Group Fitness at Rimini Wellness 2016

Spinning® at Rimini Wellness 2016 with Selfloops Group Fitness.

The Selfloops Group Fitness service is a great tool to make people aware of their fitness performance and to train more effectively when real-time intensity feedback is given.
With this service, coaches can monitor their class and train people according to their fitness intensity zones.


Selfloops Group Fitness and Concept2

With the latest PM5 firmware update, version 22, Concept2 rowers are fully supported by our Group Fitness Premium application.



Technically, the latest firmware brings the ANT FE-C standard support.
To upgrade the firmware on your PM5 monitor, use the Concept2 Utility application.

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After the update, you can enable the broadcast streaming in the PM5 with:

More/Turn Wireless On/Or connect with ANT will enable FE-C for the remainder of the session.

In the application, you just need to press “Start” and you’ll visualize multiple rowers at the same time on the screen.


After the session, you can upload the data on Selfloops and get a more advanced analysis and an historical account of all your sessions. This allows you to keep track of your efforts and analyze your sports performance, including your progresses. And you can share this information with your coach too.



Finally, Automatic Sync with Garmin Devices


We have enabled the ability for your Garmin workouts to automatically appear in Selfloops within about 10-seconds of you completing the workout.

This means that for any Bluetooth/WiFi enabled Garmin devices, you’ll be able to get the workouts to Selfloops without being near your computer.

And, for those with older devices like the FR310XT/910XT that use the ANT Agent (or Garmin Express) software, you’ll still get your workouts to Selfloops without the need for the manual upload.

Just link your Garmin Connect Account on Selfloops (a premium account is required)

Selfloops syncs with many other services already. These include Strava, the Withings scale, GoldenCheetah, Powertap Power Agent, SRM Device Agent, our HRV app.

Keep track of all your activities across different services in the Selfloops website.

Quantify your efforts with the TRIMP score

We have now included the TRIMP score in the Group Fitness email reports.

The TRIMP (TRaining IMPulse) score measures the activity intensity. The harder and longer you train, the higher will be your TRIMP.

The TRIMP score is calculated for every activity where a heart rate monitor is used. Also available in our website for indoor and outdoor sports activities.

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Winning teams use Selfloops

Giro del Trentino 2016, Stage 2. Two out of three of the riders in the podium use Selfloops to track and analyze sports performance! Congrats Nippo–Vini Fantini and Gazprom-RusVelo nice to see such photo! (photo credit Stefano Sirotti)


Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2016, Stage 1b (TTT). Two of the teams in the podium use Selfloops! Well done Gazprom-RusVelo and Unieuro Wilier.
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Share your activities the way you want

All your activities in Selfloops are visible only by you. However, we offer various ways to share some of your sessions.

You can share an activity on Facebook, Twitter, by email and in your blog or webpage. You choose, just select the Share option button.

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Tracking sport performance – No matter where you are

With our most advanced solution, the Group Fitness PRO, we can cover very large areas. Real-time data can be received from the athletes and statistics are available during the practice.

Data are recorded and they can be analyzed on the application. They can also be uploaded on the Selfloops website for an in-depth analysis.

The PRO version connects to heart rate monitors, bike power sensors, cadence sensors, rowers. We have tested the application on velodromes, athletics tracks and swimming pools.

Real-time analysis and feedback is key to improve performance. Post-analysis of the workouts complements the data driven approach to sport performance.

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No matter where you are

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Gold medal winners use Selfloops

Gold medal winners use Selfloops! Bravo Filippo Ganna (and the Italian Cycling Federation staff).

It’s gold for the Italian in the men’s individual pursuit at the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in London 2-6 March, Lee Valley VeloPark.

Mean-Max analysis

One of the tools we offer in our web platform is called the Mean-Max analysis.
The Mean-Max graph shows the max average value you had during your rides for a certain metric. You can visualize this graph for a single ride or for all your past rides.

Taking for example the Mean-Max Heart rate graph, the 183bpm (beats per minute) 20 seconds, means that in your ride, you have had a max of 183bpm in average for 20 seconds. You can use this graph to analyze how intense was your activity. And If you were in better shape, you were probably able to maintain a lower heart rate for the same effort.

If you use a bike power meter, the graph will show your ability to express and sustain a certain bike power for different durations. Sprinters will have a very high value of Watts for short durations, while a time trialist or a climber will produce different graphs as they will have lower Watts for short durations than a sprinter, but they will be able to keep the bike power for longer periods or stretches. The Mean-Max analysis for bike power is also called the Critical Power.
For more info, see Training and Racing with a Power Meter.

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Italian national team with the Selfloops telemetry

For a coach having a real-time understanding of the bike power (Watts), cadence and heart rate expressed by cyclists is important. At Selfloops we have built a telemetry service that allows to track, store and analyze sport performance data in real-time.
In the photos below you can see the Italian National team Under 23 being followed by coaches using our telemetry software.



Powertap and Selfloops

Powertap and Cycleops devices play nicely with Selfloops.

If you have a PowerTap bike power sensor (or trainer) or if you use their VirtualTraining platform you can easily upload your sessions on Selfloops.
You can use:

With the PowerTap application on iOS, just enable the Selfloops upload on the Cloud Services section, under Settings.


In VirtualTraining, enable Selfloops on the Share Training section:
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In DeviceAgent, enable a checkbox to upload data on Selfloops:
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Group Fitness and Garmin VivoSmart HR

The Garmin Vivosmart HR is a wrist activity tracker (non-watch) with optical HR capabilities watch has an optical HR Sensor.

As DCRainmaker puts it in his review.
The Vivosmart’s optical HR sensor serves roughly three purposes:

A) Ability to monitor HR 24×7 (including resting HR)
B) Ability to monitor HR during a workout (running primarily)
C) Ability to re-broadcast your HR over ANT+ to other ANT+ devices

Point C means  you can use it with our Group Fitness service since it can rebroadcast the HR signal.

From DCRainMaker:

To do this, on the Vivosmart HR you’ll have to dig into a bunch of menus.  It’s as if someone is making this complex on purpose.  You’ll press the button > Settings> Swipe 5 times to Heart Rate > Swipe to Broadcast Mode > Tap to Start Broadcasting.  Then see this:



Your year in review with Trends

With the Selfloops platform, we offer an easy way to keep track of your fitness and sport activities intensity level.

You can select, for example, the Selfloops Trends feature and visualize how your TRIMP changes over time. The TRIMP score measures your activity intensity taking into account the heart rate data and the time spent while exercising. This is an easy and immediate way to see how hard you have worked during the year.

In the picture below the bar chart shows your accumulated TRIMP score for each month, and the line chart shows the number of the activities performed in that month.

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If you use a bike power meter, instead of the TRIMP score, you can use the Training Load, that measures the activity intensity using the bike power (Watts) and the time spent while riding.

Any way, Selfloops Trends allows you to easily keep track of your efforts at glance.