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The Power to Change Lives

By Articles, Company
In this Inspiring Our Shared World video, we talk to David Penna, an Exercise Physiologist at Moving With Hope (MWH). MWH is a leading adaptive fitness, learning, and rehabilitation center based in Shelton, Connecticut providing essential rehab, exercise, and skills training to people living with physical disabilities. Whether it’s spinal cord injuries or brain injuries, they use activity-based rehabilitation to help individuals improve their quality of life. Their mission aligns with SportsArt’s commitment to improving performance—not just for elite athletes, but for everyone driven to live their best life. That’s why we were excited to partner with MWH, providing them with rehabilitation equipment including our ICARE. And we’re inspired by the results that David shares. What we also love about MWH is how they don’t just focus on the physical aspect of rehabilitation. They offer a virtual reality job training program that puts them in real-life situations and gives them the real-world skills necessary to re-enter the job market. Check out the video to learn more about how they’re bringing hope, making a positive impact and changing lives for the better. Learn more about Moving With Hope
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Living Your Values, Beyond Fitness

By Articles, Company
We continue our Inspiring Our Shared World video series with a very special guest, Garrett Williamson of Personal Edge Fitness. Based out of Mobile, Alabama, Personal Edge Fitness has a number of facilities focused on sport, fitness and enhancing people’s lives. As the name states, they provide customized training and health programs personalized to each individual’s expertise and needs. Whether it’s helping a professional athlete optimize performance or teaching someone to walk again, they do it all. Ultimately, Personal Edge Fitness is focused on helping people feel better about themselves, which extends beyond clients and into their charity work. Like SportsArt, they’re dedicated to leaving the world a better place than they found it. Check out the video to see how Personal Edge Fitness is inspiring our shared world by living their values in their fitness facilities—and extending them beyond the fitness industry to make a positive impact in the world. Learn more about Personal Edge Fitness
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The 17th Annual ICAA Forum Think Tank

By Articles, Company
Download the Summary We were once again honored to be part of the latest Think Tank hosted by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). At this forum, the discussion centered around an emerging business model: Today’s innovative senior living organizations are moving toward a wellness lifestyle, with options for care. While this is ultimately a better and healthier choice for the active aging community, it poses challenges in terms of costs. Think Tank participants worked together to create actionable strategies for funding this new wellness model. This is a topic near and dear to the heart of SportsArt. Our focus has always been on serving the health and wellbeing of our users, our partners and our community. Being part of this forum enabled us to put our values to work in tangible ways by contributing ideas and insights that truly inspire performance for our shared world. Based on the wellness philosophy of a purposeful and engaged life for all residents, customers and staff members, SportsArt along with our forum colleagues identified 11 funding sources, 21 wellness metrics and five categories of Key Performance Indicators. Click here to download the Think Tank Report.
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Moving Your Body is Good for Your Mental Health

By Articles, Healthy Living

We’ve all experienced it: you finish up an intense workout or pleasant stroll through the park and your body is tired, but mentally you feel amazing. Naturally, you feel good about reaching goals, staying active, and focusing on your health. But it turns out that physical activity is indisputably linked with mental health benefits. And now, we need those mental health benefits more than ever. According to Mental Health America and their 2021 report, “The State of Mental Health in America,”the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing even before COVID-19. Now, the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed. “From January to September 2020, 315,220 people took the anxiety screen, a 93 percent increase over the 2019 total number of anxiety screens. 534,784 people took the depression screen, a 62 percent increase over the 2019 total number of depression screens.” The good news is that we can all improve our mental wellbeing simply by moving. The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation states it simply: “Three decades of science make it clear: exercise should be integrated into prevention and treatment of mental illness and promotion of mental wellness. “ In their 80-page, “Move Your Mental Health Report”, they found that “approximately 89% of all published peer-reviewed research report a positive, statistically significant relationship between exercise/physical activity and mental health.” That’s huge. Of course, an 80-page report is also huge. We didn’t really want to sift through that data either, but luckily for us, IHRSA…

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José Avina: Eco-Conscious Entrepreneur of Eco Fitness

By Articles, Featured Facilities, Sustainability

José Avina, the eco-conscious CEO and owner of Eco Fitness, isn’t your everyday CEO. But then again, Eco Fitness isn’t your everyday gym. José has a dream of becoming the 24-hour fitness of the eco fitness genre. He is well on his way to achieving just that. Nestled cozily between L Street and Liestal Alley in Midtown Sacramento, this open-face gym truly is a diamond in the rough.  As I walked past the gym, the words Eco Fitness popped out at me.  I had to stop and peek inside to see what this was all about.

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The First Sustainable Fitness Studio is Here and It’s POWERFUL

By Articles, Featured Facilities, Products

Have you noticed the sustainable shift happening in the fitness industry? Lately, there has been less and less talk about the classic little-bits-of-everything fitness clubs that offer a variety of equipment and more talk about the uprising of small ‘boutique’ fitness facilities. But all kinds of boutique facilities — whether they focus on cycling, HIIT, dance, or personal training — still face the same obstacles to success: How to retain members while bringing in new ones, all the while keeping costs low, competing with the local gym franchises, and turning a profit. Luckily, there’s one solution for everything: being different in a way that matters.

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Green Fitness: Making Your Bottom Line Greener

By Articles, Featured Facilities, Products, Sustainability

Sustainability and eco fitness are topics that have been dominating conversations across every industry as of late. Hospitality, automotive, fashion, and plenty of other companies are quickly realizing the benefits of creating a positive social and environmental impact on the world around them. Green initiatives help companies like Bank of America and Starbucks stand out from the competition and encourage a sort of “cult-like” brand loyalty from consumers that are growing exceedingly more concerned with the state of the planet. It’s no surprise that many people actively seek brands that align with their own personal ideals. In fact, the majority of consumers nowadays — across all generations – have reported that they are willing to pay more for a product if a company is perceived to be providing a green product or service.

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