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The FIBO Innovation & Trend Award 2019

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The winners & nominees for the FIBO Innovation & Trend Award 2019 have been chosen!

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Digital Fitness


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Digital Fitness: FunXtion International BV


FunXtion Experience MultiScreen

von FunXtion International BV

in the category digital fitness

Launching at FIBO, FunXtion brings the latest in immersive fitness experience technology the FunXtion Experience MultiScreen. It is a set of digital displays connected to a host that helps users to workout with personal guidance on the screen while moving from zone to zone. Gives the instructor time to give personal attention to the members. Clear instruction and progression/ regression options at each position. Shows the next exercise. Arrange and screens to suit the space. Add light and own music sound for a unique immersive experience. Connects to Myzone heart rate system.


Digital Fitness: Friends call me Jim


Movement programm for children

by Friends call me Jim

in the category digital fitness

Friends call me Jim is an international provider of high-end movement programs for children. Our goal is to help children become physically literate, in an era where moving spontaneously is no longer a given. Our customers are commercials gyms, childcare, primary schools and prevention programs. We leverage technology to create immersive experiences and to deliver our science based programs anywhere in the world. Joy is key to our concept: With our Jim Methodology and the Jim Characters, children step into magical adventures that stimulate their fantasy and movement skills at the same time.


Digital Fitness: CSE Entertainment



by CSE Entertainment

in the category digital fitness

rehabWall Portable is an incredibly diverse product, which aims to make rehabilitation immersive, motivating and sensible. The exercises can be easily customized for different kinds of rehabilitation and the console itself can be adjusted vertically and horizontally depending on the user. Since rehabWall Portable is movable it is no longer necessary for the rehabilitee to go somewhere specific to do the exercises. Instead the exercises can be taken to them. This can have a huge positive impact for example in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, care homes and in assisted living.


Digital Fitness: Faceforce

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in the category digital fitness

ELIAS generates enthusiasm by not just showing the benefits of the workout to interested clients but by turning consultation into a fascinating experience in its own right. Virtual reality creates a knock-on effect, whether it’s during the consultation or the promotion. Your sales staff can leverage their new digital assistant thanks to constant 100% performance. The daily “litany of arguments” used in consultations to show prospects the uses and solutions to their problems is turned into something they directly experience in an impressive way.


Health/Prevention: Perform Better Performance


Neuro Athletic Training

by Perform Better Performance

in the category health & prevention

Neuro athletic training – THE trend topic in training and education. Knowledge of the influence of the brain and nervous system on movement, posture and pain is still a novelty in the German training and education sector. With the seminar series “Neuro Athletics”, “Neuro Weight Training” and “Neuro Mobility” and the first Neuro Athletic Conference (November 2018), Perform Better Performance Institute is breaking new ground, setting the standard when it comes to this topic. These efforts marry current scientific insights with years of experience, professional seminar organisation and brain-friendly teaching methods.


Health/Prevention: truu wasserweik gmbh


truu fountain

by truu wasserweik gmbh 

in the category health & prevention

Made from high-quality V4A stainless steel and glass, the truu fountain is the sustainable source of the purest, most pristine water. Using a purification technology developed in house, water is drawn from lines at any given location, completely cleaned of contaminants, restructured and energised, making it residue-free, healthy and highly available for use by cells. The truu fountain is the perfect building block for supplying lots of people with high-quality water in workplace health promotion, for exercise support in fitness studios, and in hospitals and care facilities.


Health/Prevention: BALLance Concepts GmbH


WINNER: BALLance Balls

by BALLance Concepts GmbH 

in the category health & prevention

Innovation: hyperkyphosis as the cause of back pain. Health: helping people help themselves in prevention & rehab. Effect: reduction of thoracic kyphosis, lordosis in the lumbar spine; traction/mobility of the spine; cardio stress index. Massive motivation, immediate effect. Design: elastic balls connected with springs conform to the anatomy of the back. Quality: manufactured in Germany, ISO 9001. Functionality: small mobile devices, complete exercise concepts: group fitness, 1:1, workplace health promotion, therapy. ZPP (Germany’s central prevention verification authority) § 20: “Straightening and relieving the spine”. Evaluation: Prof. Baum, Prof. Aufloht, Muht, Kühne.


Digital Fitness: Hans Brainfood



by HANS Brainfood (Matthias Coufal Einzelunternehmen)

in the category lifestyle, life-balance & wellness

The HANS bar provides everything the body and, in particular, the brain need to get even fitter. With hemp seed as a base ingredient, all essential amino acids, magnesium, iron, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids are obtained from a natural plant that can be produced regionally. Featuring a protein content of 24% (biological value of 95) and on omega-3 content of 6%, HANS has a remarkable nutritional profile. It’s completely free of anti-nutrients such as preservatives or artificial flavours. What’s more, HANS – gluten-free, lactose-free, low-histamine and nut-free – is suitable for allergy sufferers.


Lifestyle/Life Balance/Wellness: lounge8 AG



by lounge8 AG

in the category lifestyle, life-balance & wellness

lounge8 is a new holistic mental relaxation and regeneration system, which enables immediate relaxation, stress relief and inner peace by natural stimulation of the senses through a specially developed swinging cadence. lounge8 is set swinging only through slight rhythmic body movements (no electric drive). This interaction supports brain activities in the low frequency range, similar like hypnosis or meditation and leads the user into a deep meditative state of relaxation. Further audiovisual modules can be activated individually and intensify the meditative experience of relaxation.


Digital Fitness: Voxxbody


WINNER: VOXXBODY Vocal Fitness System

by Charles Simmons Music & Fitness UG

in the category lifestyle, life-balance & wellness

Entertainer, vocal coach and personal trainer Charles Simmons has drawn from his years of experience in the music and fitness industries and created the VOXXBODY Vocal Fitness System, an innovative fitness program designed for vocalists of all skill levels. With VOXXBODY, you train your voice and body together, which will not only improve your vocal and physical stamina but your coordination, concentration, and confidence as well, all without expensive voice lessons or gym memberships. It’s an excellent program for your body, mind, and voice.


Lifestyle/Life Balance/Wellness: Käserei Loose GmbH & Co. KG


Quäse Protein Pepper Chili

by Käserei Loose GmbH & Co. KG

in the category lifestyle, life-balance & wellness

The savoury and spicy taste profile of the Quäse Protein Pepper Chili cheese has been winning fans since January. It’s special because the seasoning is mixed right into the cheese slices, creating a highly aromatic product. Fitness fans, in particular, can look forward to this new muscle building cheese. Naturally featuring 31 grams of protein per pack and only about 0.5 per cent fat, the handy cheese slices make the ideal protein snack. Perfect for any sports bag, this protein champ is the perfectly convenient snack for consumption within 30 minutes after working out, which is the optimal way to support muscle building.


Digital Fitness: Rock the Billy


Rock the Billy Tanzkonzept

by Rock the Billy 

in the category lifestyle, life-balance & wellness

Rock the Billy is a young dance concept that shifts the trend toward swing dances. Fusing boogie-woogie, rock 'n' roll, swing and Jazzabilly, it turns fitness into a one-of-a-kind experience. Rock the Billy is a workout that’s fun and perfect for any age. The effective group fitness workout makes for a superb fitness concept. You’ll exercise your entire body without really noticing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or old, an active dancer or a beginner: Rock the Billy is suitable for anyone who loves to dance and enjoys sports and music. DANCE LIKE A LEGEND


Performance/Capabilities: Neuron Academy International


WINNER: Reflex-ON®

von Neuron Academy International

in the category performance

THE WORLD FIRST BRAIN TRAINING STATION to improve cognitive functions using virtual reality technology. Reflex-ON® offers personalized and evolutive brain training sessions in a virtual reality immersive environment. It is an amazing and breath-taking experience that improves your mental health and fitness. Your body benefits from physical exercise, so can your brain profit from our innovative brain training. Visit us in Hall 5.2 - C48 and be impressed by our innovative concept which will complement the value proposition of health clubs.


Perfomance/ Capabilities: FunXtion International BV


FunXtion Workout Creator

by FunXtion International BV

in the category performance

Launching at FIBO, FunXtion brings the most sophisticated workout creators on the market today. The FunXtion Workout Creator integrates within the FunXtion Interactive Content Management System. It is a flexible program that gives the power to the trainer/ owner to create a variety of workout types. An extensive and growing library of exercises. Variety of workout formats available. Gives control to the trainer to create and tailor to the members. Customizable Warm up and Cool down feature. Clear instruction and progression/ regression options available. Easy to use interface.


Performance/Capabilities: gym80 International GmbH



by gym80 International GmbH

in the category performance

The dropping mechanism is a newly developed, unique system that significantly reduces the weight when working on plate-loaded machines. With the PURE KRAFT–NO BULLSHIT LINE, gym80 has created a high-performance variant of weight training equipment with stackable plates. With the help of this mechanism, exercisers are able to finish every training set, without stopping. The fatigue effect of the muscles used can thus be fully exploited (“includes drop set”).


Performance/Capabilities: Eleiko Group AB


Öppen Deadlift Bar

by Eleiko Group AB

in the category performance

Eleiko’s patent pending Öppen Deadlift Bar solves many issues common to trap bars on the market today and opens up lifting to more people. Manufactured in Sweden from the finest materials, the bar is counterbalanced so users can easily move between the upright storage and loading position and the horizontal lifting position. The bar rests on durable rubber feet that provide ample clearance between the platform and sleeve for easy loading and unloading of bumpers and plates. Once loaded users simply tip the bar into a horizontal position to lift.


Performance/Capabilities: CSE Entertainment



von CSE Entertainment

in the category performance

runBEAT is the first of its kind treadmill training product in virtual reality environment. This exergaming product provides new type of running experience by combining traditional treadmill cardio training and competitive gaming elements with versatile interactive exercise programs. runBEAT technology is interactive and User functions are directly connected with exercise actions. In addition, runBEAT includes several different training options from short sprints to limitless free run and provides alternatives for anyone, regardless of the user’s physical fitness level.


Digital Fitness: Sphery


WINNER: ExerCube

by Sphery AG

in the category start-up

The ExerCube offers holistic, functional training in an immersive fitness game setting. With its unique dual flow algorithm and its research-based, user-friendly design, the ExerCube is revolutionising the fitness (game) market. The optimally balanced, motor-cognitive challenge maximises players’ individual workout successes while they immerse themselves in a captivating, highly motivating adventure. Go with the dual flow! The ExerCube can be used at gyms or rehab centres. A home version will also be available soon.


Start-up: ALTRABECO Consulting UG


Taffe Tiger

by ALTRABECO Consulting UG

in the category start-up

“TaffeTiger” is a newly developed, multi-sport, values-based children’s workout that promotes more exercise, character development and body awareness. The focus is on the development of motor, physical and character skills. The workout boosts self-confidence, increases motivation to get moving and be healthy, and empowers children to go through life with poise. The children benefit from improved mobility and become more creative, concentrated, strong, receptive and stress-resistant. For children aged 5 – 14 years.



Kopie von Die Jury

The Jury Members

  • Nathalie Smeeman, Executive Director of the european association Europe Active
  • Gunnar Ebmeyer, Editorial Manager & Manager Business Development FIT FOR FUN
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, founding dean at the department of sports, media & event at the University of Applied Sciences Europe
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse, university professor for prevention and health at the German Sport University Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. Niels Nagel, office manager at DIFG e.V.

Kurztext Award


Prof. Dr. Thomas Rieger, Nathalie Smeeman, Prof. Dr. Niels Nagel & Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse 


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