For example, when members bring in their tablets to work out, have you noticed the need to change any guidelines? How is technology affecting the way you manage and run your fitness facility? Do you use apps? If so, which ones are most helpful? Have you noticed that your members are wearing biometric devices? How does this affect your personal training staff? What are you doing to stay current?
I HAVE BEEN A PERSONAL TRAINER FOR 30+ YEARS. BEFORE, MUCH SCHOOL AND BEFORE, WAR. NEW INNOVATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN. AT FIRST INNOVATION WAS USED TO ASSIST A PERSON. IT APPEARS NOW IT IS USED TO THINK FOR A PERSON. IN MY EXPERIENCE AS A TRAINER, ANY TECHNOLOGY YOU HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE THAT ASSISTS A CLIENT CAN BE GOOD. IF IT THINKS FOR A CLIENT, IT CAN BE FRUSTRATING AS YOUR COMPETENCY CAN BE CHALLENGED BY THIS TECHNOLOGY. AND, ALL TECHNOLOGY IS NOT CREATED BY THE SAME COMPANIES. AND, CLIENT DEVIATION CAN HINDER YOUR RESULTS. THIS CAN DAMAGE YOUR REPUTATION. RESULTING IN NO CLIENTS. I KEEP ABREAST OF SUCH TECHNOLOGY BY RESEARCHING THE NET FOR DIFFERENT DEVICES OF SUCH THAT THE CLIENTS BRING IN. I ADAPT TO NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS SUBSTANCE OR RELEVANCE. I AM SURE OTHERS WILL GIVE YOU MORE DETAILED ADVICE. I WILL WATCH AND LEARN TOO. BRIAN ROZZI.
You would think with all the new technology that there would be some wellness effect on the client, but I have not experienced this and I see over 40 people a day as a wellness promoter. While gadgets are bountiful I have not found that they hold people accountable beyond a fun distraction. Yes, people are wearing biometric devices and several studies have shown the efficacy of virtual coaching, yet they seem to be more “game on” informatics then results oriented boosters.