Sommer and Ryan Hahn love to see lives change for the better.
The Omaha couple saw it when they joined several other families to found GraceHill Church almost four years ago.
Now, they hope to see more lives change with their new, high-tech fitness studio, The Exercise Coach.
Last month, the couple opened the state’s first franchise for The Exercise Coach in Omaha. The fitness chain has around 90 studios across the country and 25 locations in Japan.
The Exercise Coach, near 180th Street and West Center Road, has machines that rely on computers and robotics. The “smart” equipment allows gym goers to limit their visits to 20-minute sessions twice a week.
The machines adapt to each person’s strength and abilities, personalizing workouts, Sommer Hahn said. This takes some of the guesswork and downtime from the experiment, she added.
On a leg press, for example, a person would press against the machine as it moves back and forth. The goal is to keep a line in the highlighted area, which represents the person’s individual target, on the machine display screen.
“You get real-time feedback on your performance,” Hahn said. “This is what allows us to maximize people’s time when they come in. “