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Den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera

Den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Deutschland, 05-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies,Inc., ein Branchenführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Innovation für den Motor- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, stellte heute auf der Messe Eurobike 2016 in Friedrichshafen den weltweit ersten Bluetooth-Fahrradhelm mit integrierter QHD-Action-Kamera den Medien, Händlern und Ausstellern vor (Halle A4-807).

Die Eurobike, die seit 1991 stattfindet, ist die weltweit führende Messe für die Fahrradindustrie. An den Publikumstagen zieht die Messe 45.870 Fahrradfans sowie 1.766 Journalisten aus 39 verschiedenen Ländern an.

Der Sena Smart-Helm für Radfahrer verbindet fortschrittlichste Technologie mit der nahtlosen Funktionalität, die Sie heute als Radfahrer benötigen – und das alles in einem schlanken, extrem leichten Design mit einem vollständig integrierten Bluetooth-Kommunikationssystem und einer QHD-Kamera. Damit können Sie mit bis zu drei Begleitern kommunizieren, Musik hören, Tempo, Tritt- und Herzfrequenz messen und vom Start bis zum Ziel alles auf Video aufzeichnen.

Dank der WLAN-Technologie des Helms haben Radfahrer die Möglichkeit Fotos und Videos ihrer Erlebnisse ganz einfach aufzunehmen und zu teilen. Über die Smart Audio Mix-Funktion kann der Benutzer Musik aus dem Smartphone, Audio überdas Mikrofon im Helm oder jede Übertragung aus der Sprechanlage direkt aufdas Video aufspielen. Sie können bis zu 2 Stunden Video in QHD-Qualität (1440p/30 fps) oder FHD-Video (1080p/60 fps) aufzeichnen. Über die Sena Kamera-App kann der Benutzer per WLAN eine Vorschau der Videoaufnahmen ansehen und zuvor aufgenommene Videos abspielen.

„Auf der Eurobike treffen sich Fahrradfans aus aller Welt mit einem gemeinsamen Interesse: derLiebe zum Radfahren“, erklärt Tae Kim, CEO von Sena. „Daher ist sie der perfekte Anlass umeine revolutionäre Innovation vorzustellen, die speziell für Radfahrer entwickelt wurde und das Erlebnis auf jeder Fahrt von Anfang bis Ende vertiefen soll.“ Mit dem revolutionären neuen Helm von Sena können Radfahrer ihre Fahrt auskosten wie nie zuvor.

Die Eurobike öffnet ihre Türen für die Öffentlichkeit diesen Samstag, den 3. September (9.00 –18.00 Uhr) und Sonntag, den 4. September (9.00 – 17.00 Uhr). Fahrradbegeisterte erhalten hier die einmalige Gelegenheit neue Produkte und Innovationen in der Fahrradindustrie kennenzulernen. Karten sind online unter http://www.eurobike-show.de/ oder vor Ort auf der Messe Friedrichshafen erhältlich.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Il primo casco da ciclismo con sistema Bluetooth e Action camera QHD integrati

ciclisti potranno godersi come non mai le uscite grazie al rivoluzionario casco Sena

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germania, 05-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, leader nel settore dell’innovazione Bluetooth nel settore degli sport motoristici e delle attività outdoor, presenta in esclusiva per la stampa, i distributori e gli operatori il primo casco da ciclismo con sistema Bluetooth e Action camera QHD integrati, in occasione della fiera Eurobike Trade Show 2016 presso Friedrichshafen (Hall A4-807).

Eurobike, la cui prima edizione si è svolta nel 1991, è la fiera più importante al mondo dedicata agli operatori del settore del ciclismo. Lo show richiama più di 45.870 appassionati di ciclismo nelle giornate aperte al pubblico oltre a 1.766 giornalisti provenienti da 39 diversi paesi.

Il casco intelligente per il ciclismo di Sena racchiude il massimo della tecnologia attuale con diverse funzionalità necessarie per le uscite in bicicletta, il tutto in un design elegante ed estremamente leggero, dotato di un sistema di comunicazione Bluetooth e fotocamera QHD completamente integrati. Il sistema consente di rimanere in contatto con un massimo di tre ciclisti contemporaneamente, ascoltare musica, monitorare la velocità, la cadenza e la frequenza cardiaca e registrare video per tutto il percorso fino all’arrivo.

Il casco dotato di WiFi consente ai ciclisti di scattare foto e registrare video delle uscite e condividerli facilmente. La funzione Smart Audio Mix consente di registrare musica dal proprio smartphone, registrare audio dal microfono del casco e dall’interfono e sovrapporli direttamente al video registrato. È possibile registrare fino a 2 ore di video di qualità QHD (1440p/30fps) o FHD (1080p/60fps). L’app della fotocamera Sena consente all’utente di vedere l’anteprima delle registrazioni video e riprodurre i video registrati in precedenza tramite WiFi.

“Eurobike è la fiera che richiama gli appassionati provenienti da tutto il mondo e che hanno un unico interesse in comune, l’amore per il ciclismo”, ha dichiarato Tae Kim, CEO di Sena. “Si tratta del luogo ideale dove svelare la rivoluzionaria innovazione creata tenendo a mente le esigenze dei ciclisti allo scopo di migliorare ogni uscita dall’inizio alla fine.” I ciclisti potranno godersi come non mai le uscite grazie al rivoluzionario casco Sena.

Eurobike aprirà le porte al pubblico sabato 3 settembre (dalle 9 alle 18) e domenica 4 settembre (dalle 9 alle 17). Gli appassionati di ciclismo avranno l’opportunità unica di esaminare i nuovi prodotti e le innovazioni del settore. I biglietti sono disponibili online all’indirizzo Web http://www.eurobike-show.com/ oppure direttamente alla Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

El primer casco para ciclista con Bluetooth y cámara de acción QHD integrados

SENA DESVELA EL REVOLUCIONARIO CASCO INTELIGENTE PARA CICLISTAS ENEUROBIKE 2016_EuropaWire

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Alemania, 03-Sep-2016 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., un líder en innovación en el campo dela tecnología Bluetooth de los mercados de los deportes de motor y las actividades deportivas al aire libre, ha presentado hoy el primer casco para ciclista con Bluetooth y cámara de acción QHD integrados en exclusiva para los medios de comunicación, los distribuidores y los miembros del sector en la feria comercial Eurobike 2016 celebrada en Friedrichshafen (Hall A4-807).

Eurobike, que se celebró por primera vez en 1991, es la feria comercial líder del sector del ciclismo a nivel mundial. La feria atrae a más de 45870 entusiastas del ciclismo durante los días que está abierta al público, a los que se unen 1766 periodistas de 39 países.

El casco inteligente de Sena para ciclistas le ofrece la tecnología más reciente junto con la funcionalidad sin fisuras que necesita, todo ello con un diseño elegante y extremadamente ligero y equipado con un sistema de comunicaciones Bluetooth y una cámara QHD completamente integrados. Permanezca en contacto con hasta tres compañeros de aventura, escuche música y controle la velocidad, la cadencia y el ritmo cardiaco al mismo tiempo que graba vídeos durante todo el recorrido hasta la línea de llegada.

El casco con Wi-Fi permite a los ciclistas hacer y compartir fotos y vídeos de sus aventuras de forma sencilla. La función Smart Audio Mix ofrece al usuario la posibilidad de grabar música de su smartphone y audio del micrófono del casco, así como cualquier tipo de audio proveniente del intercomunicador superpuesto directamente en el vídeo. Grabe hasta 2 horas de vídeo con calidad QHD (1440 p/30 fps) o vídeo FHD (1080 p/60 fps). La aplicación de la cámara de Sena permitirá al usuario acceder a una vista previa de las grabaciones en vídeo y reproducir vídeos grabados anteriormente mediante Wi-Fi.

“Eurobike es un magnífico punto de encuentro en el que entusiastas del ciclismo de todo el mundo se reúnen con un único interés común: su amor por el ciclismo”, afirma el director general de Sena, Tae Kim. “Es el lugar perfecto para desvelar una revolucionaria innovación para el sector diseñada especialmente para los ciclistas, para que puedan mejorar su experiencia de principio a fin”. Los ciclistas podrán disfrutar como nunca antes gracias al nuevo y revolucionario casco de Sena.

Eurobike abre sus puertas al público general el sábado 3 de septiembre (9.00 – 18.00) y el Domingo 4 de septiembre (9.00 – 17.00). Los entusiastas del ciclismo tendrán una oportunidad única de conocer nuevos productos e innovaciones para el mundo del ciclismo. Las entradas están disponibles online en http://www.eurobike-show.com/ o en las instalaciones en Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Eurobike 2016: Sena debuts world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet

Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet_EPRSportNews

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsport and outdoor activities market, debuted today the world’s first Bluetooth and QHD Action camera integrated cycling helmet, exclusively to media, dealers and trade members at the 2016 Eurobike Trade Show in Friedrichshafen. Eurobike, which started in 1991, is the World’s leading trade show for the cycling industry. The show attracts 45,870 cycling enthusiasts on its public days along with 1,766 journalists from 39 different countries. The Sena booth will be located at Hall A4-807.

The Sena Smart Helmet for Cycling packs in today’s top of the line technology with the seamless functionality you need for your ride, all in a sleek and extremely lightweight design, equipped with a fully integrated Bluetooth communication system and QHD camera. Stay in touch with up to three riding companions, listen to music, monitor speed, cadence, and heart rate, while recording video all the way to the finish line.

The WiFi equipped helmet allows riders to easily capture and share both photos and videos from their adventures. The Smart Audio Mix feature gives the user the ability to record music from their smart phone, audio from the helmet’s microphone, as well as any audio from the intercom overlaid directly onto the video. Record up to 2 hours of QHD quality (1440p/30fps) video or FHD (1080p/60fps) video. The Sena Camera App will allow the user to preview video recordings and playback previously recorded videos through WiFi.

“Eurobike is a place where cycling enthusiasts come together from all over the world with one common interest, a love for cycling,” says Sena CEO, Tae Kim “It is the perfect place to unveil a revolutionary cycling innovation created with the cyclist in mind to enhance every ride from start to finish.” Cyclists will be able to enjoy their ride like never before with Sena’s new revolutionary helmet.

Eurobike opens its doors to the general public this Saturday, September 3 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday, September 4 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Cycling enthusiasts will get the unique opportunity to explore new products and innovations in the cycling industry. Tickets are available online at http://www.eurobike-show.com/oron-site at Messe Friedrichshafen.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Fit By M™ Bringing Sexy Confidence To Your Work Outs

Los Angeles, CA, July 08, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — When you hear words like sexy fitness wear you may wonder how one can be sexy, working out, and comfortable in clothing at the gym. Celebrity stylist and designer Sarah Wallner has answered this question with her sexy women’s fitness apparel line Fit By M™. “The gym and work out training facilities have become America’s new social environment. In this environment females want to feel sexy, confident, and empowered” says Wallner. She was inspired to create Fit By M™ to support female confidence, performance, and physical fitness in the work out arena.

In a recent study 80 percent of Americans do not get enough daily exercise. “Fit By M™ was created as a tool in helping women feel better about their bodies while increasing daily activities” says Wallner. Some of Wallner’s biggest credits include magazine covers for Flex Magazine, Playboy Magazine, Fitness Rx Magazine, Oxygen Magazine and her designs and stylings have been seen on celebrities like Paris Hilton, Melanie Iglesias, Jessica Burciaga, Joanna Krupa, Shauna Sand-Lamas, Monica Brant, Kendra Wilkinson, Brooke Burke and many others.

Fit by M™ is already being accredited as the new trend in female fitness wear. The stretch flattering material and trendy colors are sure to be a national sensation making females all over the world feel better about being active. Wallner also believes fitness isn’t just for the “already” sexy. “I want this line to be available to women of different shapes and sizes.” Wallner herself went through a fitness transformation and wants to inspire girls who aren’t just a size four. “Feeling confident in my gym work out apparel made me motivated to work harder towards my own fitness goals”.

The Fit By M sexy women’s fitness line will be launched July 2015 at www.Musotica.com and www.FitByM.com

Contact-Details:
Sarah Wallner
SarahWallner.com

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Reveille: the body Power and Regeneration Booster

Vienna, Austria, May 06, 2015 — /EPR SPORTS NEWS/ — A new mobile sports device called Reveille: the body power and regeneration booster has been created to release muscle soreness along with sports injury pain. The product has been designed for people needing to lose weight or force their bodies to move as well as professional sportsmen needing to relax their muscles. The creators of Reveille claim that the well-being market has never seen such a simple, light-weight mobile product before. The product combines both magnetic field and far-infrared technology and is designed for everyday use too. Reveille as a innovative sport device can do a lot of things for you such as warming up your muscles, waking up your body, relaxing your mind and calming down your heart in only 40 minutes and without any effort.

Reveille uses 4 functionality programs to help you achieve your wellness goals while training, watching TV or working. Reveille will reduce both stress and pain by working on your body from the inside out. However, Reveille will not make you lose weight or become healthier as this is your task. Reveille will only help you achieve these goals in an easier, more comfortable way. Reveille will relax your body and warm up you right away.

A technology called pulse electromagnetic field (the earth magnetism) is used to reduce pain. In addition to this, the technology will help the body get more energy to alleviate and address discomfort. A type of radiation called far infra-red, similar to sun light, is also used in this product.

Reveille will help you fight soreness and laziness right away. Reveille’s target market is people willing to fight at maximum to achieve their dreams. Reveille is a French word meaning rising or waking up, and this product will wake up your cells and muscles in no time Reveille is also a product family divided into 6 different categories, and each category is in connection with the part it intends to relieve.

theSkylark Europe is based in Vienna, Hong Kong and Copenhagen. The firm is active in the field of consumer product development/design and manufacturing for over 10 years. The firm created the Reveille product line to invent and realize their very own products. You can get in touch with them via the Indiegogo’s campaign

for more info please check http://igg.me/at/reveilleZone

Contact-Details: reveille@theskylark.biz

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Splash And Relax Float On Air

Splash and Relax have a comprehensive set of games tables for all occasions and one of the best is their range of air hockey tables. Air hockey has grown in popularity over the years and it is now a great family game which can be played by everyone. It is particularly good for the energetic teenager as it will provide a game which requires a good deal of exercise and is a very fast and competitive game.

Splash and Relax have a wide range of air hockey tables from the simple and relatively cheap table to the luxury air hockey table that is a good and expensive full sized air hockey table. The cheaper tables are called air hockey tables but they have a table covered in a plastic which allows the puck to travel fast over its surface but is not air assisted. The luxury tables have sophisticated air cushion systems in which air is blown under the table and is released through a number of very small holes in the surface of the playing table. This allows the puck to slide smoothly over the surface and results in a very fast game.

There is a table for almost anybody who wants to play and this is a game that can be started on simple plastic base table and then progressed to a major luxury table as experience and skill improve.

The basic tables are usually smaller than the typical air hockey tables and fold up so that they can be stowed away after use. The luxury tables are almost always a table that is quite large and of a permanent construction and are ideal for a special games room. Splash and Relax have a number of top of the range tables that can be used by single or double team players that can be used at a standard close to a professional level.

Splash and Relax are keen to give every keen air hockey player the chance to get equipment that will improve their game to the best level possible and have taken a good deal of time and effort to get air hockey tables that will allow the players to achieve their dreams. To this purpose Splash and Relax are pleased to offer three air hockey tables that are 7 feet long and of a very high quality and which match those which will be found in arcades. They have excellent high powered motors, which generate a great air cushion for the puck to float on and full electronic scoring boards and scoring systems. These are not quite too the American World Championship standard but as there are no professional leagues in the UK this is as close to perfection as will be found in the UK. The tables provide a fast and accurate game, which provide players with the opportunity to play at professional level standards.

Splash and Relax – http://www.splashandrelax.co.uk – are pleased to promote air hockey and have a portfolio of equipment to allow any player to reach the best level possible.

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Splash And Relax Bring Air Hockey To The Table

Splash and Relax are always increasing their range of great relaxing products and one of the best ways for the sporting activity of a household in the long winter months without braving the winter’s storms is by playing one of the many table games, which are available. Splash and Relax have worked hard to provide a range of good games tables and Air Hockey is becoming a firm favourite in many places.

This is a great game that can be played by 2 or 4 players and can bring in the whole of the family so that it becomes an inclusive family entertainment. Hockey may not be a standard British sport and especially the version which resembles ice hockey but most people have seen it on the television and soon become addicted to the game once they have played it for a while. It is also a game that can be played equally as well by the ladies. This sport requires skill and agility and a modicum of energy and will bring a great deal of sporting combat as well as a great deal of fun and enjoyment.

Splash and Relax have tried to pick a full range of air hockey tables from the small 3 feet fold away table for 2 people to the Vortex 7 feet Air Table for 2 or 4 people, with a cost range from £50 to £500 so that hopefully there is something for everyone. The larger units will fit into a games or activities room and come with all the modern additions.

The Vortex Air Hockey Table provides a great playing table with an air supply that gives great fast puck movement that will really test the skill of the players and make for a very energetic game. The 7 foot long table comes with an electronic scoring system that audibly tells you the score. It is a very presentable table finished in black with chrome effect corners and piping. The playing table looks excellent and will certainly take the players efforts and resist damage from pucks and strikers. The great thing about this game is that it does not require a vast space around the table in order to play the game, unlike snooker or pool the strikers are small and hand held and the players stand up to the table and whilst they require some space behind the table it is limited and the table can be accommodated in a standard sized room. Splash and Relax have recognised that space is often a limiting factor in deciding whether to get a games table and this sport certainly fulfils that requirement.

Splash and Relax – http://www.splashandrelax.co.uk – always try to make things easy and whilst many things that they supply are delivered to the door to reduce the cost they take a great deal of care in trying to offer a setting up service to the customer for many products. This service is great in taking out those annoying problems found in instruction books and provides a good deal of comfort by allowing the product to be erected and tested before it is passed over to the family.

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Blaxland FC Sign Team Spirit As Their 2013 Football Kit Supplier

Blaxland FC, based in Sydney’s football heartland (Nepean Region), have partnered with football apparel supplier Team Spirit for the 2013 season.

After a lengthy pitch process, Blaxland FC decided that Team Spirit had the best offering to cater for them in 2013.

“We have used multiple suppliers over the last few years and found that Team Spirit’s professionalism is head and shoulders above their competitors. We are excited to be partnering with Team Spirit and are looking forward seeing our club running around in theirfootball kit next season,” stated Blaxland FC President Keith Hand.

Blaxland FC gear steward Brad Blunt praised the quality of the gear stating that “the quality of Team Spirit’s soccer uniforms is extremely high. You can tell the difference in the production quality instantly”.

This partnership is the first of many that Team Spirit is set to make for the 2013 season.

About Team Spirit Australia
Proudly 100% Australian owned, Team Spirit specialise in supplying rugby and soccer garments and year 12 jerseys to grass roots clubs and schools across Australia, from the suburbs to the bush. We recognise the importance of attention-to-detail for every garment and supply a quality of product that is second to none. It’s no wonder so many customers are thrilled to have Team Spirit on their side.

About Blaxland FC
Blaxland FC (http://www.blaxlandfootball.com) is a football club with over 500 members located at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia. Blaxland FC have a rich history in the Nepean District; they were established in 1969 and have been contesting and winning finals across all ages ever since.

Team Spirit Australia Successfully Launch Into Custom Soccer Kit Market

After 10 years of supplying rugby jerseys, Team Spirit Australia is proud to announce the successful launch of its custom soccer product range. Many soccer clubs from the Queensland border to Tasmania in the south, including Macleay Valley Rangers, Kempsey Saints, Macksville Spiders, Casino Cobras, Cobram Tigers, Wynyard Soccer and the Nimbin Headers have chosen to wear Team Spirit soccer uniforms for the 2012 season.

Team Spirit CEO James Lancaster advises, “The differences between rugby and soccer uniforms are marginal, with athletes from both sports requiring highly durable, lightweight, breathable uniforms. We’ve used the knowledge and experience we gained in the rugby market to deliver the appropriate products and service required for the soccer field.”

The soccer clubs could not be happier with the results. Matt Baker, President of the Kempsey Saints advises, “Our sponsors, players, families, coaches and committee rated the Team Spirit football kit as the best our teams have worn on to the playing field.”

Team Spirit’s dedication to excellence in service has also contributed to the successful entry into the soccer market. Their dedicated soccer teamwear managers offer a hands-on approach to account management; ensuring ordering is an easy, hassle free experience.

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Team Spirit Australia Announce Al Baxter As Their Rugby Ambassador

Team Spirit Australia is proud to announce that former Australian Wallaby Al Baxter will be joining their team for 2012. Baxter will take on the role as rugby ambassador; providing endorsement for the Team Spirit range of custom rugby uniforms and equipment.

When asked of his new role, Baxter said “It’s great to work with a brand that really understands rugby. Team Spirit custom rugby jerseys are built specifically to the requirements of the rugby player; they are tough, they fit well and provide enough stretch to keep you comfortable on the field.”

Team Spirit CEO James Lancaster couldn’t be happier with the appointment.

“Al Baxter has been a great servant to the game, representing North Sydney, the Waratah’s and the Wallabies throughout his career. He’s always been a tough but fair player and exhibits the sort of qualities that we feel fit well with the Team Spirit brand. We couldn’t think of anyone better to endorse our rugby uniforms, and we’re extremely happy to have him on board.”

While Team Spirit’s roots are in rugby, they also produce soccer uniforms and school leavers’ garments. Team Spirit has brought their school jersey site (year12jerseys.com.au) to sit under the same umbrella as their rugby and soccer offering.

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Tour Pro Golf Clubs Reveals the Clubs Behind Justin Rose’s PGA Tour Win

Following the successful launch of new golfing website Tour Pro Golf Clubs last week, the Tour Pro Insider can reveal the clubs used by world number seven Justin Rose, who prevailed at the recent WGC Cadillac Open at Doral in Florida.

Tour Pro Golf Clubs uses inside information gathered from PGA and European Tour events across the globe to help inform golf fans on precisely which brand of clubs and equipment their favourite players endorse. This allows budding golfers to get closer to replicating the feats of the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods than ever before.

The WGC Cadillac Championship, hosted at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Florida was the first port of call for the Tour Pro Insider following the launch of the new Tour Pro Golf Clubs website and he witnessed a thrilling win for Justin Rose.

Rose held off a spirited challenge from new world number one Rory McIlroy – who eventually finished back in third – and the talented American Bubba Watson, to clinch the biggest PGA Tour win of his career to date.

His progress around The Blue Monster course was followed closely by the Tour Pro Insider, after he tipped Rose as a good outside bet to take the tournament days before the South African-born Englishman set foot on the first tee at Doral.

These close observations, along with extensive research gathered following the European and PGA Tours for numerous years, allowed the professional golf expert to determine the exact clubs Rose used to conquer The Blue Monster and card 16 under par for the tournament – one shot ahead of Watson.

Golf enthusiasts can visit Tour Pro Golf Clubs online to find out how Rose’s golf bag compared to that of his rivals. Users will also find the full leaderboard from the WGC Cadillac Championship, complete with the preferred brand of clubs endorsed by each pro player.

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Swapping The Road For The Carpet!

Fair weather cyclists have been spear-heading the latest fitness craze of “stationary biking” in the privacy of their own homes.

High Street store Halfords has discovered a startling rise in sales of Turbo Trainers as more and more people discover the benefits of the clever device that turns an everydaybike into a fitness machine.

Cheaper than gym membership, far less intrusive than a cross-trainer, treadmill or conventional exercise bike; latest figures from the cycle, leisure and car parts retailer show sales of the machines more than doubled when the cold, wet, weather pushed all but the most committed cyclists indoors.

Asked where the preferred home for the turbo trainer was, 80 per cent said the garage, 10 per cent a spare room, 5 per cent the kitchen or dining room while 5 per cent admitted to using the main living room and exercised while watching TV.

Halfords cycle expert Justin Stevenson said: “It is no secret that the number of people cycling goes up as the weather gets warmer and down as it gets chillier, but the new generation of excellent cycle trainers, with great stability and different levels of magnetic resistance to mimic harder rides, have been keeping people occupied.

“In these uncertain economic times people are looking to get the best use possible out of the equipment they have and turbo trainers are a great way of ensuring you can keep your fitness levels up by cycling even when you don’t feel like going out in the cold and wet. An added bonus is that they take up little space when not in use.”

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Record year for The Golfers Club

The UK’s #1 specialist golf insurance and benefits provider experiences success in 2011 despite difficult UK golf market…

The Golfers Club, the UK’s leading specialist golf insurance and benefits provider, has announced record new policy sales in 2011. The company more than doubled the number of new policy sales compared to 2010 and increased the total number of The Golfers Club policy holders by 28%. The announcement follows the trend set by market-leaders in specialist golf insurance, Golf Care, who announced similar success late last year, highlighting the growing number of golfers in the UK taking up a specialist golf insurance policy. In difficult economic times, golfers are placing greater importance on being properly insured and have likely been influenced by the landmark case in November 2011 that saw a golfer awarded almost £400,000 in damages after being struck by a wayward shot from an adjacent hole.

The court case undoubtedly contributed to a spike in sales, with new policy holders almost trebling in November and December compared to the same period in 2010. However, several other innovations throughout 2011 can also be attributed for the uptake in membership, including the introduction of its new Bronze Policy in March. For less than £40 a year, The Golfers Club offers premium product at value price and offers customers the added flexibility of building their own insurance product by adding the likes of worldwide coverage. With The Golfers Club, policy holders only pay for the cover that they need.

“We’re thrilled by the announcement of the recent figures,” commented Paul Wilson, Director, The Golfers Club. “It’s great news that fewer golfers are risking serious financial damages through the security of specialist golf insurance. We work hard to tailor our policies to people’s individual needs, ensuring they remain flexible and affordable, and we’re delighted to see that people are choosing to be insured with us. ”

In addition to a comprehensive insurance policy, members of The Golfers Club are entitled to a host of added value benefits such as five free rounds of golf at some of the country’s best golf courses, including the likes of Ryder Cup host venue, The Celtic Manor Resort. With over 62 courses to choose from, members can save up to£340 on green fees. Furthermore, members are given a welcome pack that includes gifts from TaylorMade and John Letters, plus over 30 benefits from a comprehensive list of partners, such as, Marriott Golf Resorts, De Vere, GreenFree, Your Golf Travel, Q Hotels, Direct Golf UK, Macdonald Hotels, and Crown Golf.

Underwritten by Lloyds of London, The Golfers Club was launched in 1998 and with a growing number of golfers recognising the importance of golf insurance, The Golfers Club has continued to establish itself as one of the UK’s leading specialist golf insurers. An array of policy options have been priced to match individuals golfers needs, whilst all policies include dental treatment, hole-in-one protection, third party damage, personal liability and personal accident coverage as standard.

Whether it is the recently introduced Bronze Policy that covers golf equipment up to£1000 in the UK, or the Platinum Policy which extends worldwide and up to the equipment value of £5000, The Golfers Club has a policy to best suit every golfers needs.

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Introducing great value fitness accessories to complement all home use treadmills and vibration plates

It has been a case of ‘battening down the hatches’ for health and fitness clubs in the UK over the last few years as consumers look to cut back their spending says Mintel in their latest ‘ Health and Fitness Clubs, UK’ report. While health clubs have seen business decline or stay relatively flat private health club enthusiasts have turned to training at home and public leisure centres.

With a third of the UK population now exercising at home (Mintel, Fitness In The Home) there is now a need for increased focus on safety and equipment maintenance. ‘We are increasingly aware that at this time of year the majority of our customers are now using their home gym equipment as their only means of exercise. They have often invested in a treadmill, cross trainer or vibration plate to cut out the expense of the gym and stay warm and dry when its miserable outside.’ Lloyd Martin, Owner of JTX Fitness. However, very few home fitness equipment retailers provide customers with the information and accessories to safely exercise at home and look after their machines.

With vibration plates proving increasingly popular for home use, away from the eyes of trained professionals in gyms, it has become very important for fitness retailers to provide detailed workout instructions. JTX Fitness have launched their accessories range for treadmills and vibrations plates with home workouts and equipment maintenance in mind. ‘We know there are a lot of people simply standing on a vibration plate. Although this may be helping to tone their legs, dynamic exercises like squats or press ups are much more effective. The JTX Fitness accessories range includes a DVD and Poster to help de-mystify home vibration training for people who have not attended a vibration training class run by a trained professional. ‘We always recommend trying a range of different vibration plates at the gym and in high street salons so that so that our customers understand the different vibration styles and how best to work out on them. But this DVD and poster provides a cost effective option and great reminder for those who have stopped going to the gym’ said JTX Fitness owner Lloyd Martin. The poster and DVD provide an introduction to carrying out these exercises safely and a great full body workout. The fitness retailer has also provided a few tips from the DVD at their website so that all beginner vibration plate trainers can get started with their workouts in a safe way.

The JTX Fitness accessories range also includes products for use with treadmills. The Treadmill Lubricant, £10 which will last regular treadmill users at least a year will greatly extend the life of any treadmill. Most retailers do not provide their customers with this simple kit and many customers are unaware that they are damaging their machines by not lubricating them.

JTX’s top selling accessory since the launch of the range has been the Treadmill Floor Protection Mats, with customers eager to protect their carpet or wood floor. The clever thing about these mats is that they come in two parts, allowing the mat at the foot of the treadmill to be packed away when our folding treadmills are packed away after a workout. Made from 100% Active Foam the mats will ensure the 88kg weight of the treadmill and added force caused by running is cushioned before impacting on the floor. This product is suitable for both static and folding treadmills less than 900mm wide.

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Pendleton’s Designs On Cycle Success

World and Olympic Cycle Champion Victoria Pendleton has launched her own range of ladies cycles, exclusively available from Halfords.

The new range of three womens’ cycles encompasses Pendleton’s timeless grace and style. Available in 16” and 18” frames, every cycle features a lightweight ergonomically designed frame for maximum comfort and ease of riding.

• Somerby – The distinct blue and cream traditional step through frame is perfect for shopping trips priced £299.99. Complete the look with wicker basket priced£16.99.

• Brooke – Victoria’s favourite colour plum red features on the frame of this hybrid bike priced £299.99.

• Dalby – At £349.99, the sophisticated white hybrid bike features great gearing and mud guards.

Victoria Pendleton said: “Cycling can give so much pleasure whether you are training for Olympic gold, keeping fit or out riding with friends. I am delighted to have realised my dream of designing my own range and hope it will encourage more girls to get on their bikes too.

“Halfords proven success with Chris Boardman’s Performance Series was extremely appealing and makes them the best partner for me in this venture.

“With my input on design and a good idea of what makes a perfect women’s bike plus Halfords manufacturing and retailing expertise, I think we make a dream team!”

The Pendleton bikes range will be exclusively available from www.Halfords.com from 22nd March online, and in selected superstores nationwide from 29th March.

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Team Spirit Australia Launch New Soccer Product Line & Relaunch Website

Team Spirit Australia is using the launch of their new website to announce their entrance in to the custom made soccer and football team wear market. The website has undergone a significant upgrade including new designs across rugby, soccer and school verticals, a revamped ‘request a quote’ tool and social media integration.

Team Spirit have been supplying high-quality, custom rugby jerseys to Australian and international rugby clubs and schools for over eight years, and expect that this experience will be invaluable in their new venture.

“We have been making custom-made rugby gear for a long time now, and as you can imagine, it needs be extremely durable. We are taking all our know-how from rugby and leveraging it in our custom soccer jerseys to ensure our product is second-to-none”, said James Lancaster, Director at Team Spirit.

Team Spirit is also repositioning their partner site, www.year12jerseys.com.au, to sit under the Team Spirit umbrella. Team Spirit have been producing custom school jerseys under the Year12Jerseys brand for over eight years, and now feel it makes sense to integrate them.

“It makes sense to operate under the one brand in future. We can concentrate our resources in to the one brand and achieve a better outcome,” said Lancaster.

Team Spirit also have plans to introduce a “build your own” tool in January 2012, where clubs and schools will be able to design their own rugby, school and soccer garments and receive an automated quote with ease.

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Big Names Advance In The Matchplay Championship

Celebrities, defending champions, and past winners emerge unscathed from the first round of the UK’s biggest amateur golf tournament.

The highly-anticipated first round of the Matchplay Championship, the UK’s biggest amateur golf tournament, has come to a close with some familiar names emerging unscathed to book their place in the next round of the prestigious event. Reigning Men’s Pairs Champions Andy Castell and Andy Billson from Collingtree Park, plus last year’s Mixed Pairs winners Paul Fell and Joanne Beddows of Clays Golf Club, are two of the teams to advance and move a step closer to the Sky Sports televised Grand Final in Dubai. It won’t be an easy passage for Castell and Billson in the Men’s Pairs event however, as the likes of England Rugby World Cup winning Head Coach Sir Clive Woodward and his partner Peter Yates of the British Olympic Association are also still in the running.

“As the biggest event in tournament history, we’re obviously thrilled to see some of the seasoned campaigners emerging. However, there are a lot of new faces ready to knock them off their perch,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director of The JRW Group. “Having the likes of Sir Clive and Peter involved, speaks volumes about the calibre of the event and validates our position as one of the leading amateur golf tournaments in Europe.”

The second-round draw has been made and thrown up a host of interesting match-ups when play commences on Monday the 26th September. None more so than the Mixed Pairs tie between 2011 champions Fell and Beddows and 2009 Winners Steve Aylott and Lesley Mifsud. Other notables in the draw include the top-3 from last year’s Men’s Pairs championship, including runners-up Chris Scott-Douglas and Mike Ankers from The Midlands, as well as the third-placed team of Shaun Welch and Elliot Bates of Broke Hill GC, Kent. The top-3 finishers from last year’s Mixed Pair’s event also remain, in the shape of Mike Perry and Samantha Hill from Isle of Purbeck, and the husband and wife pairing of Barry and Fanny King from Wimbledon.

The ultimate goal for the competitors is a place in the Grand Final where they’ll be whisked off to enjoy 7-nights luxurious accommodation at the Dubai Marriott Courtyard Hotel and four rounds of golf at the world-renowned Els Club. The once-in-a-lifetime prize is on offer to the 40 competitors who make it out of the Regional Finals in March, which are held at two prominent Marriott venues in the UK.

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Greenfree Vouchers ‘Good For Golf’ According To Leading Online Golf Forum

Leading golf publication’s poll confirms overwhelming support for 2-for-1 green fee schemes.

The wide-reaching popularity of GreenFree, the home of 2-for-1 golf, and similar green fee schemes was confirmed recently, as a leading golf publications’ online poll showed overwhelming support amongst UK golfers. Conducted on the online forum of one of the golf industry’s oldest and most respected golf magazines, the poll received hundreds of respondents, 84% of which were in support of green fee vouchers. The overwhelming support confirms the high regard that golfers hold schemes such as GreenFree, whose vouchers can be redeemed at an impressive portfolio of over 1,000 courses in the UK and Ireland, including Marriott Forest of Arden, The Grove and The Carrick on Loch Lomond.

“We’re thrilled with the result of the poll, which proves that golfers in the UK see the value in the GreenFree product and understand that it has wide-reaching benefits for the game,” commented Dave Lynchehaun, GreenFree Brand Manager. “We’ve worked hard to provide consumers with an unrivalled network of courses to redeem their vouchers at, and are proud to have strong relationships with some of the best-known courses in the UK. Most people note the flexibility of the product for its continued popularity as GreenFree doesn’t commit people to specific tee-times. More and more golfers are taking advantage of the scheme, which is great for the sport, increasing participation and giving golfers the opportunity to play at fantastic venues.”

Continually growing in popularity since its launch in 2001, GreenFree is one of the best value green fee options in terms of variety and affordability. Offering golfers the chance to play new courses, whilst providing increased revenue for golf clubs, GreenFree 2-for-1 vouchers align the best interests of golfers and golf clubs alike.

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Biggest-ever Matchplay Championship Gets Underway Featuring New Men’s Singles Event

2011/12 Matchplay Championship begins as amateur golfers begin their own ‘Race to Dubai’ experience.

The Matchplay Championship, one of Europe’s biggest amateur golf tournaments, has been growing in notoriety since the inaugural event in 2003, receiving record entries for 2011/12 which includes a brand new Men’s singles event. The introduction of the Men’s Singles championship will provide the tournament with its largest-ever contingent of Grand Finalists in Dubai next May, as players descend on the world-renowned Els Club, for the Sky Sports televised finale. For an entry fee of just £25 per person, the tournament has become well-known for its professionalism, by providing amateur golfers with their own unique ‘Race to Dubai’ experience. Preliminary rounds will take place until March 2012, culminating in two Regional Finals in April, which will decide the lucky 40 competitors that will be whisked off to the Dubai hosted Grand Final in May.

“We’re delighted with the continued success of the Matchplay Championship and really excited about 2011/12, which will be our biggest year yet,” commented John Woosey, Managing Director, The JRW Group, which organises the Matchplay Championship. “The great work of our sponsors and staff, as well as the impeccable standard of our host venues, makes this event a success by providing our finalists with a truly unforgettable experience not just in Dubai, but also for the regional finalists at prestigious Marriott venues in the UK. The entries for the Men’s Singles event have exceeded our expectations, which will make for a highly-anticipated event building up to the Finals next year.”

The Men’s Singles championship joins the established Men’s Pairs, Mixed Pairs and non-active Men’s Pairs events, as competitors battle it out in the hope of claiming one of the spots in the luxurious Grand Final. Included in the once-in-a-lifetime prize is return flights to Dubai, 7-nights accommodation at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel and 4 rounds of golf at the world-renowned Els Club, as well as the prize-giving Gala Dinner.

“The Matchplay Championship gave us the golfing experience of a lifetime. I don’t think we will ever experience the service and hospitality from Marriott and The Els Club, ever again,” commented Chris Scott-Douglas, runner-up Men’s Pairs 2011. “All the other competitors made the week so enjoyable and we have made some great friends that we look forward to seeing again in the future.”

The Matchplay Championship welcomes golfers from all over the UK, with competitors in the 2011/12 Grand Final featuring golfers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The 2011 Men’s Pairs Champions were Andy Castell and Andy Billson from Collingtree Park in Northampton, Paul Fell and Joanne Beddows from Wrexham won the Mixed Pairs, while Cardiff’s Craig Sullivan and Stuart James were successful in the“non-active” Mixed Pairs event.

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