LOCAL FITNESS EXPERTS SHARE ON WHAT’S HOT IN TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTH & FITNESS KANE COUNTY– Natalie Salb, Owner of Pure Barre in Geneva says technology plays an important role in helping clients achieve their fitness goals, which is why they conduct in-depth heart rate studies on each of their class offerings (Classic, Empower, and a third class scheduled to launch this fall). These tests include average heart rate, peak heart rate, caloric expenditure, and many others. Clients can also find motivation through their Facebook and Instagram accounts or blog (hello #motivationmonday), and can stay accountable by signing up for class anytime and anywhere with just a few clicks!
“The Pure Barre technique utilizes technology in the developmental stage, in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness,” Natalie says. “In addition, clients utilize technology in our online booking system and app which allows for quick and easy class reservations and package purchases. We also offer an amazing online class streaming experience called Pure Barre On Demand, which comes FREE with a membership. While nothing compares to the in studio experience, PBOD is perfect for clients that want to lift, tone, burn whenever and wherever—especially when on the road!”
Jan Silverman, Owner of Geneva Fit in Geneva says technology such as GPS enabled run/bike/swim trackers are great for monitoring pace and distance for those sports. “I use mine every time I go for a run or bike ride and recommend others do as well,” Jan says. “Also, step trackers can provide a lot of motivation for people to keep moving throughout the day.”
David Dever Founder and Owner of Get Fast, Inc. in St. Charles uses various types of technology to help athletes improve speed, strength and agility by using the technology of high-speed treadmills in a forward and reverse capacity, eliciting the highest level of neuromuscular responses related to recruiting fast-twitch muscle fiber possible. Through the use of other specialized strength and speed equipment, analytical movement assessments and mental tenacity training, they are able to test athletes into their system and post-test them out with significant gains in strength, power and speed.
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Technology can sometimes be the cause and scapegoat for people being more sedentary, but it can also motivate us to be more active, ultimately having a huge impact on our health.
Technology can sometimes be the cause and scapegoat for people being more sedentary, but it can also motivate us to be more active, ultimately having a huge impact on our health. –Kristen Kucharski