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Les Mills SMART TECH looks to revolutionise member workouts
Leading international group fitness provider Les Mills has introduced SMART TECH, offering a new concept to transform and energise fitness club members’ workouts.
Having led a series of innovations in group fitness and member motivation for over 20 years,
Les Mills SMART TECH is the result of three years of research and design to deliver new ergonomic and functional designed equipment.
The initiative began with the launch of the Les Mills SMARTBAR weights system in 2012, followed by the SMARTSTEP in 2013 and has now grown to include the:
• SMARTBAR™ barbell
• SMARTSTEP™ fitness step
• Individual weights in 1kg, 2.5kg, 5kg and 10kg
• SMARTBAR™ racks
• Locking units
• SMARTSTEP™ risers
SMART TECH has been welcomed by operators across the fitness industry, generating a range of testimonials and endorsements.
James Erbacher, owner of Launceston gym The Fitness Academy explains “no other major gym in Tassie provides this equipment.
“SMART TECH is loved by all members, instructors and managers.
“The most notable improvement to members with the SMARTSTEP™ is in the way it feels under your feet, hands and back.
“Many members have actually been able to increase their weight selection because of the SMARTBAR™ design improvements for example the ergonomic grip and rotating ends.”
“I like the fact that I can integrate SMART TECH into not only my Les Mills Group Fitness classes but also Personal Training and freestyle classes that are targeted towards older clients.
“Older clientele use the SMARTBAR™ with tube resistance training. It is often a safer and more effective method of resistance training for this demographic.
“Personal trainers also love to set the SMARTSTEP™ as high as their clients can handle and work on power training through box jumps.
“Because the risers lock in like lego, the step will never budge and gives clients more confidence.”
Renee Jones, owner of Embrace Health and Fitness in Morwell, Victoria added “when establishing a Group Fitness only studio, the most important priority is creating the best workout experience possible.
“Our club believes that investing in top end equipment helps create a point of difference to other standard gyms.
“I am an instructor myself and purchased my own kit prior to opening Embrace Health and Fitness. I am therefore a big believer in the equipment through personal experience.”
In terms of member response to SMART TECH, Jones concludes “I am continually receiving great feedback from members on the equipment.
“Members mostly comment on how much safer the SMARTSTEP™ is in comparison to older designs. They are also amazed by the ease of use of the SMARTBAR™ and weight plates.”
SMART TECH advantages:
• SMARTSTEP™ provides increased stability, non-slip feet and improved riser alignment so exercisers can use it in confidence
• SMARTSTEP™’s Multi-directional surface improves grip while increasing back and hand comfort during bench work
• SMARTBAR™’s rotating ends enable smoother movement which, improves form and aids muscle isolation
• The ‘gator’ clip allows quick and easy weight transitions on SMARTBAR™
• The SMARTSTEP™ can be locked as a unit, allowing exercisers to pick it up in one piece
Click here to view a YouTube video of SMART TECH in action.
Click here to contact Les Mills Asia Pacific via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
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