Data for the Data Averse

 Data for the Data Averse

We live in the age of “Big Data.” Information floods our lives on an ongoing basis. And in the training world that means wearables and trackers giving us the ability to collect our own “big data.” Side note…the largest fitness show is now the CES (consumer electronics show) where an entire floor is dedicated to fitness wearables and according to Forbes 125.5 million devices were estimated to be shipped in 2017. Big deal this big data.

Now I will come out and say that I am a bit data averse and that over the years beyond a heart rate monitor I have not successful integrated “big data” into my training. But I may have found something that is changing my mind.

Tales from the Trenches: Private Facility Personal Training with Coach Grayson

Tales from the Trenches: Private Facility Personal Training with Coach Grayson

The advantages of quantifying velocity and effort for athletic performance are clear, but the benefits that gym-based athlete monitoring concepts bring to personal training programs are equally as impactful. Chris Grayson, the owner of the Urban Strength Institute in Chicago has incorporated PUSH into his daily training environment, reaping the benefits wearable technology and electronically tracking client progress, taking his facility to the next level.