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Key industry trends to be presented at the 2018 Fitness Show

Key industry trends to be presented at the 2018 Fitness Show
March 5, 2018

With this year’s Fitness Show less than two months away, the event is shaping up to be a must-attend event for fitness professionals, with virtual reality, functional training solutions and HIIT-inspired equipment just some of the key new product developments for 2018.

To be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney from 20th to 22nd April, the Fitness Show will once again present some of the latest developments and innovation in health and wellness.

Significant developments already confirmed to be presented at the Fitness Show this year include:

Fitness merges with virtual reality - the German-designed Icaros is a fully immersive virtual reality (VR) exercise system. 
Users pop on the VR headset, strap themselves into the gyroscopic frame and experience flying, diving and freefalling as they weave through a virtual world with full three-dimensional movement. Made by industrial designers, engineers, sport scientists and game developers, the Icaros provides a full body workout in a whole new dimension.

Detox in the dome - the ‘Vital Dome’ is a new French treatment that uses black carbon infrared technology for detoxification, slimming, muscle recovery and anti-aging. After 30 minutes spent lying under the dome, the user experiences a category two sweat, which is roughly equal to the perspiration a runner would generate after running for 20 kilometres.

Assault AirRunner 
Designed with HIIT workouts in mind, the Assault AirRunner packs an intense workout into a small package. Speed is controlled solely by the exerciser and where they position themselves on the treadmill belt. With no on/off button or maximum speed, the AirRunner is specifically designed with HIIT workouts in mind, allowing the exerciser to jump on and go, and to push their workout as hard as they want. With a small, light-weight frame, it’s easy to move and set up, so it can be used to add a high-intensity interval training component to functional training group exercise classes or specialised sessions.

Fitseeker
The Fitseeker online platform functions as a fitness directory where professionals can use their own marketing to list their specialties and qualifications on an easy to use website for the local community. It enables customers to filter through and connect directly with personal trainers that suit their needs.

They can then rate their experiences providing authentic verification and promotion of your business to new potential customers.

Fitness for the whole family - a new circuit style workout, PRAMA Kids and Families, allows parents and their children to workout together. Designed as a cross between and arcade game and a playground, this new approach to fitness attracts parents and families that want to spend less time on the couch and more time having fun together. As well as the obvious physical benefits, the program is designed to improve cognitive function and encourage social development.

The future of functional training - the Aktiv Virtual, an on-demand functional training system, allows members to pair with their Bluetooth headphones and/or wearable tracker, select the workout (by time, type and difficulty), grab their equipment off the rack in front of them and then follow their virtual trainer through a workout. Users get real-time insights and guided coaching to make sure they’re working out safely and effectively.

Precor P30i Interval Console
With HIIT having become one of the top trending training methods in the fitness industry, Precor has launched the P30i Interval Console on the treadmill, specifically designed for HIIT training. The console is easy to use with one-touch speed keys that allow instant adjustment of incline and speed so that exercisers can focus simply on their workout rather than changing settings. With easily programmable workouts and the option of three-minute pauses, instructors can incorporate off treadmill strength exercises into classes to increase engagement with customers.

The Fitness Show will provide industry visitors with the opportunity to gain firsthand experience with some of the most interesting and unique products the industry has seen to date

Show Director Shaun Krenz explains “attendance will ensure you play an active part in the emerging research and trends that will effect the fitness industry over the coming 12 months. 

“With the opportunity to experience and gain knowledge first hand, you’ll stay involved and aware of how these innovations could impact your business, and the future of fitness.”

The new layout of the Show, with a dedicate Industry Zone on its own floor, will also provide a professional environment for gym managers, facility owners and other fitness professional to research, trial products and do business.

Delegates at the FILEX convention can receive free unlimited entry to the Fitness Show for the full three days. 

Click here for more information on the Fitness Show in Sydney in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

5th February 2018 - ENHANCED BUSINESS EMPHASIS AT 2018 SYDNEY FITNESS SHOW 

30th January 2018 - PRECOR ANNOUNCE ASSAULT FITNESS GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL AND NEW INTERVAL TRAINING CONSOLE

17th January 2018 - FOCUS ON BUSINESS AT 2018 FILEX CONVENTION 

8th November 2017 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA-LED JOINT VENTURE ACQUIRES FILEX CONVENTION

6th November 2017  - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES LATEST INDUCTEES TO THE FITNESS INDUSTRY ROLL OF HONOUR 

27th September 2017 - FITNESS SHOW ANNOUNCES CONTENT INTEGRATION AGREEMENT WITH FILEX

28th August 2017 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ACKNOWLEDGED AS TOP INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

17th May 2017 - REED EXHIBITIONS TO ACQUIRE MAJORITY STAKE IN FITNESS SHOWS, FLAGS FIBO LINKS 

30th April 2017 - AUSTRALIAN FITNESS NETWORK MARKS 30 YEARS 

5th March 2017 - FOUR DAYS OF BUSINESS EXPERTISE TO BE SHARED AT FILEX 

24th December 2016 - FILEX PREPARES FOR SYDNEY RETURN IN 2017 

9th June 2016 - RESEARCH SHOW EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL CYCLING IN IMPROVING PARTICIPANT FITNESS 

24th February 2015 - NEW GUIDE TO RUNNING A ‘KICK ASS’ FITNESS BUSINESS 

25th August 2014 - F45 TRAINING OFFERS FUNCTIONAL TRAINING IN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT 


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