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  • Let's face it: while group exercise has many benefits such as allowing your facility to stand out in the crowd as well as serving as a revenue source, the reality is that it's hard to keep members engaged with it. It's one thing to attract new members to a fitness class but a whole other thing to keep them there. The solution is actually quite simple: switch it up. 

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  • As a one-stop shop, our aim at Zogics is to provide fitness facilities nationwide (and beyond) with all their product needs – from gym wipes and cleaning supplies to locker room products and a wide array of gym equipment, we've got you covered. We've designed our selection to serve your needs but we also know that when it comes down to fitness facility purchases, price matters. That's why we'r...

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  • The type of yoga mat you have can greatly affect your exercise experience. The days are gone when yoga mats were only available in two colors (purple and blue) and could only be made using basic polyester materials. A rise in the Yoga trend has caused many companies to trip over each other in the race to develop the best yoga mats in the field.

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  • This year, our team at Zogics was in attendance once again at the annual IHRSA Tradeshow — arguably one of our favorite fitness industry events! We made new friends, learned a lot from the trainings, and enjoyed the great vibe and views of San Diego, CA!

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  • How do you know when it’s time to make upgrades to a fitness facility? From the small issues to the glaringly large ones, we’ll help you answer this question with our simple quiz: check off any of the 25 most common facility mishaps below that apply.

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  • There is nothing more important to your members than the experience they have in your locker rooms. You might have the most advanced fitness equipment in the world but if you have less than average locker rooms you are more likely to lose a lot of members since this is where they go either before or after their workout at your fitness facility. For this reason, you need to invest your resources...

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  • Who doesn’t want something nice? Locker rooms contribute a lot to a facility’s general appeal. It means the difference between clients coming to your place versus going straight to other competitors. This is the place where your clients go to shower after a rigorous workout, freshen up and generally wind down before going back to their homes. They, therefore, need to feel comfortable and at eas...

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  • Functional training, commonly referred to as “FT”, attempts to form or alter exercises that empower individuals to perform daily activities safely and easily. When defined in the context of bodybuilding, FT means engaging in weight bearing exercises that target the core muscles as well as lumbar muscles. The BOSU Balance Trainer is quite the helpful piece of exercise equipment when it comes to ...

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  • The BOSU Balance Trainer is best described as exercise equipment that heightens the challenge of achieving and maintaining balance and stability. BOSU stands for "both sides utilized"—you can use the BOSU Balance Trainer on the flat side or the dome side. This trainer is perfect for anyone who is looking to enhance balance or improve muscle strength. Let's take a closer look at how to get the m...

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  • The BOSU Balance Trainer, commonly referred to as BOSU, hit the market back in the year 2000. Invented by David Weck, this piece of exercise equipment has quickly become one of the leading fitness products in countries across the globe. BOSU was selected as the product's name as it originally stood for “both sides up”. This meant the BOSU Balance Trainer could be used with the platform or dome ...

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  • As we become collectively more aware of the bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that threaten our health every day, hand sanitizers have become a common place item on our desktops, in our bags and are popping up more and more in grocery stores, gyms and other facilities we all frequent.

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  • Wearable fitness trackers and heart rate monitors have been popular for a few years now and it seems these gadgets are here to stay. With so many options, brands, and features to choose from, it's no wonder our hearts start racing at the thought of picking one!

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  • A seemingly healthy person shouldn't fall to the ground from heart disease, yet every now and then, sudden cardiac arrest strikes a healthy individual with potentially fatal results. The Cleveland Clinic reports sudden cardiac death strikes between one in 100,000 athletes younger than 35 with most of these victims being male. One of the most famous deaths due to sudden cardiac arrest was Pete M...

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  • Cardiac arrest can strike anyone regardless of their age, gender, level of physical activity or other factors. However, some people are more likely to endure a cardiac arrest than others. Sudden cardiac arrest is best defined as the rapid and unexpected loss of heart functionality. Consciousness and breathing are also lost during cardiac arrest. This occurs when there is an electrical disturban...

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  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable devices that gauge heart rhythm. This device can transmit an electric shock to the heart to restore its regular rhythm. AEDs are primarily used to treat those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. This occurs when the heart rapidly and unexpectedly stops functioning. The blood no longer flows to the brain and other organs unless stimulated w...

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  • A cardiac arrest emergency can happen in any gym or anywhere at any time. A gym member, staff member or visitor is much more likely to endure cardiac arrest when exercising or in the aftermath of a grueling workout session than when resting at home. Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt stop of the heartbeat. More than 400,000 people living in the United States pass away from sudden cardiac arres...

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  • There is a common misconception that you have to work out at a high intensity on a regular basis to ensure optimal heart health. Gym owners and managers should do everything they can to teach facility members about how moderate exercise can decrease the risk for heart disease as well as additional chronic illnesses. However, education about heart health will not suffice in and of itself. You al...

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  • If you are looking for an effective way to market your fitness studio, it is time to try something different. A little bit of irreverence for marketing convention might be exactly what your gym needs to reach the next level. Let's take a look at five creative marketing tactics for gyms.

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  • Take a look at the many different heart rate monitors available and you will likely feel flustered. Don't let this information avalanche paralyze you. Once you figure out what you're looking to get out of your wearable, you will understand the best heart rate monitor type for you. Here is a look at the many different heart rate monitor options and the purposes they serve.

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  • The typical heart rate monitor provides information about the user's heart rate, be it low, high, average or any other level. These monitors also provide the target heart rate zones for workout sessions. Some models are paired with pods that connect to the shoelaces to gauge speed and distance. Some models even have GPS capabilities to track distance and speed. The number of options available f...

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  • Have you ever wondered how your heart performs as you exercise? Maybe your heart beats per minute are particularly high or low and you do not even know it. A heart rate monitor will provide such insights to eliminate all of the guesswork. This is the perfect tool to measure performance, find your optimal level of exercise and avoid injury. If you've considered getting one for yourself or wonder...

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  • As we learn more about the human body, it is becoming increasingly clear that reaching heart rate target zones is more important than achieving a certain number of beats per minute. It appears as though it's not important to sustain a certain number of beats per minute over an extended portion of time. Rather, it's best to reach a target heart range for at least a brief amount of time. Hitting ...

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  • As we learn more about the human body and physical fitness, we are finding out it is not the length of exercise sessions that matter so much as the intensity of the workout. This means it might not be prudent to put your body through a demanding workout like a marathon. Rather, studies show it is important to reach and maintain an elevated heart rate for at least a few minutes several times per...

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  • Whether you’re looking for a fresh start or just want an improvement on your current habits, the coming of the new year is symbolically the time to do just that. Most of us have been thinking about our resolutions this time of the year, and as January has come, people seem to be trying to live up to their expectations and keep a positive attitude. This is also typically the time when there’s a ...

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  • New year's resolutions are not limited to those who have packed on the pounds, under-performed at work or need to address another personal shortcoming. Gym owners and managers should also make new year's resolutions. Change your facility for the better in the upcoming year and you will reap the results in the form of an increase in member retention as well as an influx of new members. Here is a...

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