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Precor announce Assault Fitness global distribution deal and new Interval Training Console
Leading global fitness supplier and manufacturer Precor has announced two significant new developments: a new partnership with Assault Fitness to distribute their new products and the launch of a unique new console, specifically designed for high-intensity interval training on the Precor 700 Line treadmill.
The Precor link with Assault Fitness will see two new products - the Assault AirBike Elite and the Assault AirRunner - extend the company’s interval training offering to fitness facilities around the world.
With high-intensity interval training (HIIT) voted one of the top three fitness trends in 2017 by the ACSM Health and Fitness Journal®, these two new products are seen as offering high quality solutions to any facility looking to incorporate HIIT training easily and fluidly onto the facility floor.
Designed with feedback from facility owners, cycling enthusiasts, personal trainers, and physical therapists, the AirBike Elite is an enhanced version of the popular Assault AirBike Classic. It features a 80cm steel fan that provides unlimited resistance - the harder an exerciser pedals, the more resistance the bike gives. Exercisers engage their whole body while pedalling by pushing and pulling the moving handlebars. Alternatively, exercisers can focus exclusively on an upper body workout by setting their feet on pegs located on either side of the enclosed, shroud-covered fan.
The integrated console features eight pre-programmed workout options including goal-based distance, calories, heart rate and time selections or custom interval and high-intensity choices with messaging designed to keep workouts fresh and engaging.
The AirBike Elite design emphasises durability with features including a sweat-proof seat and a dual-stage chain drive system that requires less maintenance.
The Assault AirRunner is one of the lightest weight treadmills of its kind (weighing 127 kilograms), with no electrical consumption and a low carbon footprint that 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.
Easy to move and set up, both the AirBike Elite and the AirRunner can be used to add a high -intensity interval training component to functional training group exercise classes or specialised sessions, and can easily be combined with a Queenax ™ functional training unit to offer a dynamic group training experience.
Welcoming the partnership, Precor Product Manager Mike Dorman advises “both of these products take up limited storage space and can greatly enhance training sessions.
“The AirRunner enables facilities with minimal space to incorporate running into workouts, while the AirBike Elite will provide a total body workout that compliments functional training programs.”
In direct response to the growing shift towards one of the top training trends in the industry today, leading fitness supplier and manufacturer Precor has launched the P30i Interval Console, a unique console, specifically designed for HIIT on the Precor 700 Line treadmill (TRM 731).
The introduction of the P30i console on the 700 Line treadmill gives operators the ability to incorporate small-group interval training in their facility and provide exercisers with a ‘get-on-and-go’ workout experience.
Designed with an easily programmable training platform for alternating periods of short, intense aerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods, the interval intensity can be changed quickly with one-touch speed keys that adjust between 1 and 18 km/ph and incline keys that adjust between 0 and 15%, allowing exercisers to dynamically adapt their training at any time during the workout.
For added convenience, three speed and incline interval settings give exercisers the ability to program low, medium, and high intensity workouts. Exercisers can simply concentrate on their workout as the three settings keys allow for an easy transition to each of the saved speed and incline levels.
Additional console readouts include pace, distance, heart rate, and time. A workout graph keeps exercisers motivated by showing interval intensity incrementing every 30 seconds.
Whether instructor-led or on their own, exercisers can also integrate non-treadmill interval activities. By hitting the pause button, the treadmill will default to a three minute pause time and initiates a countdown, providing the exerciser time to perform body weight or resistance exercises off the treadmill.
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Images: The Assault AirBike Elite (top and middle) and the TP30i console on the 700 Line treadmill(below).
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