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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 4

Virtuagym analytics tool gives operators a better understanding of their business, says Hugo Braam
Hugo Braam

Virtuagym, an online management solution for the fitness industry, has expanded its Business Analytics (BA) platform.

Called BA 2.0 the system identifies key areas for business growth by tracking revenue and subscription data. It also enables operators to optimise their business practices and service offerings by tracking member information, class attendance and the popularity of PTs.

The system has been adopted by operator Lijfstijl Centrum Hoofddorp in The Netherlands. Frank Trousselot, network manager at Lijfstijl, says: “One of the main benefits of BA 2.0 has been understanding how to better meet the needs of our clients.

"We’ve tried to make it as fast and easy as possible to get access to a wide range of great visualisations" - Hugo Braam

“Using BA 2.0 data, I’ve been able to determine information such as which PTs are the heavy hitters and which classes are pulling the largest attendance. I’ve also been able to track trends relating to when members visit or which classes they prefer to attend,” he added.

Hugo Braam, CEO of Virtuagym, says: “Business analytics should be a priority for any businesses, and with the new BA 2.0 module, we’ve tried to make it as fast and easy as possible to get access to a wide range of great visualisations, which will not only help improve business but will also free up time and resources.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: VIRTUAGYM

Who’s the most popular PT? The system can tell you
"People want the freedom to work out whenever they want", says Jean-Michel Fournier
Jean-Michel Fournier

Les Mills International (LMI) has joined forces with health club mobile app provider Netpulse to offer a digital fitness solution covering both the gym and the home.

Integrating LMI’s Les Mills On Demand (LMOD) platform with Netpulse will enable clubs to use their own branded apps to provide online workouts to members.

The partnership follows the publication of the Les Mills 2019 Global Consumer Fitness Survey, which showed that 85 per cent of all gym-goers now also work out at home.

“People want the freedom and convenience to work out whenever they want, wherever they want, so by partnering with a great provider like Netpulse we can help clubs deliver a complete fitness on-demand experience to members,” says Jean-Michel Fournier, CEO of Les Mills Media, the business division behind LMOD.

"This new functionality will streamline everything, from sign-up to billing – it’s a powerful solution."

The partnership will begin rolling out from May this year.

"This will streamline everything, from sign-up to billing – it’s a powerful solution" - Jean-Michel Fournier

Used by more than 10,000 health clubs around the world – including as Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym and Virgin Active – Netpulse offers members the opportunity to manage their fitness schedules, track workouts, manage fitness goals and earn rewards.

fitness-kit.net keyword: LES MILLS

All you need is a laptop or TV to do the workouts
Rod Mann introduces the new Raptor Tac20 three-in-one weight training vest
Rod Mann

Raptor, a manufacturer of weight-training vests, has launched the Raptor Tac20, a new three-in-one multifuctional vest.

Billed as the ultimate training vest experience, the Raptor Tac20 is described as an ‘optimal physical load carrying system’ and is designed to fit most wearers securely, while allowing for maximum comfort and mobility.

The Raptor Tac20 has securely modulated weight compartments that allow for safe weight distribution and is designed to withstand wear and tear. It features an anti-bacterial liner that can be removed for washing.

"We simply can’t just make something that looks good – a product’s success is ultimately judged on its performance" - Rod Mann

Other features include an anchor system which can be used with bungee cord and rubber band training, while a heavy duty towing harness can be used in sled, prowler and tyre training.

Rod Mann, CEO of Raptor Weight Vests says: “Our aim has always been – and continues to be – to deliver products that meet the high standards of quality, performance, durability and functionality expected from us by our diverse clientele. We can’t simply just make something that looks good – a product’s success is ultimately judged on its performance.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: RAPTOR

The weighted vest can be used with a towing harness
TurfGrass distribution in safe hands with Physical Company, says Bart Van Cauter
Bart Van Cauter

Physical Company, a UK-based specialist equipment supplier, has partnered with Belgian textile company Beaulieu International Group (BIG), to become the UK distributor of the company’s flooring brand TurfGrass.

The partnership comes after an 18-month collaboration which saw Physical Company oversee the installation of BIG’s TurfGrass Customgrass solution at 10 énergie Fitness clubs across the UK.

Designed to bring the outside training experience to the gym floor, the Customgrass solution is made using a unique weaving method that incorporates branding and markings into the turf at the point of manufacture, making these elements integral to the product rather than an add on.

"Working in partnership with Physical Company, we can now concentrate on what we do best, safe in the knowledge that distribution is in safe hands." - Bart Van Cauter

Other TurfGrass solutions include Putting Green and Score; all are designed to withstand heavy use.

Bart Van Cauter, international sales and business development manager at BIG, says: “With the continued growth in boutique fitness, functional training and group exercise, there’s more demand for high-quality artificial turf solutions, capable of withstanding constant commercial use."

“Our expertise is in the manufacture of these solutions and working in partnership with Physical Company we can now concentrate on what we do best, safe in the knowledge that distribution is in safe hands."

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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 4

Virtuagym analytics tool gives operators a better understanding of their business, says Hugo Braam
Hugo Braam

Virtuagym, an online management solution for the fitness industry, has expanded its Business Analytics (BA) platform.

Called BA 2.0 the system identifies key areas for business growth by tracking revenue and subscription data. It also enables operators to optimise their business practices and service offerings by tracking member information, class attendance and the popularity of PTs.

The system has been adopted by operator Lijfstijl Centrum Hoofddorp in The Netherlands. Frank Trousselot, network manager at Lijfstijl, says: “One of the main benefits of BA 2.0 has been understanding how to better meet the needs of our clients.

"We’ve tried to make it as fast and easy as possible to get access to a wide range of great visualisations" - Hugo Braam

“Using BA 2.0 data, I’ve been able to determine information such as which PTs are the heavy hitters and which classes are pulling the largest attendance. I’ve also been able to track trends relating to when members visit or which classes they prefer to attend,” he added.

Hugo Braam, CEO of Virtuagym, says: “Business analytics should be a priority for any businesses, and with the new BA 2.0 module, we’ve tried to make it as fast and easy as possible to get access to a wide range of great visualisations, which will not only help improve business but will also free up time and resources.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: VIRTUAGYM

Who’s the most popular PT? The system can tell you
"People want the freedom to work out whenever they want", says Jean-Michel Fournier
Jean-Michel Fournier

Les Mills International (LMI) has joined forces with health club mobile app provider Netpulse to offer a digital fitness solution covering both the gym and the home.

Integrating LMI’s Les Mills On Demand (LMOD) platform with Netpulse will enable clubs to use their own branded apps to provide online workouts to members.

The partnership follows the publication of the Les Mills 2019 Global Consumer Fitness Survey, which showed that 85 per cent of all gym-goers now also work out at home.

“People want the freedom and convenience to work out whenever they want, wherever they want, so by partnering with a great provider like Netpulse we can help clubs deliver a complete fitness on-demand experience to members,” says Jean-Michel Fournier, CEO of Les Mills Media, the business division behind LMOD.

"This new functionality will streamline everything, from sign-up to billing – it’s a powerful solution."

The partnership will begin rolling out from May this year.

"This will streamline everything, from sign-up to billing – it’s a powerful solution" - Jean-Michel Fournier

Used by more than 10,000 health clubs around the world – including as Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym and Virgin Active – Netpulse offers members the opportunity to manage their fitness schedules, track workouts, manage fitness goals and earn rewards.

fitness-kit.net keyword: LES MILLS

All you need is a laptop or TV to do the workouts
Rod Mann introduces the new Raptor Tac20 three-in-one weight training vest
Rod Mann

Raptor, a manufacturer of weight-training vests, has launched the Raptor Tac20, a new three-in-one multifuctional vest.

Billed as the ultimate training vest experience, the Raptor Tac20 is described as an ‘optimal physical load carrying system’ and is designed to fit most wearers securely, while allowing for maximum comfort and mobility.

The Raptor Tac20 has securely modulated weight compartments that allow for safe weight distribution and is designed to withstand wear and tear. It features an anti-bacterial liner that can be removed for washing.

"We simply can’t just make something that looks good – a product’s success is ultimately judged on its performance" - Rod Mann

Other features include an anchor system which can be used with bungee cord and rubber band training, while a heavy duty towing harness can be used in sled, prowler and tyre training.

Rod Mann, CEO of Raptor Weight Vests says: “Our aim has always been – and continues to be – to deliver products that meet the high standards of quality, performance, durability and functionality expected from us by our diverse clientele. We can’t simply just make something that looks good – a product’s success is ultimately judged on its performance.”

fitness-kit.net keyword: RAPTOR

The weighted vest can be used with a towing harness
TurfGrass distribution in safe hands with Physical Company, says Bart Van Cauter
Bart Van Cauter

Physical Company, a UK-based specialist equipment supplier, has partnered with Belgian textile company Beaulieu International Group (BIG), to become the UK distributor of the company’s flooring brand TurfGrass.

The partnership comes after an 18-month collaboration which saw Physical Company oversee the installation of BIG’s TurfGrass Customgrass solution at 10 énergie Fitness clubs across the UK.

Designed to bring the outside training experience to the gym floor, the Customgrass solution is made using a unique weaving method that incorporates branding and markings into the turf at the point of manufacture, making these elements integral to the product rather than an add on.

"Working in partnership with Physical Company, we can now concentrate on what we do best, safe in the knowledge that distribution is in safe hands." - Bart Van Cauter

Other TurfGrass solutions include Putting Green and Score; all are designed to withstand heavy use.

Bart Van Cauter, international sales and business development manager at BIG, says: “With the continued growth in boutique fitness, functional training and group exercise, there’s more demand for high-quality artificial turf solutions, capable of withstanding constant commercial use."

“Our expertise is in the manufacture of these solutions and working in partnership with Physical Company we can now concentrate on what we do best, safe in the knowledge that distribution is in safe hands."

fitness-kit.net keyword: PHYSICAL COMPANY

énergie Fitness is using the product
Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More features
Editor's letter

Into the fitaverse

Fitness is already among the top three markets in the metaverse, with new technology and partnerships driving real growth and consumer engagement that looks likely to spill over into health clubs, gyms and studios
Fit Tech people

Ali Jawad

Paralympic powerlifter and founder, Accessercise
Users can easily identify which facilities in the UK are accessible to the disabled community
Fit Tech people

Hannes Sjöblad

MD, DSruptive
We want to give our users an implantable tool that allows them to collect their health data at any time and in any setting
Fit Tech people

Jamie Buck

Co-founder, Active in Time
We created a solution called AiT Voice, which turns digital data into a spoken audio timetable that connects to phone systems
Profile

Fahad Alhagbani: reinventing fitness

Alexa can help you book classes, check trainers’ bios and schedules, find out opening times, and a host of other information
Opinion

Building on the blockchain

For small sports teams looking to compete with giants, blockchain can be a secret weapon explains Lars Rensing, CEO of Protokol
Innovation

Bold move

Our results showed a greater than 60 per cent reduction in falls for individuals who actively participated in Bold’s programme
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Check your form

Sency’s motion analysis technology is allowing users to check their technique as they exercise. Co-founder and CEO Gal Rotman explains how
Profile

New reality

Sam Cole, CEO of FitXR, talks to Fit Tech about taking digital workouts to the next level, with an immersive, virtual reality fitness club
Profile

Sohail Rashid

My vision was to create a platform that could improve the sport for lifters at all levels and attract more people, similar to how Strava, Peloton and Zwift have in other sports
Ageing

Reverse Ageing

Many apps help people track their health, but Humanity founders Peter Ward and Michael Geer have put the focus on ageing, to help users to see the direct repercussions of their habits. They talk to Steph Eaves
App analysis

Going hybrid

Workout Anytime created its app in partnership with Virtuagym. Workout Anytime’s Greg Maurer and Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam explain the process behind its creation
Research

Physical activity monitors boost activity levels

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have conducted a meta analysis of all relevant research and found that the body of evidence shows an impact
Editor's letter

Two-way coaching

Content providers have been hugely active in the fit tech market since the start of the pandemic. We expect the industry to move on from delivering these services on a ‘broadcast-only’ basis as two-way coaching becomes the new USP
Fit Tech People

Laurent Petit

Co-founder, Active Giving
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Fit Tech People

Adam Zeitsiff

CEO, Intelivideo
We don’t just create the technology and bail – we support our clients’ ongoing hybridisation efforts
Fit Tech People

Anantharaman Pattabiraman

CEO and co-founder, Auro
When you’re undertaking fitness activities, unless you’re on a stationary bike, in most cases it’s not safe or necessary to be tied to a screen, especially a small screen
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Mike Hansen

Managing partner, Endorphinz
We noticed a big gap in the market – customers needed better insights but also recommendations on what to do, whether that be customer acquisition, content creation, marketing and more
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