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Power Plate International
unveiled its new pro-motion accessory,
a cabling system that expands the
exercise possibilities on the Power
Plate. Upper body and resistance
training was already possible through
the standard straps supplied with each
machine, but the pro-motion accessory,
which clips to each side of any Power
Plate pro series model, can provide
a much more intense and varied
resistance training workout.
The fl exible cables offer consistent
resistance at three different levels. They
also extend to more than two metres,
offering full range of movement and
allowing the user to perform a full range
of dynamic exercises, both on and off
High-fl iers Reebok launched Jukari,
the vibrating platform.
a Cirque du Soleil-inspired workout
PowerBlock Fitness
that gives the feeling of fl ying while
, the
delivering a full-body workout
European distributor of PowerBlock
dumbbells, used FIBO for the European
launch of US-based fi tness retail brand fi tness goals. Additional enhancements
Technogym launched a new Studio
GoFit. The company is now distributing include the ability to programme the
Bike, for group cycling classes, based
the GoFit range of sports, fi tness and AbCoaster, Fluid UBE and Fluid Rower
on Italian professional road cycles
stability products throughout Europe, as part of a user’s workout plan; a
and also launched the GoFit 2009/10 clearer refl ection of a user’s status
product catalogue at the show. within the gym environment; auto the workout they’re doing. It has a sleek
logout functions for staff; and a number design with a metal body, an integrated
Pulse unveiled the third phase of of improvements to the user interface. touch-screen LCD, and a frequency
its Smart Centre gym management A new, ultra-slim consumer-facing range of 4–50Hz.
software. It can now track activities Smart Centre kiosk was also unveiled,
external to the gym environment – from with an integrated PC system operated SCIFIT debuted its upgraded Fit-Key
swimming to walking the dog – to help via a 19” display touch-screen. system, which now uses USB technology.
contribute towards members’ overall While the concept is the same – using the
Reebok launched a new group software to document a client’s workout
exercise experience in conjunction with – the USB technology is more user-
Cirque du Soleil. Touted as ‘a cure for friendly for both the client and the facility.
your workout blues’, the name of the The system does not require
class – Jukari Fit to Fly – comes from a additional accessories such as a key
world dialect meaning ‘to play’. reader box and keys. Facilities can
Using a specially-designed piece of still, however, drive revenue by selling
equipment called the FlySet, which looks programmes on the USB keys, as with
rather like a trapeze, the hour-long the current technology.
workout gives the sensation of fl ying
while strengthening and lengthening the Susanagateira introduced its new
body through cardio, strength, balance collection, Light in Motion. With two
and core training. A trained instructor distinct lines for men and women, it’s
guides a class of up to 12 people based on the concept of fi tness fashion,
through the workout moves, each using offering high quality, high ergonomics
their own FlySet which is suspended and strong, unique design.
from the studio ceiling.
Technogym launched Excite VARIO,
SALUS introduced its NOVA a cross-trainer that follows the user’s
series, which it says is the world’s fi rst stride. The product automatically adapts
oscillating (see-saw movement), whole to the desired movement – from the
body vibration platform with adjustable classical vertical step to a simple walk or
SCIFIT has upgraded its Fit-Key
amplitude system. The amplitude ranges a long stride – with no adjustment
system to include USB technology,
from 4mm–16mm, allowing users to of the controls needed. The natural
so it’s more user-friendly and doesn’t
exercise more effi ciently by selecting movement of the legs is combined with
require additional accessories
a specifi c range of amplitude to match arm movements to offer a balanced and
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