April 09, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor

Your smartphone isn’t just for Facetime, Foursquare and Facebook. It’s also for fitness. More people are turning to apps to track their fitness, enhance their workouts, find better foods and customize their workout experience. Here are just three ways you can get fit with your phone:

Lose It!

Track what you are eating and how much you are moving with this popular app. If you want to be on the positive side of statistics (the people who lose weight and keep it off) track what you are eating. This app is easy to use and its database makes it easy to find, select and log your meals. Plus, it remembers foods you eat regularly so you can easily select them. Track the type and duration of your workouts and find out approximately how many calories you burned. This free app also features an online community for further support and features. 

Life Fitness
 

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:

Heart Rate

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. 

Life Fitness
 

March 05, 2013 // Category: Events

You might have heard that Life Fitness recently launched the industry’s first and only open platform fitness products. Opening up our API to app developers allows the best creative minds to develop applications that work directly with our equipment—ideas that we might never have dreamed up. With an open platform, Life Fitness teams can focus on honoring our legacy of building the highest quality advanced workout equipment, while developers use their expertise to create engaging, motivational and personalized applications for exercisers.

With more than 40,000 fitness and health apps on the market, shouldn’t exercisers be able to use the same apps they already love outside the gym, inside the gym? 

Chris Clawson
 

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