Thursday
Mar022017

IHRSA 2017: Precor Reveals What’s Next in Fitness and Demonstrates the Brand's Versatile Fitness Offering

Woodinville, WA – IHRSA (Booth #1722) - March 2017 Precor will be launching a new addition to its Spinner® bike family, the Spinner® Chrono Power, and highlighting the versatility of its portfolio of products at IHRSA 2017, Los Angeles Convention Centre, USA. 

Adam Hubbard, Director of Product Management at Precor, said: “Versatility provides operators with the ability to build a fitness business that meets exercisers’ unique needs. The new and extended lines from Precor continue to provide high quality, reliable equipment that gives operators, both large and small, a broad choice to grow their business and keep members engaged. 

After three years in development and testing, our aim was to bring to market a bike with premium features that exceeds expectations in all areas of Spinning® - the new Spinner® Chrono Power.”

Master Coaches will be on hand at the 8,000 sq ft Precor booth #1722 during IHRSA to advise and demonstrate the Precor product portfolio. Showcasing a collection of cardio, networked fitness, strength and functional training products that help operators and exercisers discover the flexibility of the brand, the lineup features new products, as well as industry favorites.

Spinner® Chrono – Magnetic resistance and power measurement

Spinning® is the world’s number 1 brand in indoor cycling and the launch of the Spinner® Chrono™ the latest and most premium addition to the Precor Spinner® family of bikes. The breakthrough design of the new Spinner® Chrono™ Power bike eliminates the need to ever supply or replace batteries in either the console or power sensor, and eradicates the need to re-calibrate the resistance. It offers direct power measurement at the power source, the most accurate way to measure personal performance on an indoor cycle, and uses a power sensor bonded directly on to the resistance system to measure actual wattage providing high accuracy and durability without using batteries. An all new console supports SpinPOWER™ programming and is network capable using Bluetooth and ANT+. The bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system, which eliminates non-linear effects common in other indoor cycles plus a new Kevlar® reinforced timing belt drive for efficient transfer of power. 

P62 touch screen console 

Available on the Experience™ Series 800 and 700 cardiovascular lines, the new P62 console features an industrial grade, high definition screen. The 13” screen has touch screen controls permanently embedded in its surface enabling an optimum 10.5” media viewing experience to be maintained throughout the workout. When networked, the P62 receives free automatic software updates and refreshed content. An integrated asset management feature is included to enable facilities to easily access diagnostics and usage information. As well as being a touch screen, the unit also features large motion controls, allowing exercisers to easily change the resistance and motion of a workout.

Preva MyUI™

Featured on the P82, P62 and backward compatible on existing P80 consoles, Preva MyUI is an enhanced user interface system, which turns the Precor networked cardio screens into an interactive communications platform. Operators can now differentiate how they connect with exercisers by customizing screen content and personalizing branded messages, knowing they have the exerciser’s undivided attention during their workout. They can focus the experience they deliver by easily customizing the walk-up screen, generating awareness of new classes, additional products and services, allowing them to build a community, retain members and boost secondary revenue. Through Preva MyUI, exercisers have the ability to click through to their facility’s web page to access class schedules and offers.

Assault AirBike Elite

The Assault AirBike Elite is for those that love the original Assault AirBike and are looking to take their interval training to the next level with a smoother ride. This air (fan) bike provides resistance the faster you pedal and push or pull the handle bars. Also on display will be the Assault AirRunner, a manually powered premier fitness running machine packing an intense workout into a small package. Both are designed by a dedicated team of fitness engineers, combined with feedback from enthusiasts, club owners and physical therapists. The bike and running machine are also on display at the Assault Fitness Booth #317.

Experience Series EFX® with Converging CrossRamp®

The Experience Series 800 Line elliptical fitness crosstrainer (EFX) with a patented Converging CrossRamp® is designed to simulate the normal converging path of motion as a person walks and runs, making exercise feel more natural, reducing knee flexion. With a modernized design and a sleeker frame, the EFX still features adjustable CrossRamp technology to provide ramp inclines from 10 to 35 degrees to target different muscle groups for more workout variety. The elliptical is also easier to clean and maintain as it has a covered ramp, rear cover and pivot joints. It’s faster to service due to many tool-less detachable panels, and the Active Status Light™ alerts staff when it needs attention. The EFX is available in both fixed arm and moving arm models.

Precor Education and Coaching Center - http://www.precor.com/en-us/resources/coaching-center

Precor education enables facilities to ensure members get the most out of their workouts and equipment.  Queenax™ functional training is now supported with in-depth coaching with a certified Precor Master Coach so that facilities can bring the unit alive by offering versatile training selections. Unique Queenax training tools and third party products enable a variety of classes, including 4D PRO® Reaction Trainer, AntiGravity® Fitness, CrossCore®, Stoops® and Revvll® Pro Rope Trainer for Small Group Exercise, circuit and PT training, along with an endless array of exercises. 

Brian Kane, Strategist and Corporate Development Manager, for Precor comments on emerging trends and what the future holds: “The emergence of the active wellness consumer is the main driver of change in the fitness industry. Fitness and wellness is a core part of their lifestyle and this has resulted in far greater spend from a larger number of facilities and service providers. 

“Precor is committed to helping operators of all health club business models. With an expanded Experience Series Cardio product line up including the new 700 Line and the choice of size of a networked console such as the P62, we can support a greater range of usage and personalization requirements. Additionally, with the continued growth of Queenax functional fitness and Spinning® indoor cycling, as well as partnerships with Assault AirBikes, we are committed to helping operators bring boutique experiences to their clubs. Consumers want both self-service experiences and high-touch personalized fitness. We are dedicated to helping them achieve both.”

About Precor

Precor, headquartered in Woodinville, WA, designs and manufactures premium end-to-end commercial and at-home fitness solutions. Precor delivers the personalized products, service experiences and resources operators need to grow their businesses, and the tools exercisers need to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals. Since 1980, Precor has been a pioneer in creating innovative fitness solutions for customers, including the EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® AMT® and Preva® Networked Fitness. In 2015 Precor added Queenax™ functional training to its product portfolio and announced its partnership with Spinning®, the world leader in indoor cycling. Six new Spinner® bikes were launched in 2016.  Precor is part of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world’s largest sports equipment companies, with internationally recognized sister brands that include Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc’teryx and Mavic.

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