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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
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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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Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated ...
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Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at ...
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Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to ...
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Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the ...
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The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member ...
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The 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) begins today in Dallas, ...
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Are traditional gyms going to war with smart gyms?
CEO of Orbit4, Daniel Jones, says: “There’s no reason traditional gyms and smart gyms can’t live in harmony. With a little reorganisation and education, there’s a really bright future for all gyms.”
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
Precor has been a pioneer in delivering fitness experiences for commercial customers for more than ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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