Technology has already revolutionized our day to day lives and nowit is permeating the fitness world as well. There are more ways than everbefore to hack your training routine or weight-loss journey using technology.Everything is able to be more personalized and more real-time, meaning thatthere are more options to stay in shape, stay accountable, and actually enjoyit.
At the Miami FIBO Fitness Festival, we saw everything, from devices that helped you plan what to eat that day based on your metabolism, to new fun ways to workout.
Whether you’re a trainer, a gym owner or someone just trying to get in a good workout, here are five companies we found at the Miami FIBO Fitness Festival that are changing the way we use technology to workout
Lumen is a small hand-held device that allows you to quickly measurethe CO2 concentration in a single breath and understand whether your body isusing fats or carbs for fuel in real-time. Using this data, users can plantheir day around their metabolism and get daily personalized meal plans andactionable insights within the Lumen app. Users can choose to share their datawith their trainer as well to provide more accountability in reaching theirfitness goals.
As recovery continues to be an important component of the fitness conversation, massage tools have invaded the market. The Jawku Muscle Blaster is a new percussion massage gun to help ease muscles for rapid recovery or to activate muscles pre-workout. It is quieter than the other massage tools on the market and has five variable speed settings and four massage heads for customizable recovery.
The mioPOD is Mio’s newest wearable heart rate performancetracker. It works in real-time to guide you towards the right exerciseintensity based on your personal training goals and connects to an app toprovide heart rate zones and exercise history. It is more consistent than yourwrist-based heart rate monitor and provides a lot of additional traininginsights.
Electric Muscle Stimulation workout is a shockingly efficient way to get the results of a 90-minute workout in just 20 minutes. The muscles are forced to contract via electrical stimulation so you get a full-body workout while relieving your joints, balancing your muscles, and improving your posture. While the workout is nothing like a typical trip to the gym, the convenience and the totality of EMS is helping it grow in popularity.
Train with BlazePod for Flash Reflex Training. These versatilelighting pods can be used for various fitness tests and drills, all controlledby the BlazePod app. Have the ability to compete against friends and track yourperformance with details including time between taps, miss-hit, and more. As atrainer, these Pods can even be used for rehabilitation and physical therapyexercises or cognitive treatment.