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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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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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Anthony Joshua recruits Rugged for his next big fight
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Anthony Joshua. Britain’s best-known boxer, global superstar and now the proud owner of our flagship product - the CardioWall Pro-X.

He’s excited, we’re excited and we can’t wait to follow his progress as he (undoubtedly) posts top score after top…

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The Pro-X Elite Arrives In Qatar
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ever since we sold our first CardioWall Pro-X Elite to Manchester City FC, we had been expecting some interest from foreign shores, as the club is so international. But we hadn’t anticipated that it would come from the Middle East!

The…

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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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‘Innovate or Die’ – Isn't it time to go ‘Interactive?'
Thursday, November 19, 2015

One of the keynote speakers at this year’s LIW 2015, industry analyst and trend watcher Ray Algar of Oxygen Consulting, spoke passionately about the need for greater innovation in the increasingly competitive fitness market.

With specialist boutique fitness clubs at…

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CardioWall Pro-X at Get Race Fit 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015

Ever wondered what physical, psychological and intellectual skills a racing driver needs to perform at the highest level of motorsport? Like Mark Webber or David Brabham?

Arriving at Porsche Car’s immaculate showroom / training / test track facility sited on Silverstone’s…

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