Measuring key performance indicators over time to improve them is a practice that health and exercise professionals could use with their customers to achieve their individual goals. While it is not uncommon for personal trainers to focus primarily on the resistance training portion of their client's training, cardiorespiratory training is often left to the client. The good news is that tracing exercise performance has never been easier in today's health and fitness environment. In between the combination of wearable technology, device integration, and the ability of some devices to monitor unique biofeedback parameters, there are countless ways to integrate that data into customer training programs to achieve results Create unique and engaging workouts by viewing the data which now prevail in certain class settings or in certain lines of cardiorespiratory equipment. In addition, the use of data points such as watts, heart rate, kilometers per hour (MPH) and RPM, or biofeedback such as ground contact time, drive time, and stride, allows systematic creation of workouts. This is of interest to both attendees and attendees.
Corresponding data can be stored on various devices or in the cloud, so that the progress of a client can be tracked over time. Before these big advances in fitness technology, training time, distance, and calories burned were the only readings you could get. Now not only can all of this data be stored for comparison over time, but now many more parameters can be evaluated with increased accuracy.
It also explains that the customer's unique training program is based on key parameters (eg, heart rate, maximum watt, time-distance, or functional threshold power) to focus on improving the customer's overall capacity, instead of just trying to burn a lot of calories or exercise a certain amount of time. As the cardiorespiratory fitness of the client improves, so does his overall health, which in turn increases self-esteem and self-efficacy.
As a health and exercise professional, it's important to take the time to learn the latest and understand industry trends so you can offer your clients the best possible programming and grow as a professional supplier. This includes understanding how to maximize the benefits of wearable technologies and its ability to synchronize with specific types of fitness equipment. Having the skills and knowledge to interpret this data and create solid programs will positively impact your career while maximizing your health benefits.