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Podcast 147 – Is The Fitness Industry Too Focused On Youth?


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Hello and thank you for joining us on this episode!

Here at Senior Fitness With Meredith we take a lot of pride in publishing our best content centered on the health and wellness for older “seasoned” adults. We feel this is so important as we age and live longer lives. However we also feel that the industry that we exist in doesn’t focus enough on the older generations and mostly ignores a lot of the needs that this generation is asking for.

The fitness industry has always been a “youth oriented” industry as a whole. But with the power of the internet reaching millions of older generations, is this industry still missing a big opportunity to reach into a larger audience by also focusing more on middle aged – older generations?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). How the internet and mostly social media have changed the fitness industry and the monolithic focus on youth that seems to have come to the forefront.

2). Why the “image first” mentality has become the norm for most fitness brands and how that can make others feel excluded and un-motivated to think that healthy exercise is for them because they may not look like what they see in media.

3). The misconceptions that the fitness industry portrays of older people and how this can affect thoughts and feelings about what level of fitness seniors should be which is based on little market research by the fitness industry.

4). How drug and pharmacy companies spend more money on advertising to seniors than the health and fitness industry and why this is misguiding.

5). Meredith’s thoughts on some of the strides the industry has taken to improve it’s approach to catering not just to younger generations but all age ranges as well.


Thank you again for joining us for this informative episode. The fitness industry is growing bigger everyday and having the best services, products and content available  for people of all ages is becoming a necessity. Hopefully this episode helps you navigate what the best journey is for you when it comes to finding reliable, quality health and fitness products and services.

We appreciate being a part of your journey no matter what age and hope to continue bringing our best to you for years to come.

Tile the next episode!

Team Meredith