You can understand the current state of fitness by seeing which products are selling like hotcakes online. More specifically, on Amazon. The world’s largest ecommerce marketplace is just that, the world’s largest. So when Amazon lists its best selling items, its important that we listen. Here’s what’s hottest on the marketplace as of May 2017.
Sweet Sweat Waist Trimmer
Designed to help users sweat out the excess “stuff” around their waist area, this best selling item comes with a free carrying bag and a sample of Sweet Sweat Gel (that probably sounds a lot worse than it is). The device insulates you during your workout, helping you trim away at your waist.
BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat
Yoga mats are always the rage! Well, this one in particular. The BalanceFrom GoYoga might not be inherently special, it could just be the best marketed mat around. But it comes with a free yoga mat strap that has people clamoring. Plus, a two-year warranty and customer satisfaction guarantee.
Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Cookies and Cream
Quest Bars have been in the fitness scene for several years, and I must say they are pretty tasty. Although you can easily find them in stores, people like to purchase in bulk, making Amazon such a popular place to buy them.
Champion Men’s Long Mesh Short With Pockets
The best explanation as to why these are flying off the shelves could be that… they’re cheap. Starting at $9, you too can be a Champion.
ASICS Men’s GEL Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe
Simple, comfortable, durable. That pretty much sums up the Asics brand of shoes. These GEL Venture 5’s are perfect for hiking and are made to get dirty.
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large
The #1 selling product under the “fitness technology” category, this version of the Fitbit is reasonably priced given the amount of great features it includes. Among them, call, text and calendar notifications. The Charge 2 uses PurePulse to automatically detect heart rate throughout the day and better measure your calorie burn as well.
Mermaker Fidget Spinner Toy
By now you’ve probably heard of the fidget spinner toys. These are aimed at relieving ADHD and high anxiety especially in children. Mermaker is currently leading the way in sales of this product, as an Amazon FBA. We’ll see how much longer this tidal wave lasts.
Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
This product comes with a carry bag, an eBook, and an instructional booklet to provide you multiple ideas for how to use them. Resistance bands truly are a powerful fitness tool because they can be used for so many different types of workouts and stretches.
Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Chocolate Chip
And finally, Quest is back at it with another protein bar flavor, which is also my personal favorite—chocolate chip.
So if there’s any consensus about the current state of fitness, it’s that it favors delicious treats and little spinny toys.