Tech, Fitness, and the Future
- Posted by Miranda Hernandez
- On October 16, 2019
The tech industry has been making moves while you’ve been moving! Forget the simple days of the Fitbit or smartwatch. Fitness equipment and the ways we work out are being revolutionized. We may soon be canceling those gym memberships and embracing a whole new perspective on fitness.
Our technology is stronger than telling your heart rate alone, what if it counted reps, told you have strong your stance was, tracked your times, and was accessible from your own phone.
Smart Mat is an incredible new technology yoga mat. It looks, feels, and rolls up just like your normal yoga mat, so what makes it special? Smart Mat is an interactive mat that measures the strength and accuracy of your poses in class or at home. It tells you when your weight is further to your right foot than your left. When your balance is off or accuracy is lacking. Upon unpacking you enter your height, weight, gender, and age then lay down on the mat. It begins to measure the length of your torso and the ratio between your arms and legs. This gives it the information to calibrate and tell you how ‘downward dog’ is right for YOUR body. “SmartMat will learn about your practice and grow with you, making real-time adjustments and calibrations according to your achievements and feedback.”
As if we are not impressed enough, buckle up for the Mirror! It’s like the Peloton experience only enhanced. The Mirror is a screen that allows you to train with experts, friends, and even compete with yourself all in the comfort of your home. Strap on the included Bluetooth heart rate monitor and have an expert coach train you through a whole work out. New classes are released daily. With over 70 live classes to choose from, you decide if you want to work arms, get in some cardio, or take a dance class. For those who want an extra experience, you have hired a personal trainer all to yourself, all in your home. This brings the gym right to you.
These are just a few of the incredible new health and fitness tools that are becoming available. You are unique and your wellness experience should be too. Tech is changing the fitness game and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. What do you think? Will gyms soon be old news?