How Technology Has Transformed Fitness
Gone are the days of the 1980s sweatbands and leg warmers. We've entered a new era of fitness. Thanks to the emergence of the latest technology, health and fitness have grown by leaps and bounds — allowing us to do more than ever before.
Just as with weight-loss programs, it can be hard to see just how far fitness has come. Join us as we take a look at how much technological advancements have changed fitness over the past few years.
It's 2018, and while we may not have flying cars like we'd hoped, we do have the ability to see the world without leaving our homes. With programs like RunSocial and Zwift, we can travel the globe and work out on the sun-drenched beaches of Venice or the lush Irish countryside. Built-in pre-programmed workouts on machines like the Bowflex Max Trainer or HVT allow you to jump on your machine and get an effective workout without having to think about your routine.
You no longer have to settle for one CD, playlist or the limited selection of music that fits on your iPod Shuffle. With unlimited music services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora, you can fuel your workout with whatever tunes you're feeling at the time to crush your fitness routine. Music has even been shown to make intense HIIT exercises a more enjoyable and positive experience.
Speaking of music, Bluetooth technology makes it easier than ever to listen to your pre-workout pump-up jams. Wireless headphones and speakers allow you to effortlessly blast your music cord-free. Plus, Bluetooth-enabled fitness products like the Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells allow you to have a personal trainer built into your phone to monitor form as well as count reps and weight lifted.
Rearranging your schedule or leaving the house in order to meet with a personal trainer are issues of the past. With options like LIFT Session, you can receive personalized training in the comfort of your home and on your own schedule. You can even participate in group classes if you are looking for a more social option. Additionally, YouTube has a large selection of free workout content. Check out the Bowflex channel for more workout inspiration and advice.
Social Media Support
Studies show that social media impacts our desire to work out and be fit. Chronicling your fitness journey online or becoming part of a supportive online community is a great way to keep yourself engaged and motivated to continue your workouts. Join in on discussions like the weekly Bowflex Breakfast Club on Facebook to find a supportive community with whom to share your fitness journey.