The State of the Fitness Industry at IHRSA 2022.

The State of the Fitness Industry at IHRSA 2022.

On this week’s episode of the Escape Your Limits x On the Edge Podcast, Emma Barry & Matthew Januszek take on IHRSA 2022 in Miami, Florida where they were fortunate to meet with many innovators, suppliers, and many more of the elite in the fitness industry.


Emma Barry is a global fitness authority advising the innovative edge of fit-tech, fit-trends, and fit-talent. Emma is a co-founder of Good Soul Hunting, a Senior Advisor to the FitTech Club for the USA, and a founding member of group fitness giant Les Mills, former Director for luxury-lifestyle brand Equinox, and consultant for the fastest growing value-based fitness chain in Europe – Basic-Fit.

IHRSA 2022 delivered an unparalleled opportunity and venue where exhibitors can reach the widest range of key decision-makers and product-purchasers from many segments of the fitness industry.

At this key event in fitness, the co-hosts sat down with various fitness innovators where they found a collective agreement of feelings of displacement, innovation, collaboration, competition, and change. They also pick up on key topics of recovery, connected fitness, and the metaverses role within the fitness realm.


Throughout our interview, we cover:

  • Raising awareness around different types of fitness & how they are effective
  • Why having a touch of outdoor fitness brings a breath of fresh air
  • Connected fitness revolutionizing the fitness industry
  • Body scanning becoming relevant to achieve fitness goals & staying healthy
  • VR training is bringing in a new population to the fitness industry
  • Recovery becoming more relevant in a fitness business
  • Solving member retention rates and getting them to become more engaged
  • The importance of isokinetic training