Virtual fitness
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The virtual class space is an increasingly busy one. We round up some of the main suppliers bringing virtual to market


Action stations

The FunXtion Experience Station offers a virtual trainer, with programmes for small group workouts and virtual classes. It starts with the creation of a FunXtion zone with flooring, functional materials and branding and a FunXtion Experience Station. This interactive station displays the FunXtion Virtual classes: members choose from the library of functional exercise videos and challenges, with their results logged in their My FunXtion account.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Funxtion

 



Action stations
Fitness in a box

Fitbox Virtual has launched a technology platform for fitness clubs to introduce Les Mills Virtual group exercise classes. Fixbox Virtual On Demand is provided via a wall-mounted touchscreen: members can take on-demand classes whenever studios are vacant, and the digital workouts can also be scheduled online by the gym. Members can also use the touchscreen to book personal trainers. Fitbox Virtual is developing a Fitbox Virtual scheduling updater based on the operator’s existing software.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Fitbox Virtual

 



Fitness in a box
Television appearance

ClubVirtual offers virtual fitness programmes through a small brand-able media player and LED TV. It’s currently developing a touchscreen interface and narrowcasting set-up, where upcoming virtual lessons can be plugged on club televisions. ClubVirtual is in 650 locations in 14 different countries and ClubVirtual Spinning is available in 10 languages. Lessons can be timetabled or started manually; members can start and stop their lessons themselves using an on-demand control panel. Small group training for five to 10 bikes is also available.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Club Virtual

 



virtual fitness programmes
Big screen productions

Les Mills Virtual provides movie-like versions of its classes for playing on a big screen whenever members want, outside of timetabled instructor led-group programmes or as part of a scheduled activity. The classes are coupled with chart music for an engaging fitness experience. Les Mills Virtual is designed to give venues such as hotels, apartment complexes, cruise ships or low-budget facilities access to the Les Mills classes. The company says, once a person has done a virtual workout, they’re more likely to try an instructor-led class.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Les Mills UK

 



Les Mills Virtual
Down with the kids

iDEA, a new virtual fitness concept for families, is launching in September 2015, for leisure centres, holiday resorts and schools. It will offer activity sessions on entertainment, fitness and dance crazes, with sessions such as Street Trix and Army Boot Camp. Content is all available on-demand and activities can be delivered in sections or as a series building towards a specific goal, such as certification. Kids’ TV presenters are used to help engage families and equipment needed is standard, such as balls and hula hoops.

fitness-kit.net keyword: iDEA

 



new virtual fitness concept for families
Fitness on film

Virtual Instructor offers an extensive range of virtual dance instruction for use in aerobics studios. The product features at 400 sites across the UK, including leisure centres, independent gyms and secondary schools. Members can access classes whenever they want, without needing a gym instructor, or instructors can pre-programme classes. The club can also send an Exercise to Music-qualified instructor to Virtual Instructor for the day to film exercise workouts, for free, so members can follow the gym’s own classes virtually. The system also ties in with dance mats offered via Cyber Coach to get teens active by playing games.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Virtual Instructor

 



Fitness on film
Wellness on demand

The Wellbeats virtual group fitness system is a wall-mounted customer interactive kiosk linked to a projector, speakers and a 126” electronic screen (or TV) inside the studio/room. Wellbeats produces and distributes its own group fitness content covering 12 key streams: yoga, pilates, barbells, bike fitness, step, TKO, pregnancy, body conditioning, kettlebells, 50+, express, and dance. It recently launched fitness classes for three- to 14-year-olds for health clubs, leisure centres and schools. Partner content includes Les Mills, Zumba and Virtual Active. Classes are selected by members or pre-programmed to start automatically. The kiosk has a fingerprint reader to record attendance. Pre and post install training and support is free, as are software and upgrades.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Wellbeats UK

 



Wellness on demand
 


wall-mounted customer interactive kiosk
 
A new generation of virtual

The Wexer Virtual platform allows clubs to offer an AV experience in group exercise, cycling and open space group fitness areas. Classes can be used as standalone sessions or as live class enhancements, and can be selected by members or pre-programmed by the operator. Wexer Virtual recently launched its Generation III design and interface and has launched the Wexer Virtual streaming plug-in application, which streams content to application-based platforms. It has also recently launched integration with advertising partners, enabling advertising as an ancillary revenue stream for clubs.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Wexer

 



A new generation of virtual
Plug in to power plate

The Cyber Fitness Concept is a virtual training method for small groups using the Power Plate and is available in Germany. A virtual trainer, shown on a flatscreen video wall, leads the class, explaining the Power Plate-based exercises and giving advice on how to improve each exercise and the difficulty options. Users can listen to the training via headphones if the equipment is in a general training area. The gym schedules the classes into its overall programme and users book their place ahead of time.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Power Plate

 



Plug in to power plate
 


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Health Club Management
2015 issue 9

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Virtual fitness

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The virtual class space is an increasingly busy one. We round up some of the main suppliers bringing virtual to market

REALITY IS VIRTUAL

Action stations

The FunXtion Experience Station offers a virtual trainer, with programmes for small group workouts and virtual classes. It starts with the creation of a FunXtion zone with flooring, functional materials and branding and a FunXtion Experience Station. This interactive station displays the FunXtion Virtual classes: members choose from the library of functional exercise videos and challenges, with their results logged in their My FunXtion account.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Funxtion

 



Action stations
Fitness in a box

Fitbox Virtual has launched a technology platform for fitness clubs to introduce Les Mills Virtual group exercise classes. Fixbox Virtual On Demand is provided via a wall-mounted touchscreen: members can take on-demand classes whenever studios are vacant, and the digital workouts can also be scheduled online by the gym. Members can also use the touchscreen to book personal trainers. Fitbox Virtual is developing a Fitbox Virtual scheduling updater based on the operator’s existing software.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Fitbox Virtual

 



Fitness in a box
Television appearance

ClubVirtual offers virtual fitness programmes through a small brand-able media player and LED TV. It’s currently developing a touchscreen interface and narrowcasting set-up, where upcoming virtual lessons can be plugged on club televisions. ClubVirtual is in 650 locations in 14 different countries and ClubVirtual Spinning is available in 10 languages. Lessons can be timetabled or started manually; members can start and stop their lessons themselves using an on-demand control panel. Small group training for five to 10 bikes is also available.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Club Virtual

 



virtual fitness programmes
Big screen productions

Les Mills Virtual provides movie-like versions of its classes for playing on a big screen whenever members want, outside of timetabled instructor led-group programmes or as part of a scheduled activity. The classes are coupled with chart music for an engaging fitness experience. Les Mills Virtual is designed to give venues such as hotels, apartment complexes, cruise ships or low-budget facilities access to the Les Mills classes. The company says, once a person has done a virtual workout, they’re more likely to try an instructor-led class.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Les Mills UK

 



Les Mills Virtual
Down with the kids

iDEA, a new virtual fitness concept for families, is launching in September 2015, for leisure centres, holiday resorts and schools. It will offer activity sessions on entertainment, fitness and dance crazes, with sessions such as Street Trix and Army Boot Camp. Content is all available on-demand and activities can be delivered in sections or as a series building towards a specific goal, such as certification. Kids’ TV presenters are used to help engage families and equipment needed is standard, such as balls and hula hoops.

fitness-kit.net keyword: iDEA

 



new virtual fitness concept for families
Fitness on film

Virtual Instructor offers an extensive range of virtual dance instruction for use in aerobics studios. The product features at 400 sites across the UK, including leisure centres, independent gyms and secondary schools. Members can access classes whenever they want, without needing a gym instructor, or instructors can pre-programme classes. The club can also send an Exercise to Music-qualified instructor to Virtual Instructor for the day to film exercise workouts, for free, so members can follow the gym’s own classes virtually. The system also ties in with dance mats offered via Cyber Coach to get teens active by playing games.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Virtual Instructor

 



Fitness on film
Wellness on demand

The Wellbeats virtual group fitness system is a wall-mounted customer interactive kiosk linked to a projector, speakers and a 126” electronic screen (or TV) inside the studio/room. Wellbeats produces and distributes its own group fitness content covering 12 key streams: yoga, pilates, barbells, bike fitness, step, TKO, pregnancy, body conditioning, kettlebells, 50+, express, and dance. It recently launched fitness classes for three- to 14-year-olds for health clubs, leisure centres and schools. Partner content includes Les Mills, Zumba and Virtual Active. Classes are selected by members or pre-programmed to start automatically. The kiosk has a fingerprint reader to record attendance. Pre and post install training and support is free, as are software and upgrades.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Wellbeats UK

 



Wellness on demand
 


wall-mounted customer interactive kiosk
 
A new generation of virtual

The Wexer Virtual platform allows clubs to offer an AV experience in group exercise, cycling and open space group fitness areas. Classes can be used as standalone sessions or as live class enhancements, and can be selected by members or pre-programmed by the operator. Wexer Virtual recently launched its Generation III design and interface and has launched the Wexer Virtual streaming plug-in application, which streams content to application-based platforms. It has also recently launched integration with advertising partners, enabling advertising as an ancillary revenue stream for clubs.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Wexer

 



A new generation of virtual
Plug in to power plate

The Cyber Fitness Concept is a virtual training method for small groups using the Power Plate and is available in Germany. A virtual trainer, shown on a flatscreen video wall, leads the class, explaining the Power Plate-based exercises and giving advice on how to improve each exercise and the difficulty options. Users can listen to the training via headphones if the equipment is in a general training area. The gym schedules the classes into its overall programme and users book their place ahead of time.

fitness-kit.net keyword: Power Plate

 



Plug in to power plate

Originally published in Health Club Management 2015 issue 9

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