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Ruben Mejia

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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What It Means To Live Our Values

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SportsArt was built on the fundamental foundation that serving others is more rewarding than serving ourselves. Since the beginning our goal has always been to leave the world a better place—through our products, our corporate practices, and our community outreach. The most apparent expression of our values is sustainability. Our ECO-POWR™ line is the world’s first and only energy-generating cardio equipment. Our ECO-NATURAL™ line completely eliminates the need for electricity with self-powered cardio equipment, or significantly reduces electricity usage through our innovative ECO-DRIVE™ energy-efficient motor. Our commitment to sustainable solutions extends beyond products. Our latest manufacturing facility incorporates a number of energy-saving and resource-conservation elements. Large rainwater collection tanks provide water used in the manufacturing process. Solar panels generate half of the electricity the facility uses in a year. And special solar-reflective glass reduces the amount of energy required to cool the building. We’ve also made a few simple changes that make a big difference, like using sustainable cleaning products, drastically reducing the number of printed materials we create, and using reusable/compostable utensils in our offices. But sustainability is just one of the many ways that we live our values. SportsArt’s rehabilitation equipment helps patients and individuals who are physically unable to use standard cardio machines. Our equipment assists and enables people to regain or retain their ability to walk and improve their overall physical fitness levels. But beyond the physical aspect, what our rehabilitation equipment truly does is help people envision—and accomplish—what they can do instead of focusing on…

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ECO-POWR™ — Green Fitness Solutions for Green Living

By Featured Facilities, Products
While many corporations are just now reevaluating or establishing their sustainability practices, “being green” has been at the center of everything SportsArt does since the beginning. Our goal has always been to leave the world a better place through our products, corporate practices, and community outreach. That’s why we’re excited to work with Casata, a socially and environmentally conscious company that shares our values.  We knew that our ECO-POWR™ line of cardio equipment would be the perfect fit, helping Casata communities in their goal to generate a more significant impact in society. Every ECO-POWR™ product incorporates our innovative technology that converts up to 74% of human energy into usable electricity. This enables Casata communities to reduce their carbon footprint and empowers their residents to make a difference every time they work out. The energy generated from each workout can be used immediately, helping provide power for AC units, lights, televisions, and anything else that requires electricity. At SportsArt, we also believe that sustainability shouldn’t come at the cost of quality, durability, or user experience. All of our equipment is built to a higher standard—ours. In fact, to ensure the highest quality, we manufacture our equipment ourselves (we’re one of the largest single-brand manufacturers in the world). That gives us complete control and infuses our values and integrity into every product we make.  Of course, none of that matters if we’re not providing the experience, the intensity, and the results residents expect. Whether they’re hitting the treadmill, elliptical, upright bike or...
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The Rise Of Sustainable Fitness

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The word sustainability gets thrown around quite a bit and it can mean different things to different people especially when it relates to fitness. Webster defines sustainability as:   Sustainable Fitness So how does that apply to the fitness industry? Gym goers, owners, and operators alike are developing a deeper appreciation for the importance of mindfulness, wellness, and sustainability as it relates to fitness. With the number 1 wellness trend for 2018 being planetary healing, the time to combine people, planet, and profits in your gym could not be better. With cycling, HIIT, group training and more options growing everyday consumers are navigating where to establish their membership. Gyms that embrace sustainable fitness provide consumers the opportunity to flex their purchasing power to choose environmentally-friendly gyms and seek out facilities that mirror their wellness lifestyles and mindsets. Sustainable fitness begins and ends with ECO-POWR™; a revolutionary green technology for the fitness industry. Equipment like our VERDE treadmill and G510 Indoor Cycle function like normal pieces of equipment, but, in reality, they are each their own human power plants. Throughout a normal workout, the energy you produce is captured and converted into utility grade electricity. Approximately 74% of the electricity generated during a workout instantly goes to power your facility, reducing the number of watts needed from your utility company. This not only lowers your facilities carbon footprint but it also saves you a bit of money. The savings and opportunities that come from implementing sustainability into your gym span across 4…

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SportsArt and Radisson Blu ECO-POWR Contest A Huge Success

By Events, Sustainability

Back in September, SportsArt and Radisson Blu worked together to create the ‘Watts For Water’ campaign in celebration of Radisson’s Responsible Business Action Month. The contest spanned six hotels in Oslo, Norway and produced some wonderful results not only for us but for charity as well. Joakim Olandersson, the Regional Responsible Business Coordinator, shared his thoughts on the campaign in a message to his colleagues when all was said and done:

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SportsArt: Our Culture Is Innovation

By Company, Products

Innovation is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot. It sounds great when you are trying to impress your boss during your 10 o’clock meeting, but it’s rare that the term is actually embraced and recognized for what it truly means. At SportsArt, innovation is at the core of everything we do.

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The Ultimate Sustainable Gym Checklist: The Path To Going Green

By Featured Facilities, Guides & Best Practices, Sustainability

Not every fitness facility can start off as a sustainable gym. Whether it comes down to pricing or timing or availability of materials/technology, sometimes going green just isn’t in the cards. But over time many opportunities to gradually transform into a sustainable gym can arise as repairs, renovations, and upgrades are needed. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know where to start and the idea of making such a huge switch in addition to running their facility can be overwhelming. That is why SportsArt has created the Ultimate Sustainable Gym Checklist: to provide gym owners with a guide on how to begin the journey towards this transformation for both current and upcoming facilities.

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Green Fitness: Do More With Your Workout

By Healthy Living, Sustainability

You get done with your workout, sweat dripping off everything, and you’re feeling great. But maybe you’ve looked at all that liquid energy and thought, “If only I could do something with all this!”. Well, as it turns out, you can. By working out at a gym that focuses on green fitness, your workout could actually lower your carbon footprint and help power the planet. No joke! Green fitness is catching on, and you can be an integral part of the movement just by doing the same workout you already do at an eco-focused gym.

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SportsArt at Sportex 2017 – Tehran, Sep. 4-7

By Press Release

Through its new and exclusive distributor, Kavosh Harekate Dena Co. (KHD), SportsArt will showcase its exclusive line of strength and cardio equipment. Sportex 2017 is an exhibition for sportswear and sports equipment, held in Tehran. The 16th annual event will attract many local producers and manufacturers as well as many foreign suppliers. “Introducing our innovative products to a new group of individuals allows them to have a hands-on experience and engage with the SportsArt brand,” said Paul Kuo, President of SportsArt. “With a trade show like Sportex, individuals have the opportunity to see first-hand the quality of our products and gain a deep understanding of who we are and what we provide our customers with.” Kavosh Harekate Dena Co. will present SportsArt’s strength and cardio equipment to attendees, including gym and studio owners, facility center managers, sports shop owners and individual users. Mr. Giovanni Berselli as SportsArt’s EMEA Sales Director, Hotel Channel will also attend the fair to support KHD’s team the best, especially during the meetings with managers of large and high ranked hotels in Iran scheduled to be held at SportsArt/KHD booth for Sep. 5th and 6th, among which a meeting is fixed with top managers of Parisian Hotels Complex as the largest chain hotel complex in Iran covering more than 20 hotels across the country. SportsArt’s strength and cardio products will be available for preview at booth No. 9 in the southwest location of Zone A. About Kavosh Harekat Dena (KHD) Co. — Being active in field…

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