The FITLIGHT Trainer is an excellent tool for developing basketball skills and can be used in other sports too, as it provides athletes and coaches with an advanced training system to develop hand-eye coordination, balance, and strength. It can be used both for conditioning and rehabilitation after injury.
A short video from Fitlight Sports shows the Toronto Raptors using the FITLIGHT Trainer during their workout sessions. The Raptors are not the only sports team using the system, as the Trainer offers a variety of benefits not only to athletes, but also to trainers and coaches and is widely used for workouts and drills as well as for injury recovery.
The FITLIGHT Trainer is a wireless system consisting of a PDA controller and 8 RGB LED-powered interactive lights which are used as targets for the player to touch during a workout routine or training session. When the user touches the lights, they are either activated or deactivated, and his or her performance can be measured for instant feedback and downloaded to a computer for later analysis. The system's data capture function makes it easy for athletes and trainers to analyze and interpret the athlete's potential and performance in terms of timing, scores, and complexity of the training session. The system also allows the user to create benchmarks for specific drills and compare data of different team members, which makes the fitLight Trainer particularly useful to professional athletes and coaches.
The FLIGHT Trainer can help coaches improve the vital aspects of players' performance, including speed, agility, acceleration capabilities, visual cognitive processing and reaction response, fluidity of movement, physical conditioning, motor skills, cognitive skills, focus and concentration, peripheral awareness, vertical lift capability, multi-directional change, and hand-eye coordination. The system also helps trainers track progress in injury recovery.
The FITLIGHT Trainer offers a variety of possibilities as the interactive lights can be deactivated with the user's hands, feet, head, or a sports implement like a racquet, either by full contact or by proximity sensing. The fitLight Trainer is very easy to set up and the workouts and training routines can easily be programmed into the central controller. The lights can be set up on floors, walls, or any apparatus used in a workout, as a way to enhance the training session. They can be mounted to simulate specific situations in sports, like those involving goal nets, squash courts, or tennis nets. The system is portable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. It is waterproof and resistant to impact.
The FITLIGHT Trainer was designed for a wide range of activities and types of training, from reaction response and vision training to physical conditioning. It was developed for the use of athletes, personal trainers, and coaches, but can also be used by fitness enthusiasts and children. The system does not require too much space and, as it is wireless, it is very easy to set up.
The video from Fitlight Sports shows a balance workout drill with an injured player using the FITLIGHT interactive lights during a training session. The system allows the player to work on his balance and maintain a neutral posture while doing a range of motions that are vital to the game.