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Health Club Management
2019 issue 6

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Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the products and services launched at FIBO 2019

New Wattbike products offer ‘complete indoor cycling solution', says Richard Baker
Richard Baker

Wattbike has expanded with two additions to its range of indoor bikes.

The first – the Atom X – is billed as a game changer. Built on the back of Wattbike's Atom cycle, the Atom X is a smart bike designed to give riders a ‘fully connected, immersive cycling experience'.

It features in-built interactive workouts, tests, training plans and a climb mode that enables riders to follow structured workouts, simulate gradient changes and mimic real climbs from around the world, all accessible via a touchscreen monitor. It also has third party connectivity.

"Our mission is to continue leading the market with our advancements and technology" - Richard Baker

The second launch, the Wattbike Icon, is described as an evolution of the Wattbike Pro/Trainer, designed to elevate the user experience.

It features a touchscreen with HD display that delivers performance feedback.

Richard Baker, Wattbike CEO, says: “These new products offer the market a complete indoor cycling solution. We now have indoor bikes that cover both home and commercial fitness sectors, and user groups from general health and fitness to elite sport.”

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The Wattbike Atom X has been billed as a game changer
Matt Pengelly unveils new Matrix Glute Trainer
Matt Pengelly

At this year’s FIBO, fitness equipment giant Matrix debuted a host of new products and innovations, including the Glute Trainer.

Designed to emulate biomechanics, the trainer maximises the activation of the glutes and hamstrings and mimics the movement of bar-hip thrusts without the need for free weights.

The Glute Trainer, which debuted on the stand at FIBO, offers comfortable user positioning and an efficient machine layout, making it easily accessible, while floating hip pads are designed to accommodate users of all shapes and sizes and an angled non-slip foot platform offers stability, to enable glute engagement.

"FIBO is the perfect event to connect with our key accounts, initiate new opportunities and showcase our latest products and innovations" - Matt Pengelly

Matt Pengelly, MD of Johnson Health Tech UK, says: “FIBO is the perfect event to connect with key accounts, initiate opportunities and showcase our latest products and innovations, such as our Glute Trainer and Target Training cycles."

Other products showcased at FIBO include Matrix Ride education, a training programme that complements the new Matrix Training Cycles, and which is designed to teach trainers how to lead group cycling classes.

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The Glute Trainer from Matrix launched at FIBO
Funxtion’s experiential multi-screen solution ‘engages members’, says Ernst De Neef
Ernst De Neef

Interactive digital fitness creator Funxtion launched the Funxtion Experience Multi-Screen Solution.

The system, which debuted at FIBO, is designed to enable the digital delivery of multiple exercise demonstrations to numerous screens, which are programmed to run concurrently.

It was nominated in the FIBO Innovation & Trend Awards in the digital fitness category, and consists of a series of digital displays connected to a host.

"We recognise that every workout space is unique. To reflect this, our offer provides multiple content delivery options to suit a wide array of environments and budgets" - Ernst De Neef

It offers personal guidance to users as they make their way through the different zones. This frees up PTs’ time, particularly in class situations, which enables them to spend dedicated time with individual members.

Additionally, it allows operators to create immersive, boutique experiences by integrating music and lighting controls.

Ernst De Neef, CEO at Funxtion, who launched the system, says: "We recognise that every workout space is unique. To reflect this, our offer provides multiple content delivery options to suit a wide array of environments and budgets. Funxtion delivers fitness content to the gym floor, creating motivating, virtually-instructed workouts that engage members and support trainers."

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The Funxtion system can replace or support instructors
eGym innovations encourage high motivation and higher retention, says Christin Goerlach
Christin Goerlach

Fitness kit and software specialist eGym chose FIBO for the launch of its new Vision system.

Present on all of the brand’s smart electric strength equipment, Vision is a 15.6" HD console/screen offering a high-resolution training interface designed to transform the training experience and drive motivation among exercisers.

Additionally, the brand has also upgraded its open-cloud platform, eGym ONE, to include a standard API that enables suppliers, including Precor, Pulse Fitness, Matrix and Life Fitness – among others – to offer users individually tailored workouts on all connected partner machines.

"It is our mission to make facilities more successful on every level" - Christin Goerlach

Christin Goerlach, eGym’s country director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said: "It’s our mission to make facilities more successful on every level. We aim to connect all suppliers from the training floor – strength, cardio, mobility or others – to our new open eGym Cloud for the benefit of all.

"We need to make sure that members achieve their goals and have fun while doing so. Eventually, these drivers lead to higher motivation and a higher retention rate.

"This is why we’ve developed our smart equipment, as well as our apps for trainers and members," Goerlach added.

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The open eGym Cloud connects all suppliers from the gym floor
M20 CEO Jinkil Kim says: "The Myo Mirror allows fitness clubs to provide smarter and more diverse services to its members and will become essential equipment for operators"
Jinkil Kim

M20 Ltd, an EMS equipment manufacturer based in Seoul, South Korea, exhibited the Myo Mirror, an EMS workout platform that enables users to track their fitness journeys, at FIBO.

Billed as the ‘future of fitness’, the mirror offers a range of high-tech features, including body analysis and EMS training options, as well as a workout video library and a weight scale, that enables users to track changes in their body, based on training information, weight and body composition analysis, via the smart touch mirror display.

"M20 will lead the future fitness equipment market by creating devices that collect health data and developing them to become unmanned systems" - Jinkil Kim

Additionally, a mobile app enables users to track their workouts, monitor their progress and check their body composition results via their smartphone.

Kim said: "M20 aims to lead the fitness equipment market by creating devices that collect health data and developing them to become unmanned systems to further support clubs."

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The Myo Mirror enables tracking of EMS workouts
MZ-Bodyscan promotes ‘a feel-good fitness experience’, says Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Myzone has expanded its portfolio to include the MZ-Bodyscan, a new feature that offers users a visual representation of their fitness journey.

Designed to keep users motivated, the Bodyscan, which debuted at FIBO, creates a 360-degree avatar of the user, showcasing before and after images. Users can then access these images in the Body Metrics section in the Myzone app.

Myzone CEO Dave Wright says: "MZ-Bodyscan is designed to help members see and monitor their progress and is ideal for trainers to help evidence the work they do, motivating clients and providing a rewarding and feel-good fitness experience".

"It’s a unique feature enhancing the Myzone family of products, producing visually stimulation results direct to the user’s Myzone app" - Dave Wright

To capture scans, trainers log in to the MZ-Bodyscan app on a portable device and use the mobile scanner to capture images of the member by moving it 360-degrees around the body.

"It’s a unique feature, enhancing the Myzone family of products, producing visually stimulating results direct to the user’s Myzone app," Wright adds.

MZ-Bodyscan is available to existing Myzone facilities at no extra cost – they will simply need to purchase the scanner.

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Create avatars of your members with MZ-Bodyscan
CrossClimb combines cardio and strength training, says Richard Sheen
Richard Sheen

Billed as ‘the first ever cross-trainer and incline stepper hybrid’, Pulse’s CrossClimb combines cardio and strength training and is designed to maximise lower body muscular engagement.

Requiring a larger range of motion than a typical cross trainer, the CrossClimb engages more muscles and burns more calories than a traditional cross trainer.

It also supports minimal impact to the lower body and reduces pressure on the knees, hips and ankles, making it accessible to users of all fitness levels.

"We are passionate about creative versatile and high performing fitness machines that will appeal to a wide variety of fitness levels from the deconditioned to the elite" - Richard Sheen

Richard Sheen, commercial sales director at Pulse Fitness, says: "We are passionate about creative, versatile and high performing fitness machines that will appeal to a wide variety of fitness levels from the deconditioned to the elite."

"The CrossClimb combines the very best of cardiovascular training alongside resistance exercise, providing users with an all-round workout. The CrossClimb is perfect for both those new to exercise as it feels easier than other equipment while offering greater benefits as well as those looking to strength train without putting additional strain on the joints."

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Ladder Barrel redesign saves instructors time and effort, says Basi Systems’ Ceylan Ucgun
Ceylan Ucgun

Basi Systems, a company specialising in pilates equipment, debuted a redesign of its Ladder Barrel apparatus at FIBO.

Combining ladder rungs with a curved barrel surface, the Ladder Barrel is designed to assist with stretching, core strength and flexibility during pilates classes.

The new look combines comfort and functionality and features a curved orthopedic cushion to add comfort and support, while linear slides, offering manual adjustability, connect the barrel to the ladder.

"It was our priority to change the adjustment system of the Ladder Barrel to save instructors both time and effort during lessons" - Ceylan Ucgun

New additions also include an expanded width and standing platform to make the barrel more accessible, while the upgraded F2 system, a spring system unique to the company, provides a range of resistance levels.

Ceylan Ucgun, founder of Basi Systems, says: "It was our priority to change the adjustment system of the Ladder Barrel to save instructors both time and effort during lessons."

"We are proud of the newly engineered one hand operating system," she adds.

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The Ladder Barrel is designed to assist with stretching, core strength and flexibility during pilates classes

Originally published in Health Club Management 2019 issue 6

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