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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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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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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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A Message from the Market [CoronaPod Ep 2]
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

During lockdown, we’ve been picking the brains of park builders, operators and suppliers from the FEC industry. For some, the way we are working had changed dramatically, and for others, it has been a chance to re-focus, evolve and adapt.…

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How Are You Using Your Time Differently? [CoronaPod Ep 1]
Thursday, May 21, 2020

During Covid-lockdown, we’ve had the fantastic opportunity to catch up with park builders, operators and suppliers from around the industry. For some, the way we are working had changed dramatically, and for others, it has been a chance to…

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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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Caring for Your Mental Health During Lockdown
Monday, March 30, 2020

Around a third of the world’s population are currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. From Italy to India, Britain to Barcelona and Beijing, many millions of us are trying to adapt to this new way of life.

For…

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Boutique Fitness – The New Way to Work Out
Thursday, April 19, 2018

What do you think of when you hear ‘boutique fitness’?

Elite? Exclusive? Expensive? Energising? Extravagant? …in many ways the answer is ‘yes’ to all of these, but mostly it seems that it is ‘evolving’, and fast.

Some of Team…

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The Big Challenge: Being Happy, Healthy and Running a Business
Friday, February 9, 2018

One of the things about setting up a company is ultimately, no-one cares as much as you...and the buck stops at your front door.

That’s a recipe for 24hr stress as being at home doesn’t insulate you from the…

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