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EZFacility Releases Cutting-Edge Fitness Point of Sale Solution

Woodbury, NY | March 13, 2020 – This month, EZFacility released a point of sale (POS) upgrade for its industry-leading web-based management software for the health, fitness, and sports industries. The new POS system employs the latest technology to deliver a fast, intuitive, mobile-responsive tool for managing sales, suppliers, and inventory. “When we first thought about redesigning our POS system, we knew we wanted to combine our knowledge of next-generation SaaS and payment trends with direct feedback from over 1,700 of our users,” said Mike Vidal, Director of R&D at EZFacility. “We focused on implementing the latest cloud-based technology while improving the user experience—reducing clicks, increasing speed, and enhancing valuable features.” The platform transforms the process of selling products for…

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Textmunication and EZFacility Launch ‘EZMessaging’ With Access to Thousands of Clients

PLEASANT HILL, CA, September 6, 2018 – Textmunication Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: TXHD), a cloud-based mobile SMS marketing platform provider, has developed a white label solution for EZFacility, a leading sports and fitness club management software (CMS) provider, delivering instant member notifications for EZFacility’s health clubs, personal training studios, sports facilities, and recreation centers. EZFacility will brand the “Short Message Service” (SMS) solution powered by Textmunication as “EZMessaging.” EZFacility has thousands of clients worldwide and has become one of the largest providers of feature-rich management software for the sports and fitness industry. The new solution will be available to EZFacility clients this month and will offer SMS packages to fitness and sports clubs of all sizes. The collaboration will offer…

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EZFacility Named in Capterra’s Top 20 Most Popular for Membership Management Software

EZFacility Ranks Among The Top 20 Membership Management Software Woodbury, NY (May 11th, 2018) –EZFacility announced today that it has been named a Top 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software product by Capterra, the leading online resource for business software buyers. In the fast paced and ever evolving industry that is Membership Management Software—it is quite humbling to be ranked so well amongst our peers,” comments Bryant Strozinsky, Director of Operations at EZFacility.” This placement reaffirms EZFacility’s’ continued commitment to providing clients with feature rich software solutions, and fanatical customer support.” Top 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software is an independent assessment that evaluates customer base, number of active users, and social presence to generate a list of market leaders…

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Top U.K. Soccer Club Builds World-Class Training Facility

Manchester City Football Club, in East Manchester, England, recently opened a new facility dedicated to training both current soccer stars and future prospects in the club’s youth teams. The $312 million, four-year project forms a key part of plans both to regenerate the surrounding industrial wasteland and to enhance Manchester City FC’s standing as one of the English Premier League’s top soccer teams. In addition to 17 pitches and three gyms constructed as part of the new facility, the site includes a 7,000 capacity stadium for the development of squad teams, Manchester City Women’s FC, and community use. Parts of the facility will be reserved for use by local schoolchildren. “The development of top-notch training facilities by English soccer teams…

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James Madison University to Build $88 Million Basketball Arena

James Madison University recently announced plans to construct an 8,500-seat arena to house the campus’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. The arena, set to cost $88 million, also will host public speakers, serve as the university’s convocation and graduation center, and provide space for high school graduation ceremonies, concerts, conventions, trade shows, and family-style entertainment. Slated to feature premium seating areas, the new arena will include a club level, private suites and hospitality spaces, and pre-event spaces for students. But its central purpose will be to serve as the locus for the university’s basketball programs. It will house high-quality offices, locker rooms, training spaces, meeting rooms, and a full-court practice facility with six shooting stations. “These days, college basketball revolves…

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$1 Million-Dollar Gift To Enhance University’s Athletic Training Facility

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) received a $1 million gift for the expansion of the strength and conditioning facility at its on-campus arena. The new facility will be added to the existing arena, and will exclusively serve the university’s 250 student-athletes. Currently, the student-athletes share a weight room with the general student population. Donors Jim and Donna Sublett wanted to increase opportunities for athletes to train intensely. In a press release, Jim Sublett said, “Many FGCU student-athletes will continue to bring honor and recognition to the university, partially because of the excellent new facility to fine-tune their bodies, skills, and talents.” Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a sports facility management software developer in Woodbury, New York, remarked on the benefits…

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Atlanta Braves Propose New Training Facility in St. Petersburg

The Atlanta Braves are proposing moving their spring training facility from the Orlando area to St. Petersburg, Florida. In a formal proposal submitted to officials of Pinellas County, where St. Petersburg is located, Braves president John Schuerholz noted that he hopes to reach an agreement to relocate by the end of the year. Construction of a new training facility would begin by next year, with completion scheduled for 2018. Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a sports facility management software developer, said that the construction of a new facility would be a boon to the baseball team, which would spend less time traveling to practice space and more time on the field. “Also,” he noted, “the proposed facility includes a 10,000-seat…

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Extreme Sports Complex Planned for Florida Locale

A Florida-based development group has launched plans for an extreme sports action park in Kissimmee, Florida. The park, dubbed The Xero Gravity Action Sports and Entertainment Resort, will include a 14-story ski and snowboard slope, a 25,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor skateboard arena, a USA-BMX-sanctioned racetrack, two sky-diving pods, two 14-story water slides, an indoor dodge ball trampoline court, a 140-foot-tall climbing wall, a river of white-water rapids, and multiple zip lines. “Extreme sports and sports tourism are booming sectors of the fitness industry,” says Eric Willin, Chief Operating Officer of EZFacility, a sports facility management software developer in Woodbury, New York. “This is exactly the right moment for a park such as the Xero Gravity Action Sports and Entertainment Resort, and, given…

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Minnesota Vikings Stadium First in U.S. To Launch With LED

The Minnesota Vikings stadium stands to be the first stadium in the United States to illuminate its fields with LED installed during construction. With lower energy needs than traditional lighting and color-tuning technology, LED saves sports venues and other facilities significant amounts of money while providing more effective lighting. The lighting has become a common feature of ice rinks in the American Hockey League, and tennis, basketball, and soccer facilities have long made use of it. But venues in the National Football League have been slow to embrace it. So far, two NFL stadiums have converted to LED — the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals, and the NRG Stadium, home to the Houston Texans. The Minnesota…

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Expansion of UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center Doubles Facility’s Size

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), is expanding its Recreation and Wellness center in a $16.3 million project scheduled for completion in October. Currently 54,000 square feet, the renovated center will be nearly twice that size and will include additional cardio and strength equipment, multipurpose studios for group exercise, basketball courts, new men’s and women’s locker rooms, two gender-neutral restrooms, office space, a social gathering area, and a welcome center. In addition, the facility will house a student health center and counseling center. According to UCCS officials, the facility will be the first in the nation to pull together campus recreation, a student health center, a counseling center, and elements of nutrition education under the same roof. “More and…

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For-Profit Adult Sports Leagues Increase in Popularity

A new trend is keeping adult millennials — the generation of Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000 — in good shape: for-profit businesses that run adult sports leagues. Popping up around the country, such businesses set up teams, arrange for referees, and coordinate practice and game sites. Customers sign up as part of a team or as free agents, with costs running anywhere from $50 per person to $90 per person for a season. Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a sports business software provider in Woodbury, New York, says that such for-profit leagues are a natural fit for millennials. “Members of the millennial generation tend to have grown up with schedules packed with extracurricular sports,” he says. “They learned…

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Florida Gators to Build $15 Million Indoor Practice Facility

The Florida Gators, the University of Florida’s intercollegiate football team, recently announced plans to construct a $15 million indoor practice facility. Currently the only team in the Southeastern Conference league to lack designated indoor practice space, the Gators were forced to miss 30 practices in 2014 because of weather-related events. The new facility will house a 120-yard synthetic turf field, additional space for practice drills, three camera platforms, satellite training-room facilities, equipment storage, and restrooms. “It’s crucial for a top-tier college athletic center to offer indoor practice space,” says Eric Willin, Chief Operating Officer, of EZFacility, a sports facility management software developer in Woodbury, New York. “The world of major collegiate sports is ultra-competitive. For a team like the Gators…

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New Partnership Gives Veterans a Shot at Gym Ownership

Anytime Fitness, in partnership with the Minnesota-based nonprofit Tee It Up for the Troops, recently launched Operation Heartfirst, a program that supports veterans who want to open their own Anytime Fitness franchises. The program offers honorably discharged veterans a $125,000 grant and a $125,000 loan as start-up capital for the development of an Anytime Fitness Franchise. The program also waives Anytime Fitness’s initial franchise fee and ongoing royalty payments. It allows selected franchisees the opportunity to determine the precise location of their gyms. “Operation Heartfirst is an innovative program in which all involved parties win,” said Eric Willin, COO, of EZFacility, a gym management software developer in Woodbury, New York. “It’s unconscionable that the unemployment rate for military veterans is…

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World’s Largest Ice Facility to Open in the Bronx

A new indoor ice center slated to open in the Bronx, New York, in 2017 will generate more than $1.7 billion in economic benefits to the surrounding community, according to a study recently released by the center’s developer. If built according to plans, the 750,000-square-foot facility, known as the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, will become the largest of its kind, hosting nine indoor ice rinks and a giant community center. The facility will occupy an existing building, the Kingsbridge Armory, which has stood vacant since 1996. Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter, spokesperson for the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance, called the ice center “a game changer” for the neighborhood. She said, “We’re on the cusp of creating a new economy for the Northwest Bronx.”…

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Mud Runs and Obstacle Races: Capitalizing on Rising Recreational Fitness Trends

In recent years, the fitness industry has seen a surge in popularity of mud-runs and obstacle course races. Exercise enthusiasts are drawn in by the unique experiences, sense of accomplishment and camaraderie with fellow competitors at these events. With the rise of big name competitions such as The Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder (just to name a few), clubs and gyms need to assume many of their clients will want to compete. According to RACKED.com, Tough Mudder alone has had over 1.5 million participants since it began in 2010 and it is estimated that roughly 15,000 people participate in each event. Fitness businesses can capitalize on this increasing popularity by offering programs specifically catered to these challenges. Although…

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Jonas Software Announces The Acquisition Of Apps That Fit LLC "MiGym"

Markham, ON (May 22, 2015) - Jonas Software has announced the acquisition of Apps That Fit LLC "MiGym", provider of a market leading mobile app for the fitness industry in North America. MiGym provides gyms, health clubs and fitness businesses with a self-branded app that their members download and use to stay in touch with the club, check-in to the facility, book classes, refer new members, and more. With the acquisition of Apps That Fit LLC "MiGym", Jonas Software now boasts over 50 independently operating brands within 12 different markets. About Jonas Software Jonas Software is the leading provider of enterprise management software solutions to 10 different vertical markets throughout the world. With 47 distinct brands operating within these 10 vertical…

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Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act to Help Safeguard Athletic Trainers & Sports Medicine Professionals Against Liability

Members of Congress, after working closely with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), an organization of professional athletic trainers and supporters of the profession, recently introduced the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act. The new bill allows athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals to be covered by medical malpractice insurance as they travel, with athletes under their care, outside of their primary licensure state. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide medical health care to athletes. Currently, medical malpractice insurances are not required to provide coverage to athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals for treating athletes, while outside of their primary licensure state. In other words, these medical professionals are at risk of professional…

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High-Tech Scale Revolutionizes Fitness Assessment

Fit3D, the developers of innovative body imaging technology, recently launched their new product that is set to take the field of fitness assessment to the next level. The ProScanner allows the user to see beyond the pounds as they work to achieve their fitness goals. According to Club Solutions, an industry leading fitness magazine, the high-tech measuring system scans the user’s entire body and provides accurate feedback about their fitness progress with a 3D model. The results identify elements that cannot be seen with a common weight scale, such as muscle development, BMI, increased endurance, etc. Ultimately, the state of the art scale allows clients to visually see progress. “This really is the next evolution of fitness assessment.” said Joseph…

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New Multi-Purpose Sports Facility Opens in Kingsport

A new multi-purpose sports facility, TNT Sportsplex, opened its doors in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. According to Times News, the new facility spans 30,000 square feet, holds four high school regulation sized basketball courts, and can hold approximately 560 people. The downtown Kingsport facility has been tailored for leagues, tournaments, and camps to accommodate a wide range of sports and activities. In addition, customers have the option to rent courts for a variety of occasions such as birthday parties. The biggest upside, to adding a sports facility to downtown Kingsport, is the new customers and revenue it will bring to local businesses. “TNT Sportsplex is a game changer for the downtown Kingsport area.” said Joseph Rossi, an employee of EZFacility, a…

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Major Sports Tourism Complex Planned for Orlando Area

Seminole County, Florida, is planning the construction of a major sports complex aimed at attracting youth athletic tournaments. The $27-million complex, designed to stretch over 102 acres, will include a baseball stadium and fields for soccer, lacrosse, football, and softball. The county sits close to Disney World and other large, popular theme parks, and has been looking for a way to increase local tourism. A study conducted by Seminole County suggested that one tournament could draw as many as 1,900 people. According to the study, 17 events in one year could generate about $19 million for the local economy and add more than a dozen jobs. After five years, and with additional tournaments, the income generated locally would rise to…

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Professor Wins Grant to Study Effectiveness of HIIT vs. Army Workouts

A grant of more than $2.52 million has been awarded to an assistant professor of kinesiology at Kansas State University, who aims to compare the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) with usual Army physical readiness training among active-duty military personnel. The professor, Katie Heinrich, received the grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Her study, she said in a press release from the university, could shed light on the issue of obesity in the military because of the potential HIIT offers for promoting fat loss through increased post-exercise fat metabolism. “A study that looks at the effects of HIIT in comparison with a rigorous exercise program like that of the…

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New Sports Facility at Wilmington College Takes Holistic Approach to Athletics

Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, recently broke ground on an $8.4 million Center for Sport Sciences. A multi-purpose facility featuring medical services for athletes, athletic training areas, classrooms, labs, indoor fields, and batting cages, the 41,000-square-foot complex is expected to begin operating by summer 2015. In addition to its own offerings, the Center for Sport Sciences will include space for satellite offices of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Drayer Physical Therapy, and Clinton Memorial Hospital. Athletic training and sports management are two of the most popular majors at Wilmington College, where nearly 45 percent of the 1,100 students enrolled at the main campus are involved in intercollegiate athletics. Terry Rupert, vice president for athletics administration, told the Cincinnati Business Courier…

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California Hockey Rink Becomes First To Use Recycled Water

Citizens Business Bank Arena, in Ontario, California, has become the first professional hockey arena in the United States to use recycled water. For the 2014-15 season of the Ontario Reign hockey team, the arena will create its ice rink out of recycled water while also using recycled water for the facility’s cooling towers. The initiative will result in an estimated savings of 5 million gallons of drinking water per year. Citizens Business Bank Arena said in a release that it has taken several steps to cut its yearly water consumption, including installing low-flow faucets and waterless urinals. The news comes at a time when California is in a drought state of emergency, with rivers and reservoirs at record-low levels. Eric…

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Technogym Named Official Equipment Supplier for 2016 Summer Olympics

Technogym, the Italian exercise equipment company, recently announced its appointment as the official equipment supplier at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The upcoming games will mark Technogym’s sixth time as official supplier. The company reportedly will provide equipment for the main Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca and will equip 15 centers and warm-up areas at competition venues. About 1,000 pieces of Technogym equipment and Technogym's mywellness cloud digital platform will be installed. Technogym also will provide 50 athletic trainers as well as gym layout, installation, and technical service. "We are very proud to have been chosen for the sixth time as the official supplier of the Olympic Games," Nerio Alessandri, president and founder of Technogym, said…

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XSport Fitness to Expand in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.

XSport Fitness, a chain of 24-hour fitness facilities based in Big Rock, Illinois, recently announced plans to expand in its three primary markets: Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. By the end of 2016, XSport will have opened new clubs in Melrose Park, Illinois; the Bronx, New York; and Fort Totten, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. With a reported $176 million in 2013 revenue, XSport is well poised for expansion. In addition to the new clubs, the company also plans an $8 million renovation for its Belmont-Ashland club in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. “It’s interesting to watch the growth of a club like XSport Fitness,” said Eric Willin, COO of EZFacility, a health club management software developer in Woodbury,…