• Purchasing Guide: What You Need to Know When Buying Lockers

    by AB Staff August 2018

    Whether you're looking to outfit a small fitness center changing room or a high-end Division I basketball locker room, a plethora of locker options exist. Featuring everything from solid oak or steel compartments to biometric locks and ambient lighting, today's lockers can serve as a simple place to secure a club member's belongings or a high-tech marvel, crafted to effuse luxury and tailored to an individual athlete's own specifications. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for lockers:

  • How to Find the Right Locks for Your Locker Room

    by Andy Berg August 2018

    Common advice is to leave your valuables at home when you hit the gym. However, with keyless entry fobs now standard on most automobiles and $800 smartphones as seemingly necessary as tennis shoes, it's almost impossible to get a workout in without leaving something of value in a locker.

  • Product Spotlight 2018: Locker Room & Laundry Components

    by Courtney Cameron August 2018

    Check out these products as seen in the July|August 2018 issue.

    Foreman Locker Systems
    Traditionally a manufacturer of lockers specified for fitness, outdoor, aquatic and winter sports, Foreman Locker Systems now caters to a much wider range of sports, including baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey. Based on specific kit requirements for individual sports, Foreman Locker Systems has created a line of bespoke lockers to fulfill the needs of almost all popular sporting activities. All product categories are available both in traditional wood technology and in a uniquely crafted hybrid version. The product includes a 20-year warranty.
    (951) 677-1955





    Master Lock Company
    Master Lock's Electronic Built-In Locker Locks elevate the experience for facility managers and users with their modern design, advanced performance and low maintenance. They feature user-friendly display screens, long battery life and anti-jamming features. Master Lock launched the 3685 model last year and has expanded the line to include the 3861 ADA-compliant model, which features a Bluetooth-enabled fob for access without dialing a passcode. Each product is available from locker lock, locker and security hardware distributors.
    (800) 308-9244



    RELATED: How to Find the Right Locks for Your Locker Room

    Extractor Corp./SUITMATE
    The SUITMATE® Swimsuit Water Extractor is an innovative system that efficiently removes 95 percent of water from a wet swimsuit in just eight seconds, without the use of heat. The SUITMATE unit proves not only to be a highly valued amenity for patrons, but also for facility owners and maintenance staff. The SUITMATE unit assists in preventing water damage caused by wet swimsuits, resulting in a cleaner, dryer environment for all to enjoy.
    (800) 553-3353

    Expertly crafted for reliability and style, Axis delivers simple, intuitive security for users' items. With a sleek 8-millimeter body and options for RFID operation, Axis is built to exceed the design standards of the modern fitness center. Axis comes equipped with features designed to simplify and expedite the user experience, ensuring that guests and managers alike utilize locker areas with peace of mind while holding true to Digilock's mission of simplifying security.
    (707) 766-6000




    Finlandia Harvia Sauna
    A manufacturer of authentic saunas since 1964, Finlandia sauna products feature custom craftsmanship and unmatched quality. Products are available in a wide range of affordable precut sauna packages, custom sauna packages, and modular sauna rooms that can be included in any residential or commercial remodel or new construction project. Every sauna still uses true 1-by-4-inch paneling, available in a selection of four all-clear western softwoods. Finlandia also offers superior electric heaters imported from Harvia in Finland.
    (800) 354-3342

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    FJM Security Products
    FJM Security introduces its newest addition to the Combi-Cam line: the Combi-Cam Max Locker Lock. Featuring a management override key with code discovery and dials that can be scrambled with the lock open and subsequently relocked, the Combi-Cam Max's mechanical, one-time use or individual mode is perfect for any application, while the flush mount with a ratcheting knob makes it resilient to attacks. The Combi-Cam Max is available with accessories to fit materials ranging from 1/16 to 7/8 of an inch thick.
    (800) 654-1786




    Pellerin Milnor Corp.
    The 30022 T6X 60-pound-capacity, rigid-mount washer-extractor is equipped with the E-P Express® control, RinSave® water-saver software, standard stainless steel skirting, a streamlined door design and an easy-to-use door handle. The latest design features a continuously welded frame with fewer bolt holes and a smaller footprint. The washer's cylinder features tall ribs for enhanced M.A.F. (Mechanical Action Factor) and a superior open area, which promotes greater interchange of chemistry and water in each load.
    (504) 712-7656




    RELATED: Find more solutions for your facility in the Buyers Guide

    List Industries
    List Industries' Superior® Recruiter™ wood sport lockers offer a variety of options for a high-quality locker room tailored to the client's specific requirements. A security box door can be fitted with a variety of locks and engraved with the team logo. The Recruiter™ features a chrome-plated coat rod, hang hooks and a ventilated footlocker with a flip-up seat. Lockers are constructed of furniture-grade red oak and finished with three coats of catalyzed lacquer for durability. Designs are fully customizable.
    (800) 776-1342





    These products originally appeared in the July|August 2018 issue of Athletic Business, a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.


  • Tennessee: $660K Weight Room Renovation Worth Cost

    by Blake Toppmeyer June 2018

    The renovations for the LaPorte Strength & Conditioning Facility at the Anderson Training Center cost nearly $660,000, involving the installation of new flooring and equipment.

  • Purchasing Guide: Wet-Area Flooring

    by AB Staff May 2018

    Wet floors are no one's friend. Not only do they represent a slip-and-fall liability risk, they're also a breeding ground for the worst germs and bacteria nature has to offer. Flooring solutions that create traction and allow water to drain are a must for places like pool decks, locker rooms and other high-traffic areas that get wet on a regular basis. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for wet-area flooring.

  • New Product Roundup: Fitness Equipment | Lifeguard Chair | Laundry

    by AB Staff April 2018

    Check out the newest products as seen in the April 2018 issue.

  • 5 Tips For Prepping Your Locker Room for the Spring Gym Rush (Sponsored)

    by Stephanie Becker and Ryan Carr April 2018

    This sponsored content was provided by Digilock. What is sponsored content?

    Spring has arrived, and with it, countless new memberships for those looking to attain that summer figure. As a gym owner or manager, how does one prepare for a season that brings in so much business? A good place to start is where many gym goers begin and end their workouts: in the locker room. Here are five quick tips for prepping your fitness center’s locker room for the spring rush.

  • How Modern Locker Rooms Are Being Redesigned

    by Andy Berg January 2018

    Search "Vince Lombardi" and "Locker Room" on Google, and you'll find photos of one of the NFL's most storied coaches sitting on a metal folding chair in an otherwise non-descript concrete room. Behind the players Lombardi is addressing, cleats, helmets and street clothes are stuffed into metal cubbies. The locker room, even at the professional level, was an afterthought in the 1950s and 60s, a place where athletes changed into their uniforms and maybe got a halftime pep talk from the coach. Other than that, business was taken care of on the field.

  • Locker Room Fumes Reportedly Sicken HS Athletes

    by Jason Scott October 2017

    An ozone machine used to prevent mold and purify air is being blamed for creating fumes that overcame more than a dozen high school football players in a locker room Friday night.

  • Infographic: Texas’ ‘Space-Age’ Lockers

    by AB Staff August 2017

    When the University of Texas announced the details of its $10 million football facilities, the stars of the show were the lockers. Estimated at $10,500 apiece (later revised to $8,700), the lockers will be unlike any others in college football, featuring at least six different patent-pending technologies, according to head coach Tom Herman. "We needed something modern, something sleek, something that conveyed the message that we're the University of Texas and we're going to give our kids and student-athletes the best in the country," Herman said in an interview.