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Sports innovation. Will the new app replace a fitness trainer?
Recently it became known that in the upcoming iOS 14 from Apple there will be a special fitness application. By the way, the release itself will traditionally take place in the fall, but in a remote online format. We will find out what is the main feature of the new sports program and whether it can replace personal training in the gym.
How will the new fitness app work?
The company is currently developing a fitness app with video instructions and recommendations for performing various exercises. Several dozen types of workouts of various difficulty levels will be added to the program. So far the project has been named Seymour . The developers say that the application will work not only on the iPhone, but also on watches and TV.
A fitness instructor and senior director of health fitness technologies Jay Blahnik . He is best known for working on FuelBand tracker bracelets in 2013.
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Seymour is a new word in the fitness industry?
Not really. Other major companies have already created apps with training videos and virtual assistants. For example, Nike has similar programs. It is not yet known whether the developers will add something radically new to Seymour, since the official release of the company usually takes place in June.
According to an anonymous source of the MacRumours Internet portal, the new program will not be able to completely replace the existing applications. and Health, but complement them.
Can a new app to replace personal training?
Experts differ on this issue. Some are sure that a virtual mentor is a good alternative to exercising in fitness centers, while others fundamentally disagree with this statement.
Our expert and professional trainer WorldClass Alexander Karpov believes that online training may well replace real classes with an instructor, but there are many nuances.
Alexander: If a person is just starting to train without having any experience in the past, then it will be difficult for him to master the technique of performing many exercises on video, without the visual control of the coach. The area where the training will take place is also important: in a fitness club, on the street or at home. The amount of inventory matters here, since inDepending on the goals, there will be different hardware requirements.
According to the instructor, the main difference between online training and ordinary offline training is the athlete's greater independence.
Alexander: The main difference will be just the lack of visual control of the trainer over the exercise ... As well as adjustments to technique, starting positions, pace, compliance with rest and warm-up intervals. This, in turn, requires more self-control and discipline from the practitioner.