S&PA Professional magazine Autumn 18

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S&PAProfessional / Autumn 2018

TECH TOOLKIT THE NINJA THAT COVERS YOUR CLASSES

PRODUCT RO UND-UP

SHAKING IT UP

From green energy treadmills to sleep-monitoring gym tech, industry innovation continues to thrive with the latest gear

JOIN THE RESISTANCE The Matrix S-Force Performance Trainer claims to redefine athletic training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). It provides scientifically-proven magnetic resistance training, which delivers a high-intensity, low impact workout. The resistance increases the harder the individual works to create a challenging and progressive workout for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. There are five resistance levels, and the S-Force is pre-loaded with the exclusive Sprint 8 20-minute HIIT workout. Matrix invited the Wigan Warriors Rugby League squad to put the kit through its paces and director of performance Mark Bitcon said after “smashing out some seriously tough sessions” it would feature in the team’s pre-season squad training. Price: £3,995 (list price) https://uk.matrixfitness.com/en/cardio/s-force/s-force

Cover Ninja is a new smartphone app that allows gyms and sports clubs to more easily organise instructor cover for exercise classes. Co-founders and developers Claudia Newland and Nicola Addison, who have been heavily involved in the fitness industry as instructors and operators, say that 15% of a venue’s classes per week will require cover, which they calculate adds up to 280,000 classes each month in the UK in need of last-minute emergency or pre-arranged cover. Cover Ninja connects fitness venues requiring cover to a community of qualified and validated fitness instructors. The app sources the most appropriate instructor to cover the class using a smart filter. It can also perform functions such as download invoices and in future may facilitate payment for instructors. It is currently in pilot phase ahead of launch next year, but operators can get involved now as an early adopter by signing up at the link below. www.coverninja.co.uk

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