Latest
issue
GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window I've already subscribed!
Elevate
Elevate
Elevate
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

features

Promotional feature: Wattbike

The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts and plans, as well as feedback and workout analysis

Published in Health Club Management 2016 issue 4

Technology innovations are increasingly shaping the direction of the fitness and leisure industry, with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) having recently named wearable technology as the number one fitness trend for 2016 in its annual foresight report.

Gym operators and fitness professionals need to incorporate new technology, and also be able to communicate to their members how it will benefit them. Luckily now more than ever, users are willing, if not eager, to invest time into educating themselves about their own health and wellbeing.

Recognising this, Wattbike – creators of the world’s most advanced indoor bike – has launched the updated Wattbike Hub, an app that provides everything a fitness consumer now demands: tests, workouts and plans, as well as feedback and workout analysis. The Wattbike Hub acts as a portable personal trainer that users can take with them wherever they go, regardless of whether they’re training on a Wattbike at home, in their gym or abroad.

The Tests
Initial tests through the app – such as the Wattbike three-minute or 20-minute tests – calculate users’ Maximum Minute Power (MMP) and Functional Threshold Power (FTP) scores, as well as their personal training zones. From this data, the Wattbike app makes each workout and training plan personalised to the rider, while also charting their progression over time.

The Workouts
The new workouts are standalone sessions which the user can select and ride against. They are based on the results from the tests performed on the Wattbike and use motivational ‘traffic light’ colour-coded dials to show whether the user is hitting their targets, or to indicate if they need to be pushing themselves harder.

The Plans
From the tests and workouts, the plans are created. Multi-week training programmes provide long-term training goals for the user – ideal for those who have specific goals or planned categories relating to sport-specific training, set durations such as winter training or pre-season programmes, for instance.

With such a strong standing in professional sport, Wattbike is also able to present training plans created by elite athletes – perfect for those with a competitive nature, whether they want to follow workouts from Joanna Rowsell-Shand’s 10-mile time trial workout, match the phenomenal power output that world class rugby players can generate, or take tips from some of the world’s leading coaches.

Commenting on the new product launches, Richard Baker, commercial director at Wattbike, says: “There has been a rapid shift in the industry as the value of technology has been recognised. Users are increasingly using technology to monitor performance and goals. Consumers are now savvier than ever before about what they want from their fitness equipment and trackable data.

“Our updated app provides a service that the consumers now demand: full tests, workouts and programmes to assess, plan and track fitness all in one place – the palm of their hand.

“These unique digital training solutions will significantly enhance the experience of any rider of any ability. By transferring data seamlessly through the app, riders can not only analyse their session but carry all their data with them wherever they go – as well as sharing results through social media channels, helping riders build a training community... and healthy competition!”

The app also introduces a library feature where the user can see recently started workouts and tests, as well as saving their favourites which can then be loaded instantly on the next workout.

As consumers are now information-hungry for trackable data, a new history section is included to give a more detailed breakdown of the workouts and tests that have been performed.

The Wattbike Hub is free to download and available on iOS and Android, working on both tablets and smartphones. The open API will allow data to be shared across personal tracking apps such as Strava.

Joanna Rowsell-Shand

Olympic cyclist and Wattbike ambassador Joanna Rowsell-Shand talks training and using
the Wattbike Hub

“I train at the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling. We have a large squad based there and are supported by some of the best staff in the world, including physiotherapists, nutritionist and sports scientists. I train six days a week, usually twice a day, with a combination of track sessions, gym sessions, road rides and Wattbike sessions.

“I then train on a Wattbike at home and some of my hardest sessions are only 45 minutes long, but very intense. They are gruesome but really pay off!

“But what’s key is having the Wattbike app keep an eye on my training, whether I’m at the centre or at home on my own, especially when I’m going full gas and can’t stop to think about keeping an eye on my numbers. I can focus fully on training while the app tracks everything I’m doing. The app sends the data to the cloud so I can access it anywhere and analyse my session on the go.”

Joanna Rowsell-Shand
Joanna Rowsell-Shand

For visitors to FIBO, head to see the Wattbike stand to meet the team, try out the bike and have a demo of the new Wattbike Hub

TEL: +44 (0)115 9455450
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEB: www.wattbike.com

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
The new Wattbike Hub app can personalise training plans for the individual user
The new Wattbike Hub app can personalise training plans for the individual user
The app saves favourite workouts, so these can be loaded instantly
The app saves favourite workouts, so these can be loaded instantly
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/HCM2016_4wattbike.jpg
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
A WATTBIKE PROMOTION, A WATTBIKE PROMOTION
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Go Fit’s value proposition is overwhelming. It makes us very attractive to a lot of people
HCM magazine
Members are telling us they need support with their mental and spiritual health and the industry is starting to see this need. Now’s the time to fast-track our response
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
We want our future sports centre to act as a co-location for health and wellbeing services, furthering our connections with GP referrals and digital health platforms
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
Latest News
Planet Fitness has become the subject of a hate campaign by certain groups of consumers ...
Latest News
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at PerformX recently, tipped by many speakers ...
Latest News
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed ...
Latest News
Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of ...
Latest News
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with ...
Latest News
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing ...
Latest News
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision-makers ...
Latest News
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on ...
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Sibec EMEA to blend fitness with luxury at Fairmont Monte Carlo
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this Autumn.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Webinar: Building a new energy future for the leisure sector
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical challenge in balancing net zero goals, funding and increased costs.
Company profiles
Company profile: Parkwood Leisure
As a family-owned business built on strong family values, Parkwood Leisure takes pride in offering ...
Company profiles
Company profile: GANTNER
GANTNER optimizes and simplifies the organisation of fitness clubs....
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: ‘Better’ managers get a ‘taste’ for volunteering
The management team from ‘Better’ leisure centres in the Lewisham area is looking for local projects that need a helping hand.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Gymnation appoints Keepme CEO Ian Mullane to board of directors
The fastest growing gym chain based out of the GCC has appointed Keepme’s CEO, Ian Mullane to its board of directors.
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates

features

Promotional feature: Wattbike

The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts and plans, as well as feedback and workout analysis

Published in Health Club Management 2016 issue 4

Technology innovations are increasingly shaping the direction of the fitness and leisure industry, with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) having recently named wearable technology as the number one fitness trend for 2016 in its annual foresight report.

Gym operators and fitness professionals need to incorporate new technology, and also be able to communicate to their members how it will benefit them. Luckily now more than ever, users are willing, if not eager, to invest time into educating themselves about their own health and wellbeing.

Recognising this, Wattbike – creators of the world’s most advanced indoor bike – has launched the updated Wattbike Hub, an app that provides everything a fitness consumer now demands: tests, workouts and plans, as well as feedback and workout analysis. The Wattbike Hub acts as a portable personal trainer that users can take with them wherever they go, regardless of whether they’re training on a Wattbike at home, in their gym or abroad.

The Tests
Initial tests through the app – such as the Wattbike three-minute or 20-minute tests – calculate users’ Maximum Minute Power (MMP) and Functional Threshold Power (FTP) scores, as well as their personal training zones. From this data, the Wattbike app makes each workout and training plan personalised to the rider, while also charting their progression over time.

The Workouts
The new workouts are standalone sessions which the user can select and ride against. They are based on the results from the tests performed on the Wattbike and use motivational ‘traffic light’ colour-coded dials to show whether the user is hitting their targets, or to indicate if they need to be pushing themselves harder.

The Plans
From the tests and workouts, the plans are created. Multi-week training programmes provide long-term training goals for the user – ideal for those who have specific goals or planned categories relating to sport-specific training, set durations such as winter training or pre-season programmes, for instance.

With such a strong standing in professional sport, Wattbike is also able to present training plans created by elite athletes – perfect for those with a competitive nature, whether they want to follow workouts from Joanna Rowsell-Shand’s 10-mile time trial workout, match the phenomenal power output that world class rugby players can generate, or take tips from some of the world’s leading coaches.

Commenting on the new product launches, Richard Baker, commercial director at Wattbike, says: “There has been a rapid shift in the industry as the value of technology has been recognised. Users are increasingly using technology to monitor performance and goals. Consumers are now savvier than ever before about what they want from their fitness equipment and trackable data.

“Our updated app provides a service that the consumers now demand: full tests, workouts and programmes to assess, plan and track fitness all in one place – the palm of their hand.

“These unique digital training solutions will significantly enhance the experience of any rider of any ability. By transferring data seamlessly through the app, riders can not only analyse their session but carry all their data with them wherever they go – as well as sharing results through social media channels, helping riders build a training community... and healthy competition!”

The app also introduces a library feature where the user can see recently started workouts and tests, as well as saving their favourites which can then be loaded instantly on the next workout.

As consumers are now information-hungry for trackable data, a new history section is included to give a more detailed breakdown of the workouts and tests that have been performed.

The Wattbike Hub is free to download and available on iOS and Android, working on both tablets and smartphones. The open API will allow data to be shared across personal tracking apps such as Strava.

Joanna Rowsell-Shand

Olympic cyclist and Wattbike ambassador Joanna Rowsell-Shand talks training and using
the Wattbike Hub

“I train at the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling. We have a large squad based there and are supported by some of the best staff in the world, including physiotherapists, nutritionist and sports scientists. I train six days a week, usually twice a day, with a combination of track sessions, gym sessions, road rides and Wattbike sessions.

“I then train on a Wattbike at home and some of my hardest sessions are only 45 minutes long, but very intense. They are gruesome but really pay off!

“But what’s key is having the Wattbike app keep an eye on my training, whether I’m at the centre or at home on my own, especially when I’m going full gas and can’t stop to think about keeping an eye on my numbers. I can focus fully on training while the app tracks everything I’m doing. The app sends the data to the cloud so I can access it anywhere and analyse my session on the go.”

Joanna Rowsell-Shand
Joanna Rowsell-Shand

For visitors to FIBO, head to see the Wattbike stand to meet the team, try out the bike and have a demo of the new Wattbike Hub

TEL: +44 (0)115 9455450
EMAIL: [email protected]
WEB: www.wattbike.com

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
The new Wattbike Hub app can personalise training plans for the individual user
The new Wattbike Hub app can personalise training plans for the individual user
The app saves favourite workouts, so these can be loaded instantly
The app saves favourite workouts, so these can be loaded instantly
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/HCM2016_4wattbike.jpg
The new Wattbike Hub app acts as a portable personal trainer, providing everything from fitness tests to workouts, plans and analysis
A WATTBIKE PROMOTION, A WATTBIKE PROMOTION
Latest News
Planet Fitness has become the subject of a hate campaign by certain groups of consumers ...
Latest News
Recovery, social wellness and longevity were talking points at PerformX recently, tipped by many speakers ...
Latest News
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed ...
Latest News
Jason Worthy has been appointed group CEO of Myzone to lead the 'next stage of ...
Latest News
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with ...
Latest News
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing ...
Latest News
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision-makers ...
Latest News
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on ...
Latest News
Disturbing new research has found BMI completely fails as an accurate measure of obesity in ...
Latest News
A new urban city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden is in development with the aim of ...
Latest News
The first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report was released today (27 March). A collaboration between ...
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Sibec EMEA to blend fitness with luxury at Fairmont Monte Carlo
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this Autumn.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Webinar: Building a new energy future for the leisure sector
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical challenge in balancing net zero goals, funding and increased costs.
Company profiles
Company profile: Parkwood Leisure
As a family-owned business built on strong family values, Parkwood Leisure takes pride in offering ...
Company profiles
Company profile: GANTNER
GANTNER optimizes and simplifies the organisation of fitness clubs....
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: ‘Better’ managers get a ‘taste’ for volunteering
The management team from ‘Better’ leisure centres in the Lewisham area is looking for local projects that need a helping hand.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Gymnation appoints Keepme CEO Ian Mullane to board of directors
The fastest growing gym chain based out of the GCC has appointed Keepme’s CEO, Ian Mullane to its board of directors.
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Elevate
Elevate
Partner sites