Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
May 15, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
We’re excited to hear that one of the Life Fitness compatible apps, Runtastic, is rising rapidly in the fitness app world. The Austrian app developer reached 25 million total downloads this week, which surpassed popular fitness and running apps, including Nike+ and RunKeeper. The company announced it hit 10 million registered users for its website, too.
Along with the milestone, Runtastic also announced it will release its hardware in the U.S. for the first time. The developer will offer Bluetooth heart-rate monitor, sports arm bands and a cycling speed sensor on Amazon.
May 13, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Globally, the personal training profession is growing faster than most careers. As part of the Life Fitness Academy, I’ve had the privilege of meeting trainers across the world, from South Africa to India and the U.S. to China, and personal trainers are striving to explore innovative training technique that will help their clients achieve lasting results. Coupled with the global health epidemic and a heightened awareness for the importance of exercise, personal trainers are in high demand not only in the U.S. but across the world.
Want to learn more? We’ve pulled together some great statistics about the personal training industry in our newest infographic:
April 29, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
Fitness is booming and with the ever increasing number of corporate wellness programs and health insurance incentives, opening a gym appears to be full of opportunity. However, with all of the different options (trends, facility type, equipment, programming, etc.), taking that first step in opening up a gym can be quite daunting. This 3 part series will hopefully shed some light on where to begin and provide resources for learning more about the gym business.
What type of facility should I open? Deciding what type of facility you’d like to open is an excellent starting point. There are thousands of options ranging from the one stop shop that offers something for everyone to niche facilities. Aligning the type of facility you’re planning on opening with the area demographics is paramount. For example, if the area you’re opening in has a median resident age of 55, the population is over 60% female, and the estimated median household income is $23,000.00 you probably would not want to open up an Mixed Martial Arts facility that focuses on private grappling sessions.