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Views from the people of Rugged on the topics we care about
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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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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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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Innovation Part 2 - The Idea…
Friday, March 8, 2019

Following on from Part 1 - we’ve been actively curious, watched the world around us and asked Why? and then listened to the answer…

Now you’re in deep trouble. This idea, this gnawing certainty will get under your skin and…

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WallRider - Origin Story
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wall-walking (or bouncing on your back and climbing up the wall) is a very exciting and visually dramatic form of trampoline exercise - It’s also quite hard to learn and completely exhausting!

I’d always been a fan, or at least…

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Innovations in Dodgeball
Monday, March 19, 2018

Over the past two years, our team has visited trampoline parks all over the world and one thing is obvious: every park we have visited is buzzing with children’s laughter and raucous tribes of little people pinging all over the…

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