Mirror, mirror on the wall, show me the coolest and most advanced fitness tech of them all. A decade ago none of us expected that home fitness would become so, well, connected. Thanks to the help of technology, you can go for a run around the streets of Kyoto, spin with one of the top instructors in the world (as well as your best friend across the country), or engage in a hardcore personal training session—all without leaving your home.
Felicia Shields, COO of Fitnessmith, a company dedicating to designing and curating functional workout spaces for people, points out that there are many benefits of investing in a piece of fitness tech. Not only do they offer immersive live and on-demand workouts, enabling you to take a class at any hour of the day, they offer engaging instructs, “whose coaching makes us better,” as well as a dynamic community where you virtually meet new friends and workout buddies, which many consider to be a fitness support group.
And, aside from fitness machines, other types of technology can take the guesswork out of monitoring activity and nutrition, get you serious muscle relief without getting a professional massage or guide you through a much-needed meditation session personalized in real time by your mental activity.