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exercise
management
Technogym was one of the fi rst
companies to introduce an
exercise management system
technogym wellness system
Technogym’s Wellness System was one
of the first exercise management
systems on the market, launching in gym80’s Software has the ability to track, in real-time, who’s on which machine
1996. Members access the system using
a wireless TGS key, which holds details gym80 software
of their customised training Offering guidance and feedback feel confi dent they’re training correctly.
programme. Performance charts can be throughout a workout, Software by The system also has the capability of
monitored from the club’s touch-screen gym80 International is compatible with all tracking who is working out on which
kiosk or online at Technogym’s training brands of cardiovascular equipment using machine in real-time. An instructor also
room, built into a club’s website. the C-SAFE port, and on gym80 knows if a member is not completing their
Non-gym activities can be logged, so resistance machines via an integrated programme as prescribed, as they are
the system can be used to collate data high-quality LCD screen. Members access alerted by the machines via a hand-held
from all members, not just frequent their programmes on the equipment using PDA, which can be confi gured to be more
gym-goers. Meanwhile, an interaction either a transponder or a five-digit pin sensitive for certain groups such as the
management system called Contact number. gym80 recommends a networked elderly, rehab patients and GP referrals.
Manager (an add-on to the Wellness system in clubs to enable improved gym80’s system also includes
System) alerts personal trainers to versatility of the LCD screens. FreeExercisePoint, a free-standing
members at risk of dropping out based The LCD screen, known as Workout screen with an instructor demonstrating
on their attendance and activities. Point, is positioned in front of the user exercises that don’t use equipment.
The benefi ts for low-staffed clubs while working on a resistance station for The software has a WebPoint module
also include an online joining process maximum ergonomics during exercise. allowing members to access training
where a new member can purchase a It offers varying graphics to guide the information 24/7 and get workout
personal training programme based on member through their workout. During guidance at home. Colin Carter, MD of
their completed profi le and train using the resting period, the screen can gym80 UK, says: “The purpose of the
pre-designed workouts and exercise convert into a TV or a messaging point to software is to help instructors become
guidance videos. The system can also communicate club news or advertising to closer to members, and to help members
be used to evaluate the effi cacy of generate additional revenue. achieve their goals. Improving service and
exercise referral schemes, allowing When creating a programme, the customer satisfaction will attract new
GPs and health professionals to instructor can take into account the speed members and improve retention.”
analyse physical activity and exercise of the concentric and eccentric phases
data to assess progress. of the exercise, seat positioning, weight caroline wilkinson
and range of movement so a member can healthclub@leisuremedia.com
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