AN INNOVATIVE tracking system which measures health and fitness progress has took a Coventry sport and leisure provider by storm.
Mywellness users at Coventry Sports Foundation were put through their paces over the past two months and data revealed that the app’s ‘highest movers’ have clocked up over 200,000 moves between them.
Harpinder Sunner and Katie Beck, both from Binley, beat off stiff competition from over 1,000 members to become the ‘highest movers’ – running almost 150 kilometres in less than two months.
The system, which was installed less than three months ago, has already attracted over 1,000 new users across the foundation’s three venues.
Harpinder, who has burnt an average of 800 calories every day, said tracking her fitness has helped keep her motivated.
She added: “The app is definitely a big motivator.
“I now attend spinning classes as well as the gym as I know it helps me build up my moves.”
Katie, who has so far cycled almost 200 kilometres and lifted 112,030 kilograms, said that the new facilities and equipment has allowed her to increase her fitness.
She said: “Mywellness system has enabled me to ask more questions.
“Whereas before I would come in, exercise and leave, now I find myself asking staff about what are the most effective ways to work out.
“This means I’m now using more equipment, including lifting weights to help me build-up muscle so I’m getting a lot more out of my fitness now.”
Members are able to record their workouts at the foundation’s fitness suites using a wellness key and by downloading an app which can be downloaded on all android and apple devices.
Chris Panter, health and fitness manager for Coventry Sports Foundation, said the tracking system was offered as part of the foundation’s aim to enhance members’ experience.
He said: “We introduced the fitness tracking system to help those who use our facilities to have a more effective work out.
“In just three months since the system was installed we have noticed a tangible difference with the way users are using the gym and equipment – and Harpinder and Katie are shining examples of that.”