Location
Bellingham | WA
Facility Type
Fitness Studio
ECO-POWR™ Products
8
Facility Size
1,200 sq. ft.
Potential Energy Production
2,240 KWH/year*

A Difference In Perspective

As a family run business in the fitness industry for over 30 years, Fitness Gear & Training began as a specialty retailer for select equipment and specialized supplements. As a team, they worked selling and servicing equipment from brands across the industry which gave them a different perspective when it came time to purchase equipment for their own fitness facility.

Taking their understanding of fitness and biomechanics into consideration, along with their first-hand knowledge of product lifetime performance and the service needs of those products, Fitness Gear & Training (FGT) purchased equipment that gave them a leg up on the competition.

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I'M ALSO A CERTIFIED EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN THROUGH SEVERAL DIFFERENT MANUFACTURERS.
I'VE BEEN SELLING THE EQUIPMENT FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS. THIS PERSPECTIVE IS REALLY VALUABLE
BECAUSE I GET TO SEE THE EQUIPMENT FROM THE STANDPOINTS OF USAGE, TO EQUIPMENT LONGEVITY,
ALL THE WAY TO THE ACTUAL USER EXPERIENCE–WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW QUALITY EQUIPMENT
IS DESIGNED TO MOVE THE WAY YOU MOVE, AND IN TURN, HOW THAT TRANSLATES TO USABLE
FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH AND CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONING.

Zac Palmer | Vice President

Finding The Green Edge

When SportsArt first came to the US, Fitness Gear & Training was one of the first retailers to sell the full kit, as they appreciated the robust warranty and product durability. After hearing about the new ECO-POWR™ line, Zac Palmer, the VP, was excited to be the first in his area to offer energy-generating and to provide his studio’s members’ with new metrics, based on giving back, that could act as a motivational tool and improve the members overall experience.

FROM THE MOMENT THEY INTRODUCED THE ECO-POWR™ EQUIPMENT I THOUGHT, ‘I HAVE TO DO THAT’,
I MUST BE THE FIRST FACILITY IN OUR COUNTY THAT'S AN ECO-POWR™ TRAINING FACILITY BECAUSE
IT'S SUCH A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL SPIN ON WHAT IS OTHERWISE ‘JUST FITNESS.’

Zac Palmer | Vice President

Competition—Top Energy Producer

Members were quick to get excited about the new energy-producing equipment. Being located in Bellingham, a sustainably conscious community, ECO-POWR™ played right into the community’s culture by allowing individuals the opportunity to connect their workouts to their personal environmental impact.

With the SA WELL+™ Technology, FGT is able to track each member’s individual impact and how it compares to the studio’s cumulative energy production. To engage members and create friendly competitions, the trainers utilize the leaderboard on the display to showcase the top energy producers, by doing this they moved members beyond tracking calories burned and are now playing for energy earned.

THEY FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THEIR EXERCISE, CONTRIBUTION, AND THE LIFESTYLE
THEY’VE CREATED. THAT'S BEEN A REALLY EXCITING THING FOR US BECAUSE IT'S REALLY
INCREASED THE OVERALL USER ENGAGEMENT AND ALSO ALLOWS US TO RUN A VARIETY
OF COMPETITIONS LIKE WHO THE HIGHEST ENERGY PRODUCERS WERE THAT MONTH.

Zac Palmer | Vice President

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*Potential energy production based on equipment producing 160 watts per hour, 5 hours per day, 350 days per year.