In less than 1 week, 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 third instalment, I will be discussing something we have included in our app that ties in well with everything our parent company, Soccer Fitness Inc., has been doing in soccer-specific sports science for the past 10 years: performance tracking. There is a great quote, from a former baseball player with the New York Yankees in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s named Yogi Berra, that reads as follows:
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up someplace else”
I don’t think I could find a better way to sum up and explain the reason why tracking performance in a mobile fitness app is so important. Anyone who participates in a fitness training program, whether they are an elite athlete or simply trying to shed a few pounds, needs to know how they are progressing through their program and if they are in fact on track to achieve their goals. With the Gols app, users are assigned specific targets (or “gols”) based on their performance in our standardized fitness assessments. After completing workouts, users receive live and instant feedback regarding these targets. Our unique system uses technology such as GPS, to monitor and track performance, and uses the results and data generated to adjust the targets (“gols”) in subsequent workouts. Individuals beginning the journey to better health, fitness, and on-field play using the Gols app will benefit from our performance tracking because, as the quote says, they will know exactly “where they are going,” and will never “wind up someplace else.”