As a whole, the fitness industry and even popular sports such as football are slowly adapting to the ever-changing needs of a society brimming with millennials. They are responding to our generation’s insights and philosophies by thinking outside the box in terms of their approach to today’s lifestyle demands. Over the years, there have been a plethora of group fitness classes and modern-day gadgets out there as many of us might’ve noticed.
Once upon a time, Mr. Motivator was held in the highest regard among British television viewers. The keep fit fanatic used to hold daily group classes on live television, empowering housewives to exercise while stuck at home. Although the landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, and sadly Mr. Motivation is nothing but a relic in the eyes of millennials.
Nowadays, technology does wonders in streamlining our lives. When used correctly, it makes our day-to-day tasks easier. This breakthrough even spilled out to the world of fitness, with all the high-tech gadgets, new training methods, and overall advancements. Even professional footballers resort to this in order to improve and – in some ways – stay ahead of the curve. David James from The Guardian points out that sports scientist really came to the fore in 2011 and is now an integral part of any professional sports team to aid in developing an all round skill set, while identifying key areas to improve upon.
Football players are just some of the most well conditioned athletes in the world. Day in and day out they perform at a high level, a certain capacity that requires hard work, dedication, as well as a skill set that sets them apart from the average player. Betfair who focus largely on the English Premier League highlighted what it takes to become a finely tuned professional athlete. Football journalist, Stephen Tudor, claimed there are now complex algorithms that make a supreme sportsperson, this includes daily blood tests, cryotherapy chambers, and, you might’ve guessed it, GPS devices. These not only improve certain aspects of the human body, but also compile necessary data to monitor their progress.
Tudor adds that professional athletes – such as footballers – are “Formula One engines in human form.” But what about mere mortals like us who don’t play sports for a living? With this, it’s also important to highlight the technological reach in fitness, which revolves around its entertainment factor. For starters, there are a variety of exercise programs that inject fun into every workout. Aside from the bevy of spinning and CrossFit group classes and other alternatives like Pilates, Yoga, and even a Buggy Boot Camp. Collectively, these workouts create an exciting environment where we can embrace the benefits and the challenges of exercising. Furthermore, when it comes to the advanced tracking methods of pro athletes, we, too, can monitor our progress with the help of social media and other mobile phone applications.
All in all, fitness knows no boundaries. It ignores social status, age, and gender. Yes, we constantly crave for more, continuous change as years go by, but at the end of the day, dedicating our lives to fitness will always lead to positive things. We don’t have to be on the same level as professional athletes, we just have to have that initiative and the willingness to continue the journey towards overall wellness. Besides, we all have to start somewhere, right?