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respondents said they got bored during their CV workout, with 10 per cent saying they felt bored every time. Many of them complained about the in-house music and found “pop videos featuring near naked women gyrating irritating”. Only 14 per cent said they never


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used any kind of entertainment while exercising, while 51 per cent said they would spend more time on the CV equipment if it provided entertainment and motivated them. “It’s vital that the fi tness industry provides equipment that meets with


n a survey conducted in December 2009 by Precor – in conjunction with Leisure-net Solutions – 66 per cent of


member expectations and enhances their enjoyment,” says Miles Rimell, Precor’s head of marketing. “We’re continually updating our offering and aim to provide operators with a variety of entertainment options which they can make available to their members.” Precor has a number of established


entertainment products. ChannelCast TV offers a range of channels, while the Personal Entertainment Player (PEP) allows members to upload content from an iPod to the Personal Viewing Screens on the equipment, as well as to upload workouts to the Nike+ website. The latest innovation, launched in


August, is a dual tuner for the Personal Viewing Screens, which allows clubs to


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utilise their in-house analogue system as well as introducing freeview channels. Pulse also launched a new CV range


at LIW last month, with self-powered screens offering 50 freeview channels.


media access Currently only available in the US, but set for a UK launch in 2011, Netpulse has an exciting new platform – the Netpulse Media Network – that allows members to bring up their own playlist, plug in their iPod or iPhone, connect to social media and choose from a massive library of TV programmes and videos, as well as save their workout results for further analysis. The company predicts that this


workout data will be useful as proof of october 2010 © cybertrek 2010


Pounding the treadmill can get a bit, dare we say it, boring for some members. Kath Hudson looks at some of the latest products designed to put the spring back into their step


THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT


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