When determining which fitness equipment supplier to choose, Recreational Sports at the University of Michigan (U-M) turned to its student body. After some discussion, the students selected SportsArt as a vendor.
“A group on the engineering student government’s sustainability committee were very interested in this project and expanding awareness of the campus’s sustainability goals,” said David Siegle, the senior assistant director of the Intramural Sports Building (IMSB) Facility Operations and Student Engagement. “The student group researched a variety of companies and chose SportsArt for an initial trial of equipment to use at the IMSB.”
The installation took place toward the end of 2021. Siegle said the department has seen a positive reaction from the campus since. As such, he shared more detail below on U-M’s collaboration with SportsArt.
Campus Rec Magazine: What are the benefits to your rec center as a result of this partnership?
David Siegle: Immediately upon installation of a treadmill and bike, the equipment was highly popular with the student population. This demonstrated there is demand for this type of product in our facilities. We strive to offer a variety of equipment that meets the wide interest of our users.
CRM: Have you been pleasantly surprised by working with SportsArt in any way?
DS: Yes. The service and communication have been wonderful. The delivery and installation time has been quick and efficient, which has been a pleasant surprise in this period of supply chain issues
CRM: What else can you tell other campus rec center professionals about the benefits of working with SportsArt?
DS: Sustainability is a topic on all of our campuses, and the technology is improving every year. If it’s been a while since you have looked at this type of equipment, take a look at what SportsArt has to offer. They have options that will benefit your customers and make a positive impact on your energy usage.
For more information, visit gosportsart.com.