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Monday
Jan112016

Fitness Tech Companies Made Strong Showing at CES 2016

Several IHRSA Associate Members exhibited in Las Vegas last week at CES 2016—one of the biggest events in the tech and gadget world. Health and fitness companies took center stage at the conference’s Fitness & Technology Marketplace, which featured appearances by Michael Phelps, Tony Romo, Nastia Liukin, and Tony Gonzalez.

Here are some of the IHRSA Associate Member highlights from the CES exhibit hall.  

MyZone showed off its MyZone Moves heart-rate tracker and its MyZone Sports Bra. But perhaps the most exciting moment was when Shaq stopped by their booth.

Technogym unveiled its new music interactive treadmill, which automatically chooses songs based on the user’s number of steps per minute taken.

Life Fitness invited conference-goers to try out the Run Social virtual running experience.

Wahoo “wahooligans” challenged trade show attendees to a 7 Minute Workout.

Polar generated high foot traffic by prompting attendees to tweet a photo of their booth for a chance to win a Balance Scale.

Garmin announced four products, including Varia Vision, an in-sight display that helps enhance cyclists’ road awareness by putting information in their line of sight, and Garmin Connect Insights, which provides smart wellness insights to help Garmin Connect users beat yesterday and achieve their goals.

Mio Global introduced Pai, a fitness tracking system, and Slice, a sleek fitness band. Mio CEO Liz Dickinson explained the products from the exhibit hall in an interview with GetConnected TV.

InBody offered a body composition test and showcased its InBody Band.

Rice Lake Weighing Systems provided free fitness analyses to those who dropped by their booth.

Friday
Jan082016

This Week in the Fitness Industry: Fitness Brands at CES, Under Armour Unveils Tech Line

Strong Fitness Showing at CES
Several fitness brands unveiled their latest technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “New technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show gets deeper into your skin, heart and muscle to help boost performance and health for competitive athletes as well as weekend warriors,” according to Phys.org.

Under Armour Launches Connected Health Line
Under Armour introduced a line of connected health devices for tracking sleep, fitness, and nutrition. “The $400 HealthBox, created in partnership with HTC, includes a smartband for tracking daily activity and sleep,” reports Fortune. “A second device, the UA Heart Band, fits around people’s chests during workouts for tracking data like heart rates. Rounding out the collection is the UA Scale that reads weight and body fat percentages.

Fox News Health Ranks 2016’s Hottest Fitness Trends
In 2016, rock climbing will become a status sport, infrared saunas will become the preferred recovery method, and the paleo diet will suffer a backlash, according to Fox News’ “The Hottest Fitness Trends of 2016.”

Life Fitness Executive Shares Office Wellness Vision
Daniel Wille, vice president and general manager of Life Fitness’ InMovement, spoke to The Chicago Tribune about his vision of how offices of the future will adapt to be “default active” instead of “default sedentary.”

Scottsdale, Orlando Top Most Active Cities List
Scottsdale, AZ, Orlando, FL, and Tampa FL, rank highest on the list of most active cities in the U.S., while Hialeah, FL, Columbus, OH, and Newark, NJ, top the least-active list, according to Newsmax.