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O'Rourke, Bryan K. M.B.A.

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2010 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - pp 29-32
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181cff236

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: • By reviewing this article, wellness professionals will learn best practices to use when evaluating equipment and other investments for facilities. The article also addresses key industry trends and interviews various industry leaders as it pertains to trends and practices.

Investing in new equipment that keeps a facility functional and competitive is critical. Interviews with knowledgeable professionals and a combination of surveys, research, and best practices identifies four key disciplines to adopt when making your next purchasing decisions.

Bryan K. O'Rourke, M.B.A., is a contract executive, consultant, author, speaker, and principal with the firms Integerus, LLC, and Fitmarc, a U.S. distributor for Les Mills. He has worked in the fitness and wellness industries for more than a decade and has served in various leadership roles in a variety of industries both domestically and internationally. His previous accomplishments include growing global brands in the food service, nutraceutical, technology, and fitness and wellness industries. To learn more, visit

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