Definitive Guide to User Identification in Connected Strength Training

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Friction kills retention. So every company selling a fitness experience is obsessive about minimizing friction. Strength workouts are more varied than cardio workouts – you’re moving to different stations constantly – so there are more ‘check in’ points. Checking in = friction. All that friction adds up to a crappy experience that only the most […]

ShapeLog® IP Portfolio Continues to Grow: New Registered Trademarks

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ShapeLog’s name and mark are now registered trademarks with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. We’d like to thank Joseph Morrison‘s team at Bodman, who initiated the project and saw it through with support from Automation Alley. The trademarks are the latest addition to ShapeLog’s growing IP portfolio. It’s another indication of the unique story […]

Video: ShapeLog is the Simplest, Fastest Connected Strength Solution to Install

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  Sometimes it’s hard to describe something, but easy to show it. That’s certainly true for demonstrating the quick, simple installation of ShapeLog’s connected strength training solution. After trying to describe it at a trade show, we decided to go shoot a quick iPhone video. Notice how the installations are all done in less than […]

“Rate of Force Development” – How Advanced Metrics Blur Line Between Fitness and Healthcare

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In 2012 the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy published a research study showing “Rate of Force Development” (RFD) is more accurate than traditional strength metrics in determining recovery and readiness for return to sport after ACL injuries. This makes intuitive sense, right? Every athlete knows injuries (or re-injuries) are most likely to happen […]

ShapeLog FIBO 2018

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  Developers: You can download a sample data set to see what ShapeLog’s connected strength training platform captures. (click here to download the .csv file) I want to explain why ShapeLog won a fitness innovation award at the 2018 consumer electronics show and how fitness clubs can capitalize on the major trends in fitness. Start by […]

How a New Data Source Fueled the Connected Cycling Boom

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This post originally appeared on the Fitness Industry Technology Council’s blog, and was co-authored by Karl Etzel from Firstbeat Technologies, and Paul Lockington from the FIT-C Advisory Board. Up until the late 1990’s, cyclists based their training programs on distance, speed, pedaling cadence and occasionally heart rate.  In the early 90’s a German company called SRM […]

Club Owner’s Guide to Opportunities in “Connected Strength”

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Club operators – especially the big ones – get to influence and participate in the billion-dollar ‘connected strength’ training opportunity without risking any up-front capital. This is a guide to help you wield this power responsibly. Connected cycling offers important historical context In 2005 the first wireless, connected power meters hit the market. Only a […]