Jeff Bartee explains two way benefits
Precor, based in the Washington USA, is a manufacturer of strength and cardio equipment as well as network fitness. Preva is the company’s network fitness system which offers a great number of innovations designed to enhance the experience of the user. At FIBO 2014 we spoke to Jeff Bartee, Principle Product Manager, Network Fitness, Precor, who explained more..
Music videos to match speed of intensity
Using the Preva system a user can simply step onto a machine, select a workout and begin. The Preva system then offers a selection of on demand music video streams designed at a BPM (beat per minute) pace to provide low, medium and high intensity workouts. For example this could include country or hip hop which is often below 90bpm for low intensity, house music which is around 135bpm for medium intensity or drum & bass which is around the 175bpm mark for high intensity.
Apps for user and operator enhancement
As part of signing up for Preva users can then set up goals defining what types of workouts and how many they want to do each week. This is networked with an app available on iOS and Android which allows users to monitor their progress and achieve badges by hitting goals. The app also allows users to track their progress with any workouts outside of the gym so that their whole fitness world can be recorded within a single platform.
Another aspect to collating this information is that it allows gym operators to understand their customers better and provide a better service. For example, personal trainers can keep an eye on clients progress without spending time ineffectively stood along side the treadmill. In addition operators will know which machines are used the most and even when maintenance might be required before a machine failure has even occurred. This means less downtime for operators and less inconvenience for their clients.