Equipment http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21471/more en Does Gym Technology Reflect Customer Desires or Is It Overkill? http://clubindustry.com/technology/does-gym-technology-reflect-customer-desires-or-it-overkill <div class="node-body article-body">Exercisers have used technology in their workouts for years, but a new crop of highly individualized, computer-based programs has gym owners looking for the sweet spot between cutting-edge and intimidating.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/does-gym-technology-reflect-customer-desires-or-it-overkill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/does-gym-technology-reflect-customer-desires-or-it-overkill#comments Equipment Technology Freemium Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 45261 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Technology doesn&#39;t just reside in cardio equipment and tracking devices. Some strength equipment also is turning up the technology quotient. Exercise Coach uses computer-controlled strength-training&nbsp;equipment at its 30 locations. (Photo courtesy Exercise Coach.)</p> Check Out New Fitness Products from First Quarter 2015 http://clubindustry.com/equipment/check-out-new-fitness-products-first-quarter-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a look at some new product releases in the fitness industry from the first quarter of 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/check-out-new-fitness-products-first-quarter-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/check-out-new-fitness-products-first-quarter-2015#comments Equipment Technology Mon, 11 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000 40331 at http://clubindustry.com Beacons Help Close the Customer Experience Gap http://clubindustry.com/equipment/beacons-help-close-customer-experience-gap <div class="field-byline"> CSI Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beacon hardware may be tough to see, but the benefits iBeacon technology brings brick-and-mortar businesses are not.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/beacons-help-close-customer-experience-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/beacons-help-close-customer-experience-gap#comments Equipment Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:26:00 +0000 37951 at http://clubindustry.com Make Wearables Part of Your Mobile Strategy http://clubindustry.com/equipment/make-wearables-part-your-mobile-strategy <div class="field-byline"> CSI Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Independent inventors continue to be a driving force for new products and technology that eventually end up within the four walls of many fitness facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/make-wearables-part-your-mobile-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/make-wearables-part-your-mobile-strategy#comments Equipment Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:26:00 +0000 36711 at http://clubindustry.com Health Club Operators Must Embrace Technology to Attract Members http://clubindustry.com/technology/health-club-operators-must-embrace-technology-attract-members <div class="field-byline"> Mike Kennedy, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The clubs that take advantage of mobile technology to strengthen their connections with customers will be able to provide better service and see their businesses grow.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/health-club-operators-must-embrace-technology-attract-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/health-club-operators-must-embrace-technology-attract-members#comments Equipment Technology Freemium Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:15:00 +0000 36421 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The future of fitness facilities could be much different due to the proliferation of technology, such as smart watches, wearable tracking devices and smartphones. Club operators must keep up with this technology so they do not fall behind. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Inventors Crucial to Development of Fitness Equipment http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Independent inventors continue to be a driving force for new products and technology that eventually end up within the four walls of many fitness facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment#comments Equipment Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:26:00 +0000 32641 at http://clubindustry.com <p>After developing an idea, inventors seek advice from a competent patent attorney and apply for provisional patents, which are relatively inexpensive and protect both the inventor and the company investing in the product. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Asset Management Systems Help Club Operators with Buying Decisions, Maintenance http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance <div class="node-body article-body">Automated asset management systems use Wi-Fi connectivity to track and automate maintenance and repair processes, keep detailed service records and reduce equipment failure liability.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance#comments Equipment Technology Freemium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:24:00 +0000 30051 at http://clubindustry.com <p>One manufacturer uses its asset management system to drive accountability through its own organization by tracking customer service performance and reacting to systemic issues before they become bigger problems. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> For Tracking System Technology to Grow, Some Advocate for Standardization http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization <div class="field-byline"> Amber Maechler, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The popularity of fitness wearables, watches and apps is shining a spotlight on the lack of technology standards among fitness equipment manufacturers.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization#comments Equipment Freemium Thu, 15 May 2014 14:38:00 +0000 28791 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The growth of wearable tracking devices has led some fitness professionals to advocate for standardization of tracking systems on equipment.<em> Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p> How Wearable Devices Can Fit Inside Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> Amber Maechler, health and fitness correspondent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though wearable fitness trackers can be found attached to the bodies of health club members around the world, most club operators have yet to leverage this technology to their benefit.</div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club#comments Equipment Freemium Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 28041 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Fitbit, a brand of wearable movement trackers, has had a partnership with Life Time Fitness since 2012. Anytime Fitness began testing Fitbit in March. <em>Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p> Internet-enabled Cardio Equipment Grows in Popularity http://clubindustry.com/equipment/internet-enabled-cardio-equipment-grows-popularity <div class="node-body article-body">As smartphones and tablets become a bigger part of health club members' daily lives, operators and manufacturers are turning to Internet-enabled equipment to keep them engaged. </div> <p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/internet-enabled-cardio-equipment-grows-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/internet-enabled-cardio-equipment-grows-popularity#comments Equipment Manufacturers Freemium Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 23791 at http://clubindustry.com