• 24 January

    Rope Trainer is a must for the gym of the future

    This article in Men’s Health talks about the gym of the future. It takes a look at 5 cutting-edge machines. And on the list is a Marpo Rope Trainer. Continue reading

  • 12 January

    New Year Resolution to get fit?

    The most popular New Year resolution is usually to get fit. This will include a commitment to exercise more, lose weight and start a healthy living regime. Continue reading

  • 7 November

    The three pillars of success in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation

    Patients with orthopedic or neurological disorders will require specialised rehabilitation programmes. Such programmes are designed to help alleviate their symptoms. These programmes will also help patients to relearn motor skills and regain some independence. Continue reading

  • 26 October

    New Bodystat 1500 Deluxe Starter Kit

    The Bodystat 1500 body composition, measurement, analysis and tracking device is configured for the health, fitness, weight-management and leisure industries and is also used extensively in research and medical applications worldwide. The Bodystat 1500 Deluxe Starter Kit is a new tool designed to help provide a complete professional service to clients.

    New Bodystat 1500 Deluxe Starter Kit

    This new starter kit is offered at a promotional price (saving £200) and includes:

    • 1 x 1500 device
    • 1 x Thermal Printer
    • 1 x BIAS Body Manager Software
    • 1 x Bodystat shoulder carrying bag

    The 1500 device also comes with a 12 month warranty and full lifetime customer support from the Bodystat team.

    Take your business to the next level

    The Bodystat 1500 Deluxe Starter Kit will provide clients with advanced whole-body composition analysis, encouraging an increased use in the health and fitness facilities. The advanced analysis offered by the Bodystat 1500 is a powerful factor that will differentiate you from competitors.

    Bodystat 1500 requires no training

    The Bodystat 1500 is so easy to use that is requires no training. It is completely non-invasive and provides instant results.

    Bodystat advanced software

    The BIAS Body Manager software offers benefits to you and your members, including:

    • Body Composition
    • Trend Reports
    • Health Report
    • Weightloss Report

    These reports will provide deep insights and expose trends in each client's health and fitness. This can be used for multiple purposes, such as motivation, accurate health assessment and early warning indicators for cardiovascular disease.

  • 11 October

    Running injuries can be treated and prevented with h/p/cosmos

    Running has fast become one of the most popular ways to exercise. Over 2 million people have taken up running in the UK, and over 10 million in the U.S. It’s popular for several reasons. Firstly it can be done mostly anywhere. You can run to fit in with your lifestyle. And it doesn’t cost anything, except for a good pair of trainers. But with so many people taking up running, it’s not surprising that running injuries are becoming more prevalent. Continue reading

  • 3 October

    BASES 2016

    From: 29 November 2016
    To: 30 November 2016
    Venue: East Midlands’s Conference Centre, Nottinghamshire

    The BASES conference 2016 is the flagship event for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

    The two-day programme will provide insight into the latest research and world-leading sport and exercise science-specific content.

    The conference welcomes sport and exercise science academics and practitioners, senior students, BASES members, industry professionals and researchers.

    HaB International will be exhibiting and we look forward to welcoming you to our stand (tbc).

  • 2 August

    Reach peak performance with Tanita

    By monitoring and evaluating changes in your body composition you will make your training more effective and help develop a healthy body weight. Continue reading

  • 28 July

    CryoSpas - used by Team GB and Wimbledon

    CryoSpa recently hit the headlines when Andy Murray was seen posing in the CryoSpa ice bath with his Wimbledon trophy after his Championship win. The caption to the photo read, 'Holding this bad boy makes the ice bath that little bit more bearable.'

    Not only are CryoSpa’s being used by professional tennis players at Wimbledon but they’re also being used by Team GB, Manchester FC and Widnes Vikings among others.

    Benefits of using the CryoSpa ice bath

    1. Shorter recovery time post-exercise
    2. Faster resolution of soft tissue injuries
    3. Reduces fatigue - lowers the risk of injury
    4. Treats muscle/joint soreness, strain and inflammation
    5. Promotes neural and cardiovascular system recovery

    What makes CryoSpa the No.1 in ice baths?

    It has the optimum combination of turbulence, thermostatically controlled temperature (from 1C to 14C), salinity and pressure (due to depth of water).


    Aeration of the water has a two fold effect. When the body loses heat through convection as well as conduction the temperature drop will be much greater and be achieved much faster. Wind chill is a good example. Secondly, the massage effect influences dispersal of fluids and can also stimulate the muscle which is particularly beneficial for certain conditions such as quadriceps contusion.


    The application of cold decreases pain and muscle spasm and, also, reduces tissue metabolism, blood flow (initially), inflammation, edema, and connective tissue extensibility.

    Low temperature (1 C to 14 C) hydrotherapy is a relatively new concept in therapeutic modalities and can provide significant pain relief with a low side-effect profile.


    The greater the depth of the water the greater is the physical pressure exerted on the tissues which, again, aids in the dispersal of accumulated fluids.


    The salinity of water has an impact on the healing process. Higher concentrations of salt have a greater drawing effect thereby influencing the dispersal of fluids accumulated around the injury. Additionally, salt has a positive effect in helping to cleanse cuts and wounds by aiding in the control of infection.

    Following the end of Wimbledon, the Daily Mail published a feature that referred to CryoSpa and the benefits of ice baths for sports people.

  • 5 July

    Tanita goes beyond BMI

    Voted the world no.1 BIA brand by independent research, Tanita’s products have become widely used within the scientific research, healthcare and fitness industries. Tanita is also more recently being used within the slimming, pharmacy and occupational health markets too, for the reasons that follow. Continue reading

  • 23 June

    Tanita Is Officially The World No.1 BIA Brand

    Tanita is the global market leader in BIA Scales as reported in the independent market research report, 'Body Composition Analyzers Market'.  Continue reading

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