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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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Check In and Get Up & Out this Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

One in four adults and one in three children report feeling lonely some or all of the time1. Loneliness, particularly when prolonged, can lead to illness, mental health problems and substance abuse2.

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (9th –…

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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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How Leisure Centres Can Help Reconnect Communities
Friday, January 21, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has left tens of thousands of people in desperate need of better connection and support. Now two years on from drastic changes to our everyday lifestyle, wellbeing and security, there are organisations and community centres searching for…

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Getting Out There – Rugged’s 2021 Round Up
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

If we had to describe 2021 in two words, we’d call it a ‘roller coaster’. From COP26 to Tokyo 2020 (which was actually held in 2021), this year had it all. It’s been far from plain sailing for most of…

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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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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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4 CardioWalls at the Lensbury, Teddington
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We recently installed a high performance pod of 4 CardioWalls at the prestigious Lensbury Club in Teddington, London. We’re really into the idea of multi-walls being better than the sum of their parts, so we’re looking for unusual or interesting…

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