So, I made it to early morning workouts today and enjoyed quite the workout on the Cybex ArcTrainer and then a little more working out on the Technogym Wave, which I hadn't tried before. At first, I found the Wave a little awkward, but it didn't take long to get the hang of it.
After showering off and changing back at the hotel, I headed back to the exhibit hall for a 10 a.m. press conference at the MYE Entertainment booth where Tony Garcia, president of MYE, was happy to tell all the press in attendance about the company's new global distribution and product development partnership with Star Trac. This deal means that MYE's entertainment products (including wireless 900 MHz, 800 MHz and FM systems; personal LCD TVs; Netpulse N4i broadband entertainment system; and MYE Netpulse fitness download station for downloads of motivational fitness training programs) will now be available on Star Trac equipment. Randy Borgsted with Star Trac was particularly excited about having these options on the company's new E Series total body trainers, bikes, steppers and treadmills (which also offer connectivity for iPod and other USB-powered personal media devices).
Grace Lazenby of iTrain then spoke about the programs that her company was creating to be downloaded onto MYE's FitP3 players. It seems that downloadable training programs are the way to go more and more at clubs, something I'm sure might make some club owners and especially personal trainers nervous, but I don't think a downloadable program will ever completely replace the person-to-person contact of a personal training session. -Pam