As tech capabilities and consumer demand reach all new heights, we’re seeing a greater level of luxury in virtually all the goods and services we use today, and the fitness industry is no exception. Not only is fitness on-trend right now but it’s also a necessity. So, what can you expect when it comes to the future of your workouts? We’ve put together our forecast for the future of luxury fitness so you can get an idea of what to expect and what to be excited for.
High-End Workout Clothing
As you’ve likely noticed, wearing an old t-shirt and sweatpants to the gym simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Not when there are so many iterations of modern workout wear, like performance leggings that can actually improve your session. From moisture-wicking fabrics to built-in sensors, we’re only seeing the beginning of the role of science in technology in our activewear.
Smartwatches have been around for a while, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to be a big part of the future of luxury fitness. What once started out as a basic activity tracker has evolved into a stylish and increasingly functional necessity for any fitness aficionado.
For instance, more recent iterations like the Sony Smartband and Wellograph Wellness Watch or even the increasingly popular Apple Watch have become a more aesthetically appealing accessory you can wear at work and at the gym. Whether tech or fashion is your priority, you’ll have plenty of options for high-quality fitness trackers. And you might even find that you don’t even have to choose.
Anyone who’s used virtual reality headsets knows that you can work up a sweat but it looks like it’s not going to be all fun in games for long. Virtual reality has already made its way into gyms with classes that are streamed on a large screen. And, VR headsets, like Black Box, are also tackling this need for consumers with virtual gyms.
If you’re the type that gets bored working out in the same sterile environment every day, a virtual gym may be just the exciting twist you’ve been looking for. These systems rely on special resistance equipment and virtual headsets to get you a calorie-blasting workout physically, while transporting you mentally to somewhere far away (and likely much more scenic than your gym’s studio).
While virtual reality is one way to go, others like to keep it more traditional. With modern workout equipment, you can take your at-home routine to the next level. From usability to high-tech capabilities, the fitness equipment is like nothing you’ve seen before.
Gone are the days when you have to sacrifice space to get a good home workout in, there are now sleek treadmills that you can hide away under the couch. And working out on a stationary bike doesn’t have to be a solo activity—companies like Peloton are bringing cutting-edge equipment with heightened connectivity to create a sense of community without having to leave your home.
And, if you do head to the gym, you can expect to see some serious upgrades in addition to the traditional free weights, climbing walls, and circuit equipment. Gyms are becoming much more high-tech with wearable devices, blue-tooth connected equipment, and more.
It’s not just all about the workout either. You can likely agree that after a good workout you deserve a little luxury. And it’s clear that gyms are catching on. While many facilities have long had massage services, juice bars, and saunas, some guys are taking it to the next level, and it’s likely this trend will continue.
With soothing wind-down rooms, full spas, laundry services, athletic shops, and more (some gyms even have open bars), you can enjoy your time at the gym both during and after your workout. With additional services and perks like these, gym-goers don’t have to dread stopping by their facility as another step on their errand list on the way home, it integrates itself into their lifestyle and makes it easier to take care of themselves.
There are many exciting developments for luxury fitness on the horizon, now all you have to do is figure out which ones you think are worth investing in to achieve your peak level of health and happiness.