Fitness technology has come a long way from the days of the LCD pedometers that only tracked steps. Now with the ability to track your everything — from sleep quality to your heart rate — you can get definitely better results in the gym with all of the new fitness technology around. Rewind 10 years, and the gym workout was very different. You’d go as hard as you could, leaving nothing but sweat on the gym floor. But the outcome of training like this is that you’re likely to a) do some serious damage or b) athletic burnout. Now your gym workout can look a lot different thanks to available fitness technology and a holistic approach to your training. One company kicking goals in fitness tech is Body Fit Training (BFT) which has built a heart rate system bespoke to their programming both cardio and strength and resistance training, and everything in between! Tracking your heart rate during a gym workout is hardly ground-breaking science, but where BFT differs is by rewarding the prescription of the program, rather than just high heart rates. Keep reading to learn all about these exciting new innovations in tech.
Here are a Few Ways Fitness Tech Can Help You Get Better Results in the Gym
1) Heart-Rate Monitors
High heart rates don’t necessarily correspond to the best results, which is why BFT founder, Cameron Falloon, saw a gap in the marketplace to launch a world first in group training technology — a bespoke heart rate system called BFT³. “Other heart rate monitors in the market reward high heart rates. Our 13 different programs all require very different physiological outcomes, which means we needed a very different heart rate monitor. For our members to get the optimal outcomes from each program, they have to be rewarded for following our prescription — which is where BFT³ is different and better. Members walk out of every session feeling like they’ve worked hard and feeling good,” Cameron Falloon said. There are other noteworthy fitness technologies that deserve a mention below.
2) The Jefit App
This app has got some great write-ups and was ‘Choice Pick’ by Google Play’s Editor. Designed for weight-based workouts and those who often get distracted from their fitness journey. It gives you the ability to design individualized weight training sessions with your mates. One of the fun features of JEFIT is the ability to record your workout. It is described as the perfect fit for anyone with a competitive streak. For anyone that finds joy in competition, the Jefit app can be a great addition to your fitness and exercise routines. It’s sort of like the new play on sports.
The fun way to level up your treadmill run is with the Zombies, Run app. With scripted radio transmissions interspersed with your favorite playlists, Zombies Run subjects you to an audible experience that will spur you pick up your pace or lose points. It revolutionizes high interval intensity training in a way that that will give you a fresh take on cardio training. What an exciting way to make cardio more fun and HIIT not so terrifying or terrible to add to your workout. We love this app!
4) Connected Fitness
Vitruvian, an Australian company, is one of the fastest growing connected fitness brands in the world. Their Vitruvian Trainer+ acts as a full gym and a spotter while their fitness app offers workouts, goal-oriented programs developed by world-class trainers and full workout data history. It tracks everything from what you are lifting, your rep-range, how much you should be lifting in each session to improve and much more. If you are someone who likes to train at home, the Vitruvian Trainer+ will act as both a gym, and a personal trainer to help you on track to kick some goals. Let us know if this is something you’d be interested in trying out.
Meet Our Expert:
BFT is science and technology-based fitness company that uses results to drive positive outcomes – at all fitness levels. They’ve incorporated scientifically proven training techniques aimed at reducing fat and creating lean muscle into a variety of 50 minute training sessions that are overseen by highly accredited coaches in a dynamic group environment. Since being founded in 2017, BFT has sold over 300 franchises across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and USA. The new partnership with Xponential fitness will allow BFT to focus on existing and new markets in Asia Pacific and beyond, while capitalizing on Xponential’s global strength and reach.