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. 

Deborah McConnell
 

January 28, 2013 // Category: Innovation

The Discover tablet consoles have what we at Life Fitness like to call “discoverable depth.” You can hit quick start and get going right away, or you can personalize your indoor workout experience with options on-screen and on LFconnect.com.

For those who want to discover more of the cool features on our Elevation Series products, check out a few of my favorite features: 

Data View:

Click into each data point on the screen to customize the type of data you see (or hide it all together). If you’re an LFconnect member, you can even create and save your data settings online and they will be there every time you log onto the machine. 

     

Brittany Hizer
 

January 02, 2013 // Category: Fitness Advisor

How many times have you started a new workout routine in January and fell off the wagon by the end of February? It happens to a lot of people when goals are unrealistic or plans aren’t well thought out. Get focused this year and use these tips to create a workout plan to stick to.

Create a weekly schedule.  Long term goals are great, but it’s also important to break it down into weekly expectations.  Write down a weekly workout plan and schedule it into your calendar like any other meeting. When planning workouts, remember that the Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes of cardio exercise per week. Split that into five, 30-minute sessions or maybe 15 minutes Monday-Thursday and an hour on Saturdays and Sundays.  Make it work for you. Add in two strength sessions per week and you’ll be meeting the exercise requirements for a healthy body.  

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