August 08, 2013 / Category: Fitness Community

SoFitImage.pngAnother Life Fitness LFopen compatible app became available today for iOS.  Prior to this latest release, Life Fitness products were compatible with Lose It! (nutrition focused app), Runtastic (tracking app) and LFconnect (tracking app). 

SoFit, which is a rewards-based app, motivates you to keep physically active and have fun while doing it.  

Anthony Morelli

July 03, 2013 / Category: Innovation

FitBytes-WearableTech-JawboneUP.jpgThe newest technology trend in the fitness industry is all about what you wear. The most advanced technologies aren’t necessarily tied to your smartphone. Now, a watch, bracelet or pair of glasses can be the smartest device you own. Wearable technology is quickly emerging, especially in the fitness industry.

Major corporations, including Apple, Nike, Google, Microsoft, Acer and Samsung, as well as start ups and smaller manufacturers, are all in on developing technology you can wear to better track your regular workouts and activity levels. Google Glass and Apple’s iWatch have captured the world’s attention, and researchers estimate consumers will spend $1.5 billion in 2014 on wearable technology, cementing its place in the technology and fitness industries.

Anthony Morelli

June 28, 2013 / Category: Our People

ErnstandYoung-Chris2.jpgCongratulations to Life Fitness President Chris Clawson for winning the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Midwest Region. Chris shares this honor with his predecessor, Life Fitness co-founder Augie Nieto, and former Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Award recipient. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

When Chris Clawson took on the role of Life Fitness President in 2010, he wanted to return the company to its roots as innovators and industry leaders. His first move was to position Life Fitness as tech leaders in the fitness industry, while also creating products that would dictate the market, as opposed to react to it. Under his leadership, Life Fitness introduced a wave of ground-breaking tech advancements in the fitness industry, including the Discover Tablet Consoles and LFopen, the industry’s first and only truly open product platform. 

Lauren Kamm