FIBO 2018: Newcomers betting on trends for training
FIBO 2018 New Business
TE3: The digital training stick for enhanced mobility
The digital training stick TE3 is a versatile testing and training device. It analyses movement sequences in, for example, functional training, free weight training or medical rehab training. Thanks to intelligent measuring technology, the TE3 delivers insights into joint mobility and captures possible differences between the right and left side of the body. As such, the stick supports the work of trainers, personal trainers, and physical and occupational therapists. In addition, athletes can use the TE3 on their own to improve their movements and body balance as well as for coordination and concentration training.
Blackboard: Prevent and cure injuries
Strong feet protect athletes against injuries. With the Blackboard training system, gyms and personal trainers can offer their customers a way to preventively train the functional movement patterns of the foot. Two support surfaces are movable independently of each other, allowing for 100 different settings. That way, the mobility and strength of various muscle groups in the foot and leg can be exercised in a targeted way. The Blackboard is also of interest to physiotherapists, for example for the treatment and prevention of painful plantar fascia inflammation in runners or after the cruciate ligament ruptures so common with footballers.
Rollholz Roll Timber: Fascia training and regeneration
Long a part of physiotherapists’ daily work routine, fascia training is now conquering fitness studios, as well. With the Rollholz Roll Timber, the three Freiburg-based founders Frieder Kellmann, Niclas Niemann and Lukas Jablonka, who met each other at university studying sports, brought to market a massage roller for active after-workout recovery. Their innovative design features a central recessed divot to protect the spine and ensure pressure distribution in line with the user’s anatomy. Various balls are available to supplement the roller. Since all the products are hand-crafted from beech or alder in the Black Forest, they support the trend towards greater sustainability in the fitness industry.
JoyBräu: Non-alcoholic protein beer for enjoyment without regrets
A cold beer after working out? Many fitness fans deny themselves that joy – not just because of the alcohol but also because of the high carb count. Hamburg startup JoyBräu will present the solution at FIBO, one that could enrich the counter area in many gyms: a non-alcoholic protein beer. The two founders Erik Dimter and Tristan Brümmer worked on the recipe for two years with experts from the Brewing and Beverage Technology Faculty at the TU Berlin. Their JoyBräu contains 21 grams of protein per 0.33-l bottle, including 10 grams of BCAA, and is produced without artificial flavours, colours or sweeteners.
New Business at FIBO: Best practices and expert advice
Trainers and physiotherapists interested in starting their own business will also find the New Business segment to be the perfect place to visit. In addition to seeing the best practices presented by the founders and young entrepreneurs exhibiting here, they can get expert advice: for example at the stands of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the German Franchise Association and such franchise providers as Bodystreet, Buggyfit and Wax in the City. Also presenting itself here will be Trainersuchportal, a German-language job exchange tailored specifically to the needs of trainers.
It’s the world’s largest international trade show for fitness, wellness and health: the industry’s key players come together at FIBO in Cologne. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. Some 1,019 companies from 49 nations participated in 2017, meeting more than 150,000 trade and private visitors from around the globe. In 2018, FIBO will take place at the Exhibition Centre Cologne from 12 to 15 April. Kicking off the trade show on 11 April 2018 will be the 5th European Health & Fitness Forum, a meeting of about 400 leading representatives of the European fitness sector. www.fibo.com
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