Technogym launches first treadmill combining cardio and power training

Updated 03 March 2018
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Technogym launches first treadmill combining cardio and power training

Technogym, a global producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment and the official supplier of the last six Olympic games, has announced the launch of “Skillrun.”
It is the first treadmill to combine cardio and power training in a single solution, all in order to meet the training requirements of both elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
“Skillrun sets a new benchmark in performance running and answers the needs of all runners, from sprinters to marathon runners to triathletes. Thanks to unique multi-drive technology, Skillrun offers both cardio training and resistance workouts to enhance endurance and power,” a press release said.
The company said the interactive UNITY console — the same platform and interface offered throughout the entire Technogym range — allows users to access a completely customised workout experience, engaging and motivating them through digital content, personalized training programs and data tracking.
Skillrun offers a wide range of workouts including high intensity interval training, speed resistance training and neuromuscular training as well as entertaining programs to motivate the user.
Some of its features specifically designed for athletic and performance style training include:
• Fast Track Control: Adjust speed and incline on-the-fly while exercising
• Maximum Training Space: A wide belt (55 cm) and streamlined frame
• Speed and Incline: Up to 30km/h speed and incline ranging from -3 percent to +25 percent
• QUICKPAD: Change speed and gradient with just one touch thanks to dedicated buttons
• Speed-shift: Create on-the-fly interval training profiles and switch from one speed to another with a simple touch of the Fast Track Control
Skillrun also allows the user to perform a variety of cardio and power workouts, such as:
• Running session: The exclusive and interactive technology known as Biofeedback tracks and monitors the main running parameters in real time, providing color-coded feedback that enables the user to track and improve their performance.
• Parachute training: Users can strengthen the resistive power and top-end speed with parachute training, which recreates the feeling of running outdoors with a parachute. Resistance is minimal at the start and increases as the user gains speed.
• Sled training: Allows users to train their power and can recreate the feeling of pushing a sled on grass. Resistance is high at the start and decreases at a constant rate.


Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Updated 20 September 2018
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Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the Middle East, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom with the opening of its first branch in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province. Emirates NBD now covers three key regions in Saudi Arabia with a presence in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. 

As Saudi Arabia progresses plans for economic reform, in line with its Vision 2030, Emirates NBD’s presence builds on the growing economic and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Following the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recently announced The Strategy of Resolve, a joint vision for economic development through 44 joint strategic projects within a five-year time frame. 

UAE-based Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank with a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The bank offers retail, private, business and wholesale banking across its network of three full-fledged branches in the Kingdom, in addition to corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm.

Emirates NBD also operates in Egypt, India, Singapore, and the UK with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 

“Our presence in Saudi is integral to Emirates NBD’s growth strategy as we continue to explore opportunities in the GCC region’s largest and most dynamic economy,” said Hesham Abdulla Al-Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. 

“Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a landmark economic transformation and we look forward to continuing to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

Emirates NBD recently renewed its partnership with the Kingdom’s Kafalah Program, which aims to promote financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the country.

Loai Abduljawad, CEO of Emirates NBD KSA, said: “Emirates NBD’s expanded network strengthens our offering to individuals and corporates in Saudi Arabia looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. Our superior value proposition, built on the bank’s unique ‘high tech + high touch’ philosophy of offering customers a modern banking experience complemented by personalized advisory services, will enable us to strengthen customer acquisition in the Kingdom as we continue to support the country’s long-term growth and development goals, as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As of June 30, 2018, its total assets were 477.5 billion dirhams, ($130 billion). The group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 percent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the “Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year” at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.