One of the great things about home strength training equipment today is that it offers you an unlimited number of exercises which you can perform on it. Conversely, one of the bad things about home strength training equipment today is that if offers you an unlimited number of exercises which you can perform on it.
I say bad because so many choices can overwhelm the average user of this equipment. How does one decide which particular exercises to employ? If you want to target a new muscle group, how do you refresh on the different exercise options for that group? What is the best technique for performing these exercises? Guiding the user has been an unmet need in the fitness industry – up until now.
HOIST Fitness (new at BGI Fitness for the 2012) now offers an iPad training app which customizes your strength training program for you. In this simple-to-use ipad app, you go through each major body part, viewing different exercises to target that muscle group. Does the picture not make the movement clear to you? Then click for animation of the photo. Still not clear? Then click on the live video, which leaves no question as to how to perform the exercise properly and with good technique. You then mark your favorite exercises, and they are set into your workout plan. Mark yourself as beginner, intermediate or advanced – and your training program is designed for you. Prefer to move through your routine in a circuit training format? This is done with the click of a button. Monitor your progress with graphic representations of your increasing weight load.
I tend not to be a “techie” individual, but I see this app as being a great way to bring a “personal trainer” into your home. For more information on HOIST Fitness HOIST ipad app, called “MyHOISTiPadApp”, go the the following: http://www.hoistfitness.com/consumer/myhoist/