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Versaclimber power for US submarine
07 Jul 2008 . BY
In a conventional setting, the Versaclimber exercise machine simulates the motions of climbing and provides a total body workout.

It also offers targeted workouts where users can simply use the pedals for exercising the lower-body or just the handles for the upper body.

However, a modified version of the machine can now be found in a decidedly unconventional setting after students from Sussex County Technology School in New Jersey used it to power a submarine.

The craft was built as part of the 9th International Submarine Races in Maryland and the group of 20 engineering students used their arms and legs to propel the boat through the water. In doing so they won first prize in the Innovation category and third place overall for Performance.

By placing a team member underwater in scuba gear they were able to navigate, steer and operate the controls of the submarine - dubbed U-3.2 - during the race.

Neil Kelford, managing director of Versaclimber UK, commented: "I was amazed to see the work that had gone into making the submarine. It really is a work of genius to use the Versaclimber in that way and come up with such a simple but powerful idea."

The New Jersey team achieved a top speed of 1.694 knots during the 100m race and were commended by the judges for being the first team ever to harness the power of the upper and lower body in a human powered submarine.
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Versaclimber power for US submarine
07 Jul 2008 . BY
In a conventional setting, the Versaclimber exercise machine simulates the motions of climbing and provides a total body workout.

It also offers targeted workouts where users can simply use the pedals for exercising the lower-body or just the handles for the upper body.

However, a modified version of the machine can now be found in a decidedly unconventional setting after students from Sussex County Technology School in New Jersey used it to power a submarine.

The craft was built as part of the 9th International Submarine Races in Maryland and the group of 20 engineering students used their arms and legs to propel the boat through the water. In doing so they won first prize in the Innovation category and third place overall for Performance.

By placing a team member underwater in scuba gear they were able to navigate, steer and operate the controls of the submarine - dubbed U-3.2 - during the race.

Neil Kelford, managing director of Versaclimber UK, commented: "I was amazed to see the work that had gone into making the submarine. It really is a work of genius to use the Versaclimber in that way and come up with such a simple but powerful idea."

The New Jersey team achieved a top speed of 1.694 knots during the 100m race and were commended by the judges for being the first team ever to harness the power of the upper and lower body in a human powered submarine.
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How Gympass reinvented wellbeing
Over the last year, fitness and wellness organisations have faced challenges like never before. When gyms closed and members needed alternative support to keep up their health and wellbeing routines, Gympass swiftly pivoted its business model to offer a wealth of digital solutions for its partners.
Indigo Fitness partners with human performance specialist to launch bespoke corporate fitness services to improve staff mental and physical health
As the government looks into ways to stem the rising tide of health problems caused by physical inactivity, a sports performance specialist has launched a service aimed at helping improve the nation’s wellbeing while boosting business performance.
Strengthening your mind...one work out at a time
There’s nothing quite like discovering a product that creates a huge impact in our life. After all, isn’t that what we’re all searching for?
InBody UK announced as new NHS supply chain provider
With the current pandemic and the nation becoming more focused on their own health, InBody is proud to announce it’s achieved approval to offer its medically graded body composition analysis products through the NHS supply chain.
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Safe Space, supplier of lockers and changing room solutions to the fitness and leisure industry, has been named official distributor for SUITMATE, the swimsuit water extractor.
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Repair, recover and rejuvenate with Power Plate Pulse
Power Plate Pulse is a powerful yet whisper-quiet handheld targeted vibration product, designed to help users prepare for workouts faster and recover quicker.
Pulse Fitness’ Classic Strength Line offers a stripped back aesthetic
Bringing strength equipment back to basics, Pulse Fitness has launched a Classic Strength Line which includes 15 stations of selectorised strength machines.
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Inspace Fitness launches new brand and online channels
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ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp
For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors.
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Committed to exceptional performance, long-lasting partnerships and superior service, Octane bold [more...]
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FreeMotion Fitness - Freemotion FUSION Team Training
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