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April 02, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Technology can get a bad rap, often blamed for the increasingly sedentary lives many people are leading. But your phone, tablet and television don’t have to be a license to sit still. They can actually be used as motivators to get and stay fit. In fact, in a global survey of exercisers, Life Fitness found that exercisers that use technology to support their workouts consider themselves to be more successful at achieving their weight and fitness goals. Try one of these tech-driven tools to lead a healthier life:
A heart rate monitor can be a great tool for monitoring workouts. Most cardio machines feature an embedded heart rate monitor that clearly displays how hard the body is working. You can also wear a heart rate monitor for indoor and outdoor workouts. To effectively us it, it’s important to know your maximum heart rate. This is the highest number of times your heart can beat in one minute and offers a key figure in determining training intensities. Using heart rate to create interval training sessions or steady-state workouts, can strengthen the heart and improve cardiovascular fitness.
March 14, 2013 // Category: Innovation
If you attended today’s webinar with Life Fitness President Chris Clawson, you’re in the know about open API’s, open platform products and why it’s important for our industry. For those unable to attend, not to worry, you can still view the webinar on-demand.
Open platform products are all about making the gym more mobile friendly. But what does a mobile friendly gym really look like? And why is it important for your business? Check out our newest infographic to find out:
February 21, 2013 // Category: Fitness Community
A new study from the PEW Research Center takes a closer look at one of the hottest fitness industry trends, health and fitness tracking. Sixty-nine percent of adults are tracking their health with measures such as body weight, calories and distance, and of those trackers, one in five does so using technology.
When you break down that data by age, you may be surprised to see that only eight percent of those technology-savvy trackers use a mobile app. Eight percent may not seem like a lot, but don’t be so quick to write off the thousands of available health and fitness tracking apps as useless. When app trackers are broken down by age, the percentage is double for the younger crowd.