feedback informed the design of its three new models – the 885, 835 and 811.

Key enhancements include:

Sleek, Simple, Modern Appearance — A clean, more contemporary design consistent with other recently updated Precor products, features an updated console dash, providing exercisers ample space to store their belongings. The all new “user cockpit” features extended, cushioned handrails, delivering greater privacy and enhanced ergonomics.

Optimized Stability — A brand new frame design delivers improved console stability, solid feel and quiet operation. For exercisers, a quiet operation equates to quality, drawing exercisers to the equipment.

Enhanced Exerciser Personalization — The next-generation Ground Effects® Impact Control System (GFX®) features a wider 22” running deck for absorbing high-impact movements while providing maximum stability and a solid push-off. Precor also improved the performance and efficiency of its Integrated Footplant Technology™ (IFT), which recognizes changes in an individual user’s stride and adjusts the belt speed accordingly. To help users feel less “on display” while exercising, Precor also lowered its step-up height to 9.5”.

Improved Maintenance — Experience Series treadmills are easier to install, clean, maintain, troubleshoot and service. The belt and deck are easy to replace using common fastener sizes and lengths. The “Active Status Light,” the first-of-its-kind, allows facility operators and service personnel to quickly assess the operating status of a machine with a glance.

Increased Energy Efficiency - The equipment’s 4 HP AC Drive Motor supplies higher torque and lower power usage than ever before, helping reduce cost of ownership.

“Precor has made some really ingenious updates to the Experience Series, such as the status indicator light that will help us find a fast fix to whatever is wrong,” said Chris Pacifico, co-owner of Eclipse Fitness in Green Brook, New Jersey. “But they don’t stop there; they also make sure parts are readily available too. Precor understands that out of order equipment is bad for business.”

Each Experience Series model features the company’s patented shock absorption technology, delivering a noticeably smoother and more natural feeling workout. Operators have a choice of three models – the 885, 835 or 811 – to best suit their customers’ needs, with full confidence that the improved fit and finish of each piece will hold up over time.

“What Precor has shown us with these new models is that they are listening to what customers want,” said Ed Kreuscher, owner of three New York area fitness facilities, including IXL Health and Fitness Clubs in Rhinebeck and Saugerties. “When we evaluate a fitness equipment provider’s new offerings, we’re not just looking at who’s made the most or biggest changes, but whether those changes are going to be meaningful to our business and to our customers. Precor does their homework and it shows.”

Visit the Precor website to view and compare the new Experience Series models. This next-generation equipment will become available in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific in September 2014.

About Precor
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including, EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.

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Precor Media Contact:

Lindsay Stril
Voxus PR for Precor
lstril@voxuspr.com
(253) 445-5443

Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse Media Contact:

Mike Hayes Owner
505-822-5050
hfwarehouse@qwestoffice.net
www.hmfit.com

Precor Targets Commercial Market Growth in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas

Expands Partnership with Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse

Woodinville, WA and Albuquerque, NM – May 1, 2014  –  Precor®, a leading home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, today announced it is expanding its partnership with Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse to pursue commercial market growth opportunities in the State of New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse already provides Precor consumer exercise equipment in New Mexico. Marathon Fitness, the previous commercial distributor in these areas, will focus on its recently acquired Dallas/Fort Worth territory.
 
“At Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse, we focus on developing long-term relationships.  We are delighted to expand our Precor commercial product distribution into New Mexico and El Paso, Texas,” said Mike Hayes, Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse’s owner. “Our company warehouse and offices are conveniently located for customer visits and offer easy access to major roads to facilitate rapid service.”
For more information and any questions about the products, contact them at 505-822-5050 or email them at hfwarehouse@qwestoffice.net.
 
About Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse
Founded in 2003, Home & Commercial Fitness Warehouse serves the fitness equipment and service needs for residential and commercial customers.  They are the exclusive distribution and service group for Precor commercial cardiovascular, strength and entertainment solutions in the State of New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. 
 
About Precor
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including, EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.

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Lindsay Stril

Voxus PR for Precor
lstril@voxuspr.com
(253) 444-5443

In-Shape Health Clubs Names Precor® Vendor Partner of the Year

Woodinville, WA — April 8, 2014 — Precor®, a leading home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, today announced that In-Shape Health Clubs has named the company Vendor Partner of the Year. In-Shape created the Vendor Partner of the Year Award to recognize the contributions and commitments made by strategic partners. This is the first year In-Shape has bestowed this award to a fitness equipment manufacturer.

"In-Shape works with a number of suppliers, but it’s vendors like Precor that have spent countless hours establishing themselves as strategic partners that we value most deeply,” said Paul Rothbard, CEO of In-Shape Health Clubs. “In addition to the outstanding line of equipment Precor has to offer, their incredible service and support has been instrumental in helping us meet our business objectives and exceed member expectations.”

As a long-time partner of In-Shape Health Clubs, Precor provides its premium fitness equipment, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, Adaptive Motion Trainers® (AMT®), climbers, bikes, Cardio Theater and strength equipment to many of In-Shape’s fitness facilities.

“It’s been a pleasure working with In-Shape over the years and watching their operation grow and become a household name,” said Rob Barker, Precor President. “We’re honored to receive this award from the company and are excited about all the new ways we can work together in the future to reach new levels of success.”

In-Shape is based in Stockton, CA, and is ranked one of the top health club companies in the United States. Founded in 1981 with one club and a vision for helping people stay healthy and have fun, the company is expanding to provide state-of-the-art facilities to members throughout California. In-Shape currently owns and operates 70 facilities.

About Precor
Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. With a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science and superior engineering, the company continually advances the home and commercial fitness industry with breakthrough new product categories, including EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, the world’s largest sports equipment company, with internationally recognized brands Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Mavic.

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