New app gives every indoor cycling participant the opportunity to compete, compare, and cooperate – and requires a minimum of preparation from the instructor.
In Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, Danish Fitness (Dansk Fitness) has since March 2018 used the team app Motosumo. Since the introduction of the Motosumo solution instructor Thomas Dobel has experienced that members have better opportunities to compete, compare, and cooperate – and it has been easy for the members to adopt across levels of ability.
"It is important to me that everyone can join the team from day one. The Motosumo app facilitates a team spirit making the training more fun and inspiring for newcomers as well as elite triathletes”, says Thomas Dobel.
Powermeter or sensor equipped bikes or no tech at all. Motosumo provides a unique opportunity to connect participants independent of bike model. Participants only have to download the app, which measures key parameters even on bikes without sensors (by using built in sensors of the phone) – while also connecting to the new Bluetooth enabled technology bikes. It means that every member in every gym can join – no matter the bike model.
Join the ride The decision for Danish Fitness in NF to introduce Motosumo in their classes has been driven by a desire to increase their reach to members while keeping the investment costs at a minimum.
“We want to offer our members exciting group classes embracing as many of our members as possible and providing them significant value. With Motosumo 70 per cent of the participants joined the app ride already in the first month – and that is achieved without investing in any new equipment,” says gym owner Mikael Bülow.
Also instructor preparation was simple: 30 minutes before the Monday morning class bike instructor Thomas Dobel placed smartphone fixtures on every bike in the room. Participants downloaded the team app and have been using it since.
”Anyone can upgrade their bike classes in 30 minutes, if you give a dedicated instructor the opportunity, and of course we hope many gyms will do exactly that,” says CEO of Motosumo, Kresten Juel Jensen.
Motosumo is a Danish company having developed the technology to measure and connect all group participants using their smartphones only. Motosumo does also connect to the many new powermeter bikes. You can use it for an individual ride by downloading at App or Play Store (free). As a group it requires a license acquired by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.