Posts filed under “Technology and innovation”

A story telling platform that captures the social impact of global health clubs

Today I am announcing the start of Gymtopia, an important new digital platform that aims to capture the wider social good undertaken by the world’s health clubs. This achieves two things; it shows the social impact projects that are already taking place, and critically, encourages other clubs to do the ...

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Interview with Richard Davis, Director, VirtualGym TV

Recently, I visited Richard Davis, Director of VirtualGym TV to find out more about the business. Afterwards, I fired off some questions to Richard and below you can read his replies: What does VirtualGym TV stand for? VirtualGym TV 'literally' stands for a virtual gym that you can watch on your TV, ...

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Interview with Daniel Newman of Pocket PT

Recently I caught up with Daniel Newman from Pocket PT. Pocket PT is a web-based service that combines exercise instruction with online support from certified Personal trainers. I fired off some questions to Daniel to find out more about how this new company came to exist. This is what Daniel had ...

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Google says that Ray Algar is an authority on the global health club industry

I was conducting some web research recently and typed in the following phrase into Google: 'Global Health Club Industry Insight'. To my surprise, Oxygen Consulting, my company website appeared at the top of the search results. The IHRSA web site was second and my blog, third.   So, according to the world ...

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Major Moves Conference NEC Birmingham

There is a very interesting one day conference (23rd September 2008) taking place alongside Leisure Industry Week this year. Major Moves comprises several guest speakers who will be reviewing how technology can be used to encourage people to adopt a more active lifestyle. Speakers will be reviewing the use of online ...

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Wii Fit in Motion

>By now, most visitors will have heard of Nintendo's new Wii Fit which is selling like hot cakes in the UK. Already, it has become of the UK's most successful video games, even though it has a selling price higher than most other popular games.Click on the following video to ...

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Wii-Fit Update

Since Jim Stubbs wrote his review of the Wii-Fit game for my blog, we have heard that sales are flying, so what do we know! Woolworths, the UK retailer was selling over 90 a minute, when it went on sale throughout their stores. Gerry Berkley, Woolworths Games Trading Manager said: 'This is ...

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Welcome to Wii-Fit

There is a lot of buzz around Nintendo's new Wii Fit and so I asked Jim Stubbs, a London-based Personal Trainer with Phoenix Exercise Professionals to give me his first-hand insight. What follows is Jim's assessment of the Wii Fit as an interesting new exercise solution. In summary, it seems to ...

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Samsung and Adidas launch a phone with a heart beat

Not wishing to be left behind by the Nike and Apple partnership, Samsung and Adidas have launched the new miCoach system. What is miCoach? miCoach captures and shares running data via the Samsung phone. Heart rate is monitored when the user wears the supplied heart rate belt. What's in the box? The system comprises: Samsung ...

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