How Technology Supports Athletic Progress

How Technology Supports Athletic Progress

In this digital era, athletics and technology are becoming more and more connected. The global sports tech market is projected to reach $41.8 billion by 2027. This market growth is attributed to the growing pressure on athletes and teams everywhere to improve player and team performance. Using data-driven insights gathered from the variety of digital tools available, athletes are finding new ways to boost their athletic progress.

However, this doesn't mean that technology can fully replace the importance of in-person, real-world coaching. We've previously written about why athletes may not want to hire a coach, citing factors such as lack of motivation, confidence, and even knowledge as possible reasons that athletes shy away from traditional coaches. Using digital tools, however, coaches and athletes can work together to improve progress based on the accurate data collected from these tools. In this post, we'll look at some of the ways technology can support and further athletic improvement:

Holistic Tracking

For athletes to effectively improve necessary statistics, tracking their progress is crucial. Aside from having a comprehensive record of training sessions, tracking can also help visualize correlations between new routines and meal plans with potential changes in an athlete's performance. As such, most modern nutrition and weight loss programs include trackers since tracking can help take you from performing on autopilot to working with awareness. For instance, tracking apps can assist athletes in eating better so they can master portion sizes, be mindful snackers, and plan to eat their favorite foods. On top of meal tracking, various tracker apps can also track parameters relevant to an athlete's physical condition, such as water intake and sleep tracking, both of which are essential for an athlete's well-being.

Data-driven Improvements

As previously mentioned, today's digital tools available to athletes and coaches can do more than just track. For example, the data gathered from tracking apps can be analyzed in-depth to turn into actionable insights for coaches and athletes alike to make necessary changes to a routine or training strategy. Coaches will also be able to understand an athlete's tendencies based on what the data shows. Coaching staff can monitor athletes using real-time oxygenators, for example, to assess effort level on oxygen consumption within a workout to improve efficiency. Essentially, data-driven coaching and tracking automate and simplify the process of keeping what works and changing what doesn't work to gain a competitive edge.

Virtual Training

Outside of tracking and monitoring purposes, one aspect of digital technology that is seeing increased use in athletics is virtual reality (VR). In a study on sports training in VR, researchers found that the use of VR can improve motor behavior in athletes, while providing opportunities to train specific athletic situations in settings and conditions unavailable or not feasible in the real world. VR also significantly reduces the likelihood of athlete injuries. Most importantly, VR training can be used for standalone training without the limitations of traditional training partners or gyms, such as a predefined time and location. While virtual training may not replace physical, real-world training anytime soon, the study found that a combination of virtual and real-world training as part of an athlete's routine can be beneficial.

Ultimately, using various technologies to support athletic progress doesn't mean a complete replacement of human coaches. Instead, balancing human coach intuition with virtual automation and tracking can help coaches optimize athlete performance while prioritizing their well-being.

Want to learn more? Schedule a 1 on 1 demo


Frequently Asked Questions

It's easy, just click the "Get Started" or "Free Trial" button at the top of the page, choose a plan, click the sign up button and fill in the form. It's a fully automated process, as soon as you have signed up your new Training Tilt site will be ready for you.
No, there are no long term contracts for any of our plans. If for any reason you no longer wish to continue your subscription to Training Tilt you can cancel at any time.
No, we do not charge members to use your system. Training Tilt was designed to help fitness professionals manage their clients and business. You can however use the Training Tilt platform to collect recurring payments from your clients using the Membership Plan tools.
Yes at any time you can upgrade or downgrade to any of our plans. We calculate our plans on a daily basis so you only pay for what you use. You can upgrade for a day to check out the new plan and downgrade again and we'll only charge you for a days worth of use.
When you signed up you would have recieved an email with your own custom website address that you chose during the process. You need to login from this custom address. The address would have been in the format If you've forgotten your address or can't find the email, send us a message at and we will find it for you.
It sure is, with a few simple steps you can have your existing or new domain name pointing to your Training Tilt website. If you don't have a domain, that's no problem you can use one of our sub domains. e.g.
Yes you can, if you have already invested in a website you are happy with you can still use Training Tilt to build training plans and share resources with your athletes. It's a simple process to add a link from your existing website so your clients can log in to your Training Tilt site.
Yes our mobile apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for Android and IOS devices.
Training Tilt is a cloud based application, all our servers and data are based in Microsoft data centers in secure locations. Data is backed up on a regular basis, and we have the ability to scale our systems within a matter of minutes as our demand increases. Our cloud based architecture is also the reason why we can offer our service at such a reasonable price.
For whatever reason you can choose to cancel your subscription at any time. Just login, access the billing page and click the cancel button. As long as you cancel before the next billing cycle starts your won't be charged.

More questions?

Get in touch