According to the Pew Research Center, Generation Z — those born after 1996 — have been coined “the first generation of true digital natives.” This generation has grown up in a digital world, more technology-focused than anyone in the recreation field has experienced before. For this reason, all campus professionals need to be evaluating the technology offered in their facilities. As such, below are three different types of technology to invest in this year to attract new students:
New cardio equipment in the USF Campus Recreation Center allows users to convert their workout into electricity. USF is the first college or university in Florida to have 12 SportsArt ECO-POWR treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles. Each one-hour workout can power a desktop computer for at least two hours.
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When 23-year-old Dawson Broad dove headfirst into a pool on Independence Day, he couldn’t have foreseen the resulting injury that would change his life, leaving him unable to walk with limited mobility in his upper extremities.
While recovering in the hospital, the young student athlete learned through social media about Buffalo’s newest rehabilitation facility, Motion Project: The Natalie Barnhard Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Recovery.
SHELTON — A Shelton nonprofit rehabilitation center has managed to not only survive, but thrive in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moving with Hope — long known for providing affordable care to those diagnosed with debilitating physical disabilities — received about $600,000 in COVID relief funds. Owners Tad and Joanne Duni invested the federal money in state-of-the-art equipment and hiring experienced staff for the 10-year-old center.
The sports equipment manufacturer SportsArt presented its new G260 rowing machine, a piece of equipment that has a patented micro-inverter that allows users to generate electricity and offset their carbon footprint while enjoying high-intensity training.
During the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of coverage regarding the acceleration of technology in the club industry, especially in terms of streaming programming, fitness and wellness apps, CRM-enabled, targeted communications, digital connectivity, and more. As this digital transformation has unfolded, it has created—whether intentionally or not—a powerful form of self-driven member engagement, putting greater levels of choice in members’ hands.
Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has shredded supply chains and gym memberships alike, it was mildly surreal to see professional-grade gym machine company SportsArt launch a rowing machine that can pump energy back into the grid. Like a wind turbine or a solar panel, except powered by pecs, deltoids and trapeziuses.
You can never walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, so for me, the most important thing you can do as a leader to create a truly inclusive, representative, and equitable society is to listen with an open heart and open mind to other points of view and opinions.
Asa part of our interview series called “Women Of The C-Suite” , we had the pleasure of interviewing Carina Kuo.