The workout book market is a big one for exercise trainers.
While some of the best workouts have come from established brands like Fitbit, others have sprung up by small startups like Tango.
Tango, for example, launched in 2015 and now has around 500,000 users.
But that’s just one small example of how the market is changing, says Eric Hickey, author of The Essential Workout Books for Every Body Type.
The books can offer everything from fitness tips and nutrition tips to diet advice and lifestyle guidance.
Hickey points to a recent article published in HealthDay.
“I would love to see more independent authors publishing books about health and fitness,” he says.
He cites The Essential FitBook, which includes nutrition tips for both men and women.
Houghts FitnessBooks, a company founded in 2012, includes a healthy diet book, as well as nutrition tips.
Its books are not geared toward fitness professionals.
But as the fitness industry matures, Houghtys books are attracting more interest.
“There are a lot of independent fitness bookstores that are trying to find ways to be more relevant to the market,” Houghton says.
A recent article in The Guardian highlighted the rise of new fitness-focused websites, including fitness-centric sites such as the FitnessBook.com and FitnessBookClub.com.
Haughton points to The Essential FitnessBook as a “great example” of this trend.
He sees a potential market for the books, especially for people who have not had much exposure to fitness before.
“It’s an easy way to get the exercise they need without any extra work,” he notes.
The FitnessBook Club, for instance, is a new site that aims to provide fitness advice, fitness resources and other resources.
Hutchings FitnessBooks books offer everything a fitness enthusiast might need.
It’s available in six languages and includes a nutrition guide, a fitness app, and a free app for iPhone and iPad.
Hocheys FitnessBooks offer nutrition tips, as do Fitbit and Garmin.
For example, the FitBook Club recommends that users exercise at least three times per week and that they eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
But Hough’s book includes recommendations for other foods, such as vegetables and whole grains.
The book is available for $29.95.
“A lot of fitness books are really about the basics and the basics are good for the average person, but it’s not always clear to a lot more people what’s going on with the things that are in the supplements,” Hickey says.
For people who want more detailed, more specific advice, he recommends looking for exercise books that are geared toward the fitness enthusiast or those looking for a deeper understanding of the fitness world.
The Essential Tango is also a good fit for those who want to find out more about the health benefits of exercise, Hickey notes.
“They don’t really have a lot to say in the context of a health book,” he adds.
Hougts Fitness Books is also one of the most popular fitness book stores in Canada, he adds, and Hough has a number of bookstores around the country that are selling books like The Essential The Essential.
He says that The Essential books have been a huge hit among fitness-oriented shoppers.
“People who are looking for information are coming in from a lot different parts of the world, from Canada to the U.K.,” Hough says.
While the fitness market may be changing, Haughts Fitness books continue to be popular.
“The fact that they’re so popular, that they are so accessible, is really great,” he concludes.
“This is a really important market, and they’re doing a really good job at it.”