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:
Today we chat with Giovanni Berselli, our EMEA Hotel Channel Sales Director, once again. This time we are discussing SportsArt’s recent installation and support of the Sustainable City in Dubai. To learn more about the Sustainable City, read our press release.
SportsArt, today announced the promotion of its CEO of the Americas, Ivo Grossi. Ivo brings over 20 years of domestic and international executive experience in the fitness, health and wellness industry. He has built and led teams that have contributed to bringing innovative products, technologies, and solutions to market while substantially growing premium brands like Technogym, Peak Pilates and Sensoria Fitness.
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.
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.
September 27th, 2017 is National Fitness Day in the United Kingdom – an event that encourages the nation to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity and raises awareness of its importance to our health and our overall lives. Founded by the énergie Group in 2011 and presently hosted by UK Active, National Fitness Day aims to be the most active day of the year. People and businesses alike are encouraged to get involved through events, activities, and other awareness campaigns to promote the benefits of active lifestyles. The SportsArt Challenge For National Fitness Day 2017, SportsArt UK is once again working with the Rainbows Children’s Hospice. Participants are welcome to visit the SportsArt UK Offices to hop onto our ECO-POWR™ cardio equipment and start working up a sweat. Up to 74% of energy generated while on our equipment is converted into utility-grade electricity and returned to the power grid, helping fitness facilities to become more sustainable. These watts can also be tracked by looking at the individual equipment’s display and using the SA WELL+™ system. Every watt generated will go towards a donation to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice to help support life-limited children and their families. The target goal is 1000 watts! Details on the Rainbows Children’s Hospice and the event are below. We hope to see you there! Not near Lomborough? Find another National Fitness Day activity near you! Event Info September 27th, 2017from 9.00 to 17.00 SportsArt House, Unit 2 – 3, Charnwood Business Park North…
SportsArt today announces its first installation in the United Arab Emirates as the exclusive provider of eco-friendly gym equipment for The Sustainable City. In a modern application of social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment, SportsArt’s contribution of cardio and strength equipment will further showcase The Sustainable City as a model for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation.
Six Radisson Blu hotels in Oslo will be participating in the first-ever WATTS FOR WATER contest, in partnership with SportsArt and their ECO-POWR™ product line. The contest will feature one of SportsArt’s ECO-POWR™ bikes placed in the lobby of each hotel for 9 days in September. These bikes convert the energy generated by a user’s workout into utility-grade electricity that is placed back into the hotel’s power grid, helping to reduce carbon footprint and make gyms more sustainable. Guests will be encouraged to hop on the bikes and work out. As they pedal, the total number of watts generated is displayed on the console of the bike. Guests will then take photos of the watts they’ve generated with their phones and post their picture to Twitter or Instagram. At the end of the month, SportsArt will choose one winner from each hotel who will win a free night’s stay — but most importantly, every watt generated will go towards a donation to the Just A Drop charity. For every 100 watts generated, a child will receive clean drinking water for life! Radisson Blu’s Watts For Water Contest is an example of how to combine ECO-POWR™ technology with an engaging event that can drive interest and awareness to your business or organization. It is a great way to promote a business’s interest in green practices and to contribute to charity. Learn more about Just A Drop by visiting JustADrop.org.
Sustainable gym owners from California to the United Kingdom have created a community around the sharing of ideas. Together they discuss each other’s best practices in order to become more sustainable and profitable, which inspires other gym owners to go green as well. Recently we held a webinar with the Association Of Fitness Studios, where Paul Crane of Eco Gym UK shared his knowledge with attendees and some insights into how they are using green fitness technologies like ECO-POWR™ to create a community effect around their gym.
Achieving a common goal together as a group — or in this context, a fitness tribe — is a powerful way to inspire ongoing motivation. The sense of community a goal brings can attract and retain members who are looking to belong to something more than an average, everyday gym. Follow these 4 steps to incorporating a common goal into your gym’s strategy and start reaping the benefits of a loyal tribe of members.