More and more, health clubs and personal trainers are using mobile applications to reach out to members. This year, the trend continued with a number of new launches and updates.

Crunch, Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness and LA Fitness were just a few of the many club companies that promoted their health club mobile apps this year.

In addition, several software companies began to offer mobile software for personal trainers, studio owners and corporate fitness trainers.

Apple’s iPad is becoming more useful in clubs, too. Fit View, San Jose, CA, is one of the companies that developed an application this year specifically for the iPad that allows fitness coaches to design workouts and allows members to track their performance.