Fitness Innovations at Chelsea Health Club & Spa

We had a great day running our 2015 Fitness Innovations day at Chelsea Health Club and Spa.

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We welcomed journalists from the national press, men’s and women’s consumer press and of course plenty of the sport and fitness titles!

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Journalists enjoyed trialing three new fitness products including immersing themselves in The Zone Dome.  There were also luxury spa treatments on hand, the perfect way to end an action packed day!

 

 

Nicki and Kirsty Fly High at Flying Fantastic!

Last night Nicki and Kirsty met up with Jen Slater, a bubbly fitness blogger and trail running fanatic with an infectious try-anything-once attitude, to attend their first ever Aerial Silks class in BatteAeiral Silks - K Stagrsea!Aerial Silks - Nicki coffee shop

The three met at Le Petit Nicola café (perhaps we may have found Nicki’s – Nicola Petitt – true calling!) for some indulgent French coffee and Orange crème tarts before testing out the silks.

Virtually the only beginners in the class, Kirsty, Nicki and Jen were made to feel extremely welcome by the ladies running the session and were allocated to the newbie blue silks whilst the more experienced were raAerial Silks - K confusednked yellow, green, red and black – had we come to a judo class by mistake?

To start with, the girls were taught the French Climb, which the instructor made look far easier than it actually was! Trying to co-ordinate wrapping the silk around the outside of one leg, flicking it over with the other leg whilst shimmying your body upwards using your arms and core strength was far from simple! And on reaching the top, how to get down again?! As for getting out of the silks…just look at Kirsty’s confused face to judge the difficulty of this seemingly graceful and elegant sport!

All thAerial Silks - NP pikeree admitted that the weights they do with their upper body paid dividends in this class, as the bi’s and tri’s were heavily relied upon not only when hanging from the silks and trying to untangle themselves, but also when it came to progressing to Pike Spins and Pike Pull-ups!

Hanging upside down in a Pike position, the instructor encouraged Nicki, Kirsty and Jen to attempt 5 Pull-ups, which the girls unanimously agreed are 100% harder than a normal pull-up.

Within an hour, all three had (semi) mastered The Russian Climb, The Ship, The Picture Frame and The Stag moves.Aerial Silks - NP Ship

The experience was absolutely fantastic, great fun and a good workout – bring on Aerial Trapeze and Aerial Hoop!!

To find out more about Flying Fantastic visit http://www.flyingfantastic.co.uk/ or follow them on twitter @FlyingFantastic

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Afternoon Tea at Danesfield House

There were mixed emotions in the Promote office yesterday as we marked Katie Lewis’ last day in the office ahead of her maternity leave with an indulgent afternoon tea at the stunning Danesfield House.

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The tea, scones and desserts went down a treat as the conservatory slowly emptied out, partly due to the team filling the room with raucous laughter at some of the more outrageous presents and choice tales of Katie’s past few years at Promote. What happens at Promote stays at Promote!

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The baby sweepstake is also hotting up, with an additional ‘guess the name’ category being thrown into the mix. Odds on the favourites are Enrique if it’s a boy or Chardonnay if it’s a girl… something tells us we may be way off.

From matching mum and baby onesies, teddy bears and a hoard of chocolate… Katie was bundled back into her car with more presents than a kid at Christmas.

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 It all got a bit emotional waving Katie off but we wish her well on this next exciting journey and hope she puts her feet up (doubtful as she was on work emails again last night).

Can’t wait to welcome you back K.Lew.

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Another weekend… another triathlon

 

 

 

 

Sue had a busy weekend in beautiful North Wales, competing in the Bala triathlon.  She was hoping that all her hard training this summer would pay off and she might be able to qualify for the European Age Group Championships in Geneva next summer. This meant she’d need to be in the top four in her age group or have a fast enough time to get a roll down qualification place.

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Sunset before the race

 

The full race was a 1,500 lake swim, followed by 40k of undulating bike and finished off with a 10k run. Sue certainly looked a little happier before the swim that at the end of the run.

 

 

Before and at the end...

Delighted with the improvements in her time (a massive 30 minute improvement on her previous Olympic Distance triathlon), Sue should find out later this week if she’s qualified to compete for GB again next summer. Fingers crossed…

The results

Relaxing after the race

Relaxing after the race

 

LIW 2014 SHOW PREVIEW

The LIW countdown is well under way and the whole Promote team are getting excited for three days of industry innovations, networking and education!

Be sure not to miss out on visiting the stands our lovely clients below:

TRX

On stand H560, and across all of the demonstration areas, TRX will be making a big bang with their high energy workouts. Be sure to get involved and sign up for their LIW Early Morning Workout to Ryan_Damon_Headshot_Finalkick-start your day on the show floor.

To cool down afterwards, head to Theatre 1 on Tuesday or Wednesday to hear Ryan Damon, TRX’s Senior Commercial Business Director, across from the States discuss the evolution of group training.

LIFE FITNESS

Life Fitness have a range of exciting new products launching to the UK market at LIW – come and try them on stand W500.SYNRGY BlueSky (Black)

Check out SYNRGY BlueSky, the company’s first small group training system designed specifically for outdoor use, along with the Insignia Series, a premium line of strength training products.

The Life Fitness Keynote Theatre will also be hosting informative debates, discussions and education from industry leaders.

PARKOUR GENERATIONS

New to the show this year, Parkour Generations will be showcasing their high flying skills and new parkour-style workouts launching in the UK this autumn. Come and try a workout for yourself on stand H684 and in the outdoor area.

Train for truly functional movement using nothing more than the world around you.

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 RUNNING UNLIMITED

Running Unlimited - ZONE dome 3At stand H470 Running Unlimited will be bringing ‘business class’ running to LIW 2014 with the launch of their all new ZONE domes.

Immerse yourself in The Zone domes’ surround vision technology which uses beautiful HD films to transport the user to iconic cities and inspirational landscapes across the world (not that Birmingham isn’t inspirational enough of course!)

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It’s playtime at LIW, on stand P420 and in the outdoor area, where HAGS SMP are excited to showcase their new Outdoor Fitness Range: Trinity Cycle.

There will be four units to try and, having teamed up with our friends, Parkour Generations, the outdoor stand will also feature Parkour / Freerunning demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm every day. Why not come and try it for yourself?

RLSS UK / IQL UK

Good news to all exhibitors RLSS UK Prototype board (2)looking to make a splash, the STA Swim Zone pool will play a central feature on the show floor this year. Both RLSS UK and IQL UK, on stand W630, will be taking the plunge at the show to launch their new pool extraction board, in collaboration with Ferno, which will increase the efficiency of pool rescue and mark a significant development in the rescue of casualties with spinal injuries.

We’ll also be running the show Press Office so be sure to come say hello!

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