At Giro d’Italia 2019 these three pro cycling teams use the Selfloops platform to track and analyze sports performance, what you about you?
We have created an integrated experience that makes it possible to simultaneously track sensors and play multimedia content in a single application.
This features is available in our Group Fitness Premium application and allows a coach to play videos and/or music while tracking the workout data.
With just one click, it is possible to switch, during the session, from the video screen to the tracking screen.
The multimedia content together with the structured workouts feature allows the coach to create highly interactive and structured experiences.
For more information on how to use it, please check our support pages.
We wanted to make group fitness session more engaging and fun so we decided to add gamification mechanics to the experience. You can enable this option in the Settings of the application.
Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) applied in this case to fitness workouts. Gamification encourages engagement with the service and makes the experience more fun.
Selfloops Awards, Badges and Achievements
Zone Mates: recognition given to the two athletes that have completed the workout with the most similar heart rate zone distribution in the entire class. (More than two participants are required in the class).
Zone King: recognition of the athlete that have spent the most time in the heart rate zone the group trained the most in (More than one participant is required).
Range champ: recognition of the athlete that has reached the largest range between the lowest and the highest heart rate during the workout. (The calculation does not take into account the first 5 minutes. More than one participant is required) .
How It works
Enable the Gamification option in the Settings of the application. After the workout you can visualize the results and achievements by selecting the workout in the “Activity Logs” section and choosing the Summary view.
In the Selfloops website we have added the ability for a coach to create structured workouts. Structured workouts allow a coach to create training sessions where the target or intensity level of each time interval is specified.
The coach can create a workout specifying as target the %FTP (Functional Threshold Power) or (Bike,Rowing,skiErg) Power.
The image below shows how structured workouts are created in the website.
For each interval a coach specifies the duration and a target. In the picture above the %FTP is used. A structured workout can be assigned to a team or to a set of athletes. The athletes can download the structured workout as ERG file. ERG is a standard file format and these files that can be imported in most of the commercial indoor training software programs.
Our Group Fitness Premium app can also download the structured workouts. This means that those workouts can be executed in a group session, for indoor cycling, rowing and any group session that involves a target power. In the Group Fitness app we have also added the countdown timer of the interval.
We believe this is a great tool to train. You can only improve what you measure!
The Activity Feed is a view that shows the workouts of your team and athletes performed over a certain period of time. This view is part of the tools we offer to coaches to better track and support their athletes.
The date range of the feed can be selected and the information available are the summary of their workouts and their notes. The coach can add his notes directly from the feed. An in-depth view of the activity is available by selecting the specific item in the feed.