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Fitness Club Owner Expands Via App

Andy Berg

A fitness club owner in Fresno, Calif., is leveraging a mobile app to help him keep up with demand for his services.

Wayne Harlan told the ABC affiliate in Fresno that he has continually had the problem of being unable to serve all of his clients. That all changed this week, as Harlan rolled out his new app.

“This helps me train maybe thousands of people instead of dozens,” Harlan said of the app, which works in tandem with a rowing machine. It connects via Bluetooth and tracks progress and fitness levels while giving feedback.

The app is based on the program, The Cardio Code. 

"It is the most detailed cardiovascular program ever written into an app and it allows each user to set baseline tests and then it takes those metrics and writes them a personalized training program," he said. 

Harlan employed the services of local software development, Shift3, to help bring his vision into reality. After more than a year of testing, the app is ready to go live.

"Wayne and his team can go and they can do a rowing conference in Florida and their leave-behind is that if they enjoy what they had to say then they can train with them," said JP Prendergast, Shift3 senior business development manager. "Wayne can come on back to the Central Valley and people in Florida can work with him remotely through the app." 

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