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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Indoor Climbing is Changing, and I Can’t Wait!
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

You may have seen that Rugged exhibited for the first time at the Association of British Climbing (ABC) annual conference recently; showing how we’re gamifying climbing walls with our interactive products. The aim: to increase accessibility, competitiveness and enjoyment for…

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Climbing’s Olympic Debut – Will it be taken to new heights?
Monday, August 2, 2021

Climbing’s Olympic Debut – Will it be taken to new heights?

The International Olympic Committee added climbing to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020, and we can’t wait to watch! Climbing combines strength, agility, coordination and bravery – add it…

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Physical Activity in Schools: Are We Teaching Our Children Properly?
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Regardless of age, being active is fundamental for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Whether it’s structured exercise or just habits incorporated into our daily lifestyle, such as taking the stairs instead of escalators or walking instead of driving;…

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How I Turned Being Banned from the US into my Most Successful Year Yet
Monday, June 14, 2021

How to be a successful US Sales Manager in 2021 without being able to set foot in America could almost be a board game, where the aim is to overcome certain obstacles and restrictions before the last flight leaves. The…

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Best For... Growing Memberships
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Welcome back to our ‘Best For’ series where we select some of our best interactive picks for your trampoline or indoor adventure park. This week, we’re ‘thinking tactically’ about how our products can help you grow your membership numbers!

Creating a…

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Best for... Retrofit Upgrades
Monday, April 26, 2021

Welcome back to our ‘Best For’ series where we highlight some of our best picks for your indoor adventure centre. As parks start to reopen and guests come flooding back, we’re focusing on something there’s been a lot of attention…

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Exercise on Mental Health Wards: The Covid Challenge
Friday, April 23, 2021

Lockdown has been tough on many groups of people in the UK, and the impact on the mental health of the nation – in both young and old – has been widely documented.

One issue that we at Rugged have…

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Best Interactives For... Teens
Friday, April 9, 2021

For our next in the 'Best For' series, where we select some of the best products for trampoline and indoor adventure centres, we're focusing on our top interactive picks for teenagers. And if you get it right and give them…

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Exercise and Mental Health: Small Steps, Big Differences
Thursday, April 8, 2021

All movement matters. Whether it’s walking up the stairs rather than cruising up in a lift, a lunchtime jog rather than a lunchtime slog, or morning yoga rather than yet-another-lie-in. Getting up, getting out and active is beneficial not just…

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Best Interactives For... Under 12's
Monday, March 8, 2021

For our second in the ‘Best For’ indoor adventure series, we’re focusing on a core market that many parks focus on – the Under 12s.

We all know that just bouncing is boring, and won’t engage this group for long. Under…

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