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Fitness Insider Delivers
Up–To–The–Minute FitTech News
from the IHRSA 2015 Convention Floor.

Thursday, March 12th 6:30 AM PT


Early–morning group workout.

About two dozen fitness fanatics decided to start their day off right and join in the
Balanced Body Fit: Get Your Motr Running group workout session at the JW Marriott.




Valentin's pilates classes are available online at PilatesAnytime.

Thursday, March 12th 8:30 AM

THE STATE OF HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY




The first session was kicked–off by Joe Moore, President of the International Health, Rcaquet and Sportsclub Association who, while encrouaged by the recent grouth of the industry, warned fitness professionals that the industry is experiencing massive transformation, driven by rapid introduction of technology.

That fitness technology is significantly altering the fitness industry and we must adapt to these changes in order to best serve our memebrs and clients.

Thursday, March 12th 9:00 AM PT

THANKING ABOUT THE FUTURE IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD





99% of people think about things that will disappear when they think about the future.


In a rousing presentation that brought the audience to their feet for a standing ovation, Magnus Lindkvist told attendees that the way to succeed in business is to create ” not compete. He noted that when businesses simply compete, they tend to all look the same.

If you want to create rather than compete:

  • Look for secrets. Good innovators find secrets.

  • Experiment. Companies go bad by doing the right thing for too long. Good ideas that go bad over time take down successful companies.

  • Be patient and persistent. Your ideas may not be accepted right away. What doesn't work in one place may work someplace else.


The Trade Show Open it's doors at 10:00 AM.


I am off to discover some innovative fitness technology.

TECHNOGYM






TechoGym made a whirlwind of announcements at the IHRSA 2015 show
including it's Let's Move for a Better World challenge.






At the center of TechnoGym's fitness technology offering is mywellness cloud.

At IHRSA 2015 TechnoGym announced that mywellness cloud is not intergrated with Apple''s Healthkit.

Prior to IHRSA TechnoGym integrated with the Samsung Galaxy S6.

FREEMOTION FITNESS powered by iFIT





FreeMotion showed off it's i119 Incline Trainer in a group–x setting powered by iFIT.

iFIT offers what is quite possibly the most comprehensive fitness technology platform including; an app, wearables, integrated with both club (FreeMotion, etc.) and home (Nordictrack) equipment, enabling customized workouts, online streaming classes, interactive fitness (powered by Google Street View) and a dashboard that helps you collect, organize and analyze all your workouts in one place.

Thursday, March 12th 1:30 PM PT

NAVIGATING THE REVOLUTION


Creating New Opportunities Through Technology



Brian O'Rourke, President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council (FIT-C), demonstrated how clubs can utilize technology to drive online and mobile membership sales and service.

Other topics included the use of technology to increase training revenues and improving retention. Also, Bryan discussed how to create anciliary revenue with technology.


Most importantly, Bryan showed hot to utilized technology to enhance the member expereince.

Thursday, March 12th 1:30 PM PT

Fitness Tech:


Is Your Facility Ready For Now?



Fitness technology is taking the country by storm. Millions of Americans are using wearables and apps to track their workouts and nutrition. All the devices and tools are growing increasingly integrated so that workout sharing is virtually effortless and social support is immediate. Is your facility ready to connect to all the tech and your members?

Speaker Bio
Ted Vickey, is the founder and president of FitWell, Inc., a fitness consulting company specializing in digital wellness technologies, innovative strategies, leadership coaching and operations techniques. Vickey began his fitness career as the executive director of the White House Athletic Center, where he worked under several presidents for 11 years. Vickey currently serves as a senior consultant of fitness technology for the American Council on Exercise, and he advises nonprofits on how technology can enhance health and wellness programming. He holds a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State University, a master's degree in entrepreneurship management from the University of Limerick, and professional certifications from Hootsuite Social Media, Toastmasters International and ACE. He currently lives in Southern California.


The Fitrepreneur is back in the fitness jungle hunting FitTech...

SPIVI






Spivi turns traditional indoor cycling sessions into a fun and thrilling experience. Group activity is monitored in real time by Spivi's core engine which uses it to simulate outdoor riding experience projected on screen. Members can see their personal avatars on screen, track their training goals and gain better results over time. The scenery pushes people to their limits, increases motivation and makes them come back for more classes.


Spivi MetriX is the most advanced display system made for indoor cycling studios and fitness clubs who want to provide performance metrics in real time.


Spivi collects data from your bikes and displays: Heart–Rate, Power, Cadence, Speed, Distance, Energy, Burned Calories and Rank!

Spivi combines the data with personal information such as age, weight and performance history it has on record, and generates a unique group simulation in real–time.



PAVIGYM






INTERACTIVE & FUN FITNESS

Now you can transform your flooring into equipment with technology. PAVIGYM 3.0 is an intelligent and interactive floor with integrated LED lights controlled by touch screen software, enabling trainers to design and track their training sessions. They can even control the lights and music at the touch of a button. PAVIGYM 3.0 is the most fun and entertaining way to train. Keep your members sweating and smiling at the same time!

INTERACTIVE
Progressive programming, based on Functional Training principles and using lights and music, will provide your members with proven results, in addition to physical and mental enjoyment. With PAVIGYM 3.0, through play and interaction, everything is possible! With PAVIGYM 3.0 you will complete the transition from "flooring surfaces" to "active flooring" to "INTERACTIVE SOLUTIONS". You will be able to offer an unforgettable and unique workout experience at your club! The clever integration of sound, lights and sensors stimulates the most responsive of human senses!

FREE–SPACE
Combine our stations and create your circuit. Introduce Small Group Training as it is meant to be, and in its purest form. Addictive. Your members won't want to leave their community! Using our stations as stand–alone equipment, you can also organize competitions, induction tests or specific training sessions adaptable to all users. PAVIGYM 3.0 is the most compact equipment for "free–space", but implemented in a much more attractive and appealing layout. It will entice more potential members to your club due to the simple–to–follow and fun workouts. Members of all fitness levels can use the technology, maximizing the use of your available space!








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Article by: Jonathan C. Miller

I am first and foremost a fitness fanatic! I love exercising and eating right. Labeled a 'gadget freak' at an early age, I have channeled my disposition for technology into a passion for FitTech. My job is to provide the FitTech Knowledge you need to run your business. email

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