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The future of fitness is here – here’s what that means for you

Fitness and technology – the perfect match.

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Fitness apps are one of the biggest trends in recent years in regards to managing and effectively biohacking our bodies. While before you could not enter a gym without seeing at least a handful of serious lifters with a journal in hand, carefully tracking their results over time to fine tune their progress, now this is all done digitally.

There is a myriad of ways that technology has been being used to help change how we use our bodies to achieve our fitness goals. Whether if the goal is weight loss, increasing your maximum lifting weights, or learning how to increase your vertical jump, data is the basis for being able to get it done quicker and safer.

Everything, from your number of reps to how your form should be, can be influenced by the way that your fitness apps keep you informed

For this reason, many personal trainers are tapping into this technology by getting into fitness app development. Whether they do it individually or with a team, their ultimate goal is to use it as a tool to help their clients in a more streamlined manner.

Some personal trainers are even able to give sessions entirely from their app, which helps keep their rates low and their profits high, which helps everyone.

That said, there is one problem to be addressed. Some apps that are created for the purpose of improving personal training sessions actually do not. When clients are able to falsify results or when there are bugs, they end up being a time waste. For this reason, it is essential to keep user experience in mind.

For personal trainers or developers that want to create something useful, it is important to plot out what are the most needed features

Things like form recording help use body recognition software to track if form is sloppy or what needs to be adjusted.  This is important for weight lifters both novice and pro, but it is not as necessary for those that only train when with a personal trainer.

Overloading an app with features, in addition to making the very point of the app (convenience) not attainable, can lead to over-complicating the actual user process.  Knowing what is most important to your clients will make a massive difference in the overall quality of their experience using more remote/digital means to elevate their workout.

In any case, the future of fitness lies in the ability to source quality workouts that are best suited towards the individual’s goals. With the power to do so via a personal trainer or general fitness apps, it is only a matter of time before it becomes the standard generally opposed to only the standard for people who are already veteran fitness buffs trying to stay ahead of the curve.

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