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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 9
NOHrD Bike combines form and function, says Dominik Kuprecht
Dominic Kuprecht

NOHrD, sister brand of WaterRower, has launched the NOHrD Bike after six years of development by NOHrD CEO and lead designer Dominik Kuprecht, who says he was driven by a mission to create an indoor cycle that fuses functionality with style.

Made from solid sustainable hardwood with a steel frame and wear-free braking technology, the bike boasts a number of high-tech features, including advanced planetary gear technology and an eddy brake current which ensure smooth and precise pedal action.

"The needs of the customer at the heart of everything we do"

The bike is available in two options. The NOHrD Bike comes without a monitor to ensure the bike retains its minimalist appearance, instead it is equipped with Bluetooth sensors, which send workout data to the NOHrD Bike app so users can still track their performance, while the NOHrD Bike Pro features a 19-inch touch screen display offering a library of instructor-led classes and virtual rides.

Kuprecht said: “When developing a product, my priority is always to deliver a machine that gives the user a best in class workout experience, only then do we turn our attention to creating something that is also visually stunning.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: NOHRD

The NOHrD Bike is made from sustainable hardwood
Erik Blomberg introduces new Eleiko Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eric Blomberg

Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, has launched the Öppen Deadlift Bar, a deadlift bar that is designed to make weightlift training more accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.

The Öppen bar is a space-saving solution that is designed to make training more inclusive to a wide group of users. It rests on durable rubber feet that provide stable upright storage, as well as raise the ‘sleeves’ for unencumbered loading and unloading of bumpers and plates.

"We have designed a deadlift bar that makes it much more accessible"

The company has also produced a training video highlighting some of the lifts achievable with the bar, including lunges, rows, tricep kickbacks, skull crushers, shoulder presses and camber squats.

Erik Blomberg, CEO of Eleiko, said: “Deadlifting is typically done by people who are into weightlifting, but we have designed a deadlift bar that makes it much more accessible.”

The launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar is part of the Swedish group’s efforts to widen its market potential with products that make it easier to cater to the demand for weightlifting equipment in mainstream fitness clubs.

fitness-kit.net keyword: ELEIKO

The bar is designed to be accessible to all users
Airofit trains vital lung capacity for better athletic performance says Christian Tullberg Poulsen
Christian Tullberg Poulsen

Airofit, a Denmark-based performance equipment company, has developed a respiratory trainer that it claims can boost athletic performance by up to eight per cent.

Also called Airofit, the trainer combines breathing apparatus with an app that enables users to track their training and progress. The breathing trainer, which users hold in their mouths via a mouthguard, measures breathing volume, strength and patterns during exercise, users can then access this data via the app.

It is designed to enable users to manually adjust the resistance to their required physical needs or preference, while the app offers a range of customisable breathing exercises, each offering different benefits to the user, that enables the user to choose the intensity and duration of their training.

"With Airofit, people can train their vital lung capacity, lung muscle and anaerobic tolerance"

The company claims that with regular use the Airofit trainer can increase lung capacity, improve respiratory strength, boost anaerobic tolerance enable athletes to perform at a higher level for longer.

In addition, it can improve breathing control, reduce stress, decrease recovery times and boost circulation.

Airofit CEO Christian Tullberg Poulsen says: “With Airofit, people can train their vital lung capacity, lung muscle and anaerobic tolerance. Thus, they can achieve better performance and have a better life. That is how we create better breathing in the world”

fitness-kit.net keyword: AIROFIT

Airofit measures breathing volume and strength
PhysioNow app makes physiotherapy more accessible, says Stephanie Dobikova
Stephanie Dobikova

Ascenti, an independent physiotherapy provider based in London, has launched a new app that is designed to make physiotherapy more accessible.

Called PhysioNow, the app is billed as a fully integrated digital care solution that gives users 24/7 access to expert advice through digital triage and offers virtual consultations and tailored exercise programmes from approved Ascenti clinicians.

The app also allows users to book physio appointments and plays host to a video library of guided exercise videos.

"In today’s healthcare industry we are seeing more and more technological advances that are transforming patient care"

Users will also be able to view their rehabilitation programmes and track their progress and compliance.

PhysioNow is also integrated with Ascenti’s bespoke patient workflow system, which enables physios to track patient progress, prescribe video exercises and adjust prescriptions according to real-time feedback.

Stephanie Dobrikova, CEO of Ascenti, says: “In today’s healthcare industry we are seeing more and more technological advances that are transforming patient care – improving the clinicians and service users alike.”

“Our Digital Health Strategy has placed us at the forefront of these advancements and our mission is to keep bringing the very best digitally-enabled services to our patients and partners.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: ASCENTI

PhysioNow gives users 24/7 access to expert advice
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People
The remote personal training service has also been a great success: we’ll maintain around 40% of our PT business for April
People
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Michael Ramsay

Founder and director, STRONG Rowformer
There’s something about the combination of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres working together that absolutely destroys you and gives you an almost euphoric feeling at the end of every workout
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Professor Zhen Yan

director of the Center for Skeletal Muscle Research, University of Virginia
Regular exercise may help people survive COVID-19
Features
Software
With the coronavirus pandemic forcing gyms across the world to temporarily close their doors, staying connected to your members digitally has never been more important. Software suppliers tell Steph Eaves how they’re contributing
Features
Insight
Industry analyst David Minton launched his new fitNdata global monitor just in time to catch the headline numbers for the impact of the coronavirus on the sector. He tells us how it’s looking
Features
feature
Premier Global NASM has restructured its education offering to create new career pathways to help personal trainers and individuals entering the sector navigate their way to career success. Dan Rees explains the rationale
Features
Innovation
With members stuck at home, now’s the perfect time to plan some cost-effective upgrades to your clubs. Suppliers explain how a flooring refresh could help attract members back in-club as the pandemic eases
Features
Functional training
It’s easy to get stuck in a functional rut, relying on the same old burpees and ball slams. We ask for inspiration on how to put the fun back into functional training
Features
Coronavirus
As clubs were ordered to close, one logical response was to freeze memberships, despite the financial difficulties it would cause. However, many operators found their community was willing to support them, as Kath Hudson reports
Features
HCM research
The good news? People are changing their exercise habits in lockdown, becoming more active and spending more time exercising with their children, according to new research
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Latest News
A new report has revealed the likely timescales and shape of the UK fitness market's ...
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There has been a "surge in appreciation" of exercise during lockdown, with people turning to ...
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Gyms and health clubs in Dubai, UAE, have begun reopening their doors today (27 May) ...
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HCM understands that the directors of énergie Fitness have brought in specialist company FRP Advisory ...
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Planning approval has been granted for a new David Lloyd Club in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The ...
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Aerobic exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory, ...
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Opinion
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The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Adidas calls on BLK BOX for flooring solutions at new World of Sports complex
Adidas believes that creators, just like athletes, need an environment that inspires their employees to perform and believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with Wexer to launch on-demand workouts for operators
Gympass has launched Gympass Plus - including an on-demand platform powered by Wexer - for its 2,200+ operator partners. The platform comprises more than 500 workouts from 18 content providers including Zumba and Gaiam.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
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Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
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Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 9
NOHrD Bike combines form and function, says Dominik Kuprecht
Dominic Kuprecht

NOHrD, sister brand of WaterRower, has launched the NOHrD Bike after six years of development by NOHrD CEO and lead designer Dominik Kuprecht, who says he was driven by a mission to create an indoor cycle that fuses functionality with style.

Made from solid sustainable hardwood with a steel frame and wear-free braking technology, the bike boasts a number of high-tech features, including advanced planetary gear technology and an eddy brake current which ensure smooth and precise pedal action.

"The needs of the customer at the heart of everything we do"

The bike is available in two options. The NOHrD Bike comes without a monitor to ensure the bike retains its minimalist appearance, instead it is equipped with Bluetooth sensors, which send workout data to the NOHrD Bike app so users can still track their performance, while the NOHrD Bike Pro features a 19-inch touch screen display offering a library of instructor-led classes and virtual rides.

Kuprecht said: “When developing a product, my priority is always to deliver a machine that gives the user a best in class workout experience, only then do we turn our attention to creating something that is also visually stunning.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: NOHRD

The NOHrD Bike is made from sustainable hardwood
Erik Blomberg introduces new Eleiko Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eric Blomberg

Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, has launched the Öppen Deadlift Bar, a deadlift bar that is designed to make weightlift training more accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.

The Öppen bar is a space-saving solution that is designed to make training more inclusive to a wide group of users. It rests on durable rubber feet that provide stable upright storage, as well as raise the ‘sleeves’ for unencumbered loading and unloading of bumpers and plates.

"We have designed a deadlift bar that makes it much more accessible"

The company has also produced a training video highlighting some of the lifts achievable with the bar, including lunges, rows, tricep kickbacks, skull crushers, shoulder presses and camber squats.

Erik Blomberg, CEO of Eleiko, said: “Deadlifting is typically done by people who are into weightlifting, but we have designed a deadlift bar that makes it much more accessible.”

The launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar is part of the Swedish group’s efforts to widen its market potential with products that make it easier to cater to the demand for weightlifting equipment in mainstream fitness clubs.

fitness-kit.net keyword: ELEIKO

The bar is designed to be accessible to all users
Airofit trains vital lung capacity for better athletic performance says Christian Tullberg Poulsen
Christian Tullberg Poulsen

Airofit, a Denmark-based performance equipment company, has developed a respiratory trainer that it claims can boost athletic performance by up to eight per cent.

Also called Airofit, the trainer combines breathing apparatus with an app that enables users to track their training and progress. The breathing trainer, which users hold in their mouths via a mouthguard, measures breathing volume, strength and patterns during exercise, users can then access this data via the app.

It is designed to enable users to manually adjust the resistance to their required physical needs or preference, while the app offers a range of customisable breathing exercises, each offering different benefits to the user, that enables the user to choose the intensity and duration of their training.

"With Airofit, people can train their vital lung capacity, lung muscle and anaerobic tolerance"

The company claims that with regular use the Airofit trainer can increase lung capacity, improve respiratory strength, boost anaerobic tolerance enable athletes to perform at a higher level for longer.

In addition, it can improve breathing control, reduce stress, decrease recovery times and boost circulation.

Airofit CEO Christian Tullberg Poulsen says: “With Airofit, people can train their vital lung capacity, lung muscle and anaerobic tolerance. Thus, they can achieve better performance and have a better life. That is how we create better breathing in the world”

fitness-kit.net keyword: AIROFIT

Airofit measures breathing volume and strength
PhysioNow app makes physiotherapy more accessible, says Stephanie Dobikova
Stephanie Dobikova

Ascenti, an independent physiotherapy provider based in London, has launched a new app that is designed to make physiotherapy more accessible.

Called PhysioNow, the app is billed as a fully integrated digital care solution that gives users 24/7 access to expert advice through digital triage and offers virtual consultations and tailored exercise programmes from approved Ascenti clinicians.

The app also allows users to book physio appointments and plays host to a video library of guided exercise videos.

"In today’s healthcare industry we are seeing more and more technological advances that are transforming patient care"

Users will also be able to view their rehabilitation programmes and track their progress and compliance.

PhysioNow is also integrated with Ascenti’s bespoke patient workflow system, which enables physios to track patient progress, prescribe video exercises and adjust prescriptions according to real-time feedback.

Stephanie Dobrikova, CEO of Ascenti, says: “In today’s healthcare industry we are seeing more and more technological advances that are transforming patient care – improving the clinicians and service users alike.”

“Our Digital Health Strategy has placed us at the forefront of these advancements and our mission is to keep bringing the very best digitally-enabled services to our patients and partners.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: ASCENTI

PhysioNow gives users 24/7 access to expert advice
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/HCM2019_9kit.jpg
Get HCM's take on the most recent and innovative products in the health and fitness sector, including Aerofit, PhysioNow, Technogym, Eleiko and NOHrD.
Aerofit, PhysioNow, Eleiko, NOHrD, Technogym,Fitness, Aerofit, PhysioNow, Eleiko, NOHrD, Technogym
Latest News
A new report has revealed the likely timescales and shape of the UK fitness market's ...
Latest News
There has been a "surge in appreciation" of exercise during lockdown, with people turning to ...
Latest News
Gyms and health clubs in Dubai, UAE, have begun reopening their doors today (27 May) ...
Latest News
HCM understands that the directors of énergie Fitness have brought in specialist company FRP Advisory ...
Latest News
Planning approval has been granted for a new David Lloyd Club in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The ...
Latest News
Aerobic exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory, ...
Latest News
Gympass has launched a new digital platform as a response to the increase in demand ...
Latest News
Austrian medical health and wellness operator, Lanserhof, has launched a programme for people who’ve had ...
Latest News
HCM can report that Europe Active's annual thought-leader conference, the European Health and Fitness Forum ...
Latest News
The number of people signing up for memberships at Planet Fitness has been at 2019 ...
Latest News
Gyms in England could be open in July if lobbying by the fitness industry comes ...
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Opinion
promotion
The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Adidas calls on BLK BOX for flooring solutions at new World of Sports complex
Adidas believes that creators, just like athletes, need an environment that inspires their employees to perform and believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Gympass partners with Wexer to launch on-demand workouts for operators
Gympass has launched Gympass Plus - including an on-demand platform powered by Wexer - for its 2,200+ operator partners. The platform comprises more than 500 workouts from 18 content providers including Zumba and Gaiam.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Healthcheck Services Ltd
Here at Healthcheck Services, we want to empower you, your clients & your staff to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Life Fitness
Through our Life Fitness Solutions Partners, we can deliver design and build services, finance solutions, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Technogym: Exercise equipment
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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