Central Florida gyms increase using technology


Central Florida gyms increase using technology to help clients meet their fitness goals. Eric Olsson has been a personal trainer for about eight years. Today, he sees boosts in fitness and wellness efficiency thanks to a piece of equipment that is virtually feather-light.


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He said that he used to have stacks of paper about his client’s workout. Now he can have them in the palm of his hand through the mywellness app.

Monitoring and tracking workouts, along with scheduling classes, sharing information and more are almost effortless, Olsson and Higa said. The app is available at four other area YMCAs: Dr. Phillips, Winter Garden, Oviedo and Blanchard Park.

The Y technology isn’t alone as technology continues to gain muscle across Central Florida. At 24 Hour Fitness’ five area sites, technology is highlighted by the 24GO app. which is touted as a coach in the palm of your hand.

The app enables users to access proprietary programming and workouts designed to be done in the gym. It syncs with Apple Health and Google Fit to integrate all health data and workout history.

At the YMCA, members are given a mywellness app account for use on their phone, laptop or other electronic device. They simply scan a QR code to log in to connect Technogym equipment, access their personal content and applications, exercise, record their body measurements and keep track of their health status. All is automated.

The app connects with other popular fitness and nutritional tracking apps and devices, such as Polar, Garmin, Apple Health, RunKeeper, Strava and Mapmyfitness.