Life Fitness Australia, the leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced that it has partnered with Viva Leisure to equip its flagship Club Lime, CISAC venue with the first Life Fitness Apple GymKit-enabled cardio equipment in Australia.
With this functionality, Life Fitness cardio equipment will pair wirelessly and seamlessly with Apple Watch so exercisers can track the most accurate measurements possible.
Through a simple tap of Apple Watch to the Life Fitness console, a connection between the watch and the cardio equipment is established, and data is exchanged between the watch and machine. Once connected, Apple Watch and the machine exchange data like heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed and incline ensuring that the metrics on the machine match what the users sees on their Apple Watch.
"There are nearly 1 billion workouts per year on our cardio machines across the globe, and we know that exercisers want workouts that are personalized, motivating and with easy data tracking to drive better outcomes" said Jaime Irick, president of Life Fitness. "This new capability with Apple is yet another example of how Life Fitness is leading digital innovation in our industry and delivering on our vision to be the platform that connects the world to fitness. We're excited to partner with Viva Leisure to launch this new technology."
"With our unparalleled scale, technology leadership, and customer base, we bring together exercisers, fitness facilities, and technology innovators to create the most engaging fitness experiences in the world" said Irick.
Club Lime, CISAC is the very first facility in Australia to roll out the technology in Life Fitness equipment. GymKit-enabled Life Fitness equipment will be gradually implemented into additional locations in the future.
"Technological innovation is at the very core of all facets of the VIVA Leisure operation and we take enormous pride in leading our Industry in pioneering the development, adoption and implementation of all-things cutting-edge in fitness for our members. We are extremely excited by the capabilities of the Life Fitness Apple GymKit and the opportunity to launch the impressive technology in an exclusive first at our flagship location in the ACT. Life Fitness have been an important strategic alignment for us, helping to secure our robust market position with a common commitment to quality and digital innovation." said VIVA Leisure CEO, Harry Konstantinou.