Monthly Archives: July 2014

Educational Training (2014.08.14)

Time: Aug. 14th, 2014 (14:00 – 17:00)

Venue: Blue Conference Room (3rd Floor), Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute

Address: No.11, Gongyequ 8th Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City 407, Taiwan

Lecturer: Mr. Sam Liu

For more details, please contact Ms. Yang  Tel:02-25941864#18 /


13:30~14:00 Registration

14:00~17:00 Definition of Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) / Three elements of SOP / Common SOP Forms


Workshop on industrial innovation (2014.08.06)

Workshop on industrial innovation

Time: Aug. 6th, 2014  (14:00 – 17:30)

Venue: Blue Conference Room (3rd Floor), Footwear & Recreation Technology Research Institute

Address: No.11, Gongyequ 8th Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung City 407, Taiwan

For more details, please feel free to contact: Ms. Yang  Tel: 02-25941864#18 /


SFIA opposes D.C. Gym Tax

SFIA Opposes D.C. Gym Tax
SportsOneSource Media     Posted: 6/25/2014

Washington D.C. City Council members approved a city sales tax on gym memberships and yoga classes for the first time earlier this week in a 9-4 vote among the council’s 13 members. D.C.-area based Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), has strongly opposed the tax as the association views it as a barrier to physical activity.

“At a time when preventable chronic diseases are on the rise due to sedentary lifestyles and obesity, it is unfortunate the D.C. Council decided to move forward on taxing healthy behavior,” said Bill Sells, SFIA Vice President of Government & Public Affairs.  “With healthcare costs continuing to climb at unprecedented rates, we should be incentivizing healthy behavior via increased physical activity, not charging those who are being proactive and responsible about their physical well-being.”

As part of the fiscal year 2015 budget, the 5.75 percent tax, also known as the “Yoga Tax” or “Wellness Tax” is projected to generate roughly $5 million yearly. An average gym membership would go from $70 a month to $74.

In a letter to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Mayor Vincent Gray publicly opposed the tax, “I do not support a tax on healthier living. Whatever modest amount of additional revenue we take in in the short term, we will end up paying far more in the long run if we tax fitness.”

“The World Health Organization reported that every $1 invested in physical activity in the U.S. will reduce future medical spending $3.20, by taxing health club memberships D.C. is in essence discouraging physical activity and will not realize the economic benefits it would from healthier, active residents,” concluded Sells.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post print edition featured an entire section dedicated to health and wellness, titled Health Beyond Health Care.

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Educational Training: Updated EU Standard of Treadmill (2014.07.25)


In 2013, the EU updated the old-version general standard of fitness equipment, EN 957-1: 2005 into EN ISO 20957-1: 2013, the latest version. Besides, this past April, the EU also added the original test standard of treadmill, EN 957-6: 2010 with A1: 2014. This added standard A1 will be included into the Harmonized Standard of Machinery Directive, 2006/42/EC. Thus, the A1 standard is also covered under the Machinery Directive. Therefore, treadmill manufacturers will need to add machinery risk evaluation in the technical documents.

TUV Rheinland Taiwan Ltd. will give all-around introduction and explanations about the updated information and the Machinery Directive. Welcome you all.

Outline :
■ EN ISO 20957-1: 2013
■ EN 957-6: 2010+ A1: 2014
■ CE Directives – Introduction
■ Machinery Directive – The report methods of risk evaluation

Lecturers :
Mr. Lee, Ying-ming Project Manager of Light Machinery and Metal Hardware Service
Mr. Liang, Zih-hao Manager of Light Machinery and Metal Hardware Service

Date: 2014-07-25  (09:30 – 17:00)
Venue: 52 Hotel in Taichung City Address: No 52, Jhong-Ming Rd., West Dist., Taichung City
Language: Chinese
Registration Fees: TSMA or S-Team member fees: NT$900- / non-member fees: NT$ 1000- ;
Contact: Mira Chen ( TEL:02-2172-7000#1197 /