Rhea Singh Anand is the Co-founder of Flexnest, India’s leading Fit Tech startup creating smart connected fitness solutions for the Indian market. A fitness enthusiast to the core, Rhea was motivated by the idea of creating an ecosystem of smart fitness solutions and building a community of individuals who adopt it as an essential part of their lifestyle and follow a healthy fitness regimen.
In order to incorporate technological advances into our daily lives, we need to use technology in the fields of science and medicine. The technology perspective has completely changed the way we look at things and is now being looked up as it was in the past. Technology can be used anywhere today, from mobile phones to the internet to high-speed cars. Similarly, the use of technology in the fitness industry is strengthening the world of fitness and benefiting both hosts and guests. It’s important to keep an eye on these cutting-edge fitness technologies, because you’re likely to be blown away. Technological advancement has permeated the fitness industry, as it has in all other areas. Several aspects of the fitness industry are either directly or indirectly related to technology. Whether it’s fitness marketing, biometric verification of fitness members, or the ability to accept online payments for your clients, technology has virtually touched every aspect of the fitness industry.
All industries have been affected by the pandemic. People, on the other hand, are changing their lives and maneuvering the pandemic in order to live better. The fitness sector is also in turn shifting and reconfiguring because of a combination of fitness technology and digitization. Since the usage of exercise technology and equipment brought gyms and studios online, fitness enthusiasts have shown a strong interest in home fitness. For some time, the combination of fitness technology and digital fitness has been reshaping our industry, as both sectors were growing year after year long before the pandemic. Fitness technology-savvy individuals are investing in the same to accomplish their fitness goals.
Technological advancements in equipment
Innovations have already improved fitness equipment, increasing productivity and saving time. The fitness industry’s simple treadmills and bikes have reached new heights in terms of ambient sound, built-in HD Touch screens, heart rate monitors, community experience, virtual training and more, thanks to technological advances. Several other technologies are currently being developed, such as Virtual U testing and 3D body scanners, ready to enter the fitness industry.
Advanced Exercise Equipment for Home
Many people now reserve exercise space in their homes and garages, which was once considered a luxury. From simple weights and yoga mats to tech cardio machines, there are numerous ways to stay fit without going to the gym. In addition, there is a one-time setup fee, but you can save time and money in the long run. The fitness industry has had to adjust to a new normal. The gyms of the future will be hybrid, and gym members will be tracking their progress and working out both in the gym and At-Home.
Fitness technology for wearables
As wearable technology, artificial intelligence, and even augmented reality continue to advance, the health and fitness technology market is experiencing rapid growth. This is an exciting time for both customers and developers. You no longer need a teacher to keep a track of your health-related data. Other fitness technologies also exist to measure your physical exertion throughout the day, providing users with a more detailed picture of how their exercise habits affect their bodies.
Physical activity can be a pleasant experience that enhances one’s life, and people can learn how to include in more activities in life through VR.
Regular movement is useful for physical, mental, and emotional health of people. The new technologies allow you to ride, run or row in different countries across the globe and also give you the experience of working out in a studio with your friends, all from the comfort of your home. Virtual reality uses fitness technology to ensure that the user gets the fitness experience they desire.
Online fitness classes & consulting
Whether it’s a fitness app with classes, a 10-minute meditation app or sleep tracking app, these types of apps are becoming very popular. There are several advantages, including the ability to track your progress, make custom diet plans, your daily activity levels steps, as well as nudges to keep yourself motivated.
Students and millennials use such apps at a higher rate than anyone else. Data shows that people of all ages infact have started to use health and wellness applications. This is an encouraging sign that all the generations are now engaging in positive activities through the use of fitness technology. The global wellness market is estimated to be worth more than $1.5 trillion, with annual growth rates ranging from 5% to 10%.