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Less Activity Makes Sports Nutrition Products More Important


Sports nutrition products are ideal for vending machines located in gyms and leisure centres. But as an expert in this business, we know that we are not limited to places where people go to exercise.


Fight 'Al Desko Dining' with Nutritional Vending Machines


A new term has been coined to describe the unhealthy eating habits workers in the Western world are prone to. 'Al desko dining' refers to the practice of spending the day eating unhealthy foods at one's desk. And according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is a growing problem in a lot of places.


How Fitness Vending Can Help with New Year's Resolutions


 

Rather than stocking vending machines with biscuits and crisps, we offer healthier options ranging from protein bars to dried fruits. It gives people more options and allows them to achieve their goals. Some appreciate it; others don't care either way.

 


5 Strategies for Maximising Leisure Centre Vending


Here at Nutrivend, we talk a lot about how nutritional vending can benefit leisure centres. We explain how patrons of these establishments are already concerned about their health; how they tend to make healthier food choices to complement their exercise regimens. We want to use this post to go one step further.


Fitness Nutrition After the Festive Period


Nutrivend is proud to be a company promoting fitness nutrition 12 months of the year. Having said that, we understand that people tend to take a break from healthy eating during Christmas. That is both normal and completely acceptable. But at some point, unhealthy eating takes its toll. At some point following the festive period, the piper has to be paid.


Using Vending Psychology to Improve Nutrition


We are not afraid to acknowledge that Nutrivend is both a business and an opportunity to help promote better nutrition. In fact, our nutritional vending machines are all about giving people healthier choices. So how do we reconcile the need to pursue sound business practices and a desire to improve nutrition? By taking advantage of the psychology of vending.


Let's Talk Leisure Centre Vending


In recent months, we have noticed a lot of new stories relating to local leisure centres throughout England. For example, one leisure centre in Hertfordshire made the news by offering a free day of workouts in October. Another was profiled for a contest offering a free, 30-day membership to the winner. This is all great news if you are a supporter of leisure centres, as we are. But we would like to expand the topic by talking about leisure centre vending.


Vending Machine Choices Really Do Make a Difference


We often find ourselves explaining to potential new customers the benefits of placing healthy vending machines in their facilities. Understandably, customers who have never before considered healthy vending are prone to believing that what you actually sell in a vending machine doesn't really matter. But it does. Vending machine choices really do make a difference.


Are Healthy Vending Machines Impressing Hospital Visitors?


Two hospitals operated by the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust recently installed healthy vending machines intended to give visitors additional options to go along with less healthy vending and the fresh foods normally available in the hospitals' canteens. So how has it gone? Are hospital visitors impressed with the new vending machines? In a word, no.


Euromonitor: Protein Products Driving Sport Nutrition


Nutrivend keeps an eye on consumer trends to guarantee that our sport nutrition vending machines carry the kinds of products consumers want. So we are not surprised by a recent Euromonitor report showing that protein products are driving the growth in sport nutrition around the world.


Gym Vending Machines Not So Strange After All


We have been in the business of nutritional vending long enough to know that people still have a hard time with the idea of gym vending machines dispensing things like energy drinks, power bars, and functional foods. We get the fact that people still equate vending with things like chocolate bars and crisps. But still, it would be nice to know that what we do has become mainstream.


Good News: Sport Nutrition Is Big for Footballers


News that a major sport nutrition products manufacturer has signed deals with six major football clubs is good news for those of us in the sport nutrition vending industry. Why? Because football sells. Actually, sports in general are good for our business from a marketing standpoint. It's actually quite understandable when you step back and think about it.


Leisure Centre Vending in the Wellness Era


What does the leisure centre in your local area look like? If you have things like a swimming pool, squash courts, and pitches for football, your local centre is fairly typical. If you are fortunate enough to live near a leisure centre that includes a wellness spa, rest assured that your local facility is on the cutting edge.


Nutritional Vending Machines and the PHRD Pledge


Between 2010 and 2015, the government published a number of initiatives aimed at improving the public health, including the Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD). A big part of the PHRD is encouraging employers to pledge to make staff food options more healthy. To date, fewer than 200 companies have signed on with the pledge. We want to help change that with our nutritional vending machines.


Sports Nutrition Distributors Can Promote Performance Nutrition


There is sub-speciality of sports nutrition known as performance nutrition. In basic terms, it is a way of approaching nutrition in order to maximise performance. Performance nutrition is practised by professional athletes, dancers, and others who rely on optimal health and physical ability to do what they do.


Fitness Nutrition and the Fickle Consumer


What would you say if we told you that the Atkins diet was back? Well it is, sort of. One of the latest crazes in the diet world is the keto diet, a diet that follows the same basic principles as Atkins but with an emphasis on replacing carbohydrates with specific kinds of fats. It is a diet that might appeal to the same kinds of customers we target for fitness nutrition.


Tips for Maximising Sport Nutrition Solutions


Not too long ago, we published a blog post with helpful tips for maximising vending machine sales. Those tips included things such as placing vending machines in strategic locations and keeping the machines clean. Now we want to take that line of thinking one step further to address sport nutrition solutions as a whole.


Can Dairy Products Be Part of Sport Nutrition?


Here at Nutrivend, we are always looking for innovative ways to combine sport nutrition and vending. One of the more recent stories we came across detailed a Dairy Council student award established four years ago to encourage young people to come up with new ways to use dairy products in the sport nutrition arena.


Combat 'Work Fat' with Nutritional Vending Machines


 

According to a recent survey conducted by the CareerBuilder website, 25% of the more than 3,400 respondents admitted putting on more than 10 pounds since starting their current jobs. A total of 56% admitted to being overweight.

 


Annual Vending Census Supports Healthy Vending Machines


We admit that selling clients on healthy vending machines is sometimes a tough ask. Unfortunately, we have this cultural understanding of vending as being mostly unhealthy foods like chocolate bars, crisps, and sugary drinks that we all know are not good for us. It can be tough to associate the typical vending machine with healthy foods.


When Fitness Vending and Impulse Sales Collide


Anyone who has successfully engaged in the vending business for more than a few years fully understands that what we do is firmly rooted in impulse sales. As a company involved in fitness vending, we are working with the same dynamic despite focusing on healthy alternatives to less healthy foods.


Would Timers Help Leisure Centre Vending?


Scientists in the US have come up with some surprising data regarding vending machine habits and how people can be encouraged to make healthier choices. The research has also prompted an interesting question: should timers be placed on vending machines in order to help people avoid purchasing unhealthy foods?


Sport Nutrition Vending Taps into the Convenience Mindset


When we first got involved in sport nutrition vending some five years ago, the idea of stocking vending machines with the kinds of healthy foods sport-minded individuals would consume was virtually unheard of.


Specialist Sport Nutrition


This is the time of year when an increasing number of people are taking up sports and exercise. People want to get fitter and healthier - and often their goal is to lose excess weight and shape up.


10 Facts About Sports Nutrition


You’ve probably spotted Nutrivend’s sports nutrition products and convenient gym vending solutions in health and leisure centres around the UK, and you probably have a good grasp of why it is so important to watch what you eat but here are some facts you should know..


Why Choose Our Fitness Nutrition Solution?


We're familiar with seeing vending machines in sports centres, swimming pools and gyms. In fact, according to the European Vending Association, there are thought to be about 3.8 million machines across Europe with a turnover of around £9.5 billion.


Nutrivend, A Sports Nutrition Distributor


When it comes to nutritionally-balanced and protein-packed snacks on-the-go, Nutrivend are really changing the game. Having shared their enthusiasm for health and fitness throughout the UK’s pools, gyms and leisure centres since 2012, they have become the fastest-growing sports nutrition distributor and, they don’t plan to stop now!


Nutritional Sports Products May Lessen GP Visits


At Nutrivend we want to help gyms, leisure centres, sports grounds and swimming pool management to offer the best nutrition to their clients. We all know the importance of an effective diet working with regular exercise to maximise health levels but the theory doesn’t always turn in to practice.


Why You Need Nutritional Vending Machines


The team at Nutrivend appreciates the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise. We actively encourage gym owners to learn about our nutritional vending machines so that they can offer their clients the best sports nutrition products on the market. This delivers maximum benefits to clients.


Powerhouse Sports Nutrition Products


At Nutrivend we are always keen to see new developments in sports nutrition and to tell you about them. You can be sure that we only feature the best ideas and products.

Sports nutrition products help exercisers before, during and after activities.