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RIG REJIG Suppliers are offering programming for rigs to enable operators to tackle social distancing challenges, create a boutique feel and reduce the intimidation factor. HCM gets the lowdown from key suppliers

ERICA TILLINGHAST PRECOR

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he right programming is vital if rigs are to enrich the member experience rather than sit unused on the gym floor. Precor’s Queenax rig system is a versatile platform, with attachment locations and storage solutions to support most functional environments. We offer a number of pre-configured Queenax options with attachments to enable functional training, from suspension fitness equipment and rebounders to plyometric platforms. Precor is also launching Studio Ignite, a comprehensive, high-intensity interval training programme, to support its Queenax platform by pairing HIIT cardio with functional strength stations. Studio Ignite offers six months of programming that can be screen-cast to

Programming can be screen-cast to monitors within the facility monitors within the facility and comes complete with in-depth trainer coaching and business support for operators. Additionally, we now offer the Sony Advagym app with a Queenax movement library built in, so operators who subscribe can provide digital coaching to their customers at any time. This complete package of equipment, training, business guidance and education is designed to help operators compete against popular boutique facilities.

To manage social distancing we’re suggesting limiting circuit training and focusing instead on offering class-style programmes where all exercisers have their own equipment. This avoids the frustrations involved with moving stations and having to clean equipment while trying to keep heart rates up.

To maintain social distancing, limit circuit training, instead keeping participants in one station

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