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fitness-kit.net: Product innovations

Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness

By Lauren Heath-Jones, Leisure Media | Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 10
Pulse AirBike a test of ‘mental and physical strength’, says Ben Steadman
Ben Steadman

Pulse Fitness is set to expand its portfolio of cardio equipment with the launch of its new model, the AirBike.

Designed to utilise air resistance technology, the bike offers a cardiovascular CrossFit-style workout. Unlike traditional exercise bike offerings, the AirBike has handles that move as the user pedals, providing a dual action that incorporates the entire body.

Similar to an air rowing machine, the AirBike creates resistance through a large flywheel which generates more resistance the harder the user works. It also features a 7-inch LCD console with advanced controls that offer 12 preset training programme options, as well as a manual training mode.

Ben Steadman, business development director at Pulse Fitness, says: “The AirBike is a serious workout due to the fact that resistance is regulated by effort, meaning the harder you work, the more resistance is created. Used at high intensity, it’s a real test of mental and physical strength.”

"Our AirBike has already proven to be highly popular with the MOD" - Ben Steadman

“Our AirBike has already proven to be highly popular with the MoD thanks to its robust design and technology and we look forward to launching this product into the wider fitness market.”

The bike has a low carbon footprint, as it doesn’t consume any electricity and is fully adjustable, portable and low maintenance, making it ideal for use on the gym floor and at home.

fitness-kit.net keyword: PULSE

The AirBike creates more resistance, the harder the user works
Fisikal enables operators to focus on front-of-house delivery, says Rob Lander
Rob Lander

Fitness technology company, Fsikal, has developed a new digital business management solution for personal trainers and studio operators.

Available via a monthly subscription service, with prices starting from £75 per month, the platform offers a range of features, including client engagement, payment solutions, financial status reports, real-time booking and member assessment, to support operators with the day-to-day running of their business. Feedback on business performance is also available via the system.

In addition, Fisikal offers a free-to-download member app, which enables them to manage their bookings, make purchases, manage payments and access a library of fitness content.

"This solution puts an end to paper-based records" - Rob Lander

Rob Lander, Fisikal CEO, says: “This puts an end to paper records and hours of manual data collation.

“The platform is like having an accountant, operations manager and client services officer on hand 24/7, all working to improve business efficiencies and enhance the customer experience, but at a fraction of the cost.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: FISIKAL

The solution assists with member engagement
FunXtion’s Online Coaching Tool offers ‘results-focused support’, says Ernst De Neef
Ernst De Neef

FunXtion has created a new online platform for personal trainers.

Called the Online Coaching Tool, the platform is designed to enable PTs to work more effectively by increasing their contact time with their clients.

The platform offers high-quality content and personalised advice that can be tailored to members’ goals. Using the platform, trainers can monitor clients’ progress, adapt their training plans to ensure progress and keep members engaged by identifying areas of improvement and offering support.

Other features include a chat function, allowing for 24/7 connectivity, as well as a training plan editor, which enables trainers to manage, edit and share training plans to groups and individual members. There’s also a recipe database.

Ernst De Neef, FunXtion CEO, says: “In this modern world, where connectivity is king, being able to stay in contact with your members 24/7 is a necessity and no longer an optional extra.”

"Being able to stay in contact with your members 24/7 is a necessity and no longer an optional extra" - Ernst De Neef

“With this tool, clubs can now deliver a superior service by providing more efficiency at a lower cost. Clients across all demographics are more demanding when it comes to their exercise experience. They want professional, personal support that’s affordable, results-focused and delivered digitally at their fingertips. This tool also provides an additional revenue stream, added value and is a strong retention tool.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: FUNXTION

Trainers can monitor clients’ progress using the platform
Vitapure BodyShake system generates extra revenue for gyms, says Ian Webb
Ian Webb

The Vitapure Drinks Company, creator of the Vitastream system, has developed BodyShake, a drinks machine that dispenses protein shakes.

Designed to complement the Vitastream system and create additional revenue streams for clubs, the BodyShake system offers low sugar, low calorie protein shakes in a number of different flavour options that users can mix to create their own customised shake.

The shakes are also free from fat, aspartame and sweetners, as well as allergens such as soy, wheat, eggs and milk.

The system, housed in a touchscreen unit, was developed to reduce the number of single-use drink bottles sold in gyms. It has a small footprint, needing just 1 sq m of space, and requires only a power supply, water supply and internet connection, enabling operators to track stock levels and solve any technical issues remotely.

"We wanted to help gyms and health clubs eliminate single-use plastic water and drinks bottles" - Ian Webb

Vitapure founder and MD Ian Webb said: “The beauty of this unique combined hydration and protein concept is that it helps gym members achieve their fitness goals and rewards forward-thinking gyms with additional revenue.”

“We wanted to help gyms and health clubs eliminate the use of single-use plastic water and drinks bottles. The touch screen operated Vitastream Drinks Station delivers a positive environmental message, reducing carbon footprint through removing the need for packaged drinks.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: VITAPURE

The machine dispenses a range of protein shakes
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features

fitness-kit.net: Product innovations

Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness

By Lauren Heath-Jones, Leisure Media | Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 10
Pulse AirBike a test of ‘mental and physical strength’, says Ben Steadman
Ben Steadman

Pulse Fitness is set to expand its portfolio of cardio equipment with the launch of its new model, the AirBike.

Designed to utilise air resistance technology, the bike offers a cardiovascular CrossFit-style workout. Unlike traditional exercise bike offerings, the AirBike has handles that move as the user pedals, providing a dual action that incorporates the entire body.

Similar to an air rowing machine, the AirBike creates resistance through a large flywheel which generates more resistance the harder the user works. It also features a 7-inch LCD console with advanced controls that offer 12 preset training programme options, as well as a manual training mode.

Ben Steadman, business development director at Pulse Fitness, says: “The AirBike is a serious workout due to the fact that resistance is regulated by effort, meaning the harder you work, the more resistance is created. Used at high intensity, it’s a real test of mental and physical strength.”

"Our AirBike has already proven to be highly popular with the MOD" - Ben Steadman

“Our AirBike has already proven to be highly popular with the MoD thanks to its robust design and technology and we look forward to launching this product into the wider fitness market.”

The bike has a low carbon footprint, as it doesn’t consume any electricity and is fully adjustable, portable and low maintenance, making it ideal for use on the gym floor and at home.

fitness-kit.net keyword: PULSE

The AirBike creates more resistance, the harder the user works
Fisikal enables operators to focus on front-of-house delivery, says Rob Lander
Rob Lander

Fitness technology company, Fsikal, has developed a new digital business management solution for personal trainers and studio operators.

Available via a monthly subscription service, with prices starting from £75 per month, the platform offers a range of features, including client engagement, payment solutions, financial status reports, real-time booking and member assessment, to support operators with the day-to-day running of their business. Feedback on business performance is also available via the system.

In addition, Fisikal offers a free-to-download member app, which enables them to manage their bookings, make purchases, manage payments and access a library of fitness content.

"This solution puts an end to paper-based records" - Rob Lander

Rob Lander, Fisikal CEO, says: “This puts an end to paper records and hours of manual data collation.

“The platform is like having an accountant, operations manager and client services officer on hand 24/7, all working to improve business efficiencies and enhance the customer experience, but at a fraction of the cost.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: FISIKAL

The solution assists with member engagement
FunXtion’s Online Coaching Tool offers ‘results-focused support’, says Ernst De Neef
Ernst De Neef

FunXtion has created a new online platform for personal trainers.

Called the Online Coaching Tool, the platform is designed to enable PTs to work more effectively by increasing their contact time with their clients.

The platform offers high-quality content and personalised advice that can be tailored to members’ goals. Using the platform, trainers can monitor clients’ progress, adapt their training plans to ensure progress and keep members engaged by identifying areas of improvement and offering support.

Other features include a chat function, allowing for 24/7 connectivity, as well as a training plan editor, which enables trainers to manage, edit and share training plans to groups and individual members. There’s also a recipe database.

Ernst De Neef, FunXtion CEO, says: “In this modern world, where connectivity is king, being able to stay in contact with your members 24/7 is a necessity and no longer an optional extra.”

"Being able to stay in contact with your members 24/7 is a necessity and no longer an optional extra" - Ernst De Neef

“With this tool, clubs can now deliver a superior service by providing more efficiency at a lower cost. Clients across all demographics are more demanding when it comes to their exercise experience. They want professional, personal support that’s affordable, results-focused and delivered digitally at their fingertips. This tool also provides an additional revenue stream, added value and is a strong retention tool.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: FUNXTION

Trainers can monitor clients’ progress using the platform
Vitapure BodyShake system generates extra revenue for gyms, says Ian Webb
Ian Webb

The Vitapure Drinks Company, creator of the Vitastream system, has developed BodyShake, a drinks machine that dispenses protein shakes.

Designed to complement the Vitastream system and create additional revenue streams for clubs, the BodyShake system offers low sugar, low calorie protein shakes in a number of different flavour options that users can mix to create their own customised shake.

The shakes are also free from fat, aspartame and sweetners, as well as allergens such as soy, wheat, eggs and milk.

The system, housed in a touchscreen unit, was developed to reduce the number of single-use drink bottles sold in gyms. It has a small footprint, needing just 1 sq m of space, and requires only a power supply, water supply and internet connection, enabling operators to track stock levels and solve any technical issues remotely.

"We wanted to help gyms and health clubs eliminate single-use plastic water and drinks bottles" - Ian Webb

Vitapure founder and MD Ian Webb said: “The beauty of this unique combined hydration and protein concept is that it helps gym members achieve their fitness goals and rewards forward-thinking gyms with additional revenue.”

“We wanted to help gyms and health clubs eliminate the use of single-use plastic water and drinks bottles. The touch screen operated Vitastream Drinks Station delivers a positive environmental message, reducing carbon footprint through removing the need for packaged drinks.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: VITAPURE

The machine dispenses a range of protein shakes
Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
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Product Innovation: check out the latest product launches in health and fitness from Pulse, Fisikal and BLK BOX Fitness...
Pulse, Fisikal, BLK BOX Fitness,Pulse AirBike, Fsikal, digital business management solution, FunXtion, Online Coaching, Vitapure BodyShake
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Establishing new data and insight services and strengthening relationships with both government and the NHS ...
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: How wearables-driven gamification will boost your business
It’s a known fact that gamification is an effective method to make everyday activities and work more fun.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active to launch new exercise classes to reduce gender gap
As part of their work to break down the barriers that deter women and girls from participating in sport and physical activity, Everyone Active has teamed up with EMD UK to launch new exercise classes linked to the This Girl Can campaign.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: New partnership delivers swimming support to children with disabilities
A new partnership has been launched to provide inclusive swimming for children with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
Video Gallery
Sport Alliance GmbH
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical Company
Physical Company’s mission statement is ‘First for Fitness Solutions’ – a statement that reflects the ...
Company profiles
Company profile: UPTIVO S.r.l.
Uptivo makes workouts competitive and engaging while building a collaborative environment providing powerful tools to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Fitness equipment
A Panatta Sport Srl: Fitness equipment
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Runcorn
Halton Borough Council
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Diary dates
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Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
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Various, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
25-28 Oct 2022
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Diary dates
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Diary dates
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Diary dates
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