Meet Your New Personal Trainer
Women's Health South Africa|November 2019
Meet Your New Personal Trainer
She just happens to live on your phone, laptop or, er, mirror…? Learn to navigate the ever-expanding world of digital fitness
Kristin Canning
The top-of-mind question used to be: what kind of workout do you want? Now it’s: how would you like it delivered?

There have never been more ways to sweat “with” an expert. Some trainers have developed their business to include digital-only interactions, texting and emailing with clients or watching workouts via FaceTime. Companies such as Peloton and Mirror (pictured) now bring the boutique fitness experience to you remotely by way of connected, at-home equipment that syncs to live classes. And then there’s computergenerated exercise advice: apps, like Freeletics, which uses an algorithm to develop customised workout plans, AI devices such as Vi – a headset that gives you feedback on pace and form as you run – and Tonal home gym and CAR.O.L bike, which auto-adjusts resistance based on your fitness level.

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November 2019