We are at a time when the world is beginning to open up once again and people are getting more busy, meaning that it can be harder to find time to move your body and stay healthy & active. No matter your age or circumstances, finding the motivation to establish or keep to an exercise routine can be difficult.
Perhaps earlier this year you had set your new year’s resolution as being more active – but have since found this has not been possible. Whether you are looking to run a 5k or go for something a little tougher, it’s important to remember that it’s never too late and that fitness can be highly rewarding for your body. According to the NHS website, the benefits of regular exercise include increased self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, whilst also reducing the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.
In the last few years, the tech and gaming market has developed products to help make exercising and fitness more fun and addictive than ever before, whilst making it easier to meet new people.
Let’s not forget! Exercise must be enjoyable in order to make you want to come back for more. That’s why The Conqueror has designed a service to help people of all fitness abilities take in some of the biggest real world, and even fictional, landmarks with every step they take.
A growing market
The pandemic has ultimately changed the way we approach exercise. With gyms shutting down during the lockdowns, people were forced to look at new ways to stay fit. Of these new offerings, health and fitness app downloads increased by 46% worldwide. Since being exposed to these new forms of exercising, people may have found that they prefer this to more traditional methods.
Growth in this sector shows no sign of slowing down too. In 2021, the global fitness app market size was valued at $1.1b and it is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 17.6% between 2022 and 2030.
Fitness apps also allow users to measure their fitness and track their health goals, incentivising them to continue their journey. Having all that data in one place can help them to take control of their bodies and make decisions about the amount and types of exercise that they are completing. In a study by Deloitte, 77% of people who use devices to track their health said that it changed their behaviour at least moderately.
Boosting your fitness and running motivation with The Conqueror
The Conqueror allows you to travel to the top of Mount Fuji or swim the distance of the English Channel from your home or your local neighbourhood. These new virtual fitness challenges give you the chance to complete world-beating achievements through walking, running or cycling at a time frame that suits you. Users can connect the award-winning Conqueror mobile app or website to their favourite fitness apps or they can manually log their progress.
Completion rates are four to five times higher than an average fitness programme and this, in part, is due to the rewards system, with both short and long-term incentives, to keep users motivated. As players advance through their chosen map and reach milestones, they unlock virtual postcards to track their progress. All postcards are sent via email and contain historical information about each milestone you have reached.
Join a growing community of over 400,000 people worldwide today through virtual challenges.