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COVID-19

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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COVID-19

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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Technology

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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Business Growth

3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Video Analysis During COVID-19

Now is the time to invest in this  technology, as your clients rely on virtual connections to engage with your business. Plus, this new revenue stream will continue to grow with your business as you reopen, setting yourself up for future success. Here are a few key reasons why you should incorporate video analysis technology into your business today.

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Sports Tech Startups Find A Homebase In Indianapolis

Indianapolis, a city known for both amateur and professional sports teams and a love of motor racing, has in recent years become a hotbed for sports technology startups, with investors pouring millions into sports-related ventures based in the metro area since 2015. Many of those companies are drawn to Indy’s status as a hub for professional and collegiate sports, as well as programs designed to nurture the growing sector.

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Mobile Sports Camp Registration
Business Growth

6 Advantages of Mobile Responsive Sports Camp Registration

An online and mobile registration for your sports camp make life easier not only for your clients, but for you and your staff as well. Moving your process online offers distinct benefits which a paper registration simply cannot compete. Here are 6 reasons why going mobile is a must for your next sports camp registration!

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Q+A with Robin Laskowski: The Power of Financial Insights in Decision-Making

Park Ten Capital’s Director Robin Laskowski tells us how the pandemic underscored the importance of incorporating flexibility within business operations, what the next 3-5 years will look like for the future of financial insights, and her excitement for the all-new UP Financial Suite which empowers sports and fitness business owners with stronger insights so they can make better decisions.

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Business Growth

The Surprising Relationship Between Music and Fitness…and Peloton.

In March 2019, the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) sued Peloton over more than $300 million in damages from the interactive-fitness company’s alleged use of 2,468 unlicensed songs from artists including Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and many others. The NMPA alleged that Peloton violated national streaming standards and laws, as Peloton did not have the necessary public performance rights for those thousands of songs, yet was including them on the playlists for their streamed cardio classes. 

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Fitness Music Streaming and Licensing for Fitness Centers
Business Growth

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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