| Comments (4)
With women as the fastest growing segment of golfers, it is even more important than ever to have enough restroom facilities to support the growing demand. Whether it is the professional circuit or just the casual player, women are flocking to golf in droves. What a great thing for the world of golf! As we head into another great golf season let’s take a look at all the reasons women have been picking up the sport. For Business Golf has long been a place to get to know new clients, network, and grow relationships outside the office. Women are starting to tap into this great opportunity to raise their professional worth. For Socializing A few hours outside are a great way to catch up with friends and even make new ones. Women can get to know their male friends or simply enjoy an all-girls day out on the links. For Fitness Golf is a great way to stay in shape while doing something fun. It takes a fair amount of core strength and endurance to survive 18 holes of golf. With the many reasons for women joining the sport it is important to have facilities to accommodate them. While only male restroom trailers out on the course would have been fine 10 years ago, now it just won’t do. As a golf course it is important to understand this changing trend and adapt to it accordingly. Portable Restroom Trailers just received our new Single Unit Portable Pods that are perfect for golf courses. They are air conditioned units that are still very easy to move in case of a storm or an event that needs a different layout. Being able to change the restroom trailer layout at any time is a very useful and unique ability [on a golf course. That is becoming the trend among golf courses as more of them are leaning towards the benefit.
Sporting Events | Comments (4)
The 2013 Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday, May 4. It is a longstanding, prestigious, historical event that was started in 1875, almost 138 years ago. It is known to us as “the fastest two minutes in sports”, or the “Run for the Roses”, since the winner gets a blanket of roses draped over them at the finish line. For horses and jockeys it is the culmination of a career full of hard work and training, as well as the most prestigious race of a lifetime. For spectators, it is a tradition filled with parties, food, drinks, and some of the most elaborate hats and clothes, worn by those looking to be seen. And although the extravagant seats of “Millionaire’s Row” are the most coveted, they are usually reserved by the rich, famous, and those who have connections. In this case, it’s not what you know, but who you know. While the Kentucky Derby is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable events to attend, this year will most assuredly have a different feeling to it since the security will, without a doubt, be tighter and more prevalent. As far as new security measures go, all entering spectators will be subject to an electronic scan, and any diaper bags or purses (of allowable size) are subject to a search. So it is advised that you arrive earlier than planned to accommodate these new safety and search procedures. There are other changes to policies and procedures that you should be aware of before making your way to the races, such as allowable camera types, coolers, and refreshment. Portable Restroom Trailers attends many large events so we understand this new need for heightened security. But we also understand that peace of mind for the guests is just as important. That’s why we suggest an “attendant package” to go with your portable restroom. This will provide a bathroom attendant who will stay with the mobile restroom to monitor, service, and supervise the fac... More
Sporting Events | Comments (8)
While not at the Boston Marathon this year, we have been in the past and have witnessed the immense strength of the city of Boston. In lieu of the tragedy that occurred this week, Portable Restroom Trailers expresses our deepest sympathy for loved ones of those that lost lives, and our greatest gratitude for those who helped others that were hurt and in need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Boston... Stay strong and never stop running!
Sporting Events | Comments (3)
This year’s Super Bowl saw an even greater increase in female viewers than ever before. With nearly 50% of viewers being women, sporting events such as football and NASCAR races aren’t just for men anymore. Women are immersing themselves in the sport, whether it’ going to the game clad in team apparel, or planning a mega tailgating party. Tailgating is one area where this change has been seen. Tailgaters are creating more elaborate set-ups and food to make their whole group comfortable for the big game. We’ve talked about the growth of home gating. People want to celebrate the game without leaving the comforts of their home, so the comforts need to be brought to them. Additionally, races and walks is another area that has seen an increase in female participation. More women have been participating in marathons, run/walks for causes, and cross-state bike rides. Women's Health reports that the number of people who've finished a half-marathon has more than tripled since 2000, and a whopping 59 percent of finishers are women. What event planners can learn from this new trend is to prepare for an increase in the need for women’s facilities. A better stocked and higher quality bathroom is a must for all events now.- why? Schools that host sporting events are now realizing this and are starting to offer better restrooms for their female spectators. They understand the importance of making everyone comfortable, and providing higher quality and more modern facilities in the hopes that spectators will be impressed and want to come back next time. As we enter the season of spring sports, we look forward to seeing all the sports become more populated by women. Due to the growth of women in sports, event planners should look for an increase in the requests to provide the best restrooms available to make their event spectacular. Whether participating or viewing, women’s increased involvement in sports is sure to improve t... More
Sporting Events | Comments (2)
Tailgating can be a great experience. It’s exciting, competitive, and fun. But what happens when you can’t or don’t want to go to the game? You bring it home! It’s the newest trend called Homegating. Homegating is essentially the new tailgating. It’s bringing the tailgating party into your home for a more personal experience. In the past, tailgaters have been mostly men, but today it’s a growing trend among women. Statistics say that 44% of the NFL fan base is now women. Women are getting more involved in spectator sports, above and beyond just watching games. The NFL has recognized this new trend, and in conjunction with Holly Robinson Peete whose husband is an ex NFL player, has created a line of Homegating tools and accessories with team logos, that likely appeal to women. The idea is to make Homegating a family oriented event for everyone to be involved in while still watching and cheering for your favorite team. From apparel, to decorations, to food, the options are endless! This trend has quickly caught on amongst families because it is a cleaner, safer, and more economical option to traditional tailgating. Should you choose to host a Homegating party, depending on how many football fanatics you plan on having in your home, you might consider renting a small restroom trailer for two reasons: 1.) to avoid everyone wandering through your home trying to find a bathroom, and 2.) to avoid wreaking havoc on your septic system. A portable bathroom might just be a safer, more practical option for your home. While accommodating multiple guests, it won’t break the budget, you can decorate it accordingly, and it may even catapult you to the top of the “Best Homegating Party” list. Happy Homegating!
Sporting Events | Comments (4)
Have you ever seen a decorated porta potty rolling down the street?? For most of us, the answer is “no” and even the idea is outrageous. But to the residents of Iowa, the experience is not unusual. Every year at the Iowa State Fair there is a competition that involves portable toilets and decorations…it’s called the Outhouse Races. In order to race, you must customize and create your own “outhouse”. It has to have a half door, resembling a real outhouse, and must have a toilet seat over the “throne hole” for the rider. Each team must include four people, a team captain, two to push, and one to ride/steer. Not only is it a race, but it’s an obstacle race! There are two obstacles that the team and portable potty must encounter and successfully maneuver through to get to the finish line. Once all the teams have competed, awards are given to the first, second, third place teams, as well as to the team with the best house. As crazy as this event sounds, it seems like one of the most entertaining and amusing competitions to watch, and probably even more hysterical for those participating! Who knew?!? There are so many more uses for portable toilets than just the “normal” practical purposes!