Getting to know eGym and how it works

Getting to know eGym and how it works

We are excited to share a new fitness tool at the Schottland Family YMCA that will take the guesswork out of strength training for you. eGym combines state-of-the-art technology that connects you to electronic equipment that adjusts to you while helping you keep a routine, and making workouts fun.

How It Works

eGym machines will conduct a strength assessment to find your optimal resistance setting.

Machines respond to the tap of your RFID (radio-frequency identification) wristband and automatically set the weight level and range of motion for you. The wristbands will be free to members.

It adapts equipment based on your goals, progress and body type, customizing weight, number of reps, training duration and pace of movement.

Features of eGym

The interactive video screen on every machine guides you to move at the right pace with the right form. eGym can help you get a complete workout every time, without worrying about counting reps or keeping a workout journal. The machines automatically track your workout and send it to the eGym app, found on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Training plans tell you exactly what to do when you arrive at the UR Medicine Wellness Center. Other exercises like walking or riding a bike can be also tracked in the eGym app. The app also tracks the status of your muscles. It shows if your muscle groups are imbalanced, and gives you an estimated biological age based on your strength.

Your progress can be easily tracked, so that you can see in real time how you have improve. Your trainer can also see your status and provide custom work-out plans. There are even options to turn your workouts into a friendly competition with your workout partners by winning points for working out.


There will be 15 eGym pieces (including multiples of some) in the UR Medicine Wellness Center:

  • Leg Press
  • Leg Extension
  • Leg Curl
  • Chest Press
  • Shoulder Press
  • Row
  • Bicep Curl
  • Triceps Press
  • Back Extension
  • Ab crunch