The fitness industry is looking fun, healthy and very exciting in 2020. From new classes, through focus on nutrition, to being tech-driven, the future is happening now.
So what should we expect?
The practice of mindfulness helps manage anxiety, even depression and as studies show, exercise is used as a principal stress reduction method as well. Today we understand we can harness both exercise and mindfulness for this as we join the two. We will be able to utilize technology designed to help us not only maximize our workouts but improve our behavior before and after we exercise. We'll be able to track sleep patterns, the way we recover from training and the way we meditate for maximum effectiveness. This trend offers a sustainable health plan.
Although this trend is not new; it is one of the most rapidly growing in the fitness industry. Technology is evolving so quickly where wearables have shown a market volume of $14m in 2019. These include fitness trackers, heart monitors and smartwatches, among others. Come 2020, the worldwide smart fitness wear market is becoming mainstream.
Working out at home in 2020 does not mean treadmills. It means creative and personalized workouts which include apps, specialized equipment or participating in classes remotely. Now you can choose your pick of the time you workout, for how long, what class and the intensity while tracking your vitals as you utilize AI personal trainers. Thus reducing the clash of convenience and health.
Fitness today, and moving forward, goes hand in hand with nutrition. The biggest trend now is plant-based nutrition. This relates to the key issue of sustainability and conservation and extends to all industries. As we look into the future it's predicted that by 2040 only 40% of the population will be eating meat. This trend is becoming the norm.
Stay healthy, stay fit, stay covered.