"The challenge is that not all exercise has equal significance upon human health", said Reed Hanoun, founder and inventor of MYTRAK, "The true benefit is derived not from exercise, per se, but from optimal exercise.
Simply stated, optimal exercise carries components of proper exertion and being progressive.
And, most first-time exercisers do neither.
Given the plethora of exercise modalities, devices, and machines, a universal measurement standard is required to give a simple but meaningful indicator of the outcome of exercise to an individual's body.
team worked on the problem for 3 years and finally devised the Human Performance Index, commonly referred to as the PI.
"The PI is an index that is a measure of a person's fitness state", explains Hanoun
, "It is a composite of strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning.
"But most importantly", added Hanoun
, "It's totally automated, a gym's computers can communicate directly to a health provider's or employer's computers and thus relieve the burden of paperwork.