Fitness Gear is all the rage, and while many people are starting to take the plunge, the trend is still gaining traction.
According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a majority of people who have started exercising for a few weeks or months are looking to purchase fitness gear for a variety of reasons.
In a recent survey by FitBit, a fitness tracker and app, 62 percent of the respondents said they were looking for a new fitness equipment purchase, and 35 percent of those who bought equipment said they bought it for fitness.
While it’s a small sample size, it suggests that the fitness equipment trend is not a new phenomenon.
While the number of people actually exercising has grown over the last several years, it has only been a matter of time since the trend hit the mainstream.
In 2017, there were 2.4 million people who used fitness equipment to run, bike, or skate, according to the Centers For Disease Control.
There’s a growing awareness of fitness as a lifestyle, and it is increasingly common to see people wearing and using fitness equipment.
“It’s become an important part of the culture,” said Jill Anderson, a certified personal trainer and owner of the Fitbit Fitness Training Center.
With that said, there are some limitations.
The Fitbit data also shows that fitness equipment is a limited market segment, with only a few million fitness products being sold in 2017.
According the Centers, only 1.4 percent of all personal trainers use fitness equipment, while another 1 percent use it for physical therapy and exercise.
That means a large portion of fitness equipment sales go to the people who use it most.
While this is an important segment of the market, it’s only half the equation.
As a general rule, people are not looking to spend a lot of money on fitness equipment; instead, they’re looking for affordable products that offer the best value.
In fact, according the CDC, most fitness equipment companies offer a range of products ranging from $100 to $200.
“The biggest thing that people look for in fitness equipment,” said Anderson, “is a price point that makes sense.”
The majority of fitness gear is made of PVC, which is a type of plastic that is commonly used for clothing.
The popularity of fitness apparel has also been on the rise recently.
While the average American spends about $4,000 a year on fitness apparel, it only makes sense that people are looking for products that provide a better fit.
“If you look at the products that are currently available, the price points are a little bit lower, so people are going to be looking for something that is a little more affordable,” Anderson said.
“It makes sense to spend money on that product, so it’s also important to get something that will last.”
As the fitness gear market continues to grow, the number one thing people look to when they shop for fitness equipment will likely change from year to year.
“There’s always going to have a trend in the market,” Anderson noted.
“But I think that the trend will definitely continue to get better and better.”
This article is part of The Hill’s Fitness Week, a series that focuses on the health, fitness and wellness of Americans.
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