Posted on May 09, 2019

The hotly contested Elevate Innovation Award winners were announced this evening, the culmination of the first day of the UK’s largest cross sector event focused on tackling physical inactivity.

After an intense judging process consisting of over 60 entrants, seven products and services emerged victorious and were awarded the Gold standard.

The Best Health and Wellness Innovation was awarded to “stand out star” Moving Medicine, with Wattbike’s AtomX scooping up the Best Workout Innovation award. The judges commented that the Wattbike AtomX offered a “great interactive experience, data feedback and connectivity”.

The Best Facility Innovation went to Poolview Plus – Blended Lifeguarding, Best Start Up to Gait and Motion Techology’s Phits 3D Printed Orthotics and the Best Innovation for Human Performance awarded to Desmotec – Pininfarina: Isoinertial Training System from HaB International. Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel was also highly commended in the Innovation for Human Performance category.

There were two new categories added to the 2019 Innovation Awards. The Best Participation Innovation was won by Coach Ai, with the judges recognising that the “evidence shows real impact”. The final category, Best Rehabilitation & Recovery Innovation, was awarded to Physiolab’s “impressive” S1 Portable.

The Elevate Innovation Awards, sponsored by Fitness Compared, recognise the best products and services in defined categories, judged by experts at Elevate, COPA and Elite Sports Expo. The awards are linked to the show’s themes of inclusivity, performance, health and wellbeing and business.

The seven awards categories were assessed with an interactive judging process, with the expert panel walking the floor on the first day of the show and scoring entries against set criteria. Plaques were awarded to each of the winners at the awards ceremony ahead of the event’s drinks reception.

The judging panel consisted of a number of industry experts including: Richard Annetts, Pure Gym; Adam Blaze, Sport England; Lucy Day, David Lloyd; Kerl Haslam, SportsAble; Daniel Jones, Fitness Compared; Fraser Kennedy, The Gym Group; Elle Linton, Fitness Blogger; Vanessa Wallace, Paralympic Shot Putter; and Alex Zurita, London Sport.

Max Quittenton, Founder and Director of Elevate, commented: “As Elevate grows year on year, as does the number and quality of entries into the Innovation Awards. It’s important that we celebrate innovative products and services as they play a vital role in tackling physical inactivity. Congratulations to all the winners and those who entered the awards; we look forward to acknowledging the next wave of innovations at Elevate 2020.”

To keep up to date with all the latest Elevate news, please visit: www.elevatearena.com