Ever wanted your own coach like an elite sportsperson? Well that could now be a reality following an announcement from Technogym. Technogym, one of the world’s leading wellness and firmess companies, have partnered with IBM to build within the Technogym Mywellness cloud platform a Watson Artificial Intelligence driven cognitive coaching platform.
The result of this partnership will be a virtual coach, offering you personal training programmes.
The existing Mywellness platform already offers users a fully personalised programme but the new product will allow interaction with the user, better managing of data and evaluating results. Technogym has a good history of digital offerings. In 1996 they launched the first software system to manage training at the gym and were the first people to integrate a TV screen into a piece of gym equipment in 2003.
If you are training with the Mywellness platform you can easily share your data with your trainer via your favourite app. You can also keep in touch with your trainer even when they are not in the gym with you. Your workout experience is also enhanced with personal training plans and multimedia entertainment.
If you are a trainer or gym/health club manager there are also benefits. You can design and deliver personal training programmes, track your client’s progress and monitor your training facility by seeing what equipment is being used and when it needs maintenance.
Alongside the development of the Mywellness platform, Technogym is also launching more digital developments in 2017 that will continue to position them at the forefront of technology and fitness. These include the new TEAMBEATS solution, a format for group activities and classes that are all about variety and fun as well as efficiency. The new SKILLROW app will allow trainers to organise rowers into races with a virtual coach. The GROUP CYCLE App for UNITY SELF will provide video and music content. There is also a new RACES App for the UNITY TREADMILL that will allow people in the same gym to challenge other runners in the same facility in real time competitions either in the Olympics or the New York or Rome marathon routes.