Technology Trends Managers and Owners Should Check Out in 2018

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It seems like every day there is new and trendy technology hitting the market, especially when it comes to fitness. Technology is revolutionizing just about every aspect of our lives. As a manager or owner, it’s important to stay up to date with these tech shifts. You want to be able to assure your members that you can provide them with the hottest of trends. These four tech trends can bring something new to your facilities in 2018.

Virtual Reality

VR seems to be gaining momentum, as it is becoming more advanced. This new technology is predicted to be a driving force in any and every tech-focused club in 2018. By applying the VR “goggles” you are taking your clients from a gym mat to climbing the Himalayan Mountains, cycling at the Tour de France, or swimming in the Olympic pool. VR gives a captivating experience to your members, one that could not be more unique.

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Sound Off

Sound Off is an experience you can use to upgrade your group exercise classes. They are noise-isolating, LED headsets that make amplified sound audible to each attendee while eliminating external distractions. Each individual has complete control over their personal headset to choose between different types of music while the instructor speaks into the device, directing the class without any outside interruptions. Bringing these headsets into your yoga, cycle and HIIT classes can excite your members and bring something new to their exercise.

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3D Body Scanning

Body scanning is not new, but it is becoming much more advanced and accurate. Clients want to be able to achieve their goals and body scanning is a great way to understand their measurements and percentages. Your clients will go crazy over the new and sleek look of the 3D scanners that are on the market now. No need for tape measures or calipers in 2018.

Live Streaming Group Fitness Classes

As a manager or owner, you should take advantage of live streaming a variety of group fitness classes. Not only is it beneficial for those members who weren’t able to make the class, it can also bring in new members. They will want to try the class they saw, that looked so awesome! Individuals who want to know what your facility is about can access personalized information at the touch of their fingertips.

These are just a few things that are coming to fitness technology in 2018. Stay alert, be knowledgeable, and take advantage of any and all that you can.


Lindsey Rainwater, also known as Lindsey RainH2O, is a sought-after business advisor, founder, writer and keynote speaker to the fitness and wellness industry. For more information about Rainwater, follow her on Twitter@LindseyRainH2O.

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