With the Punchlab app, a smartphone is attached to a punch bag to give a variety of useful metrics to monitor improvement.
PunchLab is a fitness app specifically designed for people who train in martial arts and combat sports such as boxing, kickboxing, and MMA. The app is a multipurpose striking coach that both provides workouts and can measure kicks and punches.
After entering the fitness level and fighting style, individual workouts are created that have been developed by coaches from all over the world. Sessions are guided entirely by audio, so there is no need for people to keep checking their phones as they work out. New workouts are added every week, so there is plenty of new content. Beyond improving fitness; the app also provides lessons to develop technique.
What makes the PunchLab stand out is the tracking feature. The premium plan comes with a belt that allows users to secure their phone to the punching bag. The app can detect when contact is made with the punching bag, which aids in teaching new combos. It counts how many punches or kicks land on the bag, and measures the force behind the punches and kicks. With the opportunity to share with friends or coaches, create leader boards and get rewards, the app can add diversity and challenge to workouts. Something which we hear peloton users tell us they love
“Since Covid-19, many at-home workout options have experienced a boom. From exercise bikes to resistance bands, dumbbells and other home gym equipment. The benefits of exercise are widely known, including outdoor exercise. The obvious benefit of an app is instant access to new types of workout, as seen in the Fitness AI app, or it helps make traditional equipment like a boxing bag ‘smart’.” – Dr Vinay Shankar