November 27, 2012 / Category: Fitness Advisor

Documenting diet and exercise can go a long way in helping you stick to a fitness regimen. Whether you use pen and paper or a smartphone, documenting your health and fitness routines is an essential part of getting and staying fit. Use these tips from  to stay on track, even during the holiday season.

Log your exercise. You can use a monthly calendar or go high tech with tools like theLife Fitness LFconnect site. The site and mobile app allow exercisers to create and track their workouts and view progress over time. Remember to record both your cardio and strength training routines for a full picture.

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November 16, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community

Technology has made it easier than ever to connect people all over the world. Whether you are giving a presentation to your Paris-based management team from your Sao Paulo office, or instant messaging with a sibling in Sydney from your laptop in London, it’s pretty clear that our daily lives are no longer constrained by location or time. So why should fitness centers operate on the old 9-5 schedule?

The 24-hour fitness center trend began in the U.S., where it has remained a popular way to cater to the niche market of nocturnal exercisers, but over the past few years, many international facilities have adopted the 24-hour schedule to capitalize on the opportunity to increase member retention and aquisition. For example, popular 24-hour franchise chain Anytime Fitness has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Their focus on smaller facilities, high-quality equipment and of course, 24-hour convenience, has allowed them to expand outside of the U.S. with stunning locations in Australia, England and now India, Spain, New Zealand, Qatar and the Netherlands – you can be sure there are many more planned.

Andy Dunn

October 12, 2012 / Category: Innovation

At Life Fitness, we’re always looking to improve our products to fit what exercisers want and expect out of their workout experience. With the launch of our latest Discover  tablet consoles, Android users will no longer be left out. Elevation Series Discover SE and Discover SI Treadmills, Cross-Trainers, and Lifecycle Exercise Bikes will now have a mini-USB connector for Android and Blackberry compatibility. We were the first to bring Apple connectivity to the market and we will now offer those great features to Android users.

Brittany Hizer