Fitness Trend #2: Technology Becomes a Support Resource|
Too much fiddling with the iPhone could leave you inactive and fat, and fitness experts recognize this. While exercise pros don't expect to see a rise in online training, they do believe social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter will serve as modes of motivational support that complement personal-training sessions.
The good news is there are other ways to tap tech as a valuable support resource to get fit.
ACE spokesperson Crews likes the Keychain Trainer from NextFitness, a device that delivers personalized workouts from leading trainers to your MP3 player. You get custom workouts from the trainer of your choice, blended with your choice of music for a small monthly fee. As far as Apps go, she gives the thumbs up to SportyPal, one you can use while you're running, cycling, or rollerblading. It records your distance, speed, and calories burned. She doesn't think people should rule out interactive game systems, either. They are acquiring the sophistication to become real players. "Lately, I’ve been playing EA Active Personal Trainer for the Wii," she says.
Published on: November 9, 2010
Updated on: January 19, 2012