Advagym is based on a cloud service connecting exercisers with gym equipment, training zones, programs and personal trainers.
The Advagym application connects it all using wireless pucks to connect with machine sensors, zones, programs and exercises and log the workouts. The web-tool is the dashboard for the service managing hardware, software, users and content. A special observer monitors the service 24/7 and collects data allowing the gym to optimize the facility based on actual usage. With a wireless beacon for the reception, the application can be customized with gym specific machines settings,
exercises and programs.
The Advagym service has been designed for commercial fitness with durable, low power wireless sensors. Using members’ own smartphones and a cloud service means Advagym is made available for a global market. All the data gets stored in the cloud, accessible by the user.
The software is automatically updated minimizing any downtime and the
hardware can be monitored remotely 24/7 on any device with a web browser.
MONITORING THE FACILITY AND MACHINES
An observer is centrally placed in the gym to pick up all the repetitions which are emitted from the main units on the machines. This is done independently of the members using the Advagym app and guarantees a 100% coverage of utilization data for the strength machines.
The web tool can visualize the degree of usage of the machines. A graph is shown for the facility showing the reps for each and one of the machines connected.
A date range can be selected to compare the usage over time. Especially after changes made at the facility. Using the data, the gym can take actions such as repositioning machines to increase availability, rotate the machines to manage the load or simply identify deviations that could be managed to optimize the gym. The observer is also there to monitor the battery status of the main units and to update the main units with new software when needed.
STRENGTH MACHINE AREA
On the pin-based strength machines a main unit is mounted on the top weight stack. The main unit counts repetitions and measures the range of motion of the movement in the machine. The main unit is in sleep mode until motion is detected, preserving the battery and extending the usage time up to 2 years or 1.2 million reps before the battery needs to be replaced.
A puck is visibly mounted on the machine, associated with the main unit. When the user taps the puck with the phone, the user logs into the machine and all workout data is shared with the phone. A holder is placed on the machine for the user to place the phone during a
workout. The holder has transparent glass, so the real time feedback is visible for the user.
FREE WEIGHT AREA AND STRETCH AREA
Many beginners are reluctant to enter the free weight areas since they don’t know how to do the exercises. On a zone puck exercises can be assigned. By tapping a zone puck, a user gets suggested exercises, with accompanying text and video instructions.
Zone pucks can for example be placed in the kettle bell area, the squat rack or the stretch mats. It is a way for a gym to guide its users and to instruct them how to do the exercises. The only limit on number of exercises available is the size of your exercise bank and your imagination. With Advagym both will grow
STUDIO AND GROUP TRAINING AREA?
Members can log all their classes and the personal trainer is able to review your full workout. As a bonus, the facility gets fully connected with one service connecting it all.
EXERCISING WITH STRENGTH MACHINES
One of Advagym’s main functions is to connect with and track selected strength machines. This configuration comes with both a puck placed on the outside of the machine and a strength sensor that is placed on top of the weight stack.
The puck itself is not connected with the main unit but works as a trigger for the phone application to connect with the associated machine and download the correct exercise for that machine. The tracking of the workout itself is automatically started as soon as there is any movement detected in the sensor. E.g. when the users start to use the machine.
EXERCISING WITH ZONES
Advagym can distribute exercises and training programs for any kind of gym workout. Use the Zone puck to start a free weight, body weight, barbell, rings, cross fit or even a stretch exercise.
Tap the zone puck and you get instant instructions and videos for one or several exercises ready for the workout. Press start on the screen, perform the workout and log the results by tapping the workout screen.
EXERCISING WITH NETWORKED CARDIO
Advagym has the capability to receive workout data from networked equipment. This is done by connecting with the service for the selected partner and equipment. Note! Data will only be shared with consent from the user.
Connecting with partner services or equipment can be done from the settings menu in the Advagym application, this is called ‘Connections’ in the menu. Once a new connection has been set up, all the data from your cardio workout will be added automatically to your workout history in Advagym.