Media & Technology: Equipment
- High School Eyes Impact Detection for Football Helmets
by Tremayne Hogue June 2017
Centerville High School's football team is on the verge of purchasing new helmet technology that would make it easier to detect potential concussions earlier.
- How Digital Signage is Revolutionizing Venue Branding
by Paul Steinbach June 2017
Hailed as "the South's preeminent lifestyle destination," The Battery Atlanta houses hundreds of high-end residences, dozens of fashion retailers and conceptual eateries, one luxury hotel and a theater bearing an iconic name. It's blocks of brand-driven streetscape long on curb appeal.
- New Product Roundup: Cardio Equipment | Pool Shells | Bleacher Wraps
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
Check out the newest products as seen in the July | August 2017 issue.
The new Spinner® Chrono™ and Chrono Power bikes are the latest introductions to the Spinner family of indoor cycles. The Chrono Power provides direct-power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate measurement of personal performance on an indoor cycle. The breakthrough design eliminates the need for batteries in either the console or power sensor, instead utilizing a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console. A new backlit color console supports SpinPOWER® programming and features an easy-to-use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and 10 different interval settings. The aluminum-framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system to apply resistance more evenly.
Sports Laundry Systems
Sports Laundry Systems® combines freestanding, high-speed washer-extractors with ozone injection and high-performance drying tumblers to perfectly fit athletic laundry production and disinfection needs. Systems complete more laundry in less time; cut water, energy and detergent usage; save utility and chemical costs; and ensure items are properly washed according to preprogramed settings, exactly matching fabric recommendations.
Custom logos are now available for placement within the RenoSys PVC pool shell. Aquatic facilities can upgrade their PVC pool shell renovation with a school team logo, athletic club logo or similar custom logo design. Custom logos can be made to virtually any size and shape. They are crafted from a 60-millimeter, custom-textured and reinforced PVC material, and applied on-site to make pools watertight. PVC pool shell membrane installations offer a solution to effectively contain water, seal structural cracks and solve problems such as leaks or rough concrete. PVC pool shells with custom logos provide a high-end look with a textured, nonabrasive, slip-resistant surface that is pore-free for ease of maintenance.
Kay Park Recreation
New customizable bleacher wraps by Kay Park are a multifunctional way to display school spirit in any spectator venue. Customizable bleacher wraps block views of unsightly trash that falls beneath bleachers and prevent children from climbing under bleachers, while also providing a place for extra storage. Bleacher wraps are made of heavy-duty, printable mesh fabric with durable grommets to attach to the bleacher frame.
Colorado Time Systems
Colorado Time Systems, a PlayCore company, has introduced the second-generation WaterFit bicycle. The WaterFit Series product line includes underwater bicycles, treadmills and trampolines. Each product is designed specifically to withstand a harsh pool environment and rigorous exercise routines. Key enhancements to the WaterFit bicycle include reduced weight (30.9 pounds or 14.0 kilograms), rear wheels for ease of placement and removal, and a removable base for compact storage.
Life Fitness' new Integrity Series cardio line includes a treadmill, elliptical cross-trainer, and upright and recumbent Lifecycle exercise bikes. The Integrity Series is designed and revamped for facilities requiring robust cardio equipment that is simple and intuitive for exercisers. The line allows facilities to choose their preferred product configuration when prioritizing price and features. The Integrity Series is available in three product models with two console options for each machine. Both consoles offer wireless connectivity to enable customers to take advantage of LFconnect, a digital solution that allows for equipment monitoring, tracking and asset management.
This article originally appeared in the July | August 2017 issue of Athletic Business with the title "New & Improved." Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
- Delivery Worker Charged in CrossFit Equipment Theft
by Courtney Cameron June 2017
One day after a break-in at Pennant CrossFit, Southborough police traced a suspect to his home in Danvers, Mass., where he confessed to taking fitness equipment from the business on June 5 and from several other area gyms on other occasions.
- Rachel Moyer’s AEDs-in-Schools Mission Gains Momentum
by Paul Steinbach June 2017
Of the many stories Rachel Moyer tells about people saved by automated external defibrillators, one stands out. It involves a former Notre Dame High School girls' basketball player from East Stroudsburg, Pa., whose team shared a bus with the boys' team the night in December 2000 that Moyer's sophomore son Greg died of sudden cardiac arrest. Finding inspiration in that tragedy, Maureen Burke is now an athletic trainer and just last year helped save the life of a 59-year-old sportswriter at a high school basketball game by using an AED. "To me, that's more than a coincidence," says Rachel Moyer, a past president of Parent Heart Watch and tireless grant writer for the Greg W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund. Since losing her son, Moyer has helped place 2,500 AEDs in schools across the country (a number that has more than doubled in the six years since AB last spoke to her) and trained more than 22,000 people in CPR and AED use. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach reconnected with Moyer for an update on her goal to see every high school in America outfitted with the life-saving technology.
- Kanye West Looks to Redesign HS Sports Uniforms
by Stephanie Chan June 2017
Kanye West is apparently looking to get even more involved with the affluent L.A. suburb he now calls home. The rapper/designer is reportedly looking to work with Calabasas High School on redesigning its sports uniforms.
- Fitbit Cedes Ground to Apple, Xiaomi in Wearables
by Salt Lake Tribune June 2017
Fitbit fell to third place in the wearable-device market in the first quarter, losing out to rival connected watches and fitness bands from Apple and Xiaomi Corp.
- New Helmet in NFL Hopes to Reduce Head Trauma
by The Salt Lake Tribune June 2017
NFL teams will be trying out a new helmet, the VICIS Zero 1, that the league and the players' union hope will be more effective in trying to limit head trauma.
- Middle Eastern Athletes Eager for Athletic Hijab
by Valeriya Safronova May 2017
In its latest market expansion, Nike has turned to the Middle East, where female athletes have begun to come into their own over the last few years.
- Uniform Changes for High School Wrestling Approved
by Jason Scott May 2017
Beginning in the 2017-18 season, high school wrestlers will have the option to choose whether they wear the traditional one-piece singlet on the mat.