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Unsure What Gamification Really Is? You’re Probably Already Using It!
Thursday, February 8, 2024

"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that Gamification actually is all around." – Love Actually

Gamification may have been coined way back in 2002 by Nick Pelling, a game designer tasked with developing a…

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Destination Leisure: The Rise of Retailtainment
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The retail industry is constantly evolving – from thriving high streets, made up of independent retailers to out of town mega-malls, full of chain stores – it is always striving to anticipate the next trend to meet consumer needs.

In…

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3 Top Tips for Reopening During Covid-19
Monday, May 18, 2020

What can indoor adventure and trampoline parks do to ensure that they have customers ready and waiting when their doors re-open?

The first thing to make clear, is that we really don’t know how people will react to the lifting…

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A Rather Rugged Decade
Monday, January 13, 2020

10 years, 120 months, or 3652 days, however you see it, a lot has happened in the last decade.

Uber, Tinder and WhatsApp were introduced into our lives. Netflix shifted from a movie subscription that arrived in the post,…

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Motivation – is it the Fuel Your Workout Needs?
Monday, March 18, 2019

Are you struggling to find the motivation to drag yourself out of bed before work to go to the gym? Or, don’t want to sacrifice an extra hour of Netflix for an hour of sweating on a spin bike?

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Innovation (or The Art of Asking Questions)
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

One question I get asked a lot if I’m out with people who don’t know what I do for a living is, ‘how did you think of that?’

I’m not usually introspective (I’m pretty shallow), but the more I…

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Rounding Up 2018, With a Little Help From You…
Friday, December 21, 2018

In the year that South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics, the Royal Wedding brought bakes and bunting to the streets of Britain and England finally won a penalty shootout, we’d love you to help complete some of our highlights…

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Rugged Highlights of 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016

This year, underdogs Leicester City became Premier League champions and Team GB pipped China to 2nd in the medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics: Here’s our year in seven images…
1. Pro-X Elite at Aspire Academy, Qatar
Aspire boasts the latest,…

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Pro-X TV Debut - Ziggo Sport
Saturday, March 26, 2016

I like Holland - I like the Dutch and their capacity for straightforwardness and fun is legendary, so when a new distributor in the Netherlands contacted us, it didn’t take too much thought to open negotiations.

Embedded Fitness Netherlands had been…

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