Posts tagged “Innovation”

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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How the health club industry needs to change

Neil Gillis, the former CEO of Esporta has now left the UK health club industry to rejuvenate the fortunes of Blacks, the outdoor leisure clothing retailer. However, since his departure, he has had made some very interesting observations which I wanted to share with you. These insights from a former ...

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Floating gym planned for New York

What a lovely concept this is. Architect Mitchell Joachim and Douglas Joachim Personal Trainer/Lecturer at the National Academy of Sports Medicine have designed the perfect antidote to the gym view that never changes.Mitchell says of the project: 'The motion starved environments we live in are the antithesis of our being. Perhaps the ...

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Virgin Active ask members to choose equipment

Good to hear that Virgin Active which operates 72 UK clubs is turning to its members for advice on important new equipment decisions. Virgin has decided to install the Nautilus Treadclimber into its clubs following a successful members trial at its Northampton club. Andy Birch, National Product Development Manager for ...

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>BA Fast Bag Drop – what's fast about it?

>Sorry BA. I just have to say just a few words about the use of the word 'fast' in your Gatwick BA bag drop system, which I had to endure on my recent Rimini conference trip.Technology now allows anyone with access to a computer to book on-line, print a boarding ...

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Technogym team up with Apple

Technogym has partnered with Apple and signed an agreement to deliver a seamless integration between iPod by Apple and all Technogym Excite equipment. Users control iPod video and audio selection directly via their cardio equipment display and can view iPod contents and exercise data simultaneously. The iPod battery can also ...

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Health Club Contracts – Good for who?

There still seems to be a lot of confusion with health club contracts. Often, it seems that members do not really understand what they are signing. This week I spoke to a friend who had just received a letter from David Lloyd with details of new terms and conditions. The ...

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Fitness Equipment – Thinking Small

This piece of equipment (Cross Trainer) from Cybex caught my eye because it demonstrates innovative thinking. Problem: How do we develop a commercial-grade cross trainer with a smaller footprint? Here's the answer.