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Don’t Sweat It: Hutchinson keeps members cool at The Edge Fitness Clubs

Fitness enthusiasts working up a sweat at one of The Edge Fitness Clubs in New Jersey will be cool and comfortable during their workouts thanks to Hutchinson, a leading energy/mechanical services contractor. The Connecticut-based The Edge Fitness Clubs recently made its debut into the Philadelphia market as part of its overall expansion, and turned to Hutchinson for its expert recommendations/designs. Hutchinson is managing the mechanical interior fit ups with “The Legacy Companies” for all of The Edge Fitness Clubs’ new locations in NJ, including Washington Twp., Deptford Twp., Cherry Hill (Corporate HQ), Delran Twp. as well as Somerton, PA. The Edge Fitness Clubs, which uses Hutchinson’s service for more than 20 of its fitness clubs, has peace of mind knowing that Hutchinson’s large workforce can service all fitness centers simultaneously. Throughout its 30-year history, The Edge Fitness Clubs has earned a reputation as a premium health club with an abundance of amenities, designed to offer something for everyone at every fitness level – at a reasonable price. With the most advanced and modern equipment, a large turf and sprint area, cutting-edge individual and group training and amenities (including a women's-only area, Edge Strong team training, Edge Kids programming, vast array of free weights and machines, saunas, tanning, massage, Edge Café and Edge Cinema). Personal training, small group training, and group exercise classes like total body conditioning, kickboxing, spinning, Zumba, yoga, boot camp, and more are also offered. “Temperature control, proper air flow and ventilation are key to keeping our members comfortable in our fitness facilities – from our workout area, to our fitness classrooms and our locker rooms,” said Don Riccio, construction manager, president and founder of Legacy Cos., who was hand-picked by the owners from The Edge Fitness Clubs to oversee the design and construction of every facility from DE to CT. “Hutchinson is a valuable partner; they provided solid recommendations, did exceptional work and worked within our budget.” Hutchinson’s work includes installation and design of the duct systems, registers and new high- efficiency exterior rooftop units. In addition, Hutchinson set up a high-end Wi-Fi temperature control system for all locations to enable The Edge Fitness Center’s corporate HQ to manage and control the temperature for each room from their home base. Through this remote system, Hutchinson’s service team is alerted immediately once there is an alarm causing temperatures to rise or fall in any room. A technician is then dispatched through a mobile app. To ensure the proper temperature and optimal comfort level in various parts of the club, The Edge Fitness Centers takes extra measures by outfitting each fitness center with 14-16 high efficiency HVAC units. “Hutchinson consistently offers value engineering to help keep project costs down. It offers new innovative ideas for our consideration, and most importantly they have the manpower to be able to get in and out of these jobs efficiently,” said Riccio. The Edge Fitness Clubs has also retained Hutchinson to handle the service and maintenance on all RTU’s for the next five years under a full (parts & labor) warranty program. The clubs will receive Hutchinson’s expert service and keep their investments running at optimal performance as well as maximizing the life expectancy with fewer service calls.

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