A Fun, Fit Future: Social Media Takes On Fitness
People don’t take spin class because they want to ride crappy trainers. They go because misery loves company and, for 60 minutes, someone’s there to hold them accountable. From Pilates to Plyometrics, people know that workouts are more fun – and more productive – with others.
When food became social, we got Yelp. When journalism became social, we got Twitter.
The narrative for fitness now is “workout with others, even when you’re by yourself.” For apps to compete with gyms and trainers, it comes down to a simple thought: it’s about people, not gadgets. And the tech companies that best connect users will be the winners in this crowded space.
This Future15 talk will explain how fitness apps and wearable devices can engage and connect users. With new and unique ways to share workouts and motivate, track, and cheer friends and family from anywhere, Florian Gschwandtner, CEO of Runtastic, will provide an exciting preview into the future of social for fitness.
- What will the next generation of fitness apps and devices will look like and how they will motivate users to be more active?
- How can social pressure/encouragement improve people’s well-being?
- How can fitness apps, wearable devices, and social media help people achieve their fitness goals?
- Can technology make us more accountable for our health and fitness?
- In an increasingly unhealthy world, how can health and fitness solutions become ubiquitous?
- Florian Gschwandtner Runtastic
Josh Shaeffer Runtastic
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