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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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4 Health Tips for 2021

As 2020 comes to a close, we hit the typical cycle of New Year’s Resolutions. Now, I’m all about setting goals for myself in the new year, but it took me a while to realize that the goals I traditionally set were not sustainable. I have always been one to say “I’m going Keto in the new year” or “I’m going to lose ‘x’ pounds”, or better yet, “I’m going to focus on my health this year”. Well, what does that mean?! What were the tangible actions to get me to achieve my goals? I didn’t have any.

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Upper Hand Lends a “Helping Hand” to Project A.N.G.E.L.

This season, Upper Hand partnered with Project A.N.G.E.L. to bring joy to one family this Christmas. Serving our neighboring Hendricks County, Project A.N.G.E.L. provides holiday relief to local families by supplying them with food, clothes, and toys from each child’s wishlist. This is no easy task, and they rely on help from the community throughout the year to help grant these wishes. With the need in our area this holiday season up 40% from last year, Upper Hand saw this as an opportunity to lend a helping hand.

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The Evolution of Apps is Helping Live Sports Events Rebound

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across all industries were forced to pivot, leveraging technology and digital innovation in new ways to maintain operations and continue to build a sense of community. Now, as sports venues begin to reopen, it is imperative that they comply with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement new regulations that ensure health and safety throughout the venue. This can be achieved through the use of mobile apps.

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Top Boutique Fitness Brands for 2021

With 2021 just a few weeks away, we’re taking a look at the top fitness franchises who will be continuing to lead the industry in the new year. From yoga to barre, HIIT to boxing, here are the top fitness brands to watch out for.

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Top September Fitness Headlines: ICYMI

Sometimes, the headlines we don’t see are the ones that impact our industry the most. Here are a few of September’s easily missed headlines that just might be the most important news you need to know in sports and fitness.

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The Ultimate List of Music Streaming Services for Your Fitness Gym

Many fitness businesses that play music in their gym or studio aren’t aware of the legal implications behind streaming from personal plans. In fact, violations to copyright infringement can hold you liable for damages up to $150k per song played. Plus, acquiring a Public Performance License on your own is time consuming and costly, which is why many gyms and studios opt to use a service that has this covered. Here are a few streaming services built specifically for gym, box, and studio use.

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