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Fitness Hub Updates

This is an overview of all product updates of the EGYM Fitness Hub.

2022 - Febuary

    Why?

    With the launch of Fitness Hub a few months ago, we made a promise to simplify the onboarding and body analysis of your members, as well as make flexibility measurable for the first time. To provide even more accurate information about member flexibility in the future, we've added another flexibility test to the Fitness Hub: The Chest Flexibility Test. 

    What?

    The chest muscles are responsible for movement  in the upper body and also to stabilize the shoulder joint. A curved posture, e.g. due to sedentary office work, leads to a shortening of these muscles in the long term, which can lead to pain in the cervical spine and shoulder problems. The chest flexibility test makes it possible to precisely measure the mobility in the chest or upper body area. As with all other flexibility tests, the exact movement sequence is first explained to your member in an explanatory video. 

    How does the chest flexibility test work?

    1. Hold the flexibility stick horizontally in front of you in both hands.
    2. Stand upright and shoulder-width apart and bring the stick above your head with your arms outstretched.
    3. Now stretch your arms as far back as possible. 
    4. Stay in this position until the Fitness Hub has completed the measurement. 

    After successfully completing the test, the new results can be viewed in the BioAge "Flexibility" component. 

    Why?

    Smart onboarding is one of the core features of the Fitness Hub. It not only improves the member experience at the beginning of the customer journey in your gym, but also saves your trainers a lot of time during the onboarding process of new members. This time savings can be used to provide additional individualized support to your members, leading to higher member satisfaction. We have therefore collected additional feedback from trainers and members to make the Smart Onboarding process even better and more intuitive. 

    What?

    We have made the following changes to the Smart Onboarding process on Fitness Hub:

    • If the Fitness Hub is connected to a compatible cloud body analyser, the body weight measured on it is retrieved directly after the start of onboarding on the Fitness Hub. If the weight measurement is missing, you will get the feedback directly and not after onboarding steps have already been taken.
    • Members will receive an easy-to-understand notice in case of missing body data (e.g. body weight) and will be advised to complete the missing measurement on the body analysis scale available in the studio.
    • When using the Fitness Hub in combination with the Seca TRU, in the future not only the body weight but also the body height will be transferred from Seca to the member profile to avoid measurement discrepancies between the two hardware machines and to keep the measurement data consistent in the profile of your members. The height measurement on the Fitness Hub is nevertheless performed so that measurement values (e.g. segment lengths) that are needed for future applications are already stored in the member profile.
    • The time window for measuring body weight via connected cloud body composition analysers has been increased from one day to 10 days. This gives you more time between the first body analysis via body scale and the onboarding at the Fitness Hub.
       

    Why?

    Previously, all measurable parameters were listed under the "Body Analysis" section, even if they were not previously recorded and therefore did not contain a value. For clubs that cannot capture these parameters (e.g. due to lack of equipment), this creates the risk of a negative member experience. 

    What?

    From now on, only parameters that contain a measured value will be displayed in the body analysis section. 

    Why?

    The "Cardio" value of the BioAge is composed of different measured values such as blood pressure, your VO2-Max based on the Smart Cardio test, or your heart rate. The more parameters that can be recorded, the more precise and meaningful this value is. 

    What?

    Until now, it was not possible to view the exact composition of the CardioAge value in the BioAge section. With the new software update, your trainers and members can now also see the exact composition of the cardio value directly on the Fitness Hub by clicking on  the cardio value. A new window will then open with a detailed overview. 

    Why?

    To help your members understand how their exercise are positively impacting their fitness and health, it's important to be able to visualize progress at every step. The EGYM BioAge is a comprehensive fitness and health indicator that combines a variety of the member's measurements into an easy-to-understand BioAge that can be compared to the member's physical age. The "strength" component is composed of the user's body weight in relation to their strength. As of now, a detailed composition of the BioAge component strength can also be viewed on the Fitness Hub. 

    What?

    Members can now view even more details about the composition of their Strength BioAge on the Fitness Hub. To do this, after logging in to the Fitness Hub, the member can navigate to the BioAge Analysis section and select the BioAge value Strength. A new window then opens with detailed information and the individual measured values of the respective body areas. In addition, from now on, the progression of the BioAge strength value over time can also be viewed and provides your members with a visual overview of their progress. 

    You can find more information about BioAge in our blog post.

    • We enhanced the partner integration to the Seca TRU body analysis on the Fitness Hub. From now on, the value of the body fat measurement via Seca TRU can be viewed in BioAge under Metabolism both on the Fitness Hub and in the Branded Member App. 
    • We improved the recognition of a body scale connected to the Fitness Hub via USB - e.g. for cases where a scale was only switched on after the start of Fitness Hub.
       

    2021 - December

      Why?

      Onboarding for new members is now even more efficient with the new EGYM mode accessible through Fitness Hub Smart Onboarding, onboarding is now even more efficient.

      What?

      With the new update, once the main steps of the Smart Onboarding process have been completed, another prompt with two options appear:

      1. Trainer Mode - As before, all EGYM Smart Strength strength equipment is locked and must be unlocked by staff

      • The machines behave as previously - unlock by a trainer is required
      • All machine settings are generated by the EGYM Fitness Hub
      • Unlock is required individually per machine

      2. EGYM Mode - After using the Smart Onboarding Feature on Fitness Hub, the EGYM Smart Strength equipment is unlocked and displays new onboarding screens for guidance

      • All machines are unlocked right after Smart Onboarding on Fitness Hub, i.e. a member can use any machine right away
      • New introductory screens are displayed to a user when using a machine for the first time, providing guidance on how to get started
      • If the member indicates having issues with using the machines after this initial test training, the machine is locked until a staff member unlocks it
      • When selecting this mode on Fitness Hub, the first strength test on Smart Strength repeats 3x automatically to ensure an optimal measurement

      Learn more about how Fitness Hub transforms the member experience

      Why?

      Since June 2021, the EGYM Fitness Hub has measured the "Flexibility" value of BioAge. 

      What?

      We use the collected data to continuously improve the calculations so that our customers and their members benefit even more from the insights generated!

      Learn more