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Big Wellness Trends to Watch According to the Co-Founder of MINDBODY

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author image Hoku Krueger
Hoku Krueger recently graduated from Occidental College with a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature Studies and a minor in French Language Studies. During her time there she wrote for the Occidental Weekly and interned with The Maui News.
Big Wellness Trends to Watch According to the Co-Founder of MINDBODY
We caught up with Co-Founder and CEO of MINDBODY Rick Stollmeyer to find out which wellness trends are hot and which ones have gone cold. Photo Credit MINDBODY

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!

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