24 Hour Fitness has announced that they will be bringing in new gym equipment featuring support for Nike+ iPod connectivity to several of their locations in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, Portland and Salt Lake City.
The new machines will allow you to record data from your workout and upload it to NikePlus.com where you can keep track of your stats and challenge others from around the world to a virtual race.
Carl Liebert, CEO for 24 Hour Fitness, says “24 Hour Fitness is proud to be the first in the industry to offer members this innovative technology which will enhance the workout experience both inside and outside of the club…The new Nike + iPod compatible equipment is a great way to monitor workouts and achieve your fitness goals, whether you are a triathelete or a stay-at-home parent trying to get in a workout twice a week!”
“Nike and Apple worked with major gym equipment manufacturers to make their cardio equipment Nike+iPod compatible so gym members can easily track and record workouts on cardio equipment like treadmills, stair steppers, elliptical trainers and stationary bikes.”
Look for the new equipment to arrive sometime in July.
For more info about Nike+ check out the official page here.
Check out the full press release here if you’re interested.
According to Stuff.tv, who is at Nike’s headquarters in Oregon checking out footwear for all 32 Olympic events, they had a chance to speak with a Nike+ spokesperson about what’s next for the Nike+ system.
“Nike+ will definitely be extending its compatibility beyond the iPod Nano to the iPhone and iPod Touch. No surprise there really, but the interesting detail is that it could also make use of both devices Wi-Fi (and, ultimately for the iPhone, 3G capability) to let you update your training log on the fly.”
A new website called Nike+ Coach is scheduled to go live any day now and will server as a web-based personal trainer and be able to use your recorded data to see how you’re doing.