Smart Fitness apps and their benefits

by | Feb 27, 2023 | Fitness apps for treadmills and spin bike, News

Zwift for treadmill

Smart Fitness aps.

The landscape of at home workouts have changed drastically thanks to access to advanced fitness technology. With fitness apps, at home workouts are fun, interactive, engaging and holds the person performing the home gym workouts accountable. There are many fitness apps available, but today we would like to explore arguably the two most popular fitness apps and what they can do for your training. Introducing Strava and Zwift.

What is Strava?

Strava is a social fitness network that connects millions of athletes from around the world. It is a GPS tracking app that records and analyses your fitness workouts, allowing users to see detailed stats about their performance and compare them with other athletes. Strava also offers a range of additional features, such as a heat map, virtual challenges, and leader boards.

What benefits does Strava offer to you the user?
  • Improved Performance: Strava provides you with feedback on your performance as well as visual metrics to help you track your progress and identify areas where you can improve your fitness/performance.
  • Motivation & Support: Strava features leader boards, virtual challenges, and the ability to join clubs and follow other athletes, providing built-in motivation and support during your cycling workouts.
  • Personalized Training Plans: Strava offers personalized training plans that are tailored to meet your individual fitness goals.
  • Connectivity: Strava integrates with a variety of fitness tracking devices and apps, making it easy to sync your workout data and track progress across multiple platforms and gym equipment.
  • Safety: Strava’s Beacon feature allows you to send real-time location updates to family and friends, ensuring that you remain safe while out riding.
What is Zwift?

Zwift is an online virtual cycling and running platform and training program that enables you to ride, run, or train with other people in a virtual world. It was designed as a multiplayer online game that incorporates a user’s real-world data, such as power output and heart rate, to create an engaging and interactive training experience.

What are the benefits of Zwift?
  • Improved Motivation: Using Zwift when training at home, can help keep you motivated by providing a fun and interactive environment for training.
  • Increased Efficiency: Zwift allows you to measure and analyse your performance in real-time, offering you the opportunity to adjust and improve your treadmill running, or cycling on your spinning bike.
  • Workout variation: With Zwift, you can choose from a variety of different workout plans to keep your workouts interesting and challenging, ensuring that you don’t get bored with repetitive home gym workouts.
  • Social Engagement: Zwift lets you interact with other cyclists or runners, making your workouts more enjoyable and interactive.
  • Accessibility: Zwift can be accessed from anywhere, allowing you to train no matter where you are.

We offer a wide range of gym equipment that connects to Zwift, ranging from home treadmill, commercial treadmill to spinning bikes.

Our new Cybo range is a light commercial gym equipment range that offers FTMS Bluetooth and lets you connect to your favourite fitness apps.

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