Finishing a marathon is a major accomplishment for elite athletes and casual runners, but you don’t have to put your feet on the pavement to access a realistic marathon experience. Life Fitness and the RunSocial app teamed up to provide an interactive running experience for attendees of the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo, an event at the McCormick Place Convention Center leading up to the 2015 Chicago Marathon last weekend.
The astonishingly rapid rate of adoption for wearable technology is shaping global health and fitness. With 80 million wearable devices expected to be in use by 2016, this clearly can no longer be considered just a passing trend.
Wearables are all the rage these days, and their ripple of influence is evolving the fitness world. Boosted by technological advances in accelerometers, which are sensors that detect motion, speed and direction, these fitness-tracking devices have become catalysts for understanding how we expend energy, and how we communicate that understanding with other technology.
Here are three ways wearables are changing the fitness world as we know it.
2015 is bringing a lot of new and exciting tech advances in the fitness industry. There was no better place to show off all the new technology at Life Fitness than CES in Las Vegas.
The music you pick for your group cycling class is as important as the bike you ride on. It's important to match the song tempo to the cadence at which your class should pedal. High intensity songs are great for sprints and medium intensity songs are nice complements to hills.
Try using these songs in the playlist for your next class:
The measure of a great cycling class comes down to a great instructor. On top of a killer soundtrack and upbeat attitude, having a wide variety of tools available to increase participants’ performance levels is going to keep your classes full. Here are a few ways to use computer feedback to keep your riders engaged and coming back for more.
Use a number to benchmark what resistance should be, and allow the rider to increase or decrease resistance based on skill level. This is a very intuitive tool for those new to group cycling because it will allow them to gauge what the average resistance should be for their sprints and climbs.