Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
Health is more important today than ever, so make sure you’re getting the most from your gym!
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Firstly, thanks to Craig at Membr, the world’s largest gym focused software company that helps many of the gyms I’ve worked at and trained at, and thousands more, run, for asking me to join him on a podcast to discuss the future of health, wellness, and of course gyms – all topics that I know enough to be dangerous about because not only am I a health fanatic, but also because I am a fully certified FTA3 Personal Trainer. And not a lot of people know that …
It’s also these experiences – of being both a regular gym goer as well as a PT – that helped set the tone for the session because while I’ve seen lots of well run gyms I’ve also seen many more around the world that are an insult to the industry and their customers. And you know who you are.
The Future of Gyms and Fitness, by Futurist Speaker Matthew Griffin
Anyways, with health and wellness being the top of many people’s priorities after the pandemic, a time when over half the world’s population was in prolonged periods of lockdowns and couldn’t get out to exercise or socialise, gyms and their teams now have a more crucial role to play in helping society recuperate and rejuvenate than ever before.
As a result we discussed all the top gym, health, and sports trends and technologies, from AI coaches and trainers to wearables that increasingly know you better than you know yourself as we head into the future of the Quantified Self, and all manner of other topics, so pull up a flat bench and a protein shake and enjoy the session.