(Emma Nay) Do you have a resolution to stay fit year-round but are having trouble staying motivated? Is exercising slowly becoming more repetitive and boring? Well, with today’s new fitness technologies, people are finding more ways to stay in shape and stay entertained. From mobile apps to gaming consoles, there are so many different fitness tips and routines to help get you the beach body you’ve always wanted.
So, how do we get people to enjoy exercising? Last year, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) did a Getting Fit with Consumer Electronics study to influence consumers to use technology to get them off of their couches to stay fit, instead of using technology to be sedentary
Rhonda Daniel, manager of market research at CEA, states that fitness technologies are ranging from scales and pedometers, to mobile applications, MP3 players, and gaming systems. This helps these technologies reach out to as many different types of people as possible. New mobile applications such as the Lose It! app, can help give consumers an ideal workout schedule to reach their personal goals, track their calorie intake, track their progress, and even see how their friends are progressing with the app. I have used the Lose It! app before and I absolutely loved it! There are other mobile apps such as CardioTrainer Pro, JogTracker, Adidas miCoach, and various other apps to give tips to fit the consumer’s needs.
There’s no need to sit on the couch to watch your favorite show anymore! Many elliptical trainers and treadmills are now being built with televisions so you can stay entertained while melting off those calories. If there isn’t a television present, there are apps you can put on your phone to watch movies or you could simply listen to music while you work out. Are you a video game fanatic? How about trying some new fitness games for the Xbox Kinect and the Wii? There are tons of strength training and cardio games to choose from such as Zumba and even skiing!
With today’s fitness technology, it seems like there is virtually no excuse not to work out. These apps could definitely help whip everyone into that fantastic, beach body, all while having a great time doing it. So, get up off of that couch and start working on that body that you have been dreaming of all year.