A-1 Textiles began with two staff members inside a 2,000-square- foot industrial office space in Chatsworth, CA. Within the first five years, the business made the “Inc. 500” list as one of the fastest growing small companies in the nation. Relocating to much larger quarters in Pacoima, CA, adding six other ship points nationwide and surviving recessions and earthquakes, A-1 Textiles is now celebrating its 28th anniversary.
President Carol Moran attributes A-1's growth and survival in a highly competitive business to fair pricing on all products, great customer service, speedy shipping and knowledge of the needs of its vast customer base.
Two items that cause the biggest recurring expense at athletic clubs and spas are the disappearing towel and the worn-out towel. All club owners and managers have come to realize that it is an ongoing problem with no solution other than purchasing towels of the correct quality and size to meet their members' needs — and that the replacements are delivered timely. A-1 Textiles offers a multi-product towel selection that fits any budget, from economy to the top-of-the-line executive club towels. The right towel at the right price!
Phone: 800-351-1819 x 6 • www.a1athletictowels.com
ABC Financial Services Inc.
ABC Financial provides comprehensive management solutions for health clubs nationwide. Services offered by ABC Financial include billing and collection efforts, club management software and customized marketing products.
Billing and collection options include EFT, credit card, online payment, pay-by-phone and payment books.
ABC Financial's DataTrak Club Management Software centralizes all data for access by club owners. Club owners and members have immediate access to data via ABC Financial's interactive Online Club Management system.
Customized marketing products offered by ABC include member-retention campaigns and customized campaigns to maximize club sales and enhance member retention.
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is the one-stop source for fitness professionals' education services. AFAA offers up-to-date accredited certifications and continuing education, including workshops and classes, written and practical examinations, online courses and a wide range of reference works. Affordable programs are available at frequent intervals.
“We offer the latest in fitness theory and practice, preparation for the NBFE National Boards for personal fitness trainers, networking and employment opportunities,” states Linda Pfeffer, founder and President of AFAA, which has certified more than 200,000 fitness professionals globally since 1983. “We are proud of our long service to the industry.”
Affiliated Acceptance Corporation
Affiliated Acceptance Corporation was founded in 1989 on the principal that every facility, large or small, deserves the same professional quality services at the same great price. AAC has multiple levels of participation to fit your exact business model. With leading software options, Web services, customer care and industry leading in-house collections including skip tracing and monthly credit bureau reporting, AAC has you covered. The resources and integrity of your billing company is a direct reflection of your business. That is why it is so important to choose a billing company that shares the same goal as you, including growing your business and providing outstanding customer service.
Andrea Pugliese Insurance Services
Andrea Pugliese Insurance Services has been providing liability, property and workers' compensation insurance to the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Health clubs are their only business thereby offering you the best quality, knowledge and unmatched customer service.
ASF International has been helping club owners build a financially stable future for more than 30 years. As an ASF client, you have access to a variety of business support services designed to give you more control over your business and increase your bottom line. Included in these business support services are: member-dues processing and full service follow-up on past due accounts, comprehensive club management software and 24/7 Online Business Center, free staff training and on-demand support, marketing and member retention programs, and more. ASF's services will help you stay organized, run your business more efficiently and give you the competitive advantage to make your business dreams a reality.
Choosing a club management solution that meets your business needs can seem daunting. Even if you operate multiple clubs in multiple geographies, you should be able to find a solution that can be tailored to the specific needs of each club yet provide standardized functionality across locations.
CheckFree can make your decision an easier one. We offer a comprehensive and scalable solution that combines the best of club management software, managed member-data services and payment services. When these three vital club functions are fully integrated, your club reaches the peak in profitability and operational efficiency.
To learn more, please contact us at 800-506-9050 or visit www.checkfreecompete.com.
6000 Perimeter Dr. • Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 800-506-9050 • www.checkfreecompete.com
Since 1985, ClubRunner Software has been providing you with all the power and tools you need in order to maximize your profitability. Powerful features offer both flexibility and room to upgrade. Over the years, ClubRunner has seamlessly incorporated technical innovations as they have become available, keeping your club on the leading edge of technology. The system is intuitive and addresses the needs of your club.
In addition, ClubRunner offers users a wide variety of training and support, helping you get the most out of your system. From our understanding of how a health club facility needs to run, we have developed a stress-free system that really works for you.
Concept2 was founded by Dick and Peter Dreissigacker in 1976. Fresh from Olympic training, the two brothers designed and created prototypes of carbon fiber racing oars and went on to create the world's first wind-resistance indoor rower, the Model A, out of old bicycle parts.
The Concept2 Indoor Rower has been redesigned and upgraded four times since the Model A was introduced in 1981. Today's Model E, introduced in September, 2006, builds on Concept2's 30 years of experience in designing and using rowing machines.
The Concept2 Indoor Rower is found in health clubs, homes, schools and Olympic training centers around the world.
Fitness Flooring is your total solution to sports flooring for every area of your facility. Whether it be the popular Exerflex group exercise flooring, our Flecks rubber products, quality Junckers basketball flooring or a host of other products designed specifically for use in fitness, we've got a surface that will fit your needs. We've been serving the industry for more than 25 years and have installations in thousands of facilities across North America. All of our products have been rigorously tested and are warranted, so you can be assured that they will perform for years to come.
Motus USA has developed a revolutionary line of commercial treadmills that feature components from leading manufacturers such as Samsung® TV Entertainment, Hyundai® Electronics and Mitsubishi® Motors. The result is precision-engineered parts and cutting-edge technology. Innovative design includes a patented triple-shock absorption system, anti-microbial handlebars to reduce bacteria, fully integrated LCD TV entertainment offering up to 125 TV channels, Polar heart rate, smooth and quiet running with minimal vibration, and large touch sensitive keys for easy viewing. Each product is backed by a strong commercial warranty, quality customer service and technical support. Trade-in programs and in-house financing options available.
Peak Pilates: Equipment, Education, Program Development
Peak Pilates, founded in 1996, provides innovative, single-source Pilates solutions including everlasting equipment designs, unparalleled instructor training and turnkey programs. Products include the classic studio line of handcrafted wood equipment, the foldable Peak PilateSystem™ and the new MVe™ Fitness Chair. Committed to accelerating participation in Pilates, the company has teamed with leading experts to develop new products and training programs that create the next level of excitement in Pilates. Based in Boulder, CO, Peak Pilates distributes worldwide.
Polar is a fitness technology company dedicated to improving people's health and well-being worldwide. Polar provides a suite of technology that equips health clubs to improve member results and expand their customer base.
Through the use of Polar's BodyAge® System and heart rate monitor technology, health club owners can provide prospective members with a comprehensive fitness assessment enabling the club to convert them to a high-involvement member. This in turn provides the club with the opportunity to sell more personal training services and add new profit centers.
Learn how Polar's state-of-the-art technology can:
- Streamline your sales process
- Improve member fitness results
- Increase member retention
- Increase sales of existing products and services
1111 Marcus Ave. Ste. M15 • Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone: 516-364-0400 x3224 • E-mail: [email protected]
Power Systems Launches Total Training Educational Seminars
Power Systems announces a totally new approach to personal and sports performance training with Total Training Seminars™. These unique one-day, two-part seminars combine lively lectures on the latest training trends with supervised, hands-on training and are approved for numerous CECs. The seminars are designed for personal trainers, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, and other wellness professionals who want to kick start their programs and businesses with new, creative training techniques and drills.
Designed for professionals, by professionals, they incorporate strength, sport performance, core and wellness, and are taught by the Total Training Team, an experienced group of professionals from the Power Systems Education Team as well as other respected industry professionals.
The 2007 schedule is: May 19 - Irvine, CA; June 9 - St. Louis, MO; and September 22 - Boston, MA.
Progryp Gym Gear
Phyzex Technologies Inc. is a company geared to developing new and innovative products and concepts for the fitness industry that encompass the average fitness enthusiast to the pro bodybuilder. Our goal is to offer high product quality, selection and reliable customer service through efficiency and excellence in our operations. Achieving this goal requires respect for the individual, dedication to our company and a commitment to becoming the best. Progryp Gym Gear products are designed with safety, durability, style and performance in mind. Using Progryp Gym Gear products has been proven to help fitness enthusiasts achieve the results they want faster and more effectively.
Brands under Phyzex Technologies Inc.: Progryp Gym Gear, Progryp Box, Pull-EEZE Finger Pockets and MMA Approved
SportsArt Fitness has been an international leader in the commercial fitness industry since 1977. As the industry's most vertically integrated manufacturer, SportsArt Fitness retains control over every aspect of component design and the overall manufacturing process ensuring proper integration, maximum performance and longer component life.
Most recently, SportsArt Fitness is leading the charge toward sustainable business practices through the development of the Eco-Powr™ treadmill drive system, a revolutionary new technology that uses up to 32 percent less energy than standard DC-powered units. Amazingly, based on national energy rates per kilowatt-hour, a facility using twelve Eco-Powr™ treadmills would save $3,000 annually.
Sportsmith began in 1995. Today we are the nation's largest supplier of fitness equipment parts and personal training products. Health clubs and personal trainers everywhere have come to depend on SPORTSMITH for our unmatched speed of delivery, the unsurpassed quality of our parts and the level of service we provide. Of course, our customers also appreciate that our prices are almost always 10 to 30 percent lower than they can find anywhere else.
STRIVE's turn-key solution will positively impact retention, revenue and member relations to build a better business.
STRIVE Smart Circuits benefit men, women and children of all ages from all fitness levels.
By following STRIVE's simple 1-2-3 protocol, users will achieve a total-body workout in less than 30 minutes.
STRIVE utilizes a patented, adjustable variable-resistance cam enabling users to completely work the muscle by overloading multiple points within the range of motion.
STRIVE's youth equipment provides the same quality craftsmanship as the adult line — with added safety features for kids.
STRIVE Smart Circuits are backed with a 90-day, 100 percent money-back guarantee.
SPRI Products Inc.
SPRI Products Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of rubberized resistance exercise products for the health and fitness industry. SPRI designs and produces innovative rubber resistance exercise products and has led the way in popularizing rubberized resistance workouts.
As the pioneer of this simple but effective method of strength training, toning and building lean muscle tissue, SPRI has remained on the cutting edge of today's exercise trends. SPRI continues to expand into related markets as new applications are discovered and professional and consumer interest builds.
At Twin Oaks, we developed billing software and services from a unique perspective — yours. As former club operators, we've lived through the frustration and tedium of day-to-day administration and, of course, the fine line you walk collecting on declined EFTs.
We put together an intelligent design, focusing on service, and providing reliable software and billing services. Our products take tedious-yet crucial-administrative chores and make them quick, efficient and accurate. We back that up with a friendly, experienced technical support team. It's no wonder we boast an industry-leading 98 percent client-retention rate. Twin Oaks is a strong, healthy and growing company providing tomorrow's solutions today.
Wellness Business Systems
Wellness Business Systems provides business-management solutions to health clubs that increase client retention and profitability. Wellworks Centre manages the club's business, communicates its brand and generates new revenue. The integrated suite of services Wellworks Centre offers means the club owner doesn't need to run multiple software systems anymore. It includes Wellworks Manager, Wellworks Communiqué and Wellworks Marketplace. The suite provides comprehensive business management, e-mail marketing, client retention and privately branded e-commerce. Though easy to learn, Wellworks Centre offers a rich and comprehensive array of features. Wellness Business Systems also offers a free e-mail newsletter on business management, marketing and retail merchandising.
Zebra Card Printer Solutions
The trusted name in card printing worldwide. Your members are your most important asset. Set your fitness center apart with membership cards created in-house and on-demand with Zebra's New P120i plastic card printer. Its advanced design delivers the world's first dual-sided, compact card printer at an unprecedented price. It enables you to print membership cards, employee IDs, loyalty cards and gift cards with ease, versatility and affordability. You can even encode magnetic stripes while printing to track memberships, activities or balances due. Trust Zebra card printers for their reliability, and you'll keep your customers and staff happy.