Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island, you’ve likely noticed that over the past few years wellness has permeated every cell of American culture. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness industry grew by more than 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 more than 35 million consumers worldwide through its software. Its clients specialize in everything from yoga to tennis to beauty.
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 past few years? Which trends do you see dying down? Let us know in the comments section!