Technology is increasingly becoming more and more a part of our daily lives, whether we want it to or not. It seems that there is an app for everything, and if there isn’t, there’s a piece of equipment designed for nearly anything you need help with.
It is important as a yoga studio to stay on top of trends, as yoga is such an oversaturated and crowded market. If incorporating technology at your studio is something you have been thinking about here are a few options of equipment or apps to consider:
Heart Rate Monitor Clothing
Sensoria has a line of clothing designed specifically to help track a user’s heart rate. These are good options to wear as clothing to keep away from attaching a strap to you each time you want to use it. They are compatible with any app and come in sport bras, t-shirts, tank tops and socks.
If you a more up-beat and sweaty class on your schedule, this technology could be perfect to incorporate. You could track participants heart rate progressions and they would be able to know which sections of the class they are getting the best workout from. Creating a class specifically for this offering could be a unique way to generate more revenue.
Nadi X Pant & Pulse
Nadi X is a clothing line built to respond to your body while you do yoga. The apparel uses vibration feedback around your hips, knees and ankles to ensure you are getting the most out of your practice by vibrating whenever a pose is done incorrectly.
While your instructors should be more than educated enough in knowing if a student is doing a pose correctly or not, these still could hold value at your studio. Some people are scared to try yoga because they aren’t comfortable with an instructor touching them or readjusting them to a new position. By selling this style of apparel or promoting it, you could hit a populations of students you might have not been reaching up to this point.
SmartMat is an intelligent yoga mat that was designed to take a yoga practice to the next level. The mat will detect when you are out of alignment and gives real-time feedback on how to correct your pose. You can track, store and monitor your progress from the App made for Android and Apple products.
In yoga there’s no one size fits all option. People adjust to different poses in their own time and this mat can help with that. Once someone feels confident in their practice they will feel more comfortable testing out the classes at your studio. By offering these mats or encouraging your students to give them a try you are hopefully creating a returning customer.