Top 10 Gym Equipment Trends for 2023
Gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts alike are on the lookout for new and innovative ways to take their workouts to the next level. With advancements in technology and a growing demand for eco-friendly and home-friendly solutions, the gym equipment market has seen some exciting changes in recent years.
Here, we highlight the Gym Wizard top 10 gym equipment trends for 2023:
1. Smart workout equipment with digital tracking and AI
Gone are the days of manually tracking your performance and progress in the gym. Today, workout equipment comes equipped with digital displays and technology that tracks your performance and provides personalised feedback, helping you achieve your fitness goals.
Smart workout equipment equipped with sensors and computer systems can track and record the usage and performance of the equipment. This information can be used to help maintain the equipment by alerting gym staff to potential issues, such as excessive wear and tear, and allowing them to schedule routine maintenance before the equipment fails. Additionally, the data collected by smart workout equipment can be used to optimise its usage and prolong its lifespan, helping to reduce the need for frequent replacements and maintenance.
Some examples of smart equipment include:
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2. Eco-friendly gym equipment
Manufacturers are now producing gym equipment that is made from sustainable materials and designed to have a low impact on the environment. These eco-friendly options are not only better for the planet, but they also look great in your home gym. At Gym Wizard we try and do our bit by reducing the waste created. Repairing damaged gym pads and replacing worn vinyl instead of the whole pad reduces waste by 95%. By our reckoning, for every 1000 pads that we reupholster instead of replacing, we save approximately 3.8 tonnes of waste going into landfill. Find out more about our gym pad reupholstery services
Also, have a look at these eco-friendly pieces of gym equipment:
3. Compact and portable home gym equipment
Through Covid, the popularity of compact and portable home gym equipment grew as were forced to work out at home. This trend has continued driven by factors such as the convenience of having gym equipment at home and the flexibility to work out at any time. The compact design of these pieces of equipment makes them ideal for those with limited workout space, as they can be easily stored away when not in use.
For Gym Wizard, this trend towards home workouts is not all bad news. With more people investing in home gym equipment, we have seen increased demand for repair services from domestic customers. A good option is to send us your gym pads and we will repair and reupholster and send them back out to you!
4. Wearable resistance training equipment
Wearable resistance training equipment allows you to perform strength training exercises without the need for traditional weights or resistance machines. These wearable devices provide resistance, challenging your muscles and helping you build strength.
Wearable resistance training equipment has several benefits, which are likely to see it grow in popularity in the coming years:
- Convenience: Wearable resistance equipment can be easily worn during a workout, eliminating the need for additional equipment or weights.
- Customizable resistance: Wearable resistance equipment can be adjusted to provide different resistance levels.
- Versatility: Wearable resistance equipment can be used in a variety of exercises, from strength training to cardio.
- Innovative technology: Wearable resistance equipment often uses innovative technology, such as sensors and computer systems, to track and record progress.
A new company called Omorpho has created a full range of weighted gym clothes that help make workouts more effective with evenly spread weights added across your body.
5. High-tech recovery and wellness equipment
Because of the increased demand for effective recovery methods, high-tech recovery and wellness equipment has seen an upsurge in popularity. High-tech recovery tools, such as foam rollers and massagers, offer sophisticated and effective ways to recuperate, enabling users to feel better immediately and resume their workout regimen.
The increased emphasis on health and well-being is driving the trend toward high-tech recovery and wellness devices. High-tech recovery and wellness equipment provide a fresh approach to achieving wellness objectives with the convergence of cutting-edge technology, increased accessibility, and efficient recovery techniques.
Here are a few examples of traditional and high-tech recovery equipment we would recommend:
6. Virtual and augmented reality gym equipment
Virtual and augmented reality gym equipment combines virtual reality and augmented reality technology to create immersive workout environments that can help keep you motivated and engaged. There are a few stand-out products that do this, such as Mirror and Tonal. Both include on-the-wall monitors that show workouts for you to do at home.
7. Cross-functional training equipment
Cross-functional training equipment is designed to challenge multiple muscle groups and develop functional strength, making it a popular choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to train like a pro. An example cross-functional training machine is the Unica which helps train arms, legs, pecs and more.
8. Bodyweight training equipment
Bodyweight training equipment enables you to perform strength training exercises using your own body weight, making it an accessible option for people who want to get fit without traditional weights or resistance machines. Suspension training is one of the best full-body workouts you can do for all-around conditioning and we love the TRX All-in-One Suspension Training Fitness System which is lightweight and can be anchored anywhere!
As for something a bit smaller and cheaper that is simple to set up, the Resistance Band Set from Black Mountain products is ideal for training your upper body.
9. Group training equipment
Group training equipment is designed for group training sessions and includes items such as battle ropes, sandbags, and group workout stations. This type of equipment is perfect for group fitness classes or personal training sessions with friends.
10. Customisable and modular gym equipment
Customisable and modular gym equipment allows you to build the perfect workout environment for your specific needs and preferences. These gym systems are highly customizable and can be tailored to meet your individual fitness goals and requirements. A great example of this is the Eisenhorn which is an all-in-one gym which can be configured in multiple different ways depending on the workout you want to do. Alternatively, take a look at the IM2000 Self Spotting Machine which offers increased options when working out alone.
The gym equipment market has seen some exciting changes in recent years, and these trends are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re looking for smart workout equipment, eco-friendly options, or high-tech recovery and wellness equipment, there’s something for everyone in 2023.