Our Procurement & Design team recently completed an exciting renovation at our NXP Oak Hill in Austin, TX. Highlights include an expanded and heavily upgraded functional training space with turf, suspension training, equipment storage and even a tire flip. Brand new cardio, strength, and group exercise equipment round out their beautiful facility. Our in-house design team worked closely with the onsite team to create digital plans in 2D/3D all the way through equipment installation to create a space that everyone is thrilled with. Learn more about Active's fitness center design services here or contact us here to get started.
No fitness center is complete without qualified employees that are enthusiastic about helping clients achieve their fitness goals. In many ways, your fitness center employees are the most important aspect of your business. Your facility and your machines may help attract clients, but it's your employees that will ultimately retain those clients - or not. Take a look at some tips that will help you hire the kind of fitness professionals that will ultimately improve and strengthen your fitness center.
Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise, with people of every age and stage using the exercises, postures and mediations to stretch and strengthen the body in a balanced way. Whether it is casual users looking to relax or more experienced practitioners looking to expand their minds and improve their bodies, people who practice yoga want to do so in the right environment. As you work on the design for your corporate wellness or medical fitness center, you will definitely want to include a dedicated space that can be used for yoga classes and group exercise.
Running a fitness center is no small endeavor, and if you're going to do it effectively, you need to make sure that you're prepared in all ways, including technologically. Having the right software for your fitness center computer system is vital to making sure that your operation runs smoothly. The first step is choosing software that's specifically dedicated to fitness center management. Take a look at some features that you should be looking for when picking out the perfect software for your fitness center.
The health and wellness of employees has become a priority for many companies. Not only do solid corporate wellness programs improve the health and productivity of employees, but they also make a significant difference in the company's bottom line, cutting costs and improving workers' compensation and insurance issues.
No matter how beautiful your facility is or appealing the equipment and offerings inside your fitness center, the success of your facility will almost always boil down to one vital component: the people. So how can you bring the very best employees onboard? Here are three key tips from our VP of Human Resource Operations Meredith DePersia:
VP of Wellness and Client Services, Michele Wong, recently completed her practical exam and received her Behavior Change Specialist Certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). "I am so excited that ACE is continuing to enhance the specialty certification offerings for our industry and that coaching is high on their list of priorities. Working in Corporate Wellness and with Medical Fitness Centers for so many years has made me a firm believer that coaching is a skill that is just as important in our industry as knowing how to perform a fitness assessment."