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Run Faster, Lift Heavier: The Ultimate Workout Playlist

There are a number of elements that make for a successful workout song, from the lyrics to the tempo; but, all boil down to the energy of the song. So, we took to our Instagram to ask you what songs power you up for a great workout. As a result, here is a list of 40 powerful workout songs that make up Upper Hand’s ultimate workout playlist, as curated by the Upper Hand Fam! 

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The Top Fitness Trends to Watch For in the Next Year

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine releases an annual report of top fitness trends within the ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. This research utilizes survey results of over 4,300 health and fitness professionals to determine top fitness trends worldwide. Without a doubt, the pandemic has greatly impacted this year’s results, so let’s take a look at some of the top fitness trends to watch for in the coming months.

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How Smart Home-Gym Equipment Has Disrupted the Fitness Industry

While at-home fitness equipment has been around for years, a recent boom in smart home-gym technology has disrupted the industry tremendously. With many consumers opting to suspend gym memberships in the midst of COVID-19, smart at-home fitness equipment has helped fill the void of that in-gym experience. However, the dusty old treadmill in the basement just can’t compare to the equipment that is saturating the market today.

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Ultimate Ranking of the Best At-Home Fitness Equipment

Over the past year, we have seen explosive growth in the at-home fitness industry, with new pieces of home gym equipment popping up left and right. While we’re likely all familiar with the likes of Peloton, Mirror, or Tonal, there have been so many new entries to the market, especially since the pandemic led a digital transformation of fitness.

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Sixteen Sweet 16 March Madness Stats

This week kicks off the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, leading into the culmination of March Madness — the National Championship game. The Final Four is one of the most anticipated and action-packed weekends in college sports, where millions of fans will tune in to games to watch Cinderella stories unfold and root on the teams that will push their brackets to the top of the rankings. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament this year, we put a list together of sixteen sweet March Madness stats that you probably haven’t heard before.

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The Top Face Masks for Working Out

The CDC recommends face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fitness centers and gyms are beginning to reopen with mask mandates in place, which means finding the best workout mask is key to having a comfortable–and successful–workout. But, not all face masks make the cut. When choosing the best face mask to wear to the gym, it’s important not only to consider the functionality and protection the mask provides, but also aspects such as breathability and fit.

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Upper Hand announces Helping Hands Initiative

Upper Hand announces the launch of Helping Hands, a community outreach initiative. The purpose of Helping Hands is to focus on giving back to our city and our industry through team-wide volunteer opportunities. As Indianapolis continues to battle the long-term effects of the coronavirus, Upper Hand is committed to coming together as a company to lend a helping hand.

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3 Unmissable Workplace Trends for 2021

Despite recent good news surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine advancements, we still have some time before the world returns to pre-pandemic normalcy.  However, as organizations formulate their return to work strategies, technological advancements will continue to drive innovation and success, supporting a seamless integration of remote and in-person work. As we look ahead to 2021, it is necessary to understand how the landscape of the workplace has changed, and where workplace trends are headed.

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NFL Logos: Ultimate Ranking and Analysis

To determine the “ultimate ranking” of NFL logos, our team sourced rankings from 7 different reputable sports sites including FanJuicer, Athlon Sports, Bleacher Report, Sports Feel Good Stories, Sporty Tell, USA Today, and Thoughts from the Bench. We created a table listing each team’s spot in the 7 rankings, removed the best and worst rank scores to eliminate outliers, and averaged the scores out. These final averages determined each team’s place in the final ultimate NFL logo standings. Using these rankings, we were able to analyze the logos to find commonalities linking the top rated NFL logos (and the worst).

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Upper Hand Named Most Popular Membership Management Software

Upper Hand announced today that it has been named a Top 20 Membership Management software product by Capterra, an online service that helps organizations find the right software. Upper Hand was also named a Frontrunner for Membership Management software by SoftwareAdvice. FrontRunners are the top software products in a category, offering the best capability and value for small businesses based on their usability and customer satisfaction. 

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