Equipment http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21471/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Networking the Fitness Experience Offers a Variety of Member and Fitness Facility Operator Benefits http://clubindustry.com/equipment/networking-fitness-experience-offers-variety-member-and-fitness-facility-operator-benefits <div class="node-body article-body">Cardio equipment manufacturers are now offering more technology options, especially those related to networked fitness, which can benefit the users, club operators and manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/networking-fitness-experience-offers-variety-member-and-fitness-facility-operator-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/networking-fitness-experience-offers-variety-member-and-fitness-facility-operator-benefits#comments Equipment For-profits Manufacturers Premium Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 18661 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Newtown Athletic Club has concentrated its networked Technogym equipment into one room for members who want more attention and the ability to set goals and track their workouts. Technogym is one of several manufacturers that have developed networked fitness equipment. <i>Photo courtesy of Newtown Athletic Club.</i></p>