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fitlinxx
Accessed via a touch-screen display console
attached to the fitness equipment, FitLinxx software
is networked into a central database which provides
exercisers and staff with access to data on individual
progress, as well as motivational tools.
FitLinxx also offers a wireless activity monitor
called the ActiPed, which records physical activity
throughout the day. Containing patented
accelerometer technology, the device can distinguish
between different types and intensities of motion –
such as walking, running and cycling – and tracks
steps, calorie burn, time and distance. The data is
then uploaded to a user’s online account, accessible
via the ActiHealth website: actihealth.com
FitLinxx software is compatible with many different makes of equipment, such as Precor (above)
shokk tactics
SHOKK’s activity management system, Tactics, is designed Data is accessible to the member and to staff on-site via
specifi cally for monitoring young people’s fi tness and touch-screen computers, using either a personal membership
participation levels, either in a gym environment or while number or biometrics, as well as off-site via Tactics’ website.
participating in a physical activity-related project. As a web- The software comes with activity programmes installed,
based solution, it can be used in a number of settings outside which can be modifi ed as a user progresses, while pre-set
a SHOKK gym, including schools, sports partnerships, leisure tests can be used to assess fi tness levels. An in-built incentive
centres, health clubs and weight management projects. points scheme also aids member motivation, while alerts
Children log their own data – what they’ve done that day notify instructors of physical and behavioural issues.
or week in the way of exercise – onto the system, which Other features include online video streaming of exercises
recognises 147 out-of-gym activities, including walking the and techniques, news for users, new research and reports for
dog, playing football and even kabbadi, an Indian team sport. staff development, support forums and an instant messaging
There’s also an option to record daily food intake. service where staff can chat with members.
star trac efitness system
Star Trac’s new online solution to eFitness enables facilities to Data is stored
exercise management is compatible with issue member group challenges and on a personal
most manufacturers’ kit, including Matrix, competitions, promoted by banners USB device
Life Fitness, Cybex and Precor, as well as and posters or via internal emails, to
Star Trac’s own ranges of equipment. A provide motivation and to encourage the
member’s data and exercise programme formation of the club’s social networks
is recorded on a personal USB device, and communities. Users are also able
which connects to the machines via USB to log their other activities, such as
docking stations. The system then exercise classes and team sports, and
captures all cardiovascular data, including upload all their data to a personal
heart rate, from wireless devices. account on the eFitness System website.
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