Patent Number: 8,821,351

Title: Routine-based management of exercise equipment access

Abstract: A solution for managing access to exercise equipment in a fitness facility is provided. A planned exercise routine for a user, which includes data corresponding to a plurality of exercises desired to be performed by the user at the fitness facility is used for providing location information for presentation to the user. Each exercise can require use of an exercise apparatus. The exercise can be mapped to at least one exercise apparatus located at the fitness facility. A target exercise apparatus can be identified from the mapped exercise apparatus(es). Location information for one or more of the target exercise apparatuses can be provided for presentation to the user.

Inventors: Abuelsaad; Tamer E. (Poughkeepsie, NY), Moore, Jr.; John E. (Brownsburg, IN), Singi; Rajeshkumar N. (Marietta, GA), Wentworth; Robert R. (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: A63B 24/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018