Creative technology comes to treadmills, stationary bikes
Over the past few years the fitness industry has embraced technology as another means to get people focused on the big picture of health. We all know the statistics about obesity. The problem is not only how to get people moving but also how to keep them motivated on the road to fitness and health.
Everyone is always looking for the newest or the latest technology innovation — and that includes the fitness industry. Mobile technologies continue to pair with traditional methods of fitness. One of the most recent is the pairing with treadmills and stationary cycles, such as the LifeFitness models that come with touch-screen interface to enter programs, settings, and user options.
In addition to the touch-screen features, the readouts or displays during your workout are also interchangeable. Some options include a running track, off-road course, and graphing progress during your workout. This visual allows users to have a reference for the progress they have made during their workout, rather than “just looking at the numbers on the machine.” This is a feature on both the treadmills and the stationary cycles.
Other added benefits of the new cardio equipment — now offered at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club in Homewood, IL — are the accessories that come with it. Each machine comes with iPod and iPhone compatibility. This allows users to change audio/video selections during their workout on the easy-to-use touch screens. This also allows for a more enjoyable and personalized workout.
Each machine also offers USB connectivity. Users can create and save workouts, along with their personalized settings to help track their workout progress and results. This can be done by utilizing LifeFitness’s online resource: www.VirtualTrainer.LifeFitness.com.
While many of these options sound intimidating for the first time user, LifeFitness cardio equipment has come up with a solution for that. One of the options on the touch screen is the virtual trainer. Each virtual trainer will help get you set up to begin your workout in an easy to understand manner. Throughout the workout, your trainer can also offer you encouragement and support making for a positive first workout experience or to help build your confidence to improve your results.
Going forward, mobile devices will continue to evolve and will be more interactive. This proactive method will appeal to the younger generation who are looking for applications that will set up diet and exercise plans. These applications will take the information your device has gathered about you, offering recommendations in order to help you reach and/or maintain your goals.
Nevertheless, you will still find many traditional means of working out in the fitness industry, including at H-F Racquet & Fitness Club. They still offer some of the best means of obtaining the desired outcomes as well as maintaining those outcomes. Working with our Personal Training staff, you can be exposed to TRX and Pilates Personal Training Equipment.
TRX is a portable body-weight training system tool that helps build muscle, increase flexibility, and strengthen your core. Developed and used in the Navy Seal training, the suspension training system allows for a variety of challenging exercises that utilize your own body weight. Using a variety of ropes and attachments, a total body workout can be delivered with endless varieties of workout options.
While Pilates and Pilates equipment has been around for some time, we are able to offer a large variety of the newest and best equipment offered. Our Pilates reformers, ladder barrel, arcs, tower, and exo-chair will be sure to give you a high intensity workout that can be focused and modified to any fitness level.
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