Bend Park and Recreation District now has a fitness app for use by our patrons! This app was developed with Precor and E-Gym to provide you with a tool to track your workouts and more. Additionally we have invested in technology to provide connectivity for our cardio equipment and selectorized fitness equipment to enhance the patron experience. See below for more information:
BPRD Fitness App Features
You can easily keep track your workouts. Simply log in when using the cardio equipment and the information will automatically go to the app. You can create custom workout and easily set up a series of exercises so you have a plan before coming in. You can save your workout templates and log classes so you can keep track of your progress toward your goals. Using ADVAGYM in conjunction with the app will “coach” you through your exercises and track all your workout information.
Set your personal goals and make sure you’re on track to reaching them. You can choose your workout goal based on number of workouts, calories burned, time or distance.
The competition is on with our new Challenges feature! You can take on friends or compete with other members across the BPRD Fitness Facilities. New challenges will be popping up, so you never know what might come up next!
You can connect your favorite fitness apps like Garmin, RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, Fitbit and Apple Health directly to your BPRD Fitness App so you can easily keep track of workouts without having to enter them in separate locations. It also syncs with your Apple Watch so any workouts you log on your watch will automatically be added to the app. It’s your fitness life, all in one place. (See below for more information.)
How-To’s and FAQs
What is the BPRD Fitness App?
Bend Park & Recreation District provides you this free app to track all your fitness data. It allows you to store all your workouts in one place and also gives you the ability to create Goals and participate in Challenges. It also connects with ADVAGYM our new fitness technology.
What is EGYM?
This is a cloud service that stores your data. It works with the BPRD Fitness App to track your workouts, goals and challenges. It also collects information from other fitness trackers so all your workouts are stored in the BPRD Fitness App.
What is ADVAGYM?
This technology facilitates tracking your workout data by using puck sensors located on the fitness equipment at Larkspur Community Center and Juniper Swim & Fitness Center. After installing the Advagym App (from within the BPRD Fitness App) you can tap the puck with your smartphone and the app will coach you through the exercise and record your workout.
Why do I need BOTH the BPRD Fitness App and Advagym?
The BPRD Fitness App is used to collect ALL your fitness data. It aggregates workouts from many sources for you to record and reach your fitness goals. ADVAGYM utilizes puck technology to help you work out and collect your data.
How do I download the app?
Is there an additional cost?
No, the BPRD Fitness Mobile App, EGYM and ADVAGYM are value added, member benefits from Bend Park & Recreation District. There is no cost to download or use the app.
How do I start using the BPRD Fitness App?
Please see this PDF for detailed instructions.
How do I start using the ADVAGYM?
Please see this PDF for detailed instructions.
What if I set up the app with incorrect information?
In the BPRD Fitness App tap your initials (circle in upper left). Then tap the edit pencil. Make corrections as needed. You can also delete the app and reinstall it. To do so, hold the icon on your home screen. Select Delete App.
Do I need to allow Notifications and Location Access?
Yes, please allow the app to send you notifications so we can communicate with you. The location access will assist with giving directions if you desire.
What Notifications will be sent through the app?
We send notifications about facility closures, class changes, important registration dates, and events.
How do I change my app settings to Allow Notifications?
Go to Settings, scroll down to the app (Advagym, BPRD Fitness App) and tap the > arrow. Change the settings for Location and Notifications as desired.
What other Fitness Apps does the BPRD Fitness App connect with?
The BPRD Fitness App connects with the following fitness trackers.
- Apple Health
How do I connect my other Fitness Apps to the BPRD Fitness App?
To connect your fitness tracker to the BPRD Fitness App, use the “Connected Apps” tile. You can manage how your health data is synced to the app. *Please note – if you sync a fitness tracker, then you will not want to manually record your workouts in the “Workout” tile. This will cause the app to duplicate workouts. Your fitness tracker will record your workouts and automatically sync into the BPRD Fitness App.
How do I link the app to the Precor machines?
When you log-on to a Precor machine for the first time, it will walk you through the steps to sync your app to the machine using Bluetooth on your phone.
How do I turn on Bluetooth on my phone?
Go to Settings, select Bluetooth and make sure it is enabled (green). On iPhones, swipe up from bottom and tap Bluetooth logo on screen.
What is my phone’s name & how do I change it?
Go to Settings, select General, then About. The phone name is at the top of the list. Tap the > to change it.
How do I record a workout?
There are several ways to record your workouts:
When you tap the puck at Larkspur Community Center or Juniper Swim & Fitness Center the Exercise, Class or Program you complete will be recorded in the Advagym App and passed to the BPRD Fitness App.
Precor Connected Cardio Equipment:
When you sign in to the Precor machines (either using Bluetooth or your Log In and Password) the workout will automatically be recorded in the BPRD Fitness App.
Connected Fitness Apps:
These will update daily to the BPRD Fitness App. Please note – if you are using a connected fitness tracker, then you will not want to record your workouts manually. This will cause the app to duplicate workouts.
In the BPRD Fitness App, tap the “Workouts” tile, then tap the “+” button in the upper right, set the workout date and time, select the exercises you want to record by hitting the “+” signs, click “Start”, enter the workout information in the space provided (reps, distance, time, etc.), tap “Complete Workout”, review details and then tap “Save Workout”.
How do I record a Class Workout?
Pucks are located at the entrance to the room. Make sure your Advagym app is open. Prior to the start of the class, tap the puck and pick your class. Tap start workout. Enter the room when class starts and participate in the class. At the completion of the class tap “complete workout”. Your workout will be recorded!
How do I record walking or running?
The best way to track walking or running is with an app that tracks your steps or strides. For example Apple Health track steps on a daily basis. Use the Connected Apps tile to link this with your BPRD Fitness app. The BPRD Fitness app will aggregate all your workout data.
What does the QR Code tile do on the BPRD Fitness App?
You can scan the QR code on any of the Fitness Equipment to view videos on how to use it.
How do I “tap” the ADVAGYM puck?
Make sure the Advagym App is open. Then, simply hold your smartphone, screen facing you, in front of the puck. You will hear a buzz and the puck’s information will appear.
How do I enter my settings for the pucks on machines?
This information is coming soon.
How do I edit (change or delete) a workout?
To make changes or corrections in ADVAGYM simply delete (slide left) an incorrect workout then re-enter the workout manually.
How do I set my wellness goals?
- Tap the “Goal Center” tile
- Select your goal type (number of workouts, calories, time, or distance)
- Select your target
- Select the period of time you wish to complete your goal
- Name your goal and click “Create”. You can set only one goal at a time.
How do I participate in Challenges?
To learn more or join a challenge go to the “Challenges” tile in the app. Select the challenge you’re interested in and click the “Join” button to participate. As you complete eligible workouts, your challenge progress will automatically increase until you hit the goal. Check the challenge description and rules for details on eligible workouts and how to ensure they count towards your goal.
What if I forgot my password?
You can reset your password by opening the app, selecting the “Log in | Sign up” button, and then clicking the “Forgot Password?” link.
If I am having trouble with features on the app, what should I do?
We’ll be happy to help you resolve the problem. Please see the Fitness Attendant or ask for assistance at the Customer Service Desk.