Fitness, For Parents, Technology

Why Use the Gols Mobile Fitness App? Volume 2 – Customized Workouts

In less than 2 weeks, on the weekend of Friday, January 30th – Sunday, February 1st, we will be showcasing our mobile fitness app, Gols, at the 2015 National Soccer Coaching Conference, held at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Athletic Centre in down town Toronto.  As a lead-up to the event, I will be posting a few brief summaries of the components of our app that make it the best choice for anyone aspiring to improve their fitness in order to help them play the game, regardless of the level at which they play.

In this second instalment, I will be discussing one feature of our app that separates it from hundreds of other fitness apps of the market today: customized workouts.  In keeping with our philosophy at Soccer Fitness of only providing science-based programming, we have developed a unique system that truly customizes the workouts in our Gols app to each individual.  We have accomplished this objective by combining some of the latest smart phone technology (including GPS and accelerometry) with our own soccer-specific and standards-based fitness assessment protocols for each of the 5 components of fitness (strength, speed, power, endurance, and flexibility).  Users of the Gols app must perform our fitness assessments, and the data taken from these assessments is used to customize the intensities and workloads of each workout, based on each individuals’ specific physical capacity and level of fitness.

Because all workouts are customized, users will always be presented with targets – “gols” – for each individual workout that will be challenging, but not too easy or too difficult to achieve.  As users’ fitness levels improve, subsequent fitness assessments built into every program will ensure that the targets or “gols” change to reflect each individual’s increasing physical capacity.  In the long run, anyone who begins training with our Gols app – regardless of their present level of physical ability, will constantly be pushed to achieve simple, customized, realistic, and science-based goals, helping them to increase their fitness level and improve their performance of the beautiful game.

We are honoured and excited to be a part of the largest coaching conference in Canada, and are looking forward to seeing you all at the Soccer Fitness Gols vendor booth!

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this topic.  Drop me a line here to get the conversation started.

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