IoT brings numerous opportunities to the fitness industry. Fitness business owners need to make actionable use of data to become truly smart.
FREMONT, CA: Digital convergence is all around, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer an exception. IoT has made inroads into numerous industries and now, the technology is shaping the future of the fitness industry. Digital and connected experiences are giving exercisers more options and flexibility, that more people will be finding it easier to get, and stay, in shape. Below are major IoT based technology trends that are changing the fitness experience.
· Fitness with Sensors
Today sensors are part of more sophisticated wearables that help gather valuable health data from wrists to the cloud. Sensors will evolve in the future to become intelligent and more resource-saving than ever. Cloud-connected IoT sensors help gyms monitor and analyze the use of equipment. Additionally, the cloud provides capabilities including sharing data, offering tutorials, coaching, and instructions in the fitness clubs, giving access to training videos, tracking of workout metrics, organizing online competitions, and managing clubs.
· Group Fitness
Internet of Things is now considered as one of the vital prerequisites for group exercises. Today, more and more fitness clubs are using wireless sensors with which each member of the group can monitor and analyze their work rate at any moment. With this fitness, instructors can better understand and serve the needs of all the group members. IoT makes it easy to connect with devices that give us a clear picture of how hard a person working out or what they need to do to exercise harder. The result is a smarter fitness center and a smarter workout.
· Gym Visitor Experience
Sports and fitness centers are using IoT-driven technologies to improve their customers' experience. Deploying IoT technologies can bring a personalized approach to their customers. To transform the health club experience through technology, fitness business owners use connected and intelligent systems to collect feedback from their clients. The training equipment is now smart enough to evaluate customers' movements and offer appropriate guidance to them.
The future of gyms with IoT technologies holds significant potential. With the advent of IoT devices and platforms, business owners envision a revolution in the fitness arena.