Fall is in the air and for a group of sports-minded employees, that means football season is in full swing! True die-hard fans are busy bantering back and forth about their Fantasy Football stats, but this year SportsArt America employees are gearing up for their own competition: Which department can put on the best Blue Friday event? So far the Administration team treated the office to Seahawks-colored Italian Sodas one Friday and Logistics fed everyone breakfast and lunch! We can hardly wait to see what the other departments have up their sleeves! In the meantime, this October marked a brand new SportsArt America tradition: the annual Chili Cook-Off! Five employees submitted their very best bowls of chili while everyone else brought side dishes and snacks for everyone else. In the end, Ryan came out on top and took home a $25 Visa gift card. He also ended up the winner of our Halloween cubicle decoration contest! Yup, he was so good that it was kind of spooky! At the end of lunch, however, it was clear that everybody won. Check out our photos from the event below!
It’s every gyms owner’s dream: Find a space, buy some fitness equipment, create an amazing layout to optimize space and never have to give the equipment another thought. Sadly, this is rarely the fairy-tale story gym owners are accustom to. Inevitably, after a few worry-free days, in will walk the infamous ‘bull in a china shop’ user. Can your equipment handle that guy? SportsArt’s equipment is built with these bull-like gym goers in mind. Take our treadmills for example. From design to production, our treadmills are put through the ringer with rigorous tests designed to break the average machine. These tests allow us to simulate the biggest, baddest users that “run” in your gym for hours on end and make sure that they can withstand the abuse time and time again. Some of the tests our treadmills must pass are:
SportsArt America has recently moved from our original building in Woodinville to a brand new facility in Mukilteo, and with this big change came a small adjustment period and a handful of expected challenges. One of these challenges was determining where to hold our monthly staff meeting while the room that would normally hold it was still finishing up construction. After much deliberation, our HR manager Tiffiny decided to cancel the meeting — but not the gathering itself! Instead, arrangements were made to host a special hour of good ol’ fashioned recess for the employees of SportsArt America. Carnival-esque games and dollar-store toys were arranged behind the building and a delicious spread of Jimmy John’s sandwiches was provided, encouraging everyone to venture out of the office and into the warm Washington summer sun. We may not have been as productive as we might have been during the meeting, but it was certainly a much-appreciated break. Shout-outs to HR and everyone else who helped to make it possible!