Are you ready for 2019?
Within a couple of weeks, countless people around the world are going to commit to making the New Year the time where they will get themselves and in shape. Most people want to be the best version of themselves, and that includes in fitness. It makes a lot of sense, especially because being healthy allows for a better quality of life at whatever age.
Let’s take a peek at what’s going to be happening in the coming year concerning fitness that will help you to achieve your goals for your overall health and wellness.
Peloton gave people the ability to work out anytime in a class setting. With streaming being an essential part of people’s lives, more companies in the fitness industry are looking to get into the market. In 2019, you will have the opportunity to work out with other equipment, such as treadmills or stair steppers, and streaming video.
Fitness trackers and smartwatches sales will continue to increase with more people looking to keep track of their heart rate, step counts or miles that have been run. Wearable technology continues to be the most popular piece of equipment that people are buying for themselves to improve their health and fitness. With technology thoroughly ingrained in people’s lives, wearable technology will only continue to be used by more people.
It started with marathons and 5K’s, but many sponsors have smartly created games that are fun and competitive, even for the people who are not professional athletes. Mud runs, road races, plane pulls, and other events can be a lot of fun for participants whether they are trying to achieve a personal best or work as a team in a competition.
Almost everyone has a cell phone, and because people expect what they want to be on-demand, more fitness apps will be available. The coming year will offer more opportunities for people to get personal trainers or participate in classes through apps on their mobile devices. More fitness clubs and studios, as well as independent fitness professionals, are developing apps to offer their clients and the public more access and flexibility.
Because companies want a healthy workforce, they are incentivizing employees to get and stay fit. It is not only something that is a value-add for their team members but is also a way to lower healthcare costs both for companies and even employees. 2019 will be a year where more businesses will join forces with sports clubs and trainers to improve the health and fitness of their workforce. Look for offerings to allow people to do different types of activities for variation, such as gyms, yoga, and pool access, instead of simply providing one kind of offering.
The coming year will be exciting for health and fitness. There will be more opportunities for people to get and remain in shape. Trainers are becoming more attuned to an aging population, which will allow seniors to train with better-trained professionals attuned to their specific needs. Equipment is improving, and sports clubs and trainers are providing the public opportunities to work out, on their terms, whenever and wherever they want. They are also crafting their products and services to meet that demand, which will encourage more people to get in shape.
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