What to Do When Your TV Wants Your Job, and Other Tech Dangers

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

Tech is taking over.


Everywhere we turn, a new tech gizmo promises to make our lives healthier and happier. Sales of so-called “smart” fitness devices are booming as consumers buy into the promise that such tech will deliver an even quicker and more painless fitness makeover than long-promised by ThighMaster and Shake Weight.


There are some positives, though. Consumers are starting to become aware of some basic tenets of fitness. For example, the Fitbit craze has boosted awareness of the importance of total daily activity in one’s fitness calculation. Wearables and data-tracking apps (MapMyRun,  MyFitnessPal) have shown consumers the importance of data and of tracking one’s workouts—as opposed to just exercising every day without keeping a record of what you’ve done.


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