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fitness-kit.net: Product innovations

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

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
Kaia Personal Trainer has potential to ‘democratise sustainable fitness’, says Maximilian Strobel
Maximillian Strobel

Kaia Health, a digital health specialist, has created a new personal training app that could be used in clubs to offer virtual personal training to its members.

The Kaia Personal Trainer app was developed with physiotherapists and fitness experts and combines AI-powered motion tracking technology with personalised training to offer customised full-body workouts.

"The Kaia Personal Trainer is a full-body workout in your pocket" - Maximillian Strobel

To use the app, users simply stand several feet away from their smartphone camera and begin exercising with video instructions. The app then tracks the activity using a 16-point system that compares the metrics of actual movement against ideal movement and offers users personalised real-time audio feedback, advice and encouragement to improve fitness and performance.

Maximilian Strobel, head of the AI Lab at Kaia Health, says: “The app puts users in control of their performance and becomes a part of their everyday routine.

“We’re excited by our patent pending AI-powered motion tracking technology and virtual PT as it has the potential to democratise access to sustainable wellness and fitness training worldwide.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: KAIA HEALTH

Kaia Health offers users personalised feedback
Physical Company app enables operators to create ‘inspiring’ workouts for members, says John Halls
John Halls

Physical Company has developed an app that will give users access to a library of educational video content that will enable trainers to create ‘inspiring and progressive’ workouts using Physical Company equipment.

According to a release, the free-to-download app will be ‘constantly updated’ to offer relevant workout designs, as well as to reflect the company’s evolving product portfolio, while push notifications will alert users to new products, workouts and exercises.

"This app makes it possible to access literally thousands of workout videos and coaching tips, all designed to support the diverse product range we supply" - John Halls

For operators and commercial users, the app includes promotional material for the company’s APEX programmes and Evo Bench and will give users direct access to its product brochures, providing purchasing capability.

John Halls, MD at Physical Company, says: “Over the last few years the fitness sector has been driven by technological innovations. This app makes it possible to access literally thousands of workout videos and coaching tips, all designed to support our diverse product range.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: PHYSICAL COMPANY

App workouts will use Physical Company products
Ben Steadman on Pulse x Limitless partnership
Ben Steadman

Pulse Fitness has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Limitless Gym Equipment, that will see the company become the exclusive distributor of a range of Limitless products including the innovative Free Trainer Pro machine.

Designed to be used by everyone, regardless of experience or ability, the Free Trainer Pro combines plate-loaded and functional resistance options to allow users to perform over 150 exercises. It was developed in partnership with a host of fitness experts including athletes, conditioning coaches and physiotherapists.

It features a unique bearing system that enables fluid movement, simulating the sensation of a free weight, while additional weight plates and resistance bands add a different variation of external loading.

"We believe Pulse is the perfect partner to help us drive further into the UK and European markets" - Ben Steadman

Other products in the range include the Free Trainer Active Pro and Free Trainer Dual Pro, developed specifically for gyms with limited floor space. All products feature the erogonmically-designed the Tri-Grip™ handle system, which has been designed to alleviate stress on joints and reduce the risk of injury.

Ben Steadman, business development director at Pulse, says: "The Limitless Free Trainer revolutionises plate-loaded and resistance training in one compact station that allows users to choose from hundreds of exercises to perform. These unique machines complement our existing premium product range and will bring fresh challenges to trainers and members alike."

Ricky Lee, director of Limitless, says: "We’re excited to be working with such a forward-thinking equipment brand."

fitness-kit.net keywords: PULSE FITNESS

Pulse Fitness will be exclusive distributor for Limitless
Hutchison tech upgrade transforms excercise experience, says John McCafferty
John McCafferty

Fitness AV specialist Hutchison Technologies has completed a major fit out at the Dundee International Sports Complex (DISC), in Dundee, Scotland.

Working closely with operator Leisure & Culture Dundee, Hutchison completed an AV and lighting upgrade to transform the cycle studio and exercise area into a ‘modern, flexible space’ that will enhance the customer experience and offer memorable exercise experiences.

The studio now boasts a fleet of state-of-the-art Life Fitness ICG bikes offering a Coach by Colour intensity guide, Watt rate power metre and device connectivity giving exercisers the power to personalise, view and track their workouts and performance. The bikes combined with the new digital tech supplied by Hutchison creates a memorable exercise experience for members and trainers alike.

"We were looking to develop the studio space to give our customers a more diverse and enhanced fitness area and cycle studio" - John McCafferty

John McCafferty, business improvement manager at Leisure & Culture Dundee, says: "We were looking to develop the studio space to give our customers a more diverse and enhanced fitness area and cycle studio, whilst providing flexibility around scheduled classes."

"The team at Hutchison Technologies was able to consult and advise on the best methods to do this; which has included the integration of instructor controls into our studio and exercise area and of course the fantastic feature and effect lighting to immerse members in their workout, alongside the virtual class function which will now support our popular timetabled cycle classes.”

fitness-kit.net keywords: HUTCHISON TECHNOLOGIES

The AV and lighting upgrade will immerse members in their workout
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/HCM2019_8kit.jpg
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
Maximilian Strobel, Kaia Personal Trainer John Halls, MD at Physical Company Ben Steadman, business development director, Pulse John McCafferty, business improvement manager, Leisure & Culture Dundee,Digital health specialist, sustainable fitness, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness, Limitless Gym Equipment, Tri-Grip™ handle system, John McCafferty, Fitness Hutchison Technologies, Leisure & Culture Dundee,
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Opinion
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Company profiles
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Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
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Audio visual
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Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
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Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Gran Via Exhibition Centre, Barcelona, Spain
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Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
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30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
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29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
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29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
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Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
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tbc, Pinggu, China
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features

fitness-kit.net: Product innovations

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

Published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 8
Kaia Personal Trainer has potential to ‘democratise sustainable fitness’, says Maximilian Strobel
Maximillian Strobel

Kaia Health, a digital health specialist, has created a new personal training app that could be used in clubs to offer virtual personal training to its members.

The Kaia Personal Trainer app was developed with physiotherapists and fitness experts and combines AI-powered motion tracking technology with personalised training to offer customised full-body workouts.

"The Kaia Personal Trainer is a full-body workout in your pocket" - Maximillian Strobel

To use the app, users simply stand several feet away from their smartphone camera and begin exercising with video instructions. The app then tracks the activity using a 16-point system that compares the metrics of actual movement against ideal movement and offers users personalised real-time audio feedback, advice and encouragement to improve fitness and performance.

Maximilian Strobel, head of the AI Lab at Kaia Health, says: “The app puts users in control of their performance and becomes a part of their everyday routine.

“We’re excited by our patent pending AI-powered motion tracking technology and virtual PT as it has the potential to democratise access to sustainable wellness and fitness training worldwide.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: KAIA HEALTH

Kaia Health offers users personalised feedback
Physical Company app enables operators to create ‘inspiring’ workouts for members, says John Halls
John Halls

Physical Company has developed an app that will give users access to a library of educational video content that will enable trainers to create ‘inspiring and progressive’ workouts using Physical Company equipment.

According to a release, the free-to-download app will be ‘constantly updated’ to offer relevant workout designs, as well as to reflect the company’s evolving product portfolio, while push notifications will alert users to new products, workouts and exercises.

"This app makes it possible to access literally thousands of workout videos and coaching tips, all designed to support the diverse product range we supply" - John Halls

For operators and commercial users, the app includes promotional material for the company’s APEX programmes and Evo Bench and will give users direct access to its product brochures, providing purchasing capability.

John Halls, MD at Physical Company, says: “Over the last few years the fitness sector has been driven by technological innovations. This app makes it possible to access literally thousands of workout videos and coaching tips, all designed to support our diverse product range.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: PHYSICAL COMPANY

App workouts will use Physical Company products
Ben Steadman on Pulse x Limitless partnership
Ben Steadman

Pulse Fitness has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Limitless Gym Equipment, that will see the company become the exclusive distributor of a range of Limitless products including the innovative Free Trainer Pro machine.

Designed to be used by everyone, regardless of experience or ability, the Free Trainer Pro combines plate-loaded and functional resistance options to allow users to perform over 150 exercises. It was developed in partnership with a host of fitness experts including athletes, conditioning coaches and physiotherapists.

It features a unique bearing system that enables fluid movement, simulating the sensation of a free weight, while additional weight plates and resistance bands add a different variation of external loading.

"We believe Pulse is the perfect partner to help us drive further into the UK and European markets" - Ben Steadman

Other products in the range include the Free Trainer Active Pro and Free Trainer Dual Pro, developed specifically for gyms with limited floor space. All products feature the erogonmically-designed the Tri-Grip™ handle system, which has been designed to alleviate stress on joints and reduce the risk of injury.

Ben Steadman, business development director at Pulse, says: "The Limitless Free Trainer revolutionises plate-loaded and resistance training in one compact station that allows users to choose from hundreds of exercises to perform. These unique machines complement our existing premium product range and will bring fresh challenges to trainers and members alike."

Ricky Lee, director of Limitless, says: "We’re excited to be working with such a forward-thinking equipment brand."

fitness-kit.net keywords: PULSE FITNESS

Pulse Fitness will be exclusive distributor for Limitless
Hutchison tech upgrade transforms excercise experience, says John McCafferty
John McCafferty

Fitness AV specialist Hutchison Technologies has completed a major fit out at the Dundee International Sports Complex (DISC), in Dundee, Scotland.

Working closely with operator Leisure & Culture Dundee, Hutchison completed an AV and lighting upgrade to transform the cycle studio and exercise area into a ‘modern, flexible space’ that will enhance the customer experience and offer memorable exercise experiences.

The studio now boasts a fleet of state-of-the-art Life Fitness ICG bikes offering a Coach by Colour intensity guide, Watt rate power metre and device connectivity giving exercisers the power to personalise, view and track their workouts and performance. The bikes combined with the new digital tech supplied by Hutchison creates a memorable exercise experience for members and trainers alike.

"We were looking to develop the studio space to give our customers a more diverse and enhanced fitness area and cycle studio" - John McCafferty

John McCafferty, business improvement manager at Leisure & Culture Dundee, says: "We were looking to develop the studio space to give our customers a more diverse and enhanced fitness area and cycle studio, whilst providing flexibility around scheduled classes."

"The team at Hutchison Technologies was able to consult and advise on the best methods to do this; which has included the integration of instructor controls into our studio and exercise area and of course the fantastic feature and effect lighting to immerse members in their workout, alongside the virtual class function which will now support our popular timetabled cycle classes.”

fitness-kit.net keywords: HUTCHISON TECHNOLOGIES

The AV and lighting upgrade will immerse members in their workout
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/imagesX/HCM2019_8kit.jpg
Check out the most innovative new products in health and fitness from Kaia Health, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness and Hutchison Technologies
Maximilian Strobel, Kaia Personal Trainer John Halls, MD at Physical Company Ben Steadman, business development director, Pulse John McCafferty, business improvement manager, Leisure & Culture Dundee,Digital health specialist, sustainable fitness, Physical Company, Pulse Fitness, Limitless Gym Equipment, Tri-Grip™ handle system, John McCafferty, Fitness Hutchison Technologies, Leisure & Culture Dundee,
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UK-based architects Invisible Studio, founded by Piers Taylor, have designed a 150sq m (1,600sq ft) ...
Latest News
Boutique fitness operator The Foundry, which offers free and subsidised classes for those on state ...
Latest News
Real estate developers are increasingly looking to tap into the "great opportunities" being offered by ...
Latest News
The outgoing chief medical officer, professor Dame Sally Davies, has called for urgent action across ...
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A health and wellbeing club which combines exercise and physical activity classes with mental and ...
Latest News
VivaFit has entered the Spanish fitness market with the opening of a studio in capital ...
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John Treharne, founder of The Gym Group, has been appointed chair of boutique fitness brand ...
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Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019
Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Incorpore Ltd
Incorpore is a leading fitness and wellness company who have been successfully delivering solutions to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Harlands Group
Harlands Group are the leading global provider of regular billing services in health & fitness ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Exercise equipment
EXF Fitness Equipment: Exercise equipment
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Dyaco International: Fitness equipment
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
15 Oct 2019
Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Diary dates
15-18 Oct 2019
Gran Via Exhibition Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
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