The benefits of exercise extend beyond physical fitness. It can also be the key to maintaining mental health.
Fitness facilities should be all about the member experience. Here’s some insight into user experience software and how to keep your members happy and coming back.
Rowing machines have always had a place in clubs but rowing itself—aided by more versatile programming—is growing in popularity.
When it comes to design, equipment with low-key colors can play a key supporting role in any visual scheme.
Technology continues to bring equipment and the user experience to the next level. Consoles now make interactivity more robust—and easier—than ever.
This month, three industry suppliers—Glory Star, Les Mills, and Precor—give insights into what they’re working on and highlight new innovations.
The April 28 livestream event featured gym and at-home fitness ecosystems, apps, treadmills, smart apparel, equipment made for seniors, and more.
A glimpse behind the curtain at ABC Solutions, BeaverFit, HydroMassage, Life Fitness, SportsArt, and Technogym, and how they get the job done servicing the global health club industry.
Athleisure companies meet the demand for workout-friendly face masks. Here’s our shortlist of top contenders.
Equipment manufacturers are screening a series of exercise hits to debut at your health club.
ONESWEAT recently designed its new flagship facility using the member perspective as its starting point.
How technology and technique have shifted free-weight use beyond the barbell.
Proactive protection is the best kind and your machines represent a great opportunity to cover your business before any accident ever happens.
No machine is more popular than the treadmill and none has had a more interesting history and growth curve.
Single group X and training spaces have to be more flexible than ever. Here’s how to make the most of each one.
As face-to-face meetings give way to more video and streaming gatherings, what do we risk losing and how can we maintain connections? How does the lack of hands-on interaction with the latest equipment impact facility planning?
Answering to a range of trends, from cardiovascular fitness and ergonomics to ever-increasing technology demands, equipment continually changes to meet market needs.
With margins shrinking from a disrupted marketplace, health clubs need reliability and durability more than ever. Here’s how to get more bang for your buck.
Suppliers are eager to help with sprays and wipes that provide protection from contagions and give your members peace of mind. We spoke to a few who specialize in sanitation and maintenance to learn more.
When stocking a health club, cardio and weight machines aren’t just imperatives for your club—they’re indelible to your brand. Make sure your equipment makes a statement.
It’s time your health club killed the “dreadmill” once and for all. Here’s how digital coaching can turn your cardio floor into a retention driver.
Any health club business model can increase their value proposition if they choose the right equipment.
Greater variety and new features increase the appeal of upright and recumbent cycles.
Health clubs are finding that connectivity and data can drive engagement and improve operational efficiency.
These novel training tools from IHRSA suppliers are keeping health club members interested and engaged.
Core Health & Fitness, Technogym, Matrix Fitness, Muscle D Fitness, and SportsArt bring in new features that keep club operators and members smiling.
Today’s gym members are demanding sophisticated exercise entertainment, like cardio machine touchscreens, a library of TV shows, and on-demand classes.
A growing appreciation of strength training’s benefits drives demand and innovation.
Here’s why even a limited investment can increase retention and burnish your health club brand.
Ever-evolving total-body cardio equipment provides peak workout experiences. Here’s what gym operators need to know.
Group training classes that use treadmills are the breakout fitness trend of the year for health clubs. Here’s how you can make the most of it.
Today’s health club member wants machines that do it all. Here’s how to give it to them.
Provide more novelty, diversity, and fun to your members by considering new group X programming from leading equipment suppliers.
How a single purchase can help you bolster member retention and increase revenue at your club.
The technology is taking fitness to new levels of hyper-personalization and hyper-socialization, all while tapping into new revenue.
SportsArt, Helix, TRUE Fitness, Octane Fitness, and others are leading the way in cardio machine innovation.
Self-diagnostics can solve equipment problems before they become member problems.
Health clubs are introducing post-exercise programs, equipment, and spaces to protect members and improve performance.
Equipment manufacturers are riding the strength-training wave with new multi-stations, plate-loaded machines, and functional frames.
With so many club members using a wide variety of equipment, injuries can happen at any time. Here are some tips to keep your members injury-free and minimize your liability risks.
New-concept upright and recumbent bikes are as exciting as they are essential to the health club experience.
New and developing technology in predictive asset management systems is just the tip of the iceberg for improving your gym—and your capex.
New advances in equipment technology are making it easier to meet the demand for “experiential consumption.”
Don’t let ‘Out of Order’ become ‘Out of Business.’
Treadmills from TRUE, Technogym, and Life Fitness show off dynamic new features and innovative training options that enhance the user experience.
Three leading fitness industry suppliers are pairing new technologies and systems to create a smooth exercise experience.
Selectorized machines have a wide appeal in the health club, from beginners to fitness gurus. Here are the latest from Core Health & Fitness, CardioGym, and more.
If your club’s equipment isn’t up to snuff, you’re neglecting a critical part of a successful renovation.
The functional-training boom has given this iconic category a real boost and manufacturers are responding with new products.
The one-size-fits-all health club is a thing of the past. Here’s how to better tailor your equipment investment to your membership.
Give your members what they want with these powerful and innovative machines.
Here’s what health club operators need to know before they sign on the dotted line when buying new equipment.
Your club's most popular equipment may be holding you back. Here's how to strengthen engagement by giving your members a more rewarding cardio experience.
Depreciation, or "maintenance capex," is a real expense in the health club industry. Here's what you need to know.
Whether you're stocking your first club or rethinking your current inventory, your equipment is your destiny. Here's how to get the decision right.
New products and programs helped group exercise move up the top-10 fitness trends chart.
Once available only in elite athletic facilities and medical offices, VO2 Max testing is coming to health clubs in a big way.
Well-placed sensors can provide valuable member- and asset-management information that has a significant impact on your gym’s operation and performance.
Several fitness professionals and equipment manufacturers weigh in on traditional and trendsetting core training products.
The latest generation of treadmills come with features like LCD screens, wider running areas, and better heart-rate monitoring.
With more than 500 commercial products, Matrix Fitness accounts for 67% of Johnson Health Tech's total revenues. JHT CMO Mark Zabel weighs in on Matrix's impressive growth.
Elliptical crosstrainers are among the most popular pieces of equipment at most gyms, but equipment manufacturers aren't resting on their laurels.
Equipment manufacturers often act as trendsetters, creating new must-have products before consumers even know they want them.
These are not your mother's stationary bikes. New offerings include streaming entertainment, bluetooth connectivity, and heaps of user data.
Members and staff are always hungry for new equipment. But when is the right time to invest? Brent Darden explains.
The ubiquitous "cloud" is connecting your members and fitness equipment like never before. And the possibilities are endless.
Your fitness equipment can wear out before you know it. If you're thinking of upgrading, but are wary of the cost, creative lease financing could be the best option.