Media & Technology: Equipment
VIDEO: Jaguars Debut World's Largest Video Boards
by Michael Gaio July 2014
The Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled the world's largest video boards on Saturday.
Virigina Tech Testing Hockey Helmets for Concussion Risk
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Hockey helmets may soon be getting hit with some big changes, but hopefully they'll be able to absorb the impact.
NFL Teams Put Greater Emphasis on Green Stadiums
by Michael Gaio May 2014
Once upon a time, a professional football stadium was a place to take in a sporting event. Not anymore. Today's stadiums must be a multi-purpose entertainment palaces complete with luxury suites, club seats, loge boxes, VIP levels and more food and beverage options than a Manhattan city block. A stadium must be, as the Minnesota Vikings' website says, "an epicenter of excitement, opportunity and pride."
Blog: Does Wearable Fitness Have Legs?
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein April 2014
Wearable fitness tracking technology is the future!
Such excitement was so early-2014. We saw articles in The Wall Street Journal that described how corporate CEOs were big users of wearables and how they were competing against each other to see who could sleep better or walk more. BusinessWeek ran a story earlier this year that discussed the possibility — the likelihood? — of wearables putting gyms out of business. The New York Times ran a piece two weeks ago today about how wearables were being used in gyms.
Inside the 65th Annual NIRSA Conference
by Dennis Van Milligen April 2014
The 65th Annual NIRSA Conference and Recreational Sports Exposition will be held April 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Last year, NIRSA co-located with the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (ACPA) in Las Vegas, requiring the show to be hosted across a variety of venues. This year, everything will be housed in one central location.
News and Notes From the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Floor
by Michael Gaio March 2014
There’s nothing like attending a good trade show, especially in the fitness industry. The equipment, the innovation, the music, the energy, the people… Whether it’s our show or IHRSA, I consider attending these shows to be one of the perks of my job.
Sponsored Video: Inside Cybex's Manufacturing Facility
by Michael Gaio February 2014
Athletic Business recently had the exclusive opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Cybex's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Owatonna, Minn. Our ABtv video crew met up with international club owner Ron Hemelgarn as he toured the 340,000 square-foot facility learning the ins and outs of how some of the most popular fitness equipment in the world is made.
Can't get enough? Check out our extended version with even more details on Cybex's manufacturing process.
Keeping Up on Cardio Equipment Trends
by Emily Attwood February 2014
Group cycling has been the hot topic in group exercise for the past few years, its growth fueled by a celebrity following, a plethora of class formats and continually improving technology that allows for better tracking and more engaging audio/visual elements. But when the American College of Sports Medicine released its list of top 20 fitness trends for 2014, group cycling was nowhere to be found, suggesting to many that it was a fading craze. Meanwhile, whispers of a competitor have been growing from out of the shadows of the cardio floor. The rowing machine, a tried-and-true — if somewhat neglected — staple is being hailed by some as the successor to group cycling.
Study Shows Concussion Risk 'Dependent on Helmet'
by Michael Gaio February 2014
As of today, football season is officially over. But research into protecting the game's players has no offseason. A new study published by the Journal of Neurosurgery says the risk of suffering a concussion after a head injury may be dependent on what type of helmet a player is wearing.
Technogym wins ISPO “Product of the Year 2014”
by AB Staff January 2014
January 26th, 2014 – Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google Glass controlled treadmill at the ISPO 2014, the most important international trade fair for Sport Business and Sportswear, from January 26-29 in Munich. With this innovative technology the users will be able to interact with the treadmill using their Google Glass and they will receive feedback on their training on the Glass display right away. Visitors can view the treadmill, which has been named winner of the ISPO Award “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2014” in the performance segment, at the ISPO Award booth (hall A2, booth 309).