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features

fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest news and launches in the area of studio equipment and training

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 4

Log on to www.fitness-kit.net and type the company name under ‘keyword search’

Get ripped!

Fitness professionals wanting to integrate the TRX Rip Trainer resistance cord in studio settings can now sign up for a new eight-hour education course. The course aims to provide the knowledge and practice to safely use the Rip Trainer resistance cord, modify and progress exercises for members, and teach classes. By learning Group Rip Training fundamentals and two results-driven workouts, fitness professionals will be able to roll out Group Rip Training in their studios. Completion of the course will provide 8 REPs credits.

The Rip Trainer by Holman uses asymmetrical loading of the resistance cord to constantly challenge the exerciser’s balance and force maximum muscle use. Group Rip Training workouts focus on total body strength and metabolic conditioning, and can be adapted to the group.

fitness-kit.net keyword: TRX

Get ripped!
Get ripped!

IGNITING THE STUDIO

Jordan Fitness has launched its new Ignite range of studio dumbbells and barbells for group exercise work, all with an anti-roll design. The new products include the Ignite Neoprene Studio Dumbbells, which range from 0.5kg–10kg. A set of 42 pairs and a rack is designed to let the user comfortably deliver sessions for at least 30 people – potentially more depending how much space is available.

The Ignite Rubber Studio Barbells come with 2 x 1.25kg, 2 x 2.5kg and 2 x 5kg colour-coded plates and spring collars, with 2 x 10kg plates available. They can be purchased as individual sets or in sets of 12 for small/medium studios or 30 sets for large studios.

The Ignite Urethane Studio Barbells are designed to be highly durable, impact-resistant and shock absorbing. The weight increments and colour coding are the same as the Ignite Rubber Studio Barbell range.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Jordan

Ignite range of studio dumbbells
Ignite range of studio dumbbells

Lite touch for studios

Fit Quote has introduced the T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell with multi-hand grip options. The design is intended to help keep the shoulders in a natural position to reduce the potential strain on tendons and ligaments.

The T-Grip Lite is designed to be durable, lightweight – weighing 7lbs – and easy to carry between studios.

Fit Quote is now supplying the bar in white, complete with weights and grips, in the UK.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Fit Quote

T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell
T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell

No-slip comfort

Airex has launched its new Calyana line of yoga mats, currently comprising two different mat types: Calyana Professional Yoga and Calyana Prime Yoga.

Calyana Professional Yoga is ideally suited as permanent equipment for use in the yoga studio or at home. Available in stone grey, it measures 66 x 185 cm, with a thickness of approximately 0.68 cm – a large training surface with optimal cushioning and improved comfort.

Calyana Prime Yoga is a versatile portable product – it’s slightly thinner and weighs less than 2kg. Calyana Prime Yoga comes either in ocean blue or in a lime green/nut brown dual-colour variant.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Airex

No-slip comfort
No-slip comfort

Adding resistance

Stroops has agreed a deal with Physical Company for the rights to distribute its patented Slastix resistance band products in the UK.

Slastix are multi-purpose elastic exercise bands that add resistance to natural, athletic movements in the full range of motion. The system is built around the demanding training regimes of professional sports, and is used by top athletes and sports teams. Stroops programming teaches elite coaches and trainers how to use the resistance bands and attachments to identify weaknesses or imbalances in an athlete’s movements.

But it’s not just for elite athletes; the portability of the system means it can be used for bootcamps and gym-based PT and group training, adding bodyweight resistance into circuit class exercises and giving options for partner work.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Physical Company

Adding resistance
Adding resistance

Getting a grip

With grip strength the foundation of all lifting exercises, Escape Fitness has created the GripR – a Grip Resistance Trainer that helps members develop grip strength and therefore fully maximise their studio experience.

The Grip Resistance Trainer is ideal for individual exercises but, as it has been manufactured to withstand the toughest of treatment, it’s also perfect for small group training sessions and studio work where it can be used for throwing and catching drills.

The GripR has a bright, bold design and is available in five different weights, allowing beginners to progress.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Escape

GripR
GripR

Box clever

Star Trac has launched BoxMaster education – instructor training to accompany its BoxMaster boxing training station.

With its spring-loaded pads that give slightly on impact, the BoxMaster has been designed to replicate punching a focus mitt and is arranged to cater for any type of punch or combination of punches. BoxMaster education complements this equipment to ensure a significant reduction in the risk of injury.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Star Trac

BoxMaster
BoxMaster

Having a ball

Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball. The balls are used in a 30-minute class-based workout. Developed by kinesiologist and personal trainer Sara Shear, the functional workout engages the entire body in every routine, involving hoisting, balancing on and swinging the ball for a non-stop 30-minute workout.

The balls come in various weights and can be used on the gym floor, with a PT, in bootcamp or in a class.

Ugi (‘U Got It’) is part of the portfolio of equipment-based education company Mad Dogg Athletics – the creator of Spinning, Cross Core and Peak Pilates.

fitness-kit.net keyword: GymKit

Ugi ball
Ugi ball
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Jo Smallwood

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We saw the opportunity to initiate new partnerships with the Oldham Foodbank to help local residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We can’t serve our community in the way we would usually do, so we’ve moved resources to help where people need us most
People
We see ourselves as a truly European player. We’re analysing France, Germany, Italy and the UK for development
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Ben Lucas

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We advise our Flow Athletes to complete classes at a ratio of one yoga class to one strength class to one cardio class. This combination has very positive effects
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features

fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest news and launches in the area of studio equipment and training

Published in Health Club Management 2014 issue 4

Log on to www.fitness-kit.net and type the company name under ‘keyword search’

Get ripped!

Fitness professionals wanting to integrate the TRX Rip Trainer resistance cord in studio settings can now sign up for a new eight-hour education course. The course aims to provide the knowledge and practice to safely use the Rip Trainer resistance cord, modify and progress exercises for members, and teach classes. By learning Group Rip Training fundamentals and two results-driven workouts, fitness professionals will be able to roll out Group Rip Training in their studios. Completion of the course will provide 8 REPs credits.

The Rip Trainer by Holman uses asymmetrical loading of the resistance cord to constantly challenge the exerciser’s balance and force maximum muscle use. Group Rip Training workouts focus on total body strength and metabolic conditioning, and can be adapted to the group.

fitness-kit.net keyword: TRX

Get ripped!
Get ripped!

IGNITING THE STUDIO

Jordan Fitness has launched its new Ignite range of studio dumbbells and barbells for group exercise work, all with an anti-roll design. The new products include the Ignite Neoprene Studio Dumbbells, which range from 0.5kg–10kg. A set of 42 pairs and a rack is designed to let the user comfortably deliver sessions for at least 30 people – potentially more depending how much space is available.

The Ignite Rubber Studio Barbells come with 2 x 1.25kg, 2 x 2.5kg and 2 x 5kg colour-coded plates and spring collars, with 2 x 10kg plates available. They can be purchased as individual sets or in sets of 12 for small/medium studios or 30 sets for large studios.

The Ignite Urethane Studio Barbells are designed to be highly durable, impact-resistant and shock absorbing. The weight increments and colour coding are the same as the Ignite Rubber Studio Barbell range.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Jordan

Ignite range of studio dumbbells
Ignite range of studio dumbbells

Lite touch for studios

Fit Quote has introduced the T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell with multi-hand grip options. The design is intended to help keep the shoulders in a natural position to reduce the potential strain on tendons and ligaments.

The T-Grip Lite is designed to be durable, lightweight – weighing 7lbs – and easy to carry between studios.

Fit Quote is now supplying the bar in white, complete with weights and grips, in the UK.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Fit Quote

T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell
T-Grip Lite functional exercise barbell

No-slip comfort

Airex has launched its new Calyana line of yoga mats, currently comprising two different mat types: Calyana Professional Yoga and Calyana Prime Yoga.

Calyana Professional Yoga is ideally suited as permanent equipment for use in the yoga studio or at home. Available in stone grey, it measures 66 x 185 cm, with a thickness of approximately 0.68 cm – a large training surface with optimal cushioning and improved comfort.

Calyana Prime Yoga is a versatile portable product – it’s slightly thinner and weighs less than 2kg. Calyana Prime Yoga comes either in ocean blue or in a lime green/nut brown dual-colour variant.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Airex

No-slip comfort
No-slip comfort

Adding resistance

Stroops has agreed a deal with Physical Company for the rights to distribute its patented Slastix resistance band products in the UK.

Slastix are multi-purpose elastic exercise bands that add resistance to natural, athletic movements in the full range of motion. The system is built around the demanding training regimes of professional sports, and is used by top athletes and sports teams. Stroops programming teaches elite coaches and trainers how to use the resistance bands and attachments to identify weaknesses or imbalances in an athlete’s movements.

But it’s not just for elite athletes; the portability of the system means it can be used for bootcamps and gym-based PT and group training, adding bodyweight resistance into circuit class exercises and giving options for partner work.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Physical Company

Adding resistance
Adding resistance

Getting a grip

With grip strength the foundation of all lifting exercises, Escape Fitness has created the GripR – a Grip Resistance Trainer that helps members develop grip strength and therefore fully maximise their studio experience.

The Grip Resistance Trainer is ideal for individual exercises but, as it has been manufactured to withstand the toughest of treatment, it’s also perfect for small group training sessions and studio work where it can be used for throwing and catching drills.

The GripR has a bright, bold design and is available in five different weights, allowing beginners to progress.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Escape

GripR
GripR

Box clever

Star Trac has launched BoxMaster education – instructor training to accompany its BoxMaster boxing training station.

With its spring-loaded pads that give slightly on impact, the BoxMaster has been designed to replicate punching a focus mitt and is arranged to cater for any type of punch or combination of punches. BoxMaster education complements this equipment to ensure a significant reduction in the risk of injury.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Star Trac

BoxMaster
BoxMaster

Having a ball

Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball. The balls are used in a 30-minute class-based workout. Developed by kinesiologist and personal trainer Sara Shear, the functional workout engages the entire body in every routine, involving hoisting, balancing on and swinging the ball for a non-stop 30-minute workout.

The balls come in various weights and can be used on the gym floor, with a PT, in bootcamp or in a class.

Ugi (‘U Got It’) is part of the portfolio of equipment-based education company Mad Dogg Athletics – the creator of Spinning, Cross Core and Peak Pilates.

fitness-kit.net keyword: GymKit

Ugi ball
Ugi ball
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/HCM2014_4studio.gif
The latest news and products for group exercise studios
Latest News
Technogym has announced the launch of live and on-demand classes. The new content will be ...
Latest News
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that gyms will be able to reopen in a ...
Latest News
UK consumer confidence has improved significantly since the beginning of the lockdown, with a fifth ...
Latest News
The PGA Tour has recently bought 1,000 Whoop bands for its golfers, after PGA Tour ...
Latest News
ukactive has announced that Active Uprising and the National Summit are going digital as part ...
Latest News
Industry body ukactive has today (1 July) hosted a delegation of government and public health ...
Latest News
Health and fitness company Ingesport – which operates the GO fit chain of gyms in ...
Latest News
Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he ...
Latest News
Physical activity levels in England have continued to fall from those recorded at the initial ...
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Fitness and athletic apparel firm Lululemon will acquire at-home fitness tech firm Mirror in a ...
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Featured supplier: myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package
Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka
Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
Video Gallery
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Technogym
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world-leading international supplier of technology and design-driven products and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Fitness equipment
TRX Training: Fitness equipment
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
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Greywell, Hampshire
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Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
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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
01-02 Oct 2020
Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
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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IFEMA, Madrid, Spain
Diary dates
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