WHY HUR?

 

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT HUR EQUIPMENT?

THE TECHNOLOGY

HUR has led the way for 30 years, pioneering solutions to the problems of providing safe and motivating exercise solutions for seniors and for rehab. Our equipment helps seniors to maintain or regain the life they want to lead, helps therapists to work efficiently with result-based outcomes and helps administrators run a cost-effective gym with low staff numbers and long equipment life-cycles. So, what makes HUR equipment special?

AIR RESISTANCE

HUR utilise air cylinders connected to a near-silent air compressor for generating the resistance needed for strength training. These cylinders are safely hidden away in the frames of the equipment.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Air cylinders give smooth and consistent resistance across the range of motion. This reduces stresses on joints and tissues and entirely avoids the risk of accidents from overloading muscles. This is especially important for seniors.

With air resistance starting loads can be near-zero and increments can be as low as 100g. This means even the frailest can start exercising and can make improvements without ‘trying to do too much.’ Exercise equipment that uses air resistance is nearly silent. Our gyms are places for conversation and laughter and mutual encouragement. The areas around the gym also stay peaceful – a big difference from traditional gyms.

COMPUTER CONTROL

WHAT IS IT?

HUR SmartTouch is our proprietary software that automates the process of client management and equipment control. It is through this software that true, evidence-based training is possible.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

HUR SmartTouch allows for fully automated and independent exercising. This means that there is no need for the user to adjust the seat and lever arm positions*, nor the resistance or repetitions. Once a user ‘taps-on’ to a piece of equipment everything is automatically prepared for him or her, including their individualised exercise programme. It is also easy to set up individualised training programmes and to monitor and report the outcomes, increasing staff productivity and centre profitability.

STYLISH

Stylish because there are no cables or cylinders visible. Stylish because of the wide choice of colours available for both the frame and the upholstery. Stylish because of the moulded dual-core cushions. Stylish because of the silent operation.

Stylish because of the small footprint afforded by dual-function machines.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Stylish gyms are attractive to both existing and prospective residents.

Gyms with HUR equipment are well used gyms that add to the value proposition for those considering a move to your village, so your clients benefit and so do you.

SAFETY FEATURES

SUCH AS?

Range limiters prevent hyper-extension and allow for people of all abilities to comfortably and safely use our equipment. Integrated neck cushions encourage clients to sit correctly on the seat and thereby exercise the correct muscle groups. Isometric sensor points allow for accurate assessments of clients prior to setting up exercise plans.

Extra hand grips allow for easy entry and exiting of the equipment. Independent left/right levers for legs and arms. Strength and range of motion often differs between right and left legs and arms.

Without independent levers one leg or arm will do the majority of the work and thus give an unbalanced workout. It is also the case that for rehabilitation purposes it is possible to strengthen one limb independently.

And don’t forget, the use of air cylinders rather than weights is the biggest safety feature of all.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Safety in the gym means reducing the chance of injury to the minimum possible.

DUAL FUNCTION/MULTI-FUNCTION

Many of the pieces in the range have two complementary exercises combined in the one machine, e.g. push up/pull down, leg extension/leg curl. Two of the pieces are truly multi-function; the 4x and the 5x.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Space always has a value. Combining two exercises into one machine saves valuable floor space whilst allowing for a versatile gym in relatively confined spaces. Also, buying one dual function machine is much better value than two single function pieces.

In addition to this, ten of the pieces in our range are wheelchair friendly and include features such as easy access hand grips and large mushroom buttons. All of these are still suitable for non-wheelchair users.

THE RANGE

At HUR we listen to what our collaborating researchers and our customers say. This has led us to develop 21 strength training pieces, 10 of which are suitable for wheelchair users, equipment for small spaces, a range of balance platforms and testing equipment, functional training pieces and software for incorporating non-HUR exercises into a training programme. In addition to this we have partnered with cardio equipment manufacturers who have incorporated our software, meaning you can purchase a complete, intelligent suite of gym equipment from just one supplier.

THE SUPPORT

Choosing the right equipment for the right outcomes and for the right space can be daunting. At HUR we are with you every step of the way giving you as much or as little support as you need so you can be confident that you are making the best choice for now and in to the future.

DESIGN AND PLANNING

Whether planning a new gym or updating an existing facility, the HUR layout service helps to visualise ideas and ensure the functionality, accessibility and comfort in advance. Realistic 2D/3D images not only help in planning but also provide tools for marketing and promoting your services. Our professional HUR design service can help you plan entirely new premises or re-furbish existing facilities. Contact us when you need to replace individual pieces of equipment, modernise existing facilities or design a completely new facility.



INSTALLATION AND SERVICING

Our commitment to you does not end with the sale. We will take care of all delivery and installation matters as well as training and on-going maintenance and servicing. In most circumstances installation will be completed in one day and training is generally carried out over two sessions; once to familiarise you with the basics of operating the equipment and the software and a subsequent follow-up visit to give more in-depth training. Online training is available where suitable.


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Contact us: info@hur.co.nz

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