KOMPAN Fitness Institute

Using science to create the best possible user experience

A man and woman in a gym testing the KOMPAN cross trainer.

Creating the ideal fitness solution

KOMPAN Fitness Institute uses science to create outdoor fitness equipment and solutions. Outdoor fitness has traditionally been based on simple equipment with less functionality than indoor fitness. However, the available equipment must provide real exercise benefits and a positive user experience to motivate people and make them exercise regularly.

When developing outdoor fitness products for an optimal exercise experience, there are two key aspects to consider:

  • Ergonomics

  • The resistance experienced by the user

For example, when KOMPAN developed the new cross trainer, it went through dozens of iterations and was tested with users of all sizes and fitness levels. The elliptical movement of the feet was carefully balanced with the movement of the arms and the resistance provided. Ultimately, the entire exercise experience was evaluated under lab conditions with oxygen uptake measurements, electromyography and perceived exhaustion. You can learn more about the science behind our cross trainer in our whitepaper: How does the cross trainer work?

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Fitness that benefits the user - and seniors

All the individual products together form a fitness solution that benefits the user. Creating ideal solutions for any specific type of user also needs to be evidence-based.

An example is the Stay Fit product line developed for seniors and rehabilitation. The KOMPAN Fitness Institute looked into all available research on fall prevention and extracted the most effective exercises and training programs from the scientific literature. We used this knowledge as the basis for creating a whole series of products. The result is that people above age 65 can realistically expect to reduce their risk of falling by about 30 % when using a Stay Fit solution regularly.

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Exercise as Medicine

KOMPAN Fitness Institute maintains a strong network in the academic world, especially within the field of exercise as medicine. Following the latest research and global trends is crucial for the institute. The scientific approach of KOMPAN Fitness Institute is the users guarantee that they will have the best possible experience and outcome when using KOMPAN fitness solutions.

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