Dispensing Enough Drinking Water at Fitness Clubs Can Be a Challenge
High water consumption is inevitable in any fitness center. Multiple classes being held at the same time results in drinking water equipment 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 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. 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.
Featured Filtrine Product
Filtrine’s Model FC-107-16-HL combines its classic high/low 107-16 fountain and a discrete, silent chiller/purifier in the wall below. Made in your choice of 16 gauge stainless steel or bronze, with 14 gauge support arms, the fountain features seamless double bowls. The chiller stores (2) gallons of chilled/purified water (serving a population of 100), and includes an innovative static condenser for a whisper-quiet operation.
Featured INDESTRUCT Product
Filtrine's free standing INDESTRUCT Model M-10-N military spec marine electric water cooler meets MIL-C-24166[C] specifications. The cooler's rugged 18 ga stainless steel cabinet is the heaviest duty in the industry. INDESTRUCT marine drinking water coolers have become the unit of choice for the world's largest navy fleets and shipbuilders. If the application requires water filtration, the Filtrine Taste Master® water purifier is an option. It removes chlorine, other tastes and odors along with rust, dirt or sediment.
For more information on any of these models, contact your Filtrine Representative today.
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