Club Industry reports that reliability is the important feature on which club operators need to focus when considering which treadmills to purchase for their facilities. Because they have the highest average usage rates for cardio equipment, gym operators told Precor in research study that they considered reliability one of their most important evaluation factors.

Precor is the Official Treadmill of the Rock 'n' Roll  Marathon Series

Precor is the Official Treadmill of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series is the 'World's Largest Running Series' with  more than 500,000 people taking part in 26 North American cities each year. Read more


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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