Must See Companies of NIRSA 2016


In April 2016, the NIRSA Annual Conference and Recreational Sports Expo takes place in Kissimmee, Florida. Use this guide as a breakdown of the Must-See Companies to see while you’re there. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by Booth #622 and say hello to Campus Rec Magazine! 


AacerSports_Logo_FNLAacer Flooring: Booth #410

Aacer Sports Flooring, a MFMA Member Mill, is a leading manufacturer of high performance hardwood flooring and sub-floor systems for the sports and recreational industry. All wood is milled and graded to a high standard in their Peshtigo, WI facility. Aacer delivers products that are consistent and of superior quality. Visit Booth #410 to learn why Aacer’s flooring receives high marks for vibration reduction, shock absorption, flooring resiliency, moisture resistance and dead-spot elimination. Aacer also supplies synthetic flooring in a variety of textures, colors and gauges to fit your project needs and budget.

 715.582.1181  


Performance LogoAdidas Outdoor: Booth #620

adidas Outdoor is the athletic brand in the outdoors. The company’s founder, Adi Dassler, designed equipment solutions for athletes that improved their performance. The long history of adidas Outdoor began in the 1970s with the creation of the first light trekking shoes. Climbing legend Reinhold Messner helped adidas design super light and fast approach hiking shoes for his first Everest ascent without supplemental oxygen in 1980. The tradition continues today with products influenced by Messner, as well as notable extreme outdoor adventurers from around the world.

 310.254.0353    


CP FurnitureCP Furniture: Booth #1224

CP Furniture is the number one source for upscale metal lockers. All lockers use steel frames and can have different fronts. Those can be steel, HPL phenolic, wood or wood veneer, glass, solid surface and more. There are also different size options, from full tier up to six tier, as well as low height lockers. CP Furniture offers standard solutions as well as custom applications that make your lockers stand out.

 800.242.3450   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.21.15 AMCardio Pump Fitness: Booth #1022

CardioPump Kettlebell is a 9-hour certification workshop. Students will learn swings, cleans, presses, goblet squats, windmills, snatches, Turkish Get Ups and more. Single and double kettlebell techniques are covered in CPK. The intention of this workshop is to ensure the proper, safe and effective execution of training with kettlebells. CardioPump President, Brook Benten, has completed RKC, SFG and StrongFirst Level II, the gold standard of kettlebell knowledge. Brook spent 10 years working in campus recreation, and now dedicates her work to affordably helping rec departments develop kettlebell programs.

 512.657.1805    


Core_MustSeeCompanysDigilock: Booth #624

Digilock is the global leader in delivering electronic lock and locker solutions. ADA compliant locks offered in several architectural finishes, locking interface and security platforms seamlessly integrate with personal storage fixtures and cased goods. Patented electronic keys provide a credible lock management system that enhances productivity and reduces cost. Smartly designed lockers, secured with locks by Digilock, integrate durability, style and security through a comprehensive selection of door types, frames features and strong configurations.

 707.766.600 __________________________________________________________________________________

dse-logo-notag-bigDo Sports Easy: Booth #621

DSE is a web-software company exclusively serving the campus rec market, and featuring the RecCenter software suite. RecCenter is a customized, integrated software that can serve anything from a single aspect to the entire rec department. Its modules include: memberships, facility access, scheduling, equipment, employee management, intramural and club sports, class registration, personal training and more. Customization is both functional and visual, maintaining the school brand, and providing a tailored solution for every client.

 617.221.3171   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.20.03 AMFitness Assets: Booth #517

Fitness Asset Manager. Manage fitness assets from any manufacturer anywhere, anytime with Fitness Asset Manager. Designed by health club executives with rec center managers in mind, FAM works the way you do,
managing warranty work, preventative maintenance schedules, repair costs and individual product usage from the touch of a button. All you need is an Internet connection and a web browser. There is no server to buy, no software to install and nothing to maintain. Just log in and start managing your assets. Introducing QR code scanning to report product issues.

 866.344.3870  


Tim O'Brien - ShowAd_01Fore Supply: Booth #824

Fore Supply Company. While creating an industry they still lead, Fore Supply has managed to continually innovate and revolutionize its trade and customer base. Fore Supply continues to expand the breadth of convenient services by not only supplying goods instrumental to gyms, fitness centers and professional sports teams, but to universities and Fortune 500 companies as well. Still family owned and operated, Fore Supply knows how to meet the needs of this unique and ever-evolving industry.

 800.543.5430    


Amy Brooks - fcpmustseeFull Circle Padding: Booth #617

Full Circle Padding has been a leader in the fitness industry for over 30 years, manufacturing replacement padding, cables, strength parts and quality fitness products. Full Circle Padding’s signature service, onsite replacement of fitness equipment pads, cables, grips and protective padding is available throughout the Northeast. Through the website you are able to order all your products at the same time, making ordering quick and easy.  Custom products such as pads, cables and protective padding are also available by using the measuring guides on the How to Order tab. 


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.18.41 AMGreen Series Fitness: Booth #835

Green Series Fitness. In an industry where four to six week lead times are the norm, service is slow and calls get routed to automated phone systems, Green Series Fitness is changing the game. With a large U.S. based inventory of equipment and parts, orders get shipped within 24 hours or the same day if needed. Phones are answered by knowledgeable representatives and warranty or service needs are handled quickly by experienced technicians. It’s this responsive reliability and commitment to excellence that has many industry insiders taking notice and driving Green Series Fitness to new heights.

 800.862.1509   


GYMVALET Image_02-26-16GymValet: Booth #1023

GymValet. Since 2006, the GymValet — holder for equipment sanitizing spray bottles and towels — has been helping campus recreation centers keep equipment clean and safe for use in the most convenient, economical and environmentally-friendly way. Putting GymValets on cardio and strength equipment is the best way to sanitize equipment surfaces. With GymValet’s unique velcro strap attachment, sanitizing supplies are at every exerciser’s fingertips. Your exercisers will appreciate the germ-spread-prevention GymValet-based equipment cleaning provides.

 216.378.4298   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.24.05 AMInnoSoft: Booth #417

InnoSoft Canada Inc. specializes in recreation management software. Their product, Fusion, helps facility operators manage recreation facilities. From membership management to checking out equipment and controlling access to facilities, Fusion is involved in each process. Fusion is an all-in-one solution that includes a full suite of point-of-sale, reporting and communication tools. Fusion’s online member portal is used by clients to offer course registrations, guest pass sales and facility bookings -— all from the convenience of their web browser or mobile device.

 888.510.3827    ____________________________________________________________________________________

LogoNavyKey Log Rolling: Booth #923

Key Log Rolling was founded by a family of world champion log rollers who are on a mission to share the exciting aquatic sport of log rolling. They created the synthetic, portable Key Log to replace traditional, heavy cedar logs, giving people access to the century-old sport. Through instructional materials, training workshops and program support, they are dedicated to helping recreational programs discover the fun, fitness and cultural traditions of log rolling.

 763.544.0047   


KwikGolf_LogoKwik Golf: Booth #334

Kwik Golf is the ultimate intramural program because it can be played as soccer, Frisbee, or golf. Use the app to keep score, your stats are immediately transferred to our virtual world leader board so you can compete in real time against your rival university, or with teams around the world. The first Kwik Golf World Championship will be held in late October of 2016.

 215.833.3359  


Li List Industries IncList Industries: Booth #931

List Industries has earned its slogan as America’s Most Complete Locker Line by offering the largest selection of locker styles, materials, sizes, colors and functionality, all while maintaining high standards of quality, customer service, packaging and on time delivery. List Industries offers metal, wood and plastic lockers, designed to serve the locker needs of any facility from health and sports clubs to schools and universities to professional sports arenas and stadiums.

 800.776.1342  


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.31.36 AMMatrix: Booth #600

Matrix is among the world’s premier commercial fitness brands. With a comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products offered throughout 24 subsidiaries worldwide, Matrix continues to push the boundaries of fitness. Matrix is the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech Co Ltd. (JHT), one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world. With 40 years of experience, JHT has the intellectual resources necessary to produce the most technologically advanced equipment on the market and the economies of scale needed to deliver the best value possible.

 866.693.4863   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.34.31 AMNETA: Booth #619

ETA. Creating Healthy Careers. NETA opens the door to fitness careers and unlocks professional potential. NETA, National Exercise Trainers Association, has been certifying and training fitness professionals for nearly 40 years. NETA offers NCCA Accredited Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Certifications. In addition, NSCA offers specialty certifications in barre, indoor cycling, kettlebell, Pilates, senior fitness, wellness coaching and yoga. NETA is a CEC provider for most certifications. Workshops are conveniently located all across the U.S.

 800.237.6242   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.37.37 AMNSCA: Booth #322

NSCA. The NSCA is an educational nonprofit association committed to supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its application to improve athletic performance and fitness. As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, the NSCA has been committed to bridging the gap between science and application since 1978. The NSCA offers four distinguished certifications, including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), which were the first of their kind to be nationally-accredited.

 800.815.6826  


Tina Nibbe - must see companiesOctane Fitness: Booth #910

Octane Fitness. As the only commercial fitness equipment manufacturer in the world dedicated exclusively to zero-impact training, Octane Fitness is defined by its innovative breakthroughs in this competitive industry. The company offers a full collection of traditional standing ellipticals, recumbent ellipticals, lateral ellipticals with the LateralX, optimized cross training with the XT-One that does it all and reinvented running with the Zero Runner. Check out the exciting new product at the NIRSA show for another incredible way to fuel your students.

 888.OCTANE4   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.46.03 AMPlayyOn: Booth #1135

PlayyOn enables sport teams to go mobile by providing a platform for recreational sports competition and camaraderie that is easy to use, mobile and free. PlayyOn addresses the frustration the sports community has today with the fragmented experience of finding, evaluating and managing sports related information. PlayyOn is an all-in-one platform that makes communications more effective, improves operational efficiency and connects the sports community. Designed for college club sport teams, youth competitive traveling clubs, adult recreational leagues and high school athletic departments.

 650.906.0828  


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 10.05.24 AMPridewear: Booth #933

PRIDEWEAR LLC brings excitement and style to campuses with a customized, high performance athletic apparel line featuring Under Armour. allows students and recreation staff to customize high-quality athletic apparel for the activities they passionately participate. PRIDEWEAR gives students the opportunity to become PRIDEWEAR Ambassadors, where they earn free Under Armour apparel as well as gain marketing and program management experience. PRIDEWEAR online stores include, and PRIDEWEAR online stores feature Under Armour apparel and gear at special savings.

 888.535.8960   


TexonTowel_3x3_300dpi (1)Texan Athletic Towel: Booth #625

Texon Towel and Supply is the nation’s trusted supplier of towels for athletics, recreation departments and military MWR. Texon carries a full line of colored, white and center-stripe towels in all sizes and weights. Now offering Gym Wipes from 2XL at wholesale pricing. Texon Towel and Supply also offers laundry carts, mesh bags and laundry straps.

 800.328.3966   


Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 9.51.16 AMUpace: Booth #1124

upace is a mobile and web-based platform enabling university fitness centers to improve the efficiency of their operations. The software applies data and analytics to improve student engagement through mobile apps, measure participation and develop targeted plans and strategies. The upace app, available in the Apple and Google Play stores and via a web-based application, allows direct communication and updates to your members instantly. The customizable web-administration portal gives you access to control the application while analyzing data at any time.

 215.630.7496   


3X3 AdvertisementZephyr Locks: Booth #324

Zephyr Lock. Building upon nearly 60 years of experience, Zephyr Lock manufactures the most complete line of locker locks in the industry. With a catalog that ranges from padlocks and built-in combination and key locks, all the way through fully programmable electronic RFID locks, Zephyr Lock has an ideal solution for virtually all applications. Founded on the highest level of customer service and industry knowledge, Zephyr Lock can ensure the best lock is selected for your locker projects.

 866.937.4971   

Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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