New devices and services are creating a workout that's more data-rich, smarter and convenient than before
This article titled “Data-driven spinning class? How tech is shaping fitness” was written by Suzanne Bearne, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 15th November 2016 08.00 UTC
It’s Monday lunchtime and gym-goers at Virgin Active in Moorgate, London, are grabbing a bike for their group cycle class. But this isn’t any ordinary spin class, where the teacher enthusiastically shouts instructions like “sprint” and “climb” and the backdrop is an uninspiring grey wall. This is the “Pack”, a class divided into three teams that compete in a series of interactive challenges while each rider’s bike data is tracked in real-time and projected on to a screen.