Source: Sporturf Dalton, Ga. (May 21, 2013) - Sporturf, an international manufacturer and builder of synthetic turf fields, has significantly expanded its presence in the Midwest with the opening of the company's third regional field office in Kansas City, Missouri. Sporturf Midwest is under the leadership of President Craig Shonk, and will focus on Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. "This strategic move opens up a market that Sporturf has not really been in before," noted Shonk. "Bringing an ISO manufacturer and a Midwest-based ASBA certified field builder together gives clients the best of both worlds." Sporturf Midwest recently completed their first, full-size turf install in Nebraska with the practice field at Millard North High School in Omaha, the largest high school in the state. Millard North benefitted in many ways from the new field, including having access to the most current fiber technology. Their team, the Mustangs, will play soccer and football games on Powerhouse 3C featuring a custom blend of monofilament and tape fibers that are the wave of the future. Peru State's historic Oak Bowl is the next project to take advantage of Sporturf's local "grassroots" plan of allowing direct access with their synthetic turf manufacturer. "Building long lasting relationships gives everyone involved unprecedented peace of mind," added Darby McCamy, Sporturf Fields Vice President. "We have bridged the gap between owner and manufacturer with our local team of certified field builders, who focus on the design-build process more than the next sale." The Sporturf main office and mill is located in Dalton, Georgia, and San Diego-based Sporturf International started in 2003. In addition, Sporturf International serves some of the most prominent sports facilities in South America and the Caribbean, such as the Haiti FIFA National Stadium and Eddy Coello Stadium in Ecuador. About SporturfHeadquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Sporturf supplies large and small customers alike with the widest variety of turf in the world. The company is a division of Controlled Products, one of the leading manufacturers of synthetic turf worldwide. Sporturf has engineered synthetic turf fields for baseball, soccer, football, lacrosse and hockey programs in 30 states and the D.C. area. Notable installs have included Clemson University, Samford University, The Citadel, Detroit Silverdome and hundreds of high schools ranging from Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville, Iowa to Grace Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- by Emily Attwood
- May 2013
Source: American Council on Exercise
SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2014 – A partnership between the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and San Diego-based Troy Apps Software has turned the highly successful ACE Academy Elite interactive study guide for aspiring personal trainers into a native iPad app that caters to a new school of learners in a digital age.
ACE Academy Elite for iPad, developed using the Troy Apps Mobile Learning Tool platform, delivers an enhanced study experience using only one device. In addition to marrying new features including tap-and-expand graphics, tappable glossary terms and custom note organization, the app syncs all progress to the desktop version of ACE Academy Elite.
“We want to cater to a new age of more technically savvy learners, and ACE Academy Elite for iPad helps us do that using a platform we know is effective,” said ACE President and CEO Scott Goudeseune. “Offering this option helps a wider range of aspiring personal trainers obtain the knowledge and skills they need to launch their careers and contribute to the national response to the obesity epidemic and other chronic diseases.”
Based on the original, Web-based version of ACE Academy Elite, the iPad app offers a comprehensive study experience using video lectures led by ACE Certified professionals, custom progress tracking and lesson quizzes, in addition to digital versions of the ACE Personal Trainer Manual and ACE’s Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals texts.
Candidates who utilize ACE Academy Elite throughout the entire study process reduce preparation time for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam to 12 weeks and pass the NCCA-accredited exam on their first attempt 87 percent of the time, according to data collected since the self-paced experience launched in July 2012.
“The native iPad app we developed with ACE helps break down the material into a digestible format that working parents, full-time students and others who are constantly on the go will be able to easily access and learn,” said Troy Apps Software CEO Michael Trautt. “The feature-rich, interactive mobile app allows them to prepare for an exam from virtually anywhere, anytime.”
The new ACE Academy Elite for iPad was formally introduced at the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Annual Convention & Trade Show in San Diego March 12-15 and is available for a limited time free with the purchase of an ACE Personal Trainer Premium Plus study bundle.
The nonprofit American Council on Exercise (ACE) educates, certifies, and speaks for a growing network of 50,000-plus fitness professionals, health coaches and other wellness experts, a community ACE is leading more directly into the fight against physical inactivity and obesity. ACE advocates for recognition of its profession as a provider of primary prevention and obesity-management services, and ACE makes available to the public science-based information and resources on safe and effective physical activity and general healthy living. Headquartered in San Diego, ACE is the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the gold standard in the United States for assessing professional competence, ensuring people have access to fitness, health, and wellness professionals that are properly trained, qualified and capable. For more information, call (800) 825-3636 or visit ACEfitness.org. AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.
About Troy Apps Software:
Troy Apps Software has focused on building native iPad apps for business since the launch of the iPad. Based in San Diego, our expertise includes mobile sales enablement, marketing presentations, education and training. For more than 20 years, we have helped companies transform their printed materials to interactive digital formats. Our beautiful native iPad apps turn catalogs, training materials and presentations into feature-rich, interactive mobile apps designed to increase employee productivity and sales while reducing printing and marketing costs. With Troy Apps Software, you can immediately recognize a cost savings over print publications. Our catalog apps and training apps save money in three ways: they are less expensive to produce, significantly less to update and never require costly shipping. For more information, call (760) 930-9200 or visit www.troyapps.com.read more
Source: BCI Burke
FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin (April 14, 2014) - BCI Burke’s avid commitment to create outdoor recreation opportunities for kids’ play and fitness is ramping up savings on the most innovative and industry leading structures. Burke’s NucleusTM, Intensity®, NaturePlay®, Little BuddiesTM, and VoltageTM play systems are featured in the “Play Today” grants totaling $1.5 million, along with an array of play freestanding favorites that include Burke Basics spinners, swings, climbers, drums and Rock ‘N’ Ride racecar.
The “Play Today” grants incentivize leaders at schools, churches, child cares, municipalities, homeowners’ associations, and other groups who are looking to improve their outdoor play areas. The funding is only available until June 20, 2014.
The “Play Today” program accentuates Burke’s passion to provide play for all children. They are the ideal catalyst for groups that need extra momentum to make their playground projects become a reality, according to Tim Ahern, CEO/owner of BCI Burke.
BCI Burke’s Reinventing PlayTM business focus showcases continual improvement and premium customer commitment, as well as creating the highest quality playground, park and recreation products that are backed by the best warranty in the industry. Since its inception in the early 1920s, BCI Burke has been an avid champion of engaging kids and families in healthy, challenging and safe play. For more information, visit http://www.bciburke.com/playtoday.read more