The locker room component of an athletic facility is very different than from a recreational facility. The user expectation is different, and thus the design goals are different. As times change, so does everything else. What are some of the deciding factors when renovating locker rooms today?
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When it comes to great architecture and design at fitness facilities, it can be easy to look back and say, "Wow, why did [or didn't] we put that in our facility?" We defer to former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's standard for obscenity — we know it when we see it.
Travis Halseth was stumped. As the athletic trainer for football and lacrosse at the University of Oregon, he and the rest of his staff had been searching for about five years for a specific piece of equipment for their team’s sidelines: a table that could not only be used for orthopedic evaluations but also to house and protect expensive medical equipment during less-than-ideal weather conditions.
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The Athletic Edge is super lucky to have some of the greatest customers in the world! We love helping each team, school and organization create a lasting impression with the design and presentation of each new or remodeled facility.
Watertown, SD, March 16, 2017 — The Athletic Edge was recently awarded the gold medal from Momentum Media’s “Excellence in Innovation” awards program through Athletic Management, Training & Conditioning and Coaching Management. This award serves to honor products that are game-changers for college and high school athletic departments/teams, sports medicine professionals and coaches.
With more athletic facilities incorporating new technologies, it's no surprise to find that locker rooms are following suit--namely, through lock technologies.
Watertown, S.D., March 8, 2017 — The Athletic Edge is excited to announce its latest comprehensive solution for sideline treatment and care. The Aluma Elite Portable Workstation, with patent pending and industry-leading mobility features, offers an affordable and convenient solution for treating athletes.
“The new Aluma Elite Portable Workstation further adds to our current line of sideline products. With it’s patent-pending locking wheel mechanism and robust structure, the PW4000 becomes the latest in the Athletic Edge’s line of revolutionary sideline products,” said Jim Engels, CEO of Pivotal Health Solutions.
When opened, the durable platform measures 73” L x 24” W x 32” H and weighs only 96 lbs. With a load capacity of 750 lbs., this Aluma Elite workstation can hold even the strongest of athletes. What’s even better is this workstation sports a lockable storage cabinet with access from both sides.
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Big data may soon change the way professional sports teams treat injuries. How? By preventing them from ever happening. Brian Kamenetzky of Fast Company explains a new trend in professional sports: technology that examines how a player moves to uncover and correct risky behaviors or imbalances that could lead to injury.
Topics: sports injury
Sports fans often hear the adage that team chemistry is what makes average teams good, and good teams great, but chemistry doesn't happen on accident. It takes a clear vision, thoughtful leadership, communication and structure. One space that can have a profound impact on a team and their chemistry is the locker room.
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