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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
Why Gamification is the Key to Repeat Visits and Increased Revenue
Monday, August 1, 2022

Gamification is pivotal in addressing the perpetual question - how to drive repeat business and keep visitors coming back for more. Our products are designed to be addictive to play, easy to operate and most importantly, create memorable experiences for…

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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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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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The Rugged Podcast - Ep 1: A Catch-up with Dr Phil Heaton
Friday, November 27, 2020

For the first episode of The Rugged Podcast, we sent Robin (our Sales Manager) to meet up with Orthopaedic Surgeon and CardioWall fanatic, Dr Phil Heaton at his home in Lincoln. Dr Heaton was one of Rugged's first CardioWall customers,…

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Will Covid-19 Change the Way we Workout Forever?
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Our streets are silent, parks and playgrounds lie empty, and gym doors remain firmly shut. So how are we all staying active?

There’s a general feeling that there will be life before Covid-19, and life after. But what does this…

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Anthony Joshua, Kaizen and Rugged
Thursday, March 26, 2020

It’s been said so often that it’s become a truism - the way to success is continuous improvement (Kaizen) - just look at how Toyota became the biggest car firm in the world!

And so of course, every self-respecting…

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Why We’ll be a Sporting Nation this Bank Holiday
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Put down the BBQ tongs, everyone’s getting active this Bank Holiday weekend!

We’re nearing the end of August, the heatwave that once seemed like it was never going to end has been overtaken by thunderstorms and torrential rain, the pub…

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Surrey Para Games 2019 – Inspiring Activity for All
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Inspiring children to be active is one of the most powerful things we can do.

Physical activity strengthens bones and muscles, develops fine and gross motor skills, builds confidence and improves the overall physical and mental wellbeing of a child.…

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