Filtrine Drinking Fountains and Bottle Filling Stations Installed to Cut Down on Disposable Water Bottles
High drinking fountain use and water consumption is inevitable in any fitness center. Multiple classes being held at the same time results in gym drinking fountains being heavily taxed during “peak demand” times (i.e. when one class gets out and another starts). If water is not supplied on site, the facility will be drowning in a sea of disposable plastic bottles. Equinox fitness clubs were some of the first to start specifying Filtrine chillers, fountains, and bottle fillers in their facilities to ensure all of their members had access to great-tasting chilled water. Shortly after merging with Equinox, another high end gym chain, SoulCycle, added Filtrine equipment to their architectural plans before adding a significant number of new locations on the West Coast.
Working with the Equinox/SoulCycle teams, Filtrine proposed two Model B103 water bottle filling stations (also known as Hydration Stations) with two free standing Model ES-2-RF-FS (no pump) chiller/purifiers for a New York City location. The bottle filling stations were the first to sport the new “SoulCycle White” powder-coated exterior, contrasting with the stainless steel interior and “filtered water” in gray above the bottle filler.
SoulCycle was happy with the new look of the bottle filling station and the quality of the water so went to Filtrine for their next New York location. This time they specified a Model FCC-B103 bottle filling station combination bottle filler/chiller/purifier. As they looked to expand to the West Coast, SoulCycle worked with Filtrine to come up with the models they thought would work the best as gym drinking water fountains. For the California locations, the team decided on the Model FC-90MOD-HL combination drinking fountains/bottle fillers and the Model FC-B103 water bottle filling stations with a chiller and purifier. Branding was important to them so they stayed with the “Soulcycle White” powder-coating and design of these fixtures. It supports the unique aesthetics of SoulCycle’s fitness brand and contributes to a clean modern look.
Additionally Filtrine’s drinking water chillers have two gallons of stored, chilled water available at all times. While the industry standard calls for much less storage, it is important to SoulCycle to have enough capacity to satisfy their gym members’ needs. The units SoulCycle specified included the Filtrine Taste Master® purifier for better tasting water which helps to encourage the use of reusable water bottles.
For more information on Filtrine’s equipment designed to work in fitness centers and for other high demand applications, fill out the Drinking Water Product Request a Quote Form or contact your local Filtrine Drinking Water Representative.
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