From Arcade-Style Gyms to Fitness-Tracking Mirrors

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 29, 2016
The popularity of wearables, athleisure and a rise in general health consciousness have given way for an inspiring range of May 2016 fitness ideas to emerge. On a large scale, entire gym formats being revised, as seen with Asphalt Green's fitness centers, which use high-tech environments to engage a gym-goer's full body in activities.

One of the most inventive new fitness devices is the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker, which is a body scanner that takes the form of a mirror. This system is able to spot changes in the body over time and keep users on track with their fitness goals via a smartphone. Ideas like this show the potential for fitness trackers and other wearables to become integral parts of the home environment as fixtures, rather than removable accessories.

In order to balance out the intensity of physical activities, consumers are rounding out their fitness experiences with tools for post-workout relief like the self-massage kit from TriggerPoint and devices like truMedic's Instashiatsu, which delivers a shiatsu massage to a concentrated area of the body.