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Nuforma Pilates Machine Wins International Sports Design Award

Mar 21, 2023 | Design, Engineering, News, Performance

A revolutionary new Pilates exercise machine engineered by the Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd team has won an international award in the Fitness & Gymnastic Equipment category of a prestigious sports design competition.

The FIT Sports Design Awards recognise the most innovative sports equipment and apparel from around the world, celebrating ground-breaking sports innovations and performance-enhancing solutions for both athletes and everyday players.

Our engineering design team worked on the Nuforma Pilates machine project for our client, Heba Pilates Ltd. Heba wanted the Nuforma to provide a positive user experience for their clients whilst they undertake a wide range of Pilates exercises.

The Nuforma is the first Pilates bench that allows users to train with resistance that is both independent and proportional to their movement, by incorporating weights and spring mechanisms.  It has other innovative features which enable further exercise routines to be completed that are not currently possible on competitor Pilates benches. This includes folding the bench into a vertical position to enable a range of floor exercises to be completed when the bench is upright.

Commenting on the Award, Dan Fleetcroft, technical director at Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd said; “It is satisfying to see that our work on the Nuforma has been recognised by the FIT Sport Design Awards.  Especially as the Awards jury panel composed of experienced and prominent sport equipment designers, professionals, and industry leaders in the sports design field.

“The project itself was extremely interesting as the Heba client team had several requirements for the equipment in order to make the Nuforma the best Pilates bench available.

“It was a challenge to ensure that the complex engineering mechanisms needed for the operation of the Nuforma were incorporated into the bench in ways that give maximum usability for the client whilst retaining an overall design that matches the Heba ethos. These are just the type of challenges that the team enjoy and thrive on and to win a FIT award is a great bonus.”

Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd is a high-performance engineering design services consultancy, delivering high quality, technologically advanced solutions across a wide range of engineering design, R&D and product optimisation technologies. The company, based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), works with clients from a range of advanced industries including aerospace, automotive, elite sports, industry, and green technologies.

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