April 24, 2013 / Category: Events
Now that we've had a week to recover from the craziness of FIBO, an international fitness industry tradeshow held in Germany, I can firmly say it's been the best yet.
This year FIBO went back to Cologne after 22 years and what a great place to be! It has international appeal, it's easy to reach, and offers a great selection of hotels and restaurants, which I'm sure all attendees appreciated. In fact, FIBO hit a record number of visitors this year in it's 28-year history - 96,700 attendees. More than 30% of trade visitors came from outside of Germany.
Life Fitness booth
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 20, 2013 / Category: Innovation
We all know there is no shortage of fitness apps on the market, but very few successfully combine indoor and outdoor workout tracking. Today, we are happy to announce that the new Life Fitness LFconnect App, for both iOS and Android, does just that.
The app will serve as a compliment to lfconnect.com, which allows you to create custom workouts, set fitness goals and customize machine settings so that personalized options can be instantly accessed at the gym. Workouts tracked with the LFconnect app will be automatically synced to lfconnect.com, allowing you to monitor your progress over time.