Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
September 20, 2012 // Category: Innovation
Life Fitness is officially open. We are proud to be the first major fitness equipment-maker to open its code, also known as API (Application Programming Interface). But what does that mean?
Think of this way:
If Apple® was a closed platform, they would have 14 apps right now, created by Apple. But because Apple has an open API, developers have created over 600,000 apps for customers to download. It gives users a choice in how they use Apple products.
May 06, 2012 // Category: Innovation
Life Fitness has been at the forefront of the industry for more than 40 years, and I’ve seen the company through 28 of those, back before we were called Life Fitness. As an engineer, I started with Life Fitness’ predecessor Bally Manufacturing in 1984, when Bally started producing the original Lifecycle for Augie Nieto and his team. At that time I was working as part of a specialized group of engineers looking to create new and innovative fitness products. We had a lot of big ideas, but our most revolutionary for the time was the Lifecircuit.
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April 18, 2012 // Category: Innovation
Life Fitness X5 Cross-Trainer Elliptical - Exercise and fitness equipment reviews and ratingsOnly a few months after a collection of Life Fitness products were honored with FindTheBest.com's 2011 “Best Of” Awards, two new consoles for the cardio equipment came to market. In an effort to make the best even better, Life Fitness introduced the Track and Go consoles. These two console options are available on the X5 and X8 Elliptical Cross-Trainers, which were featured in the awards, as well as several of our treadmills and Lifecycle exercise bikes.
One of the coolest features on these consoles is the addition of the energy saver. Forty percent of a product’s lifetime energy consumption for typical consumer electronics occurs when the item is not even being used. Surprising…and costly. At Life Fitness, we call these “Energy Vampires”, because they suck energy without you knowing. The energy saver feature on the new Life Fitness consumer line of products reduces the energy consumption of your machine when in standby mode, by up to 90 percent. In 2013, energy saving components will be standard in Europe, and Life Fitness has been including this feature on all new home products since 2010.