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Circuit sessions Laps consist of a structured mix of cardio and eccentric loading resistance training
What equipment does the our system 30 per cent more effective with the programme created automatically
circuit comprise? than training with conventional weight and the machines setting themselves up
The standard circuit has eight stations stack-based resistance machines. with 99 per cent accuracy. The data can
of strength endurance and CV kit, also be used as a visual ‘before and after’
consisting of three cross-trainers and How are the individual tool, showing people how they have
three bikes. It’s designed to work all programmes created? progressed over a certain period of time.
the main muscle groups to give you Staff training is really important as
a full body workout.All it requires the circuit is a precision tool that has How do UK and
is a minimum of 42sq m (450sq ft) millimetre settings on the range of motion German clubs differ?
floorspace. Each exerciser does an and seat positions. The trainer, who sets In Germany, joining a club isn’t just a
individualised 35-minute programme this up and programmes the card, has lifestyle choice. People expect value for
which is stored on a smart card. to get it right. We usually spend a week money. In a good club, you can expect
or two on-site completing training. someone to interact with you on the
Why do you think the We’ve also just launched the first gym floor every time you visit, and make
circuit is so effective? bodyscanner in Zurich – a 60-second, sure you’re using the machines correctly.
The main consumer benefit is that the 3D laser scan of the body’s dimensions. You don’t have to buy extra personal
machines are so easy to use: all you This data is stored on the smart card, training, which I think is the main
have to do is insert the smart card and, difference between the two models.
in less than two seconds, the machine British clubs look nice, but I have a
adjusts itself to your personal settings –
COMPANY BY NUMBERS
feeling UK consumers will increasingly
weights, seat, handle and lever positions. think about what they’re getting for their
Results are guaranteed based on the Head office: Emersacker/ money. The recession will force people
right combination of rest period (30 Stuttgart, Germany, with to make tough choices, as it did in the
seconds) and six intervals of strength subsidiaries in UK and Switzerland. German recession of 2001. They will
endurance training (60 seconds) plus Distributors in Holland and Belgium assess the value of their membership
two four-minute CV sessions per lap. Annual turnover: Not disclosed, fee against the results they’re seeing.
Each training session is then logged but the company had a 500 per
on a dedicated PC, which runs milon’s cent growth rate from 2001 to What could the UK health
exercise documentation software, m1. 2006 and is now growing at a rate and fi tness industry learn
A study we carried out with the of 50 per cent a year from Germany?
German Sports University of Cologne Number of employees: 90 In a recession, clear positioning is key.
proved that the eccentric loading made Clubs need to decide who they want
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