Real fitness in a virtual world

WebRacing

Get some help with your goals from WebRacing

We all know that goals are vitally important in achieving our fitness aims.

“I want to get fitter” could mean anything. “I want to be able to cycle 10k in 20 minutes” means something very specific. The first cannot be measured and verified whereas the second definitely can be.

WebRacing offers some very helpful tools when it comes to achieving measureable goals.

Firstly, the ability to exercise with other people provides the extra stimulus to push that little bit harder. Secondly, WebRacing produces a very comprehensive data set from each session. If you need to know how much effort you made, how far you travelled and how long it took, all that data is available to you. So over time, you can plot the progress to your goals in detail.

If you are serious about setting and achieving your fitness goals, consider using WebRacing as part of your programme. WebRacing is available for the home and as an upgrade of existing exercise machines. WebRacing is also increasingly available in health clubs as classes.

Muhammed Ali said “What keeps me going is goals”. Get some help with your goals from WebRacing.

WebRacing is the New Wave of Indoor Cycling

Duncan was interviewed by Silverstream.tv at the LIW show. See WebRacing in action:

WebRacing is a great way of energising your indoor cycling activities. Group sessions become competitive and motivational (although the software ensures that no one get’s left behind). Each rider sees themself in action, in the Peloton. They see the other riders in relation to each other and the effect of extra effort.

Indoor Cycling

WebRacing is a great way for indoor cycling classes to come alive. For cycling clubs to keep going when the weather is bad, for Triathlon clubs to compete against each other. Existing cycling studios can be upgraded to WebRacing Peloton by the adaptation of the bikes and the addition of the WebRacing kiosk and screen.

If it’s time to invest in your cycling studio, get in touch with Duncan on 01342 315933

Orthopaedic Unit at Nuffield Hospital

WebRacing installation at Nuffield HospitalThe Orthopaedic Unit at Nuffield Hospital in Oxford, part of the John Radcliffe Group, deal with children (up to 18 years of age ) who have long term chronic and often painful conditions that limit them physically.

Long term pain affects patients psychologically and encourages them to withdraw from participating in physical activity and exercise. However improved fitness and strength improve the ability to deal with chronic pain.

The Orthopaedic Unit ‘s doctors and physiotherapists wanted to build an interactive area to get their patients physically active, slowly build up the strength of the patients , and to measure the results .

The charitable trust that supports the unit agreed to fund this work.

WebRacing software was identified as the ideal way to mentally engage the patients and also to record performance. We were asked to put together proposals for a suitable installation. WebRacing UK worked closely with the unit’s staff to understand the needs of patients and the programme.

To date WebRacing UK have provided:

Interactive wall

Webracing bikes for small and young adult sized children with cycling WebRacing software.

Fluid Rower with WebRacing rowing software.

Cross trainer with nordic skiing WebRacing software.

An existing treadmill updated to run WebRacing software.

An interactive football game that can be played in a small space.

T-Bow curved exercise boards to work on balance and coordination. T-bow also adds extra possibilities to an interactive wall game.

Also installed a Kinnect playstation set up.

Further equipment will be added in the coming months.

The objective is to provide stimulating, motivational exercise opportunities. By exercising in an environment they enjoy, the patients are more likely to achieve greater improvements. The hope is that they exercise their way to improved health and mobility.

We had the privilege of seeing one of the young patients leave her wheelchair and take to the rower, quite mesmerised by the concept of rowing on a virtual River Thames. We are proud to be part of this work and look forward to working with similar units in the future.