Sportsmith Blog
19Oct/100

CONCEPT 2 ROWING MACHINE PARTS

SPORTSMITH™ is always looking at ways to get new parts and products to its customers, and we pride ourselves on carrying parts for the best exercise equipment in the world. Currently, Concept2 makes some of the best indoor rowing machines in the business, and we are proud to carry the parts that make these machines go!

SPORTSMITH™ has recently begun carrying parts for Concept 2 rowers to all 5 models in the Concept2 line (models A-E). We currently carry over 100 different parts for all Concept2 lines. This includes everything from foot straps and seats to bolts and pulleys.  Just go to www.sportsmith.net and use our easy to understand interface to see all the items we carry for your Concept2 indoor rower.

20Sep/100

Thintervention

Check out SPORTSMITH's kettlebells making an appearance on Bravo Channel's Thintervention. You can find them at the 4:20 mark as Jackie Warner takes the clients to Laguna Beach for some Surf and Sand workout.

For more information about SPORTSMITH ketllebells click here.

27Aug/100

AIREX® Exercise Mats

SPORTSMITH™ is proud to partner with AIREX®. We are currently carrying a wide variety of AIREX® sports and yoga mats. While we have long carried several of Airex’s balance pads, wedges, and beams, we now carry several in their Yoga and Pilate’s line of foam mats. Below is a sampling of what mats SPORTSMITH offers.

Airex Fitline Exercise Mat

Exercise mat provides superb cushioning with a non-slip surface and mat is soft, warm and comfortable to the touch.

Uses:

  • Balance and stability programs
  • Agility gymnastics
  • Gymnastics
  • Aerobics
  • Exercise
  • Training
  • Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Airex Coronella Exercise Mat

Buoyancy of this mat is sufficient to keep an adult safely afloat while still maintaining contact with the water. Mat will remain flexible with body movements but prevents the patient from slipping off into the pool.

In water, this mat provides a safe and stable platform to enable a variety of physical activities in the hydrotherapy pool.

Exercise mat provides superb cushioning with a non-slip surface and mat is soft, warm and comfortable to the touch.

Use mat for exercise, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, training, balance and stability programs.

  • CE-approved (93/42/EC)

Airex Corona Exercise Mat

Buoyancy of this mat is sufficient to keep an adult safely afloat while still maintaining contact with the water. Mat will remain flexible with body movements but prevents the patient from slipping off into the pool.

In water, this mat provides a safe and stable platform to enable a variety of physical activities in the hydrotherapy pool.

Exercise mat provides superb cushioning with a non-slip surface and mat is soft, warm and comfortable to the touch.

Uses:

  • Balance and stability programs
  • Antenatal exercises
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Exercise
  • Training

Airex Piloga Yoga Mat

Exercise mat provides superb cushioning with a non-slip surface and mat is soft, warm and comfortable to the touch.

Uses:

  • Exercise
  • Fitness
  • Pilates
  • Yoga

Airex Hercules Exercise Mat

Buoyancy of this mat is sufficient to keep an adult safely afloat while still maintaining contact with the water. Mat will remain flexible with body movements but prevents the patient from slipping off into the pool.

In water, this mat provides a safe and stable platform to enable a variety of physical activities in the hydrotherapy pool.

Exercise mat provides superb cushioning with a non-slip surface and mat is soft, warm and comfortable to the touch.

Uses:

  • Balance and stability programs
  • Inlay in Bobath tables
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Exercise
  • Training

AIREX® mats are for indoor and outdoor use.

  • Rolls up for easy storage or transportation
  • Closed-cell structure, impervious to water
  • Hygienic through “Sanitized” treatment
  • Hard wearing and long lasting
  • Flat, non-slip surface
  • Easy to clean
5Aug/100

QUALITY OF SPORTSMITH™ RUNNING BELTS

There is one component of every treadmill that is considered the most important for its smooth operation. That is the running belt. It sees the most wear and tear of any component by far, and needs to be tough and sturdy to resist all the rough treatment it receives. Belts come in all sizes, just like treadmills do, but the one thing you universally want is a high quality belt. Anything else is inefficient and could potentially damage your expensive treadmill!

SPORTSMITH™ GoPro belts are tough, period. They are tested for over 12,000 hours of use and upwards of 30,000 miles of walking. That is the equivalent of walking across China almost 10 times! SPORTSMITH™ GoPro belts feature a carbon fiber underside. This reduces static build up (a major problem with treadmills), and ensures less friction resulting in smoother operation. This will save you hundreds of dollars in costly repairs, and who doesn’t like to save money?

They are manufactured with high quality Class 10 materials or higher, which greatly increase the belt’s overall strength, tractability, and durability. This has the effect of reducing stress and strain on the other components of your treadmill, increasing its overall lifespan as well. With many of today’s products designed with built-in obsolescence, it can be nice to know that some things are still built with quality and longevity in mind. Our belts also come with a 120-day warranty. Who else can offer that?

Here’s a quick comparison of belts currently available.

Attribute SPORTSMITH™ GoPro Belts Other Belts
Anti-Static metallized fiber finish YES Questionable
Seam splice at 100 PSI (the industry’s strongest seam) YES NO
Unique multi-filament thread designed for superior strength YES Questionable
Material class used in manufacture Class 10 Materials Class 5 Materials
Material consistency for reduced motor amp draw, roller shaft load, noise level, and roller bearing stress YES Questionable
Overall lower maintenance costs YES NO

As you can see, SPORTSMITH™ GoPro belts are some of the highest quality available in the market today. Here is what one of our long time customers had to say:

“Your belts were half the price of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) belts, so I gave them a try. Yours were a lot better! The belt seam is of far greater quality than the original OEM belt. I have ordered parts for other units and found the same high quality of work in all of your parts. SPORTSMITH™ should have a slogan like ‘Double the quality at half the price’ or something similar. I thank you for the quality of your treadmill belts and better yet the low price.”

Reginald L. Jones, CBET – Marshall Medical Center, North Guntersville, Alabama

The bottom line is that SPORTSMITH™ GoPro treadmill running belts are simply better made than almost anything else. They save you money, time, and trouble when it comes to repairs and replacement parts. In today’s world, everyone could stand to have more money, more time, and less headache!

16Jun/100

SPORTSMITH IS A GOOGLE FAVORITE!

Sportsmith LLC has been recognized as a Google Favorite Place. This is a very exclusive title, given to only 1% of all businesses in the United States. Essentially, a Favorite Place is any business that has been found online by Google and clicked on, then ended up in the top percentile of all businesses found by Google. Pretty impressive considering the number of businesses out there!

As part of this promotion, Google has issued each business that qualifies with a “QR Code” decal. This is a special barcode that can be scanned with any smart phone camera (via a downloadable application) that will function as a sort of “marker” on Google Maps. Scanning the code will bring up specific information about that business, and allow access to user reviews, any coupons that have been released, or allow the user to add the business as a personal favorite.

Sportsmith is proud to not only be recognized by this unique honor, but to also participate in Google’s initiative to put America’s business “on the map”. We would like to extend our thanks not only to Google, but particularly our customers, without whom accolades like this would not have been possible.

Sportsmith QR Code

9Jun/100

SPORTSMITH™ Announces StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness® Product Support Tech Center

Tulsa, OK – June 7, 2010 – SPORTSMITH™, the nation’s largest supplier of fitness equipment parts, today announced its alliance with StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness®. Beginning June 1, 2010, the company will launch the Official Authorized Product Support Center, sourcing all non-warranty replacement parts and providing technical support worldwide for legacy StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness® Models.

An additional 20,000 square feet of warehouse space accommodates its expanded parts selection. StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness® non-warranty equipment owners will now receive around-the-clock service through the new StairMaster Product Support Center accessible at http://www.sportsmith.com/stairmaster/.

Using this web portal, consumers may purchase replacement parts, view parts diagrams and watch repair tutorial videos. Live web-based technical support will also be available via online chat. Improved shipping rates have already been secured.

"This alliance allows us to better utilize our staff and focus on growing our business,” explains Dustin Grosz, StairMaster CEO. “We chose SPORTSMITH™ because of their vast knowledge of the StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness® brands, including their innovative warehouse capabilities and same day shipping of fitness equipment parts and fitness products."

Moving forward, StairMaster™ will concentrate efforts on manufacturing and warranty services for existing business segments. “As the business grows, we are relying on SPORTSMITH™ to be the experts and manage the non-warranty aspects,” continues Grosz.

StairMaster® and Schwinn Fitness® models include:

StairMaster® Stepper Models

  • 4000PT
  • 4100PT
  • 4200PT
  • 4400CL
  • 4400PT
  • 4600CL
  • 4600PT
  • 7000PT StepMill
  • SC916 StairClimber
  • SM916 StepMill

Schwinn Fitness® Bike Models

  • AC Classic
  • AC Performance
  • AC Sport
  • IC Elite
  • IC Evolution
  • IC Evolution SR
  • IC Pro

With a 15-year legacy, SPORTSMITH™ is proud to be the nation’s leading product support company with a solid reputation within the fitness industry. The company has built its stellar reputation by consistently delivering world-class quality product support, efficient customer service and expert technical support. The company offers the most technologically advanced user-friendly website in the fitness industry.

"We are honored to be chosen by StairMaster® as the company’s preferred product support provider,” states Brad Schupp, President of SPORTSMITH™. “We’re ideally poised to add real value to the company’s existing operations. We’re driven to ultimately enhance the industry as a whole by helping organizations focus on their core strengths, whether that is manufacturing world-class exercise equipment, developing the finest fitness facility within their community  by making exercise equipment maintenance as fast, easy and cost efficient as possible. SPORTSMITH™ is a proven asset to the OEM manufacturers we work with and health clubs alike, that incorporate SPORTSMITH™ product support services within their business practices."

For more information, call 888-713-2880 or visit http://www.sportsmith.com/stairmaster/.

About SPORTSMITH™

Founded in 1995, SPORTSMITH™ is the nation’s largest supplier of fitness equipment and parts for health clubs and health-conscious individuals. The company is recognized for its superior quality, express same-day shipment on all orders, comprehensive selection of more than 40,000 individual items and overall value, with products 10 to 30 percent below competitive retail prices. The company serves customers through its 40,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art office warehouse, with orders placed by mail, fax, phone or online via its direct mail catalog and secure ecommerce website.

12Jan/100

SPORTSMITH™ Launches 2010 With Warehouse and Catalog Expansion

Sportsmith Catalog 57

Tulsa, OK -- January 6, 2010 -- SPORTSMITH™, the nation’s largest fitness products and  equipment parts  supplier, today announced the release of its expanded 2010 Winter Edition Catalog. Concurrently, SPORTSMITH™ completed its expansion into an additional  20,000 sq. foot office warehouse. A new company blog and user forum, accessible through www.sportsmith.net, has been designed and introduced to enhance the user experience. Customers still receive same-day delivery on products and equipment parts purchased online and through the company’s 192-page direct mail catalog.

“We’re extremely proud to launch our massive 2010 Winter Edition Catalog,” explained Brad Schupp, President of SPORTSMITH LLC. “We developed this publication to act as the ultimate facility maintenance reference tool for Health Club operators, complete with maintenance charts, equipment diagrams, fitness equipment parts, functional training products and maintenance information for the most popular fitness equipment brands including Life Fitness®, Star Trac®, StairMaster®, Schwinn®, Precor® and Landice®.”

The new catalog encompasses the largest selection of fitness equipment parts along with strength and functional training products and the latest eco-friendly yoga mats, blocks and straps. Notable additions include:

Life Fitness® Parts and Equipment:

  • T-Series 91T, 97TI and 90T Treadmills
  • 95X Elevation and 95Xi Arctic Silver Cross Trainers
  • 95 Se and 93S Steppers
  • 95R Elevation Indoor Recumbent and Upright Cycles

Star Trac® Parts and Equipment:

  • E-Series E-TRE and E-TRxe Touch-Screen Treadmills
  • E-Series E-TR, ETRx and E-TR Generation 1 Treadmills
  • S-Series S-TRc and S-TRx Treadmills

Matrix® Parts and Equipment:

  • T3x, T3xi and T5x Treadmills
  • Treadmill Running Belts, Rollers and Decks

True Parts and Equipment:

  • CS1.0, CS4.0, CS6.0 and CS8.0 Treadmills
  • CS 8.0 and PS 900 Indoor Cycle Parts

Cybex Parts and Equipment:

  • LCX-425T, CX445T and CX455T Treadmills

Precor® Parts and Equipment:

  • EFX C576i and Amt C100i Elliptical Replacement Parts
  • C966i Treadmill Replacement Parts

Nautilus® Parts and Equipment:

  • T912, T914 and T916 Treadmill Replacement Parts

The SPORTSMITH™ 2010 Winter Edition Catalog also features additional savings on the most popular commercial model OEM and SPORTSMITH™ brand treadmill running belts, decks and rollers along with an expanded selection of sports performance training equipment from Agility Dots, Agility Domes, Mini Hurdles, Agility Ladders and Lateral Power Trainers.

Group exercise products now incorporate Polar® heart rate monitors, SportStep, the Original Health Club Step™, SPORTSMITH resistance bands, medicine and stability balls, yoga and exercise mats. Functional training product selection has been expanded to include specialty items tailored for balance and stability, speed and agility, sports-specific training, fitness assessment and weighted resistance.

To further boost interactivity and knowledge-sharing, SPORTSMITH™ has also established its new website blog and user forum. These features are available to anyone free-of-charge at sportsmith.net. The company blog will provide readers with up-to-date industry and company new stories, announcements and articles of interest to health club owners, journalists and health-conscious individuals.

The new SPORTSMITH™ user forum provides a real-time, moderated platform for discussion on various industry topics. Threads will include advice and dialog on topics of interest to subscribers including health center business operations, facility marketing, industry trends, employee hiring and management strategies.

“Our latest innovations reaffirm our commitment to supplying the most popular and functional fitness equipment parts and personal training products in the industry,“ Schupp explained. “SPORTSMITH™ is proud to offer the added advantage of hassle-free customer service, 24/7 online ordering and express same-day shipment.” All SPORTSMITH™ fitness equipment parts meet or exceed OEM specifications and include the full SPORTSMITH™ warranty.

For more information, call 888-713-2880 or visit www.sportsmith.net.

About SPORTSMITH™

Founded in 1995, SPORTSMITH™ is the nation’s largest supplier of fitness equipment and parts for health clubs and health-conscious individuals. The company is recognized for its superior quality, express same-day shipment on all orders, comprehensive selection of more than 40,000 individual items and overall value, with products 10 to 30 percent below competitive retail prices. The company serves customers through its 20,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art office warehouse, with orders placed by mail, fax, phone or online via its direct mail catalog and secure ecommerce website.

12Nov/090

Fitness Business Pro – SPORTSMITH Profile

SPORTSMITH Fitness Parts and Products Superstore catalogs provide a uniquely convenient one-call resource for busy fitness facilities. The catalogs feature the industry’s largest selection of OEM and OEM-quality cardio equipment parts plus a “best of the best” selection of the most innovative strength and personal training products at savings of up to 30%.

Parts for major cardio equipment and indoor cycling manufacturers include Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, StairMaster, Schwinn, Cybex, Sports Art and True. All parts are backed by the SPORTSMITH warranty and best price guarantee.

SPORTSMITH Certified Quality Cardio provides substantial savings on the most popular equipment models including Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac and Schwinn. Each piece of SPORTSMITH “remanufactured” cardio equipment is rebuilt with new parts and many feature freshly powder-coated frames so the equipment looks and performs like new.

SPORTSMITH strength and personal training products include cable attachment and international bars, hardware, dumbbells, racks, SportStep, core/balance and aquatic equipment, resistance bands, medicine and stability balls, yoga and exercise mats. All are available with the convenience of 24/7 online ordering.

  • Cardio Equipment Parts and Electronics
  • Certified Quality Cardio Equipment Sales
  • Strength Training Equipment and Accessories
  • Personal Training, Group X and Yoga Products
  • Experienced Service and Technical Support

5925 S.118th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74146

Toll Free: 800-713-2880
Phone: 918-307-2446
Fax: 918-307-0216

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