Fitness trends come and go but there is a new one that is starting to gain real traction. That trend is the connected in-home workout that allows you to stream classes or get personalized coaching.
Working out at home has finally become one of the hottest fitness trends around. According to a recent study from Polaris Market Research, is anticipated to reach over $14.7 billion by 2026. This is largely due to the new fitness apps that accompany the equipment.
Hot Fitness Trends: Connected Apps
Equipment that comes with connected apps that stream workouts are all the rage.
Mirror, Peloton and Fight Camp stand out among the most popular in this hot market of connected fitness. An article that appeared on NBCNews.com profiled a few of the most popular.
Mirror may be the most versatile in this new e connected fitness world. It steams classes with real-time feedback.
- It is an interactive home gym that looks like an old-fashioned full-length mirror.
- Brynn Putnam, CEO and founder of Mirror, explains how it works.
- When it’s on, Mirror streams live and on-demand fitness classes in a variety of genres, like cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates, boxing, all led by top instructors.
- Users see their instructor in the Mirror, while also seeing their form and reflection.
- Mirror also modifies workouts in real-time based on a user’s goals, preferences, and biometric data.
- Mirror’s proprietary algorithm tracks your ability to achieve, maintain and recover from target heart rate zones.
- You can watch yourself earn points and try to chase a personalized target score created for you based on your historical performance.
- Cost: $1,495, plus $39/month subscription for unlimited sessions. Financing available.
- Shipping, which includes delivery and installation costs an additional $250.
The Peleton Bike
Peloton Bike hit the market in 2014. Now Peleton has added a treadmill.
- Users can preview the range of cadence and resistance to find the right class for their goals.
- The Peloton Bike app displays both cadence and resistance target ranges above your own so that you can stay on track.
- You can choose between ‘live rides’, instructor-led rides, and pre-programmed workouts.
- Peloton users can narrow their search for workouts based on class type, instructor, music genre, length, available equipment, area of physical focus and level of difficulty.
- The app is available in both the App Store (iOS) and Google Play.
- Cost: A $2,245 price tag gets you just the bike. The “essentials” package, priced at $2404, comes with a pair of shoes, a pair of weights and a set of headphones. The “works” package, priced at $2,494 adds a heart rate monitor and a bike mat.
- The “family” package touts the same as the “works” but touts two pairs of shoes, two pairs of headphones, two heart rate monitors and two water bottles for $2,694.
Fight Camp Gym
Boxing is one of the best workouts for sweating it out and building total body strength. Enter Fight Camp Gym.
- Tommy Duquette, co-founder of Fight Camp explains the product.
- Fight Camp was created to be a superior experience to what is found in most studio boxing gyms.
- It gives the user access to top trainers and a tailored program designed to fit with the real time stats.
- Fight Camp combines a branded digital app experience with equipment.
- It comes with proprietary punch trackers, proprietary quick wraps and a free standing bag.
- There are currently close to 300 workouts, drills and tutorials in the Fight Camp library
- It also has expanded to include partner workouts, core-focused routines and narrative-based content.
- Cost: The Fight Camp Gym is $1,995, with a monthly subscription price of $39/month.
- The price includes shipping, punch trackers, a free standing bag, a heavy workout mat, a pair of premium boxing gloves and a pair of quick wraps.
- Fight Camp also offers a Connect Package for $499 for those that already have most of their own boxing equipment.
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