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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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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... 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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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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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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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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