Elevate Innovation Awards 2018

The winners of the inaugural Elevate Innovation Awards in 2017 sponsored by Fitness Compared were as follows:

Best Facility Innovation Winner:


For SportsArt each movement is energy and using our ultimate technology, we can capture up to 74% of the energy generated during workouts and feed it back to the grid.

The “watts to grid” goal allows customers to set their workout intensity based on how much they want to give back to the planet, offsetting the energy consumption and providing an extra level of motivation.

We’re introducing new revolutionary models to the ECO-POWR™ line where form doesn’t just meet function, it embraces it in our most stunning\u2028 and inviting design.



Best Health & Wellness Innovation Winner:

Kinetic Insight Pro

Kinetic Insight Pro is a revolutionary solution that has been specifically designed to allow deliverers of sport and physical activity programmes to meticulously manage, monitor and evidence every element of the programmes that they deliver, whilst capturing participation data in a manner that is fast, simple, and not intrusive to session delivery. Managing sport and physical activity programmes is a difficult task that poses significant challenges for organisations of any size. The Kinetic Insight Pro Web Portal was developed to alleviate these challenges and empower programme administrators by allowing them to control and oversee every aspect of service delivery via a simple and intuitive online interface. The Kinetic Insight Pro App provides a data collection tool that utilises contactless technology to collect data in a manner that is fast, simple to understand, and doesn’t impact on the delivery of the session. All participants are provided with a unique NFC membership card or key fob that allows them to arrive at any physical activity session and simply touch the card or fob onto a tablet computer to register their attendance. Kinetic Insight Pro is currently being used by Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, and Dundee City Councils. Achievements include: delivering over 700 weekly activity sessions, managing over 80,000 member demographic profiles, capturing over 658,000 instances of participation that are all linked to member demographic profiles, selected by Birmingham City Council capture all of their participation data for sessions that took place outside of a leisure centre for the Sport England Digital Pilot.



Best Innovation for Human Performance Winner:

Total Gym Elevate Encompass

ELEVATE your members' and patients workout experience with the Encompass, a functional training system that provides a full body workout in one easy-to-use machine.

Users work multiple muscle groups together for a complete workout that challenges proprioception and core stabilizers by integrating multi-plane movement and unrestricted range of motion in nearly every exercise.

The ELEVATE Encompass works on an incline against gravity to strengthen the way the body executes daily physical activities. This allows training to be more productive and functional using one's own bodyweight as resistance.

Works with GRAVITY programming for a full class workout.



Best Workout Innovation Winner:

Total Gym Row Trainer

The only rower on the market that can be used for cardio and resistance simultaneously and on an incline, the ELEVATE Row ADJ features seven levels of adjustable bodyweight resistance and produces a full body workout, integrating a strength component into a traditional cardio machine.

Simple and fun to use, the ELEVATE Row ADJ targets all the muscles groups simultaneously and enables a smooth consistent load through the entire range of motion, due to loaded concentric and eccentric phases of the exercise.

Designed for multi-planar movement including exercises such as biceps curls and an alternating side-to-side row, rowing is fun to use and user friendly, accommodating all fitness levels.



Best Start-up Winner:


Smartlife have developed discreet and affordable body-worn sensor technology that has the potential to revolutionise the sport industry. Unlike many of our competitors, the fully wireless technology, comprising textile sensors and a compact electronic ‘brain’, can be integrated comfortably and invisibly into clothing, bringing lab-quality performance data and analytics into the field. Our patented softsensors detect the body’s biophysical signals (e.g. ECG, respiration, EMG). They are 100% textile and washable. The compact and lightweight (15g) electronic brain features medical-grade components for processing biophysical signals, a 6-axis accelerometer for detecting movement, and Bluetooth LE technology. Advanced algorithms process the raw signals into meaningful information, delivering actionable insight to users in real time via mobile apps. The technology is capable of measuring:

• Heart Rate & Heart Rate Variability

• Breathing Rate, Breathing State (in/out/held), & Lung Flow Volume

• Steps, Cadence, & other Gait Parameters

These measures, along with cutting edge research in partnership with leading academics, contribute to a library of actionable insight including:

• Aerobic Fitness

• Cardio Age

• Energy Expenditure

• Training Intensity

• Training Load

• Fatigue

• Running Economy

• Breathing Rhythm

Smartlife’s innovative connector design requires no press studs or snaps, keeping garments free from solid metal or plastic components. The waterproof brain can be paired with any compatible app, sports watch, or gym equipment and is upgradeable over the air so users always have access to the latest developments. We are proud to be based in Manchester, the beating heart of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.