Purchasing/Leasing http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21361/more en Fitness Equipment Trends for 2015 Include Familiar Categories http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/fitness-equipment-trends-2015-include-familiar-categories <div class="node-body article-body">What equipment will club operators be purchasing in 2015? Based on programming trends, they include some familiar categories. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/fitness-equipment-trends-2015-include-familiar-categories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/managementoperations/fitness-equipment-trends-2015-include-familiar-categories#comments Management/Operations Purchasing/Leasing Freemium Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:13:00 +0000 36391 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Functional training accessories such as kettlebells will continue to be popular purchases in 2015 for health club operators. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Budget Cuts Have Slowed Military Equipment Sales, Have Had Little Effect on Military Fitness Facility Operations http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa <div class="node-body article-body">Military fitness facilities have been largely unaffected by the recent federal budget cuts and government shutdown, but efforts to minimize spending have led to slow sales for equipment manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/military/budget-cuts-have-slowed-military-equipment-sales-have-had-little-effect-military-fitness-fa#comments Operations Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Military Premium Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 22401 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Although military fitness facilities have made small changes to facility operations, most have not been significantly affected by recent budgets cuts. <em>Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.</em></p> Traditional Equipment Manufacturers Keep Up with Functional Trends Using Technology, Research http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/traditional-equipment-manufacturers-keep-functional-trends-using-technology-research <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment manufacturers are incorporating technology and offering programming to stay relevant as functional training gains popularity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/traditional-equipment-manufacturers-keep-functional-trends-using-technology-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/traditional-equipment-manufacturers-keep-functional-trends-using-technology-research#comments Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Premium Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 17411 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Traditional machines are evolving as functional training gains popularity. <i>Photo courtesy of Cybex.</i></p> Health Club Operators and Manufacturers Share How to Get the Best Deals on Cardio Equipment http://clubindustry.com/universities/health-club-operators-and-manufacturers-share-how-get-best-deals-cardio-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">From navigating the maze of manufacturers to negotiating price and financing options, purchasing cardio equipment for a health club is a complex process. Fortunately, industry experts are sharing some time-tested advice on how to secure the ultimate cardio equipment deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/universities/health-club-operators-and-manufacturers-share-how-get-best-deals-cardio-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/universities/health-club-operators-and-manufacturers-share-how-get-best-deals-cardio-equipment#comments For-profits Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Nonprofits Universities Premium Tue, 01 Jan 2013 23:55:00 +0000 11131 at http://clubindustry.com Health Club Operators Tighten Their Fiscal Belts with Cost-Cutting Measures http://clubindustry.com/profits/health-club-operators-tighten-their-fiscal-belts-cost-cutting-measures <div class="node-body article-body">Savvy health club owners and managers are looking beyond the big-ticket expense items to discover ways to trim expenses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/health-club-operators-tighten-their-fiscal-belts-cost-cutting-measures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/health-club-operators-tighten-their-fiscal-belts-cost-cutting-measures#comments For-profits Operations Purchasing/Leasing Nonprofits Universities Premium Tue, 01 Jan 2013 23:38:00 +0000 11111 at http://clubindustry.com Photo by Thinkstock. Cash Flow and Equipment Philosophy Determine Health Club Operators’ Leasing vs. Buying Decisions http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/cash-flow-and-equipment-philosophy-determine-health-club-operators-leasing-vs-buying-d <div class="node-body article-body">For many small club operators, money is often in short supply. And that is especially true for those just setting up their businesses. The option to lease equipment—especially if it is really a financing option that allows for the purchase of the equipment at the end of the lease—is an attractive proposal for many.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/cash-flow-and-equipment-philosophy-determine-health-club-operators-leasing-vs-buying-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/cash-flow-and-equipment-philosophy-determine-health-club-operators-leasing-vs-buying-d#comments Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Sat, 01 Dec 2012 19:13:00 +0000 11941 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Gainesville Health and Fitness Centers purchases rather than leases its strength and cardio equipment because the price is cheaper for the company in the long run.</p> Photo by Cheri Jones. Functional Training Is Affecting Strength Equipment Purchasing Decisions http://clubindustry.com/training/functional-training-affecting-strength-equipment-purchasing-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Jim Romeo, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The economic recession has caused some club operators to lengthen their buying cycles on cardio and strength equipment which coincides with growth in group exercise and functional training, two forms of exercise that do not require expensive equipment. These factors are affecting the types of strength equipment that club operators are purchasing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/training/functional-training-affecting-strength-equipment-purchasing-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/training/functional-training-affecting-strength-equipment-purchasing-decisions#comments Purchasing/Leasing Training Manufacturers Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 3591 at http://clubindustry.com Manufacturers Help Club Operators with Energy Savings http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/manufacturers-help-club-operators-energy-savings <div class="field-byline"> James R. Dukart, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vendors have been offering both after-market and on-board devices to keep track of hours of use and wear-and-tear on devices throughout health clubs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/manufacturers-help-club-operators-energy-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/manufacturers/manufacturers-help-club-operators-energy-savings#comments Operations Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Sat, 01 Sep 2012 16:00:00 +0000 6022 at http://clubindustry.com Fitness Equipment Test Sites Benefit Health Clubs and Manufacturers http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-equipment-test-sites-benefit-health-clubs-and-manufacturers <div class="field-byline"> John Agoglia, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fitness equipment manufacturers have plenty of ways to test a new product in the factory as it is designed, built and tweaked. But in the end, only real-world testing offers insights into just how well a product will stand up to the competition—not to mention the club and the end-users’ expectations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-equipment-test-sites-benefit-health-clubs-and-manufacturers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/profits/fitness-equipment-test-sites-benefit-health-clubs-and-manufacturers#comments For-profits News Operations Purchasing/Leasing Manufacturers Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:00:00 +0000 5312 at http://clubindustry.com