Club Industry was not involved in the creation of this content.
U.S.-Based Leader in Functional Fitness Facility Design and Supply to Help Shape Dynamic Programmatic Spaces in Australia and New Zealand
SANTA MONICA, CA, December 12, 2017 – Aktiv Solutions, the industry leader in functional fitness facility design and supply, today announced its first international expansion. Aktiv Solutions Australia is the exclusive distributor of Aktiv products in Australia and New Zealand, headed up by managing director Ross Barbour. A 3,500-square-meter warehouse in Sydney is home to a new Aktiv “Center of Excellence” showroom designed to drive education and sales of functional fitness storage, suspension, floor & wall graphics, and accessories.
“We are proud to announce Aktiv’s partnership with Ross Barbour and our entry into the Australian market,” said Bryan Green, president and CEO of Aktiv. “As Aktiv continues to grow globally, our design-first approach helps shape facilities around the world towards dynamic, energizing and inspirational spaces.”
Ross Barbour is a trusted leader in the functional fitness industry, specializing in every element from education, to product choice and design. In his new role as managing director for Aktiv Solutions Australia, Barbour will continue to drive the adoption of functional fitness in the region and help health clubs elevate the client experience through customized training environments.
Barbour has extensive experience in the fitness space and understands the challenges functional fitness facilities face in the region. He has successfully installed numerous award-winning facilities and has built two start-up companies in the Australian fitness market. Barbour is originally from Scotland, where he had a distinguished career as a Physical Training Instructor within the British Commandos.
Aktiv Solutions specializes in designing and delivering modular training environments for health clubs and specialty studios of all sizes and types, intended for today’s fitness-focused consumers who demand more dynamic and movement-oriented training experiences. Aktiv empowers operators with unique expertise and revenue-driving solutions to successfully adapt to these consumer-driven trends.
“Aktiv is the difference between simply placing equipment, and designing programmatic spaces that are intentional and results-driven,” said Ross Barbour. “Aktiv takes a simplistic approach to functionality, with an ecosystem of brands and products that are made in the U.S. and unparalleled in terms of quality.”
Through its Functional Training Ecosystem, Aktiv offers commercial facilities a variety of functional products and accessories, designed in customized configurations to fit any space, branding, or programmatic requirement. Aktiv is the distribution partner for dynamic training products including GYM RAX™ and Fitgraphix™, with additional strategic relationships with the industry’s leading brands including Antigravity Fitness®, BOSU®, ecore®, and others.
Aktiv also offers an inspirational line of specialty outdoor training structures through its partnership with MyEquilibriaÒ, desinged for landmark parks, corporate campuses and university recreation environments. In addition, the company is a pioneer in functional training on demand, recently launching the Aktiv Virtual guided-training platform as the first AI personal trainer for the commerical fitness industry.
A Fitness Ventures International, LLC Company 2017© All Rights Reserved.
At Aktiv we amplify dynamic training areas for health clubs and specialty studios alike. Our mission is to establish safe, functional, and revenue-generating space while our clients deliver inspirational exercise experiences. Integrating the principles of functional fitness with the technical expertise of functional design is our calling. We craft energizing and balanced operational solutions to accommodate today’s explosive dynamic training trends. Visit www.aktivsolutions.com.