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Escape Fitness and Myzone partner to 'gamify' HIIT classes

Fitness equipment specialist Escape Fitness has teamed up with Myzone to add a tracking element to its Move It classes.

Move It is a functional HIIT programme for groups and has six specific zones – lift, move, function, core, run, and recovery – offering users a full-body workout.

Introducing Myzone's heart rate tracker to the mix means members will get instant feedback on their performances via their phone or a screen in the gym – and will add an element of gamification to Move It.

According to Rachel Young, Escape Fitness' head of training and programming, the partnership means that clubs can schedule Move It for their unique needs.

"Operators will have the ability to design performance specific workouts focusing on upper body, lower body or full body workouts, according to trends or seasonality.

"The level of creative customization this partnership provides is a competitive advantage as today’s tech-savvy exercisers expect novelty, community and challenge – and plus real-time feedback."

Both the 30-minute and 45-minute version of Move It/Myzone will work with or without an instructor as it can be streamed on-demand – ideal for unmanned facilities.

“Move It is one of our most popular programmes, already available in gyms worldwide," Young added.

"Trainers love it because it’s fun, appropriately intense, challenging and effective, yet safe."

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Fitness equipment specialist Escape Fitness has teamed up with Myzone to add a tracking element to its Move It classes.
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People
We’ll be opening our own fitness studios, offering a mixture of group and personal training, and bringing our own consumer products to market via a new partnership with Moda Living
People
As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
People
The capitalist model may create wealth in the short term, but if it doesn’t address the broader issue of serving society, it risks losing its licence to operate. If inequality grows, that might force more difficult change
People
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
I think we’ll start to see more pay-as-you-go concepts, as they offer better value for money and flexibility. HIIT will stay popular and we will see more use of data in workouts to engage people
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You can do lots of great stuff, but find there are still large numbers of people who don’t engage. If you can start to understand why, then you’re onto something
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I’ve always felt uncomfortable with the idea that membership of a full-service club might cost £60 a month, but a personal trainer will watch you do press-ups for an hour and also charge £60. One of those two numbers is wrong and I think the boutique industry will expose that
People
As long as people do the 30-minute circuit, twice a week, they are guaranteed results, and that’s a simple message to get across
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