Fitness Technology Comes Home With First Cardio Equipment With Wireless Connectivity

These touch screens integrate with Life Fitness’ LFconnect, a cloud-based solution that gives exercisers log-in capabilities, personalization options and customized workouts. Exercisers can access personal content, navigate the web, create workout programs and set content preferences. “More than 95 percent of exercisers desire access to online content on exercise equipment,” said Matt Brennand, director of product technology and consumer products for Life Fitness. “The new Platinum Club Series gives exercisers unprecedented access to not just online content like YouTube and Facebook, but the latest in fitness applications so exercisers can customize their workout experience.” The Platinum Club Series includes a new cross-trainer, and all machines feature the touch screen Discover consoles. Products include: Platinum Discover SE Cross-trainer (16″ touch screen with integrated TV) Platinum Discover SI Cross-trainer (10″ touch screen) Platinum Discover SE Treadmill (19″ touch screen with integrated TV) Platinum Discover SI Treadmill (10″ touch screen) Platinum Discover SE Upright Lifecycle Bike (16″ touch screen with integrated TV) Platinum Discover SI Upright Lifecycle Bike (10″ touch screen) Platinum Discover SE Recumbent Lifecycle Bike (16″ touch screen with integrated TV) Platinum Discover SI Recumbent Lifecycle Bike (10″ touch screen) Key features: Apple and Android Compatibility: 57 percent of exercisers use a smartphone or tablet during their workout*, and the new Platinum Club Series is the 1st home exercise equipment to offer access to users’ personal library of music, videos, apps and books, while also charging phones Internet Connectivity: provide a reliable and consistent wireless or Ethernet connection to online content Interactive Lifescape Courses: exclusive courses through famous locations with controls that automatically adjust video speed, incline and resistance Swipe Technology: hyper-sensitive touch screen response and easier navigation, similar to a tablet App Integration: compatible with popular apps, including LFconnect, Lose it!
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9 new group fitness hot spots

Avant Barre is a barre class recently founded by Bay Area native Char Gueco. Photo: Quoc Ngo

Leawood, KS (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 A recent article published on Fitness Life Stories brings attention to the ground breaking announcements coming out of the health care world. In particular, the fitness and lifestyle website examines the announcement by Google of the new health and well-being company Calico, which according to the article will be under the leadership of Genetech and Apple Chairman Arthur D. Levinson, and the announcement by Amgen detailing how it’s newest drug AMG services patients suffering from high cholesterol levels and heightened risk of heart disease. Mary Myers, an editor of the site, commented on the recently published article, “The news coming out lately is extremely exciting, health care companies are really pushing the boundaries of what we thought was possible,” she said, “At Fitness Life Stories we wanted to not only make our readers aware of the newest innovations in health care, but also help them think about how their own lives will be impacted and help them determine which area of development is most likely to help them and their families.” The article maintains that developments in health care are happening in two different areas. The article distinguishes between the recent breakthroughs in medicine, which are happening in a field that most people have some basic understanding of, and the possible advancements of a company like Calico, which the article asserts are beyond what most people even imagine when they think of health care. Myers explained the difference between the two areas of advancement, “We want to engage our readers’ imaginations as far as what possibilities there may be in the future, but in the end it’s important that improved medicine is likely to be more accessible and realistic for many more years, as compared to radical new treatments such as gene therapy.” The recently published article concluded that readers should use everything currently available to improve their health, and encouraged readers to remain optimistic about new potential in the future.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/13/09/p3930878/fitness-life-stories-compares-how-calico-and-amg-services-american-pati

Fitness Life Stories Compares How Calico And AMG Services American Patients

Blitz’s high-intensity conditioning routines are focused on elevating your overall fitness to the next level. Photo: Blitz Blitz’s high-intensity conditioning routines are focused on… With 30,000 square feet of space, six studios and 101 group fitness classes a week (in addition to occasional workshops and seminars), Studiomix is for those who thrive on variety and enjoy the challenge of keeping up with the person next to you. With 30,000 square feet of space, six studios and 101 group fitness… Xercise Lab in Palo Alto, created by instructor Jenny Rowe, engage the whole body rather than isolate muscles, and none of the classes use equipment.
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