Fitness clubs and wellness brands get connected
Precor’s Preva Developer Portal is deployed in more than 1,400 commercial installations worldwide, making it the largest source of data for in-gym workouts.
Fitness facilities, mobile app developers and service providers use the company’s open API to bring Preva data, such as individual workout summaries, lifetime metrics, goal types and progress and rewards earned, into their own apps, products and services.
Dave Flynt, Director of User Experience, Precor, said:
Facilities use the open API to incorporate real-world Preva exerciser data into their offerings. With development, they can hold Preva achievement badge contests, where top earners are highlighted on Facebook or Twitter. They can create a “calories burned tracker” for their website and hold metrics-driven contests such as “distance traveled” programs to encourage longer, more productive workouts in the gym. Mobile app and other online health services, such as those tracking activities like running or cycling, nutrition and other wellness criteria, can sync Preva exerciser data with their own solutions to improve the accuracy, applicability and value of their quantified self services.
Precor is the only networked fitness provider to offer an API to anyone without registration.
Health rewards organization EveryMove has both leveraged the Preva API and integrated its platform into the Preva experience. When Preva exercisers link their account to EveryMove, their workout data seamlessly imports into the EveryMove platform, where they earn discounts, merchandise and charitable donations simply by exercising.
EveryMove CEO Russell Benaroya, commented: