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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Best Interactives For... Teens
Friday, April 9, 2021

This week we're focusing on our top interactive picks for teenagers. And if you get it right and give them an unforgettable experience, they'll be back!

Whether your core target market is tweens and teens, or come 8pm your park turns…

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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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Netflix: How Rugged Became Part of ‘The Crew’
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The big question: How did a small (but ambitious) Cornish company get their product the Pro-X Elite on the latest Netflix series The Crew?

No joke, Hollywood came calling. OK, so they’re not based in Hollywood, they’re actually in New…

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Behind the Scenes - Rise of the Pro-X
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

By Simon Heap, Creative Director

I designed the Pro-X Elite as the ultimate solution to a problem that I’d begun to address in the original CardioWall®.

As a way of motivating reluctant exercisers, the CardioWall had proven its worth, but…

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Best Interactives For... Smaller Budgets
Monday, February 15, 2021

Welcome to our ‘Best For’ series, where we outline some of the top picks and best bits for your trampoline park or indoor adventure centre. Whether you're looking for the perfect product for under 10s, or an interactive that will…

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Shining a Spotlight on Children’s Mental Health Week
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 1st – 7th February, and this year, more than ever, we want to shine a spotlight on it.

In the UK, one in every six 5-16 year olds suffers with mental health issues, and…

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What is Freedom Gaming?
Monday, January 18, 2021

We’ve recently designed, developed and launched a new product, Freedom Gaming, which is the most technically challenging thing we’ve ever done - all during lockdown and the misplaced freedom we had during the summer weeks...

Once we’d conquered the inevitable…

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Finding the Feel-Good Amongst the 2020 Storm
Thursday, December 17, 2020

How do you describe 2020? Unprecedented? Challenging? The year the world went pear shaped? (Alternatively, you may just not want to answer that!)

Despite the difficult times, there’s been a surprising amount of good and uplifting moments that have emerged…

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FUNctional Fitness For The Festive Season (place tongue in cheek and read on…)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With Christmas just around the corner, most of us are already knee-deep in empty Quality Street tubs and have loosened the belt to ensure that extra mince pie doesn’t feel too snug.

But Christmas isn’t a time to dwell on…

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