Gym Tonic Integrated Strength Training Management System
Project Gym Tonic (“健得力”), launched jointly with Lien Foundation in 2015, is the first of its kind cross-border partnership between research institutions, business enterprises, and service providers from Singapore and Finland.
Gym Tonic translates the adage “exercise is good for you” into a Safe, Measurable, Automated, Rehabilitative and Targeted (SMART) programme for the elderly.
Gym Tonic is also supported by the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and is, so far, the only known scientific and evidence-based strength training programme in Singapore.
What sets Gym Tonic apart is its singular focus on strength training, a crucial but often overlooked intervention to tackle sarcopenia*, hence a major
approach to preventing disability and frailty in the elderly.
*age-related loss of muscle mass and strength
Gym Tonic seeks to mainstream strength training by equipping, enabling, and training like-minded organisations with IoT*-enabled gym machines, measuring equipment, evidence-based assessments, and advanced software to run a structured strength training programme safely and effectively.
The “brain” of Gym Tonic is our state-of-the-art software which integrates all the gym equipment and measuring devices and monitors.
There are currently more than 29 Gym Tonic sites across Singapore, each equipped with IoT-enabled pneumatic/hydraulic exercise machine, measuring devices, and monitoring equipment.
Based on evidence, older persons on the Gym Tonic strength training programme show up to 20-30% improvement in their muscle strength. Similar gains are found in physical function (e.g. walking speed), dynamic and static balance, and frailty status.
The Gym Tonic Integrated Strength Training Management System can be integrated with our IngoT Care Management Software, allowing care teams to have a comprehensive overview of the older person’s well-being.