Gyms of the Future: How IoT is Changing Fitness and Sports Experience

Gyms of the Future: How IoT is Changing Fitness and Sports Experience

Fitness hits the reset button post-lockdown. Let’s dive in to see how IoT will change the Fitness and Sports Experience.

Staying fit and healthy is the main driver of modern lifestyles. And when we talk about innovation in the fitness industry, IoT is contributing substantially to transform the future of the fitness industry and changing, how people engage in workouts and fitness. Now let’s delve into The Internet of Things (IoT).

It is a cutting edge concept of connectivity that’s linked to things like smart buildings, cars, automation — so it may be astonishing to find out that IoT is making its way into gyms and workouts, as well. 

The future of IoT-driven fitness is assuredly bright, especially because cloud technology has made collecting, storing, and delivering large amounts of data relatively affordable. Standards bodies have made it more accessible than ever to plug new data into the collective, and wearable development platforms have allowed developers to create stigmatized experiences in wearable product ecosystems. 

If you are a naive, IoT, it refers to the interlinking of devices through the Internet, bridging the gap between the analog world and the digital one. It is all around us, and you most likely have seen it already, if not in real life, at least in movies. For example, places where lights switch on automatically when someone enters the room, or doors and curtains that open by themselves when someone is close. 

But IoT has done a lot more in the fitness industry too. Keep reading to find out how IoT will change workouts and sports experience. 

The fundamental thought of a gym does not say much about personalization – people rarely trust themselves with what they want in terms of getting fit, so most of it was heavily reliant on human intervention – in the form of a trainer, therapist, or specialist. Now, however, the rise of personalized trackers tells us a different story.

Increased smartphone and computer penetration have led to people becoming more self-aware and wanting to monitor their workouts. As the world slowly heads towards a time-crunch, they are taking their health and wellness into their own hands and smartphones – which includes intelligent devices like Fitbits, Gearfits on their wrists.

Smart Measuring and Weighing Solution

The new-age fitness app links data accumulated by the band and the smart weighing scale. It tracks fitness vitals and progress over time, as you change your workout and diet habits. With all data at fingertips, examine outcomes over days, weeks, and even months to analyze minute details and see actual progress. Imparting high-end body configuration data with unmatched accuracy makes it a unique app. 

Ellipticals, Treadmills Integrate with Fitness Trackers

The way exercise enthusiasts keep track of their overall fitness goals has evolved over the years. Information can then be synced to a computer or smartphone to keep track of progress over time. New advancements have come about in recent times with fitness devices being able to be integrated with wearable technology. The prime trends that can be seen nowadays in smart gyms are ellipticals and treadmills being connected to the Internet-of-Things and integrating with wearable fitness trackers to provide more accurate workout reviews.

IoT integration could allow machines to recognize wearables and automatically adjust to the weight or resistance level aligned with a user’s fitness plan. Extreme personalization could keep members accountable and engaged, which in turn, may even boost membership retention.

Wearable Tech changed our lives for the better

Wearable tech, fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart bands these wondrous activity trackers are capable of sensing using the sensors: the quality of sleep, steps taken, caloric intake, distance traveled, monitoring heart rate, and monitoring hydration levels. The wearable electronic devices may motivate you to stick to a diet or exercise plan.

The trackers, which are worn on the belt or wrist, detect the body’s movement and convert it into data. The data are sent to an application on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, where software computes the number of steps taken, distance traveled, or calories burned. All count the steps you take every day, and most also track the duration and intensity of your activity and estimate calorie use. A few have alarms to remind you to get up and move around when you have been sitting too long. Some also log the minutes you spend sleeping, tossing and turning, and walking during the night, and also some keep a track of our drinking habits which helps us to monitor the hydration level. Additional features, such as heart rate monitors and altimeters—which measure elevation climbed—are also available on some of the devices.

AI-Based Personal Trainers

The more you use the fitness app the more bespoke to your behavior it’ll become. What’s more exciting is that AI personal trainers act like human trainers. They have been created keeping in mind that everyone has the right to stay fit. Unleash your inner self and let your pocket personal trainer push you as you’ve never been pushed before. 

The smart integration of Alexa and Google Home lets you talk to your machines making your workouts even smarter. Use voice commands or simply chat, experience the whole new AI-enabled workouts that have changed the way we all look at workouts. 

Bottom Line

AI or artificial intelligence has stepped into almost all types of industries, including health and fitness. The technology helps people stay fit by making them achieve their fitness goals without heading to a gym. Today we have many AI-powered mobile applications with AI personal assistants to provide people exercises based on their fitness goals and eating habits.

These apps help its users to track their daily fitness routine. Apart from individuals, the technology also aids businesses to drive sales by making better decisions based on the collected and analysed data.

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