Club Northwest to build largest known open-air, covered outdoor fitness space in partnership with BeaverFit

Coming soon to Club Northwest in Grants Pass, OR: Over 2500sqft of open-air, covered outdoor training space, believed to be the largest space of its kind for a commercial fitness facility in America. Featuring a 70’x36’ BeaverFit SUNPRO™, custom Shred Shed with 30ft modular rig, 12ft bouldering wall, and over 1000sqft of turf for movement exercises, the new outdoor space is slated for opening at the end of 2022. “For 25 years, Club Northwest has broken the mold,” said Jeff Keller, President, Club Northwest. “Who would ever think that a community of 38,000 would be a top 100 club in the country. Now, we break new ground again with the largest commercial application to date with BeaverFit. Our members have expressed their desire for an outdoors workout facility and our partnership with BeaverFit once again breaks the mold. For us, BeaverFit was the only choice. Their DNA is very similar to ours in terms of quality and valuing partnerships, and we’re excited for this project to come to life.”  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Club Northwest was like many fitness facilities in trying to find solutions to continue to provide classes and training opportunities. The result was a makeshift outdoor space that became known as “The Yard”, which became so popular with members that Club Northwest began exploring ways to create a permanent outdoor fitness space. “Through multiple closures and a variety of ever changing operational restrictions, the one constant in continuing to serve our members with a great experience was through our makeshift outdoor solutions,” said Jesse Sallas, Director of People & Programming at Club Northwest. “With our beautiful backyard nestled in the scenery of the Rogue Valley, it made for a perfect setting for our members to continue their wellbeing journey. So we went to work creating the best outdoor covered solution we could with what we had. It became a very popular solution in supporting our members, group fitness, and personal training programs. Given the impact it made on our members, the community as a whole, as well as our team, it became obvious very quickly that this temporary solution needed to become permanent.”  Club Northwest’s research led them to BeaverFit and the new SUNPRO™ shelter solution that was being installed at military locations. Coupled with outdoor-specific equipment and storage solutions like the Shred Shed, it quickly caught the attention of Club Northwest as a potential permanent solution for an outdoor fitness space. “After looking at other companies and their outdoor solutions, we soon realized the industry was behind in being able to provide what we really wanted,” said Sallas. “BeaverFit proved itself to be the perfect partner given their experience in providing the U.S. military durable equipment that can withstand the outdoor elements along with great shelter solutions. Their experience in this field, along with their great team who has proven to have a passion about serving others, made it a great fit for us to partner with them in this one-of-a-kind in the industry project.”  The next few months saw conversations between Sallas and Brett Grossman, Director of Western US Commercial Sales at BeaverFit, working together and with BeaverFit engineers to create multiple options and renderings to support the space, training goals, and environmental considerations of being located in the Pacific NW. “As soon as Club Northwest approached us about their ideas, we knew it was a concept we wanted to help them bring to life,” said Grossman. “Leaning on our experience in creating outdoor training facilities for the military in the toughest environments, we knew we’d be able to create a solution that fit their needs and bring something truly unique to Club Northwest, helping them to continue their legacy of being a trendsetter in the commercial fitness space. There will truly be no other space like this in North America.” The new space is slated to open before the end of 2022 and you can follow progress of the space being built on the BeaverFit and Club Northwest Instagram pages. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Building an environment for University of Health & Performance students to Think, Train, Lead, and Feel

Think, Train, Feel, and Lead. These are the four pillars of University of Health and Performance (UHP), an immersive educational experience for U.S. military veterans designed to create leaders in the health and wellness community. Founded by U.S. Army veteran Matt Hesse, UHP’s mission in part is to “provide hands-on education by training students in an environment that simulates working as a health and wellness coach. Our four-dimensional education produces the skills needed for our graduates to confidently start, or enhance, their careers as coaches”. To bring that vision to life, BeaverFit worked with University of Health and Performance and their charitable partner to construct a 15,000+ sqft BeaverDome facility on the UHP campus located on 500 acres of land in Northwest Arkansas. The process which took only four months from ground prep to the opening ceremony, included the fully enclosed structure, utilities such as electricity, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and outfitting the facility with turf, flooring, custom BeaverFit racks, Grey Man Gear accessories, and equipment from leading cardiovascular and strength training equipment partners, to create a world class training and education environment for UHP participants. “The solution the BeaverFit team brought forward for us was critical to our success,” said Hesse, speaking about the BeaverDome facility. “It allowed us in a very short period of time to put a facility on the ground, fill it with amazing equipment, and programmed for our specific purpose….it was a total solution, it happened really fast, and it helped us execute our mission really quickly.” Key stats on the BeaverDome facility at the University of Health & Performance campus: + 4-month process from ground prep to grand opening + 15,480-square-foot facility + 11,160 square feet of performance space + Dedicated office, classroom and storage space + HVAC, electricity, and plumbing utilities + Facility features 28 custom BeaverFit half racks, dedicated cardio space, and 40-yards of turf “As a veteran owned and operated company, it’s important for us to not only support our U.S. military members when they’re on active duty with the solutions to keep them strong and healthy, but also when they’re transitioning and looking for what’s next on their health and wellness journey, either as a new trainer or just for themselves individually,” said Mike Taylor/Alex Roodhouse, co-founder of BeaverFit USA and U.S. Navy veteran. “Working with UHP and FitOps to build a facility that could help hundreds and thousands of transitioning service members is something that was very meaningful to our team, and we’re excited for the impact it will have for so many veterans.” The BeaverDome serves as the centerpiece of the UHP campus, along with dorms and a dining area, creating a fully immersive environment for participants to have everything they need to fully dive in to the intensive 21-day program. “One of the things that makes the BeaverDome special, is the efficiency of the space,” said Ben Freakley, VP of performance and well being at UHP. “To have two classrooms that are part of the BeaverDome allows us to go from theory in the classroom to hands on work on the training floor within seconds. It really would be more complex if it was all spread out, but having it all in one place allows us to deliver our program more efficiently.” To learn more about University of Health & Performance and to apply for a future course seat, visit university-hp.com. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Helping Travis Manion Foundation create strong character in future generations

“If Not Me, Then Who…”™ is the simple but powerful statement that 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, said to his family prior to returning to Iraq for his second combat deployment in 2007.  That sentiment of duty is carried on today by the Travis Manion Foundation which honors the legacy of Travis Manion, who was killed in action on April 29, 2007, by empowering veterans and families of the fallen to develop character in future generations. To support that mission, BeaverFit donated a brand new Explorer Beyond Trailer to help Travis Manion Foundation in creating unique and engaging experiences with youth that challenge them physically, as well as mentally. “We are so thankful for this partnership,” said Ryan Manion, president of the Travis Manion Foundation, and sister of 1stLT Travis Manion. “We’ve already seen how these trailers have helped students discover strength they didn’t know they had.” For BeaverFit USA co-founder Mike Taylor, the relationship between BeaverFit and Travis Manion Foundation took on a deeper meaning, as Mike and Travis were classmates at the U.S. Naval Academy. “Travis was an exceptional classmate, friend, and Marine, and we’re truly excited to support the Travis Manion Foundation and all the great work they’re doing,” said Taylor. “The way they empower veterans to engage communities, and especially kids, with the ‘Character Does Matter’ program, and to now add a new element to further allow these kids to build character and leadership, all while working hard and sweating together, it truly couldn’t be a better program for us to support.” To learn more about the Travis Manion Foundation, support their programs, or to register as a veteran volunteer, visit travismanion.org. Also, check out the Travis Manion Foundation Explorer in action in this video highlighting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his Project Rock foundation supporting Travis Manion Foundation. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Inaugural Human Performance Pavilion powered by BeaverFit announced for AUSA 2022

RENO, Nev. – August, 18, 2022 – BeaverFit USA, a veteran owned and operated business, and the largest supplier of military human performance solutions to the U.S. military, is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Human Performance Pavilion at the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Washington DC Convention Center, October 10th-12th, 2022. The Human Performance Pavilion will consist of a small-scale, fully functional H2F training facility and feature open workouts, product demonstrations, and keynote presentations from U.S. Army leadership. The purpose of the Pavilion is to highlight equipment, services, and product solutions to support the development and maintenance of the Soldier Weapon System to help Army leaders best operationalize H2F and FM 7-22. “As the leading provider of human performance solutions to the Army and U.S. military, we’re excited to be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural Human Performance Pavilion,” said Alex Roodhouse, co-founder of BeaverFit North America. “In coordination with industry partners, and in discussions with Army CIMT leadership on the types of solutions they need to support H2F programs, we’re looking forward to showcasing how the human performance industry can support the training and development of the Human Weapon System and help Army leaders operationalize H2F at both CONUS and OCONUS locations.” The centerpiece of the Pavilion will be two BeaverFit 20’ Performance Lockers anchoring a 41’x40’ BeaverFit SUNPRO™ creating 1,640sqft of covered training space. Designated training areas for strength and power, cardio, recovery, and speed and agility will be part of the simulated training facility and feature equipment from BeaverFit and Grey Man Gear, Concept2, Hyperice, Kaatsu, Sparta Science, TRX, and Woodway. Additionally the Pavilion will feature wearable technology, data analytics tools, apparel, hydration, and training and nutrition apps from DFND, DripDrop, Guardian Premier Solutions, Kitman Labs, Notemeal, Polar, Smartabase, Volt, and Wave Neuro. Partners that help build and create physical training facilities like Brite Rigid Frame, Improve Group, and PLAE will also be on hand and showcasing their product and services that help bring the Pavilion environment to life. Together BeaverFit and these industry partners will showcase solutions that can be coordinated together to support the five critical elements to operationalize H2F – governance, program, equipment and facilities, personnel, and leader education. Movement demonstrations from industry leading coaches will be happening through the event, as well as a presentation providing insights into how H2F is being implemented and the benefits being seen on the ground. Monday, October 10 1100 – 1130: Movement demo: Squat 1330 – 1400: Movement demo: Hinge Tuesday, October 11 0700 – 0830: Training + Technology Showcase – RSVP 1000 – 1030: Exercise Demonstration: Pull 1130 – 1200: Presentation: Tactical Command Perspective on H2F Speakers: CSM David L. Cutshall, BDE CSM 18TH FAB, MSG Joshua J. Bell, 18TH FAB H2F NCOIC, Mr. Jason Pomili, 18TH FAB H2F Program Director 1400 – 1430: Exercise Demonstration: Running form and technique Wednesday, October 12 0700 – 0830: Training + Technology Showcase – RSVP 1300 – 1330: Movement demo: Lunge/Step Want to experience a special Training + Technology Showcase? RSVP to join as a participant or observer for our special morning sessions before the Exhibit floor opens on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12. . For more information about AUSA 2022 and how to attend, please visit the show’s website. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

BeaverFit mobile and outdoor solutions featured at IHRSA

BeaverFit recently attended IHRSA 2022 in Miami Beach and showcased two of our leading outdoor and mobile storage solutions: a custom Shred Shed with modular rig and Nomad Beyond Trailer, marking the first-time ever our leading mobile training solution was displayed at a commercial fitness tradeshow. “We’re really focused on bringing really awesome outdoor and mobile fitness solutions to life, and that’s what we’re here to showcase,” said Nick Vay, VP, commercial at BeaverFit USA in the below interview with IHRSA. “We’ve been doing outdoor fitness for a while…and being a solution for our partners who are looking to develop long-term sustainable solutions for their outdoor spaces versus some of the band aid solutions forced upon them, it’s been really exciting.” Missed our team at IHRSA? Make sure to visit #TeamBeaverFit at IDEA World booth 539, July 22 – 23 in Las Vegas to experience the Nomad Beyond Trailer. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Garage Gym Reviews builds the “Ultimate Outdoor Gym” with the BeaverFit Gym Box and HitchFit

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Coop from Garage Gym Reviews recently stepped outside of his garage to build the “Ultimate Outdoor Gym”, including the BeaverFit Gym Box and HitchFit in his review. Check out what Coop had to say about the versatility and storage capacity of the Gym Box for the ultimate all-in-one outdoor training center. And get Coop’s thoughts about the mobile HitchFit for training on the go. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

BeaverFit chosen as exclusive manufacturer of Rumble bench and boxing rigs

RENO, Nev. – April, 12, 2022 – BeaverFit USA, a veteran owned and operated business, the leading manufacturer of outdoor fitness equipment, and the largest supplier of military human performance solutions in the world, has been contracted by Rumble, the popular boxing-inspired group workout concept owned by Xponential Fitness, to manufacture custom designed benches and boxing rigs for new Rumble franchise locations. The newly designed Rumble bench and boxing rigs, which are already in use at recently opened Rumble studios in Anchorage, Alaska and Henderson, Nev., were designed, prototyped, and manufactured in a matter of months following close collaboration between BeaverFit product design, engineering, and fabrication specialists working with Rumble leadership. “As we scale the Rumble brand to new locations it was critically important for us to have the right equipment,” said Shaun Grove, president, Rumble. “Not only did we want to capture the look and feel of the Rumble brand in this equipment, but we wanted to make sure that for our franchise partners making an investment that this equipment will last for years to come, and to ensure our members have the highest quality and safest equipment every time they step into a Rumble studio.” The new bench was created for the strength portion of Rumble’s 45-minute classes, providing a cushioned bench top, storage slots integrated into the middle for five pairs of dumbbells, and hooks on the end to hold Rumble’s weighted knuckles. A hollow opening also provides an area for participants to store their boxing gloves between Rumble rounds. Beaverfit worked with Rumble to create four different custom rigs in order to provide Rumble and its franchisees increased flexibility from a space and functionality perspective to make the leasing and facility design as streamlined as possible. “Designing the Rumble bench and boxing rigs was really a total team effort from start to finish,” said Justin Smith, COO, BeaverFit, North America. “Our design and engineering teams worked closely with the Rumble team to ensure the design met their functional requirements as well as brand aesthetic, while our in-house manufacturing and 100% domestic supply chain allowed us to quickly prototype, make updates, and ultimately begin producing hundreds of units for new Rumble locations. This opportunity is one of many we’re excited to support as we continue to see the aggressive growth in our commercial business from both a custom manufacturing and outdoor fitness perspective.” “This has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had around product procurement in terms of how smooth and how fast it went,” said Pete Rigs, EVP of construction and procurement, Xponential Fitness. “We went from discussing an idea over lunch, to having a napkin sketch, a computer rendering, and a finished product in less than three months. During a time when so many equipment manufacturers are struggling with their supply chain, the BeaverFit team and their domestic manufacturing capabilities really allowed us to deliver the equipment needed to help our newest franchisees open their locations on time.” To learn more about BeaverFit commercial equipment and custom manufacturing capabilities, visit beaverfitusa.com. For a list of current and upcoming Rumble locations, visit rumbleboxinggym.com. About BeaverFit BeaverFit is the leading global manufacturer of outdoor fitness equipment and training solutions. Creator of the world’s first fully functional containerized gym solution in 2012, BeaverFit is the leading supplier of human performance equipment to the U.S. military. Today, BeaverFit continues to innovate and expand mobile and outdoor fitness equipment and facilities for corporations, commercial gyms, campus recreation programs, and home consumers. For more information, visit www.beaverfitusa.com. About Rumble Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google). For more information, visit rumbleboxinggym.com. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

BeaverFit featured in Athletech News inaugural fitness industry report

In Athletech’s inaugural report, Athletech News digs into key trends and topics that are shaping the fitness industry. Through partnerships with leading fitness companies and their executive teams, the team has compiled relevant and timely information that will help inform your businesses for the months to come.   BeaverFit USA’s Nick Vay, VP, commercial, and Dan Cowan, head of marketing, spoke to Athletech News about outdoor fitness and how it’s becoming less of a trend and more of a need to have for fitness facilities as added amenities for members. From the article: Vay says that while the pandemic era demand was urgent, with the need for short-term solutions, an uptick in requests for well-planned, permanent outdoor workout spaces indicate that the opportunity is here to stay. “We created these quasi-temporary spaces and members, consumers, and individuals said, ‘We really like this. Can we take this away when things go back to normal?’ So, the gyms and a lot of our commercial customers have responded, ‘Well that’s important to you? Fantastic. Not a problem. We’ll turn the temporary spaces into legitimate, thought-out long-lasting spaces.’ [This] is where we’re getting a lot of our requests now.” Download Athletech’s 2022 Industry Report to read the full article as well as: What the future of hybrid fitness looks like for gyms and fitness studios Predictions from 10 fitness thought leaders about what lies ahead for the industry Exciting startups that are emerging within fitness, wellness and nutrition Trend forecasting: outdoor fitness, VR/gaming, and software disrupting fitness Celebrity engagement within the fitness industry Click here to download the report Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Eleiko | BeaverFit Raise the Bar with a Dam Strong Partnership

March 22, 2022 – Halmstad, Sweden / Austin, Tex. and Shropshire, England / Reno, Nev. – Eleiko, the experts in precision crafted strength equipment, have partnered with BeaverFit, the leading global manufacturer of outdoor fitness and military human performance solutions, to bring enhanced outdoor training capabilities to new and existing customers. BeaverFit container gyms, sheds, and boxes are used to create outdoor training facilities, providing integrated training and storage to help users train both strength and endurance in tactical and gym based environments, a focus closely aligned with Eleiko initiatives. This global collaboration sees Eleiko become a distributor for BeaverFit outdoor training and storage solutions across the EU, UK and US as well as representing BeaverFit as exclusive distributors in the Nordic regions. In the UK and U.S. BeaverFit will be offering upgraded Eleiko equipment packages for new and existing clients, giving them the option to purchase BeaverFit containers fully equipped with Eleiko’s elite range of strength accessories and free weights. “Eleiko and BeaverFit are both leaders in their respective fields. Together, we will deliver fantastic outdoor training solutions to customers around the world,” says Erik Blomberg, CEO of Eleiko. “It feels incredible to be involved in creating a tailored offering bringing together two strong brand s and products that are made to be used by the best athletes in the world,” states Tom Beaver, co-founder of BeaverFit. Combining BeaverFit’s quality, design, and feature-rich outdoor solutions with Eleiko’s precision-crafted strength equipment, this collaboration allows for customers to utilise industry leading Eleiko equipment in an outdoor fitness environment, whilst having a safe, secure, and weatherproofed storage solution to protect from the elements when not in use. The product portfolio ranges from the classic container gym solutions to the purpose-built Shred Shed that provides complete and varied outdoor training in a space efficient, stylish package. “I am incredibly happy to bring a cutting-edge solution building on Eleiko and BeaverFit’s unique offerings to our Nordic customers,” explains Johan Arnerlind, Country Manager for Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. “BeaverFit are specialists in outdoor training and together we will present completely new solutions that raise the bar on performance to our customers.” Learn more about the range here www.shop.eleiko.com/outdoor About BeaverFit Creator of the world’s first fully-functional containerised gym, BeaverFit continues to be the leading global manufacturer of outdoor fitness equipment and training solutions. With a commitment to product excellence through cutting edge design and manufacturing processes, BeaverFit creates innovative fitness equipment that provides a wide range of human performance training functionalities with industry leading durability for use in any outdoor element. Today, BeaverFit is the leading supplier of container gym and outdoor fitness solutions to the US and UK militaries, and continues to innovate and expand both mobile and outdoor fitness facilities for corporations, commercial gyms, campus recreation programs, and individual users. BeaverFit operates out of their UK headquarters in Shropshire, England and their US headquarters in Reno, Nevada. For more information, visit www.beaverfit.com About Eleiko Building on 60 years of expertise, Eleiko designs and manufactures precision crafted strength products for the world’s leading competitions, training facilities and home gyms. Eleiko leads the industry with durable, high performing products that focus on quality, safety and delivering the ultimate lifting experience. Eleiko quality is achieved through carefully sourced materials, precision engineering, and Swedish manufacturing. The Eleiko collection spans their world-famous barbells and plates, dumbbells, kettlebells, benches, and racks – all the essential free weight and training tools needed for developing human performance in environments where durability and product performance are imperative. Eleiko is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden, with offices in the US and UK and Norway, Germany, France, and Spain. For more information, visit www.eleiko.com. Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter

Monarch Human Performance Podcast – Dr. Chris Frankel: Developing facilities for the Human Weapon System

Chris Frankel, head of performance at BeaverFit, joins the Monarch Human Performance Podcast with John Psyllas to discuss building upon success in the military creating durable, effective outdoor training solutions, and to continue applying lessons from his career to optimize equipment design and performance training for commercial facilities and end users of all kinds. Frankel earned his doctorate in health, exercise, and sports science from the University of New Mexico and has developed and delivered evidence-based fitness education worldwide. In this episode Chris talks about: His journey through coaching, academia and education. His role at BeaverFit USA. Creating a learning environment in coaching.   Dan CowanShare this… FacebookFacebook Save Twitter