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PRODUCT INNOVATION Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest product launches in health and fitness

Precor’s online resources will keep members engaged during the lockdown, says Steve Carter


recor has developed a set of resources for gym operators that are designed to keep members engaged throughout the pandemic. Resources include a series of ‘Master Trainer’ at-home workout videos and online advice pages, as

“Members’ health and safety is our number one priority” Steve Carter

well as an online wellness guide, that operators can share with both their trainers and members. The resources are designed to keep members active while at home, as well as provide advice on how trainers can optimise clients’ training programmes at this time. In addition, the company is offering its online home workouts to existing customers free of charge, for them to share with their members to encourage them to keep active. “Our content library offers free resources to help members maintain their health and wellness routines, including at-home

The resources provide information for PTs

workouts, fitness tips and mindset and nutrition advice,” says Precor UK MD Steve Carter. “As well as information for personal trainers, there’s a simple guide to

engaging with members via social media and advice on products and guidance for deep cleaning facilities.” KEYWORD


FLEX transforms any barbell into a smart gym, says Heather Lawton


ymAware, a fitness equipment company based in Australia, has created Flex, a tracking device that collects performance data from weight training. Distributed in the UK by Perform Better, Flex is a lightweight device that can attach to any barbell magnetically and uses 16 laser optics to measure the weight’s vertical displacement from the closest surface, either the floor or ceiling. Users simply fit the Flex to the barbell, which then collects data, such as the weight’s vertical displacement, height, dip, power and velocity, and

“Flex turns any barbell into a smart gym by providing real-time feedback on each and every lift” Heather Lawton

used by personal trainers to motivate clients, track their progress, set goals and create personalised programming. “Flex turns any barbell into a smart gym by providing real-time feedback on each and every lift. Combined with

community features and accurate technology, it is the perfect solution for anyone wishing to train at the next level,” explains GymAware MD Heather Lawton. KEYWORD


Flex can track increases in strength and load

sends it to the Flex Stronger app, where users can track their performance either by repetition, set or session. It can also track increases in strength and load, as well as technique improvements, and can be 103