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Awards, Honors and Patents

Awards and Honors


Driving Rapid Growth

#20 fastest growing technology companies in the US (FitLinxx)

-Deloitte Fast 500

Franchising

Ranked in the Franchise 500 three consecutive years (2013-15), and a Top 50 New Franchise (Great Play)

-Entrepreneur Franchise 500

Customer Experience

Dozens of local awards for best children's enrichment experience from across the country (Great Play).

-Including CT, NY, CO, AZ, WA, TX, GA

Innovation

Recognized for "Heroic Achievement in Information Technology, in Recognition of Visionary Use of Information Technology" at FitLinxx, in the field of Media, Arts and Entertainment.

-Smithsonian Institution / Computerworld

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Southern New England (FitLinxx).

-Ernst & Young, 1998-99

Franchising

Top brands for franchisee satisfaction (Great Play, 2014-16)

-Franchise Business Review

Top 100 Franchises, based on franchise performance index (Great Play, 2015)

-Franchise Grade

Patents


Interactive Arena

US Patent 8241118 - "System for promoting physical activity employing virtual interactive arena" - Great Play's Interactive Arena, employing 8 projectors, sound system, sensors and lighting, under computer control.


Position Sensing

US Patent 7978217 - "System for promoting physical activity employing impact position sensing and response" - the interactive throwing walls at Great Play.


Fitness Feedback System

US Patent 5785632 - "Fitness feedback system for weight stack machines" - patent for sensing and computerizing weight stack machines for interactive feedback and data collection (FitLinxx).


Training Partner Design

US Design Patent D367430 - "Controller enclosure" - design for a touch screen computer to provide interactive feedback on weight stack machines (FitLinxx).