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Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 10
SIV chooses Precor
After a competitive tender process, Precor has been chosen by SIV to provide its Spinning® bikes and SPINPower® staff training to upgrade the offering at its leisure centres
Tim Hicks

With almost 14,000 members across its sites and Spinning® featuring as an integral day-to-day component in six out of the seven gyms, introducing the right bikes was paramount when Sheffield-based operator SIV was looking to make improvements.

Tim Hicks, head of health and wellbeing at SIV, says: “Several of our venues were at the point where the indoor bikes needed replacing. We wanted to take the opportunity to ensure any new bikes met the changing needs of our class offering and members.

“We looked into a number of different brands in detail and ultimately decided the Precor Spinner® Chrono bikes ticked all our boxes.”

New installations
The Trust installed Spinner® Chrono bikes across its sites. Instructors also underwent a two-day SPINPower® Programme Certification.

Hicks continues: “Our Spinning® programme is comprehensive and extremely popular, so it was important for us to provide members with bikes that would help them achieve their goals.

“We found the Spinner® Chrono bikes to be very smooth and the added capability of intervals, as well as the association with the world-renowned Spinning® brand, helped cement our decision.

"We looked into a number of different brands in detail and ultimately decided the Precor Spinner® Chrono bikes ticked all our boxes" - Tim Hicks, head of health and wellbeing, SIV

“The console also played an important part in the decision process, as we particularly wanted a multifunctional display, indicating power and RPM readings. We’ve already seen the impact it has on the way people train and the improvement in their fitness levels.”

The power of spinning
Bryony Winfrow, fitness manager at SIV, underwent a two-day bespoke SPINPower® training course, along with other SIV Spinning® instructors, to understand both the physics and the physical behind the watts: what power is, how it’s measured and why it’s important, the relationship between power, RPE, heart rate and cadence, how to determine baseline fitness markers and SPINPower® Training Zones, and how to lead fun and effective rides.

Winfrow explains: “The workshop was a great hit, as SPINPower® programming allows training data to be tracked by smartphone or transferred to leaderboards, helping to improve member training and the overall class experience. We’re actively looking to incorporate power training formally into classes. However, in the meantime, we’re utilising the skills obtained on the course.”

Precor’s Spinner® Chrono bikes are helping SIV members to improve their fitness levels
Fully connected
In June 2019, Eden Fitness, a premium private health club in the heart of Ealing Broadway, became the first site in the UK to install the new, fully-connected Matrix Fitness equipment
Noel Glenister

The install included the top-of-the-range Matrix 7xi cardio equipment, Ultra strength equipment with the connected intelligent training consoles, two of the new CXP Target Training Cycles and two versa cable machines.

Charlie Bourne, at Eden Fitness, comments: "Eden Fitness is a premium site and our members have come to expect connectivity in all aspects of their lives, including their fitness journey. Through the Matrix technology, we can now engage with members outside the four walls of the gym, integrate with third party apps and offer a more personalised service.

"We chose to work with Matrix to take our equipment offering up a level, to provide a fully connected experience for our members. The team were fantastic to work with and were able to install the new equipment in just one day, resulting in minimal disruption to our team and members."

Revolutionary new kit
The Matrix 7xi series is a revolutionary way to link members to stunning entertainment, social media, effective fitness tracking and brand-building communication from the club. It’s also an ingenious way to manage equipment to expedite maintenance and service, which maximises machine uptime.

With its intelligent training console, the Matrix Ultra strength series provides intuitive operation. The CXP Target Training Cycle has a distinctive target training touchscreen display that uses engaging graphics and vibrant colours to motivate riders, assess effort and keep everyone on track for their goals.

"With our fully connected cardio and strength equipment, we were able to transform the club offering, creating a pioneering, wrap-around, digital solution" - Noel Glenister Matrix Fitness UK

To complete the install, equipment was set up with the Matrix Workout Tracking Network (WTN), a digital solution allowing members to capture data from all of their favourite fitness apps in one place, including the Matrix Personal Trainer Portal app, which creates a personalised training experience with flexible, customisable digital solutions to help trainers engage with members and tap into new revenue streams.

Transformation
Noel Glenister, regional sales manager London and South East at Matrix Fitness UK, says: "Eden Fitness wanted to enhance its member experience and its HIIT training zones. With our fully connected cardio and strength equipment, we were able to transform the club offering, creating a pioneering, wrap-around, digital solution.

"Through connected solutions, our training consoles also include the Sprint 8 programme, a scientifically validated HIIT programme, designed to give your members results that keep them coming back.

Eden Fitness has enhanced its member experience with a Matrix solution designed to keep people coming back
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features

Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 10
SIV chooses Precor
After a competitive tender process, Precor has been chosen by SIV to provide its Spinning® bikes and SPINPower® staff training to upgrade the offering at its leisure centres
Tim Hicks

With almost 14,000 members across its sites and Spinning® featuring as an integral day-to-day component in six out of the seven gyms, introducing the right bikes was paramount when Sheffield-based operator SIV was looking to make improvements.

Tim Hicks, head of health and wellbeing at SIV, says: “Several of our venues were at the point where the indoor bikes needed replacing. We wanted to take the opportunity to ensure any new bikes met the changing needs of our class offering and members.

“We looked into a number of different brands in detail and ultimately decided the Precor Spinner® Chrono bikes ticked all our boxes.”

New installations
The Trust installed Spinner® Chrono bikes across its sites. Instructors also underwent a two-day SPINPower® Programme Certification.

Hicks continues: “Our Spinning® programme is comprehensive and extremely popular, so it was important for us to provide members with bikes that would help them achieve their goals.

“We found the Spinner® Chrono bikes to be very smooth and the added capability of intervals, as well as the association with the world-renowned Spinning® brand, helped cement our decision.

"We looked into a number of different brands in detail and ultimately decided the Precor Spinner® Chrono bikes ticked all our boxes" - Tim Hicks, head of health and wellbeing, SIV

“The console also played an important part in the decision process, as we particularly wanted a multifunctional display, indicating power and RPM readings. We’ve already seen the impact it has on the way people train and the improvement in their fitness levels.”

The power of spinning
Bryony Winfrow, fitness manager at SIV, underwent a two-day bespoke SPINPower® training course, along with other SIV Spinning® instructors, to understand both the physics and the physical behind the watts: what power is, how it’s measured and why it’s important, the relationship between power, RPE, heart rate and cadence, how to determine baseline fitness markers and SPINPower® Training Zones, and how to lead fun and effective rides.

Winfrow explains: “The workshop was a great hit, as SPINPower® programming allows training data to be tracked by smartphone or transferred to leaderboards, helping to improve member training and the overall class experience. We’re actively looking to incorporate power training formally into classes. However, in the meantime, we’re utilising the skills obtained on the course.”

Precor’s Spinner® Chrono bikes are helping SIV members to improve their fitness levels
Fully connected
In June 2019, Eden Fitness, a premium private health club in the heart of Ealing Broadway, became the first site in the UK to install the new, fully-connected Matrix Fitness equipment
Noel Glenister

The install included the top-of-the-range Matrix 7xi cardio equipment, Ultra strength equipment with the connected intelligent training consoles, two of the new CXP Target Training Cycles and two versa cable machines.

Charlie Bourne, at Eden Fitness, comments: "Eden Fitness is a premium site and our members have come to expect connectivity in all aspects of their lives, including their fitness journey. Through the Matrix technology, we can now engage with members outside the four walls of the gym, integrate with third party apps and offer a more personalised service.

"We chose to work with Matrix to take our equipment offering up a level, to provide a fully connected experience for our members. The team were fantastic to work with and were able to install the new equipment in just one day, resulting in minimal disruption to our team and members."

Revolutionary new kit
The Matrix 7xi series is a revolutionary way to link members to stunning entertainment, social media, effective fitness tracking and brand-building communication from the club. It’s also an ingenious way to manage equipment to expedite maintenance and service, which maximises machine uptime.

With its intelligent training console, the Matrix Ultra strength series provides intuitive operation. The CXP Target Training Cycle has a distinctive target training touchscreen display that uses engaging graphics and vibrant colours to motivate riders, assess effort and keep everyone on track for their goals.

"With our fully connected cardio and strength equipment, we were able to transform the club offering, creating a pioneering, wrap-around, digital solution" - Noel Glenister Matrix Fitness UK

To complete the install, equipment was set up with the Matrix Workout Tracking Network (WTN), a digital solution allowing members to capture data from all of their favourite fitness apps in one place, including the Matrix Personal Trainer Portal app, which creates a personalised training experience with flexible, customisable digital solutions to help trainers engage with members and tap into new revenue streams.

Transformation
Noel Glenister, regional sales manager London and South East at Matrix Fitness UK, says: "Eden Fitness wanted to enhance its member experience and its HIIT training zones. With our fully connected cardio and strength equipment, we were able to transform the club offering, creating a pioneering, wrap-around, digital solution.

"Through connected solutions, our training consoles also include the Sprint 8 programme, a scientifically validated HIIT programme, designed to give your members results that keep them coming back.

Eden Fitness has enhanced its member experience with a Matrix solution designed to keep people coming back
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Supplier showcases: Precor and Matrix share their latest operator case studies...
Precor, Matrix, SIV, Eden Fitness, Noel Glenister, Tim Hicks,Matrix, Precor, CXP Target Training Cycles, Spinning® bikes,
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As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
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Throwdown® creates opportunities to push boundaries by enabling everyone to reach their peak performance. Read more
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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