Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island with no internet, you’ve probably noticed that over the last few years, wellness has permeated every cell of American culture. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness industry grew over 10 percent from 2013 to 2015, making it a $3.72 trillion market. And if anyone has their finger on the pulse of this massive field, it’s Co-Founder and CEO of MINDBODY Rick Stollmeyer.
Having gotten its start in 2001 out of Stollmeyer’s garage, MINDBODY now connects small business owners in the wellness industry to over 35 million consumer worldwide through their software. Their clients specialize in anything from yoga to tennis to beauty, and they’re even partnered with popular fitness class subscription program ClassPass.
We caught up with Stollmeyer at the 2016 BOLD Conference by MINDBODY to learn which fitness trends and technologies are going strong and which are fizzling out. Watch the video below to find out how knowing your body type can help you de-stress and why steady-state cardio is yesterday’s news.
What Do YOU Think?
What fitness and wellness classes do you take? What trends have you seen take off in the last few years? Which trends do you see dying down? Let us know in the comments section!