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 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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