- Markita Staples
- Chicago, IL
- United States
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Creating new ways to measure the achievements and effects of working out.
The biggest trend is to obsess over the number of calories burned during a workout. However, if this was really of utmost importance, we should all just run, jump rope, and perform other high-exertion exercises, as these have been shown to burn the most calories. However, interval training and boot camps have become increasingly popular and tend to also focus on building muscle and agility. There is still a disconnect because people want to measure the effectiveness of these workouts based on calories burned, and you simply don't burn as many calories with other types of exercise.
How could we measure these strength gain benefits in terms of the things most people value, which are physical changes and weight loss? How do you see the health technology space changing as we become smarter about how to track things like muscle gains and body tone?