Technology is continually evolving and forcing us to change as human beings as well. That’s a good thing, though, because our world gets smaller and a lot of tasks become more convenient and able to be completed from anywhere at any time. Technology has changed aspects of our lives from the way we work, the way we go to school, how we shop, the way we pay bills, and the way we exercise.
Technology is always at play and is not going anywhere. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw even more how technology is changing the way we exercise. All of a sudden, we weren’t able to go to the gym or yoga studio anymore, and we had to come up with other ways to get our exercise in, a lot of them featuring the power of technology.
Jolene Cherry is a tech-friendly personal trainer and yoga teacher who believes that it’s possible to achieve well-being alongside technology. She aims to help her clients reach balance in all aspects of their lives and use fitness gadgets and digital tools to their advantage.
Fitbits, Garmin watches, Apple Watches, and other wearables allow us to track our activity and calories burned easier than ever before. In most cases, you don’t even have to push any buttons. Just start exercising, and your wearable will pick up on it and start to track things like distance, heart rate, time, and calories burned. Gone are the days of wondering how many calories you burned during your run or walk, or anything else. With wearable technology, you can even track the calories burned while vacuuming or cleaning the house.
Many trainers and fitness pros post their workouts on platforms like YouTube and Instagram. A lot of times, the exercises are free. This allows access to thousands of different kinds of workouts at no cost. These online trainers help add variety to your workouts because the options are virtually endless.
These are similar to workouts you can find online, but these can be personalized, and you most likely have to pay for them. A lot of apps will offer you a video chat consultation with a personal trainer to discuss your goals. Then a workout and nutrition plan will be formulated, especially for you. These apps can help with accountability because they often have notifications that remind you to get your workout done.
These days, you don’t even need to go to a gym to get in on a group fitness class. Many exercise machine makers like Peleton and NordicTrack have live group exercise classes that you can join right from your machine and get a trainer-led, virtual class at home.
As technology continues to evolve, it’s making getting our sweat on easier and more fun than ever. We can only see this trend continuing to grow with the advent of things like Virtual Reality Fitness. It seems as though technology is enabling us to work out from anywhere and also offers us a more personalized approach. Combine as many of these technology-led workouts as you want to switch up your workout, have the most fun, and see the best results.
About Jolene Cherry
Jolene Cherry’s international training and experience, ranging from Hawaii to Thailand, along with her nurturing one-on-one sessions have helped propel her to a prominent personal trainer and yoga instructor in the Pacific Northwest. She excels in a variety of yoga styles, especially Vinyasa Yoga, traditional Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, as well as meditation-oriented Yin Yoga.