Exercise Professionals - Black Box VR: Black Box VR scoops CES award for gym eSport innovation
17 Jul 2018 Exercise professionals: News, jobs and training
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Product news

08 Jan 2018

Black Box VR scoops CES award for gym eSport innovation

Supplier: Black Box VR
More Black Box VR details


Black Box VR scoops CES award for gym eSport innovation

The gym system uses a fully automated cable resistance machine that integrates virtual reality hardware and virtual eSport software
photo: Black Box VR
Virtual reality fitness brand Black Box VR has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honouree for its resistance-based gym technology.

The Black Box VR studio has developed a fully automated cable resistance machine that integrates virtual reality hardware and virtual eSport software.

Visitors to The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nevada, will have the first chance to test out the upcoming gym system.

The system uses an intense, time-dilated, custom workout while immersing users in challenging, gamified and competitive virtual reality fitness experiences, powered by HTC Vive software.

“In Black Box you’ll utilise strength, agility, balance and speed in a larger than life virtual world where we are able to harness the nature that is brought out in video games – dedication, determination, and longevity – and turn it into real, physical workouts that challenge both mind and body," said Preston Lewis, CCO of Black Box VR.

The business was founded in 2016 by Lewis and Ryan DeLuca, who had already built Bodybuilding.com into a major supplement retailer, with nearly $500m (€369.55m, £370.55m) in annual sales.

DeLuca, CEO of Black Box VR, said: “For nearly two years, our team of veterans from the fitness industry and the gaming industry have collaborated to harness the power of virtual reality to change the landscape of results-driven exercise and competitive eSports.

“We couldn’t be more excited to unveil our product in Las Vegas, and proud to have been honoured with a CES Innovation Award.”



CES is a global networking conference for consumer technologies and has been recognising achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).


Supplier: Black Box VR
Boise USA
At Black Box VR, we are creating the world’s first virtual reality gym experience. You’ll step into a Black Box VR boutique gym and immerse yourself in a whole new way to get fit that will make you never want to visit an outdated gym again.

Web: www.blackbox-vr.com
More Black Box VR details

Product news
SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment   14 Jun 2018

SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

SportsArt has developed a new line of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.

Leisure Sound Solutions launches AppAudio into the UK   12 Jun 2018

Leisure Sound Solutions launches AppAudio into the UK

Leisure Sound Solutions, an audio-visual supplier for the leisure industry, has launched a brand new audio app for health clubs into the UK market.

Technogym whips Brazilian and Russian teams into shape for the 2018 FIFA World Cup   12 Jun 2018

Technogym whips Brazilian and Russian teams into shape for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Technogym has been named as the official supplier of training equipment for both the Brazilian and Russian National Teams at this year's World Cup,

Serco introduces its own More Fitness app, developed by Netpulse   11 Jun 2018

Serco introduces its own More Fitness app, developed by Netpulse

Serco Leisure has launched a new branded fitness app, allowing its members to track progress, and book classes at the centres it operates.

Exxentric expands flywheel training offering with new product line   05 Jun 2018

Exxentric expands flywheel training offering with new product line

Swedish training equipment manufacturer, Exxentric, has launched a new product line based on its innovative flywheel training solution.

Health club managers must invest in air filtration systems if they want to protect clients from indoor air pollution   04 Jun 2018

Health club managers must invest in air filtration systems if they want to protect clients from indoor air pollution

There are not many people out there that, given the option, would deliberately choose to cycle around a chemical plant or run alongside a busy motorway.

Dyaco launches Spirit medical equipment range in the UK   01 Jun 2018

Dyaco launches Spirit medical equipment range in the UK

Global fitness equipment manufacturer Dyaco has unveiled a range of specialist medical and rehabilitation equipment for UK healthcare providers and physiotherapy facilities.

Wattbike pedal power helps drive the OTE Performance Centre and Altitude Chamber   01 Jun 2018

Wattbike pedal power helps drive the OTE Performance Centre and Altitude Chamber

OTE Sports, as a brand, recognises that athletes desire to be better than yesterday.

Company profile


Merrithew™ - Leaders in Mindful Movement™

Merrithew caters to exercise enthusiasts, fitness professionals, studio and facility owners, athletes as well as health care professionals.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Red Raion: Meet the Team!

Red Raion: Meet the Team!

Have you ever wondered how a production studio creates its content? More>>




in this issue

• 'Action needed' on £21bn leisure plan
• PureGym acquires London's Soho Gyms
• Travelodege launches 'budget chic' brand



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Regional Course Tutors and Assessors
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: London, UK
Company: Future Fit Training
Trainee Duty Manager
Salary: £17,500 per annum
Location: Stovell Road, Windsor, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Physical Activity Officer
Salary: £20,653 per annum
Location: Huntingdonshire, UK
Company: Huntingdonshire District Council
Full Time Leisure Assistant
Salary: 16000
Location: Banbury, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Self-Employed Personal Trainer
Salary: Unlimited Earning Potential
Location: Hoddesdon, UK
Company: énergie fitness
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24 Apr - 26 Nov 2018

MAPIC Russia

Expocentre, Moscow, Russia


18 Jul 2018

Hotel Designs Meet Up

King Street Townhouse, Manchester,



Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 7
Health Club Management
2018 issue 7

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Fitness tourism
Liz Terry shares her thoughts  More>>
  Fitness-kit.net: Product innovation
We round up the latest product launches from the health and fitness industry More>>


Health Club Management magazine 2018 issue 6

Health Club Management
2018 issue 6

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Promotional feature: DFC
Maintaining a successful membership strategy can be challenging, but DFC’s revenue management system can save time and money – and help keep members engaged More>>
  Profile: Sebastian Lagree
As a Lagree studio opens at the Nobu Hotel in London, the founder shares his vision of creating a better world for all through wellbeing and health More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd