Outdoor fitness equipment has been around for many years. Here are some ways in which the technological advances have improved over time.
Fake Fitness in Early Outdoor Fitness Design
Outdoor fitness equipment has been around for many years. Early iterations of this equipment were designed to look like indoor gym equipment. However, much of it did not have similar functionality. Unlike its indoor counterparts, ineffective outdoor fitness equipment:
- Offers little to no resistance
- Has very poor ergonomics
- Does not stimulate the user
This is fake fitness.
The definition of fake fitness is equipment that looks like well-known indoor fitness machines, but when one uses the equipment, it does not result in any meaningful physiological effect.
Effective Exercise in Modern Outdoor Fitness Design
Within the last few years, there have been several exciting advances in the design of outdoor fitness equipment that support effective exercise. It is now possible to create durable cardio fitness equipment such as stationary bicycles and elliptical cross trainers that offer resistance to the user and have appropriate ergonomics. These features respond to the user. Plus, they not only support effective cardio exercise but also provide motivation for people to use the equipment consistently.
There have also been advances in the design of cross-training and strength equipment such as the use of magnetic braking systems in the design of fitness solutions that enable people to do free weight exercises safely in an outdoor environment.
Connectivity Through Web-based Applications
Recent advances also include the incorporation of web-based applications that help people learn how to use exercise equipment in a variety of effective ways. These applications also help them to connect to others when they exercise. Use exercise and fitness apps with fitness equipment to enable people to get the most out of their workout.