The fitness industry has changed over the last several years. Whether a ‘big box’ facility, a small neighbourhood gym, or a top-of-the-line exclusive experience, gyms need to keep up with more competition in the marketplace than ever before.
So what’s next in the fitness world? Networked fitness.
It should be no surprise in the technology-laden world we live in that staying connected would reach into our fitness experience. But networked fitness is much more than staying connected – it’s about offering your members a specialised and unique experience inside and outside the gym.
There are factors you should consider when determining whether networked fitness is the right step for your gym.
- Is the equipment reliable?
- Is this investment right for your gym?
- Will you be able to deliver quality content through the machines?
- What kind of support will the manufacturer deliver?
Should Your Gym Get Connected?
Integrating technology into your gym isn’t something to take lightly, but it’s also something you should not be intimidated by. It may be a logical step in bringing your members what they’re looking for.
Just as treadmills, elliptical machines and spinning classes were the ‘wave of the future’ many years ago, networked fitness is on a similar track. Soon, a ‘connected’ gym with integrated machines that help exercisers meet their fitness goals will be a mainstay in the fitness industry.
Will Precor Deliver?
There are several manufacturers in the marketplace that boast network connectivity. However, determining what your gym needs and what each manufacturer provides is important in deciding which is your best option.
One instance in which Precor is already delivering is with our P80 console. The reliability, durability and customer experience is unprecedented in the marketplace. By networking your P80 consoles to our proprietary Preva® software, your machines will become even more powerful.
What Type of Connectivity?
When people these days think of connectivity, they think of Wi-Fi accessibility; however, that may not be the best option for your facility. There are several factors to consider prior to determining how your gym should be connected.
Deciding whether to hard-wire your facility or connect it wirelessly depends on your facility’s building, location, and your Internet provider. Prior to selecting which manufacturer to go with, it’s important to know the process by which it takes to get fully connected. Simply setting up a Wi-Fi connection isn’t adequate.
Why Precor is the Match for Your Facility
Precor understands that there is more to connecting your facility than just Wi-Fi. We partner with gyms to ensure network connection is set up properly and creates an infrastructure to ensure its success. We’ll also train your gym’s staff on how to use the Preva software to inform your members on its capabilities.
Preva is a well-rounded solution that not only helps you run your gym more effectively and efficiently, but also provides your exercisers with training and fitness tool they can use to help reach their fitness goals.