Must See Companies of NIRSA 2017

In February 2017, the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo takes place in National Harbor, Maryland. 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 #423 and say hello to Campus Rec Magazine! 


AacerSports_Logo_FNLAacer Flooring: Booth #512

Aacer. Aacer Sports Flooring 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 in their Peshtigo, Wisconsin facility. Visit Booth #512 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 #832

ADIDAS. adidas Terrex is the athletic brand in the outdoors. 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. Check out their Partnership Program, which gives each school a $350 credit towards screening/embroidery costs per season.

 310.254.0353    


EPX_aktiv-solutions-620x400Aktiv Solutions: Booth #1125

Aktiv Solutions designs dynamic training areas for recreation centers. Aktiv creates inspiring and engaging spaces by integrating the principles of functional fitness with our technical expertise of functional design. Aktiv Solutions crafts energizing and balanced operational solutions to accommodate today’s dynamic training trends.

 310. 559.9949 


img_company-profile_Alvarado_CMYKAlvarado: Booth #801

Alvarado’s turnstiles and gates are designed to integrate with club management software and automate the member check-in process. Alvarado’s solutions are proven in the field with hundreds of campus recreation installations. Alvarado offers state-of-the-art solutions that provide the very latest in detection and operational technology. Alvarado’s products integrate with virtually every membership software, as well as any card or biometric reader technology.

800.423.4143  


BoonEdam-logo-cmykBoon Edam: Booth #404

Boon Edam is a 140-year-old physical security entrance provider that has equipped colleges and universities around the globe with turnstile solutions designed to protect a school’s most important assets: students and staff. Turnstiles are a physical deterrent that prevent visitors from slipping in unnoticed, and they are capable of handling peak traffic flows, reducing the burden on reception staff for a more effective way of monitoring students, staff and visitors.



Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 2.57.37 PMCannonDesign: Booth #731

The CannonDesign Campus Recreation & Sports team combines its strong track record of creating facilities that meet the needs of both casual fitness enthusiasts and premier athletes with a remarkable passion for health and wellness. Equipped with a full suite of services from master planning to architecture, engineering and environmental graphics, our team is committed to delivering valuable and successful recreation spaces for students, campus communities and universities at large.

 617.742.5440 


Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 3.08.19 PMEcore Athletic: Booth #307

This collection of products is designed to provide surfacing for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages to do what they love longer. Harvesting the unique power from a myriad of waste streams, Ecore creates products that align substantial force reduction with a balanced amount of energy return to create dynamic surfaces that are catered to the individual and the application. Ecore Athletic offers the right surface for virtually every fitness application.



Octagon_T1_D4J_4903Escape Fitness: Booth #1013

Since 1998, Escape Fitness has built a reputation in more than 70 countries for designing exciting functional training experiences. Our passion shines through in our equipment’s innovative features with vibrant colors, our training spaces that motivate users to maximum performance, and our trainer education and innovative ready-to-go group training programs that bring equipment and training spaces to life. All engaging members for the long-term.

 614.706.4462


fitDEGREE -Must See-fitDEGREE: Booth #1014

fitDEGREE is your mobile app powered by a cloud-based admin platform. Give your students instant access to everything you have to offer at the touch of their fingertips, all while streamlining administrative duties. Group class registration, occupancy tracking, announcements with push notifications, statistical analysis, digital waivers and incident reports are just some of the ways we provide value. For a low monthly fee, fitDEGREE can be branded and customized for your school.

 973.349.7899 


phenolic-cmykHollman: Booth #631

Hollman offers lockers and courts manufactured in Irving, Texas to carefully controlled quality standards. They are the only AWI Premium Certified locker manufacturer. For lockers, they offer limitless options in materials to match any decor including laminates, metcallics, glass and wood veneers. For courts, they offer full packages including walls, flooring and glass. Full turn-key installation is available with all products.



NEW IMAGEInnoSoft: Booth #815

InnoSoft is the leading provider of recreation management software to Campus Recreation departments. With a powerful, but intuitive desktop platform and a modern, responsive member portal, Fusion provides an extensive list of capabilities to both Campus Recreation managers and their customers. Stop by the InnoSoft booth to check out the company’s newest product additions, including FusionIM, the company’s fully-integrated league management system.



featuredMatrix Fitness: Booth #621

Matrix Fitness — a brand of Johnson Health Tech — is the industry’s fastest-growing manufacturer. A truly global company with 26 subsidiaries all over the world, Johnson Health Tech leverages a research and development team that incorporates insights from the best minds in the industry and produces the most technologically advanced equipment on the market. Visit the Matrix booth at NIRSA to see the launch of several new innovations.



Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 3.50.04 PMMicroFit: Booth #TBD

Since 1968, hundreds of colleges and universities have benefited by using a wide range of MicroFit products designed to evaluate, educate and track progress. The company recently introduced its MF-1215 treadmill to complete their total MicroFit FAS-2 System Fit-Lab concept. This affordable package fits nicely in a 12-foot by 12-foot area and is guaranteed to upgrade any recreation facility or academic setting wanting a total integrated approach to enhance their fitness/wellness assessment solutions.



PSU_IM copyMoody Nolan: Booth #1016

Moody Nolan’s Sports, Recreation and Student Focused Facilities Design Studio specializes in fresh, functional and efficient designs for new or renovated collegiate recreation facilities. Every project is an opportunity to rise above the norm and to move the design conversation to new places; to create spaces that are memorable not just for the moment, but forever. This vision of Responsive Architecture is continually recognized by our peers and clients.



Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 3.57.39 PMNSCA: Booth #TDB

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession. The NSCA offers four distinguished certifications, including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT®). The NSCA helps professionals grow in their careers through regional and national continuing education opportunities, research journals, career support and more.



featuredOctane Fitness: Booth #907

Octane introduced the xRide® recumbent elliptical, which burns more calories and uses more glutes than a recumbent bike. The unique LateralX® takes workouts in a new direction, with 10 varying planes of motion and greater hip abductor/adductor activity. The XT-One™ equips exercisers to walk, run, hike or climb – all on one machine. The innovative Zero Runner® delivers zero-impact running by replicating natural running strides without stressful impact.



Philips Lighting - Campus copyPhilips Lighting: Booth #340

As a global leader, Philips Lighting offers schools a range of state-of-the-art connected LED lighting systems that deliver more control, energy efficiency and cost savings than ever before. Additionally, LED systems can provide energy utilization data that campus leaders can use to meet stricter building codes and optimize energy savings. Create unforgettable, immersive lighting experiences with the various lighting solutions from Philips Lighting.



Screen Shot 2017-01-16 at 4.08.32 PMPower Systems : Booth #1007

Power Systems’ mission is to advance health, fitness and performance by being a resource to our customers. By creating new partnerships, updating products and providing educational programs, we strive to become a complete solution for you as you use fitness as a means to influence the world.



Pridegear Booth #TBD

Pridegear brings excitement and style to campuses with a customized, high performance athletic apparel line featuring Under Armour. Pridegear allows students and recreation staff to customize high-quality athletic apparel. Pridegear gives students the opportunity to become Pridegear Ambassadors, where they earn free Under Armour apparel as well as gain marketing and program management experience. Online stores include, and



Robbins PulasticRobbins Sports Surfaces: Booth #613

Pulastic by Robbins provides superior safety with the ultimate in shock absorption, seamless uniformity and optimal friction. Pulastic is a durable and stable floor system, with lasting beauty and color stability through permanent gameline bonding. The renewable wear surface can be professionally refurbished. Pulastic is perfect for multi-function facilities and provides superior strength by maintaining its performance under the everyday use of tables, chairs and bleachers.



Sasaki: Booth #712

With over 30 years of experience in sports design, Sasaki’s dedicated Athletics and Recreation Practice brings together the best of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, interior design, civil engineering, graphic design, place branding and data science. Sasaki’s work ranges from planning for the Olympic Games to the master planning of athletic districts to the design of new and renovated recreation centers. At every scale, Sasaki creates places that prove human potential.




Emily Harbourne was a previous editor for Campus Rec Magazine.

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