Fitness Platforms For Disabled Market Size to Reach USD 11.1 Billion by 2030

According to Vision Research Report, the global Fitness Platforms For Disabled market size was USD 1.8 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 11.1 Billion by 2030 and register a revenue CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

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Growth Factors

A transition from traditional studios and gyms to a virtual fitness trend among the general population and people with disabilities has been witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This, in turn, has increased downloads and usage of fitness live streaming platforms. According to the World Economic Forum, in 2020, the global subscriptions of fitness and health platforms increased by 50.0% among the disabled group. This, in turn, increased the usage rate of fitness platforms.

The growing trend of online fitness training among people with various disability types, including difficulties in hearing, vision, mobility, and many other functions, is driving the market.Increasing awareness regarding health and wellness among the disabled population is also driving the market.

The rapid adoption of live streaming platforms in the healthcare sector is one of the key factors driving the adoption of fitness platforms among the disabled population. A 2016 study published in Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities revealed that nearly 84.0% of disabled people use or own a smartphone, with 91.0% of users adopting a tablet.

Report Coverage

Report Scope Details
Market Size US$ 11.1 billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 20.8% From 2022 to 2030
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Platform, Device
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Apple, Inc.; Kakana; Adaptive Yoga LiveChampion’s Rx; Evolve21; Kym Nonstop; Exercise Buddy, LLC; Special Olympics; YouTube; Hulu, LLC

By Type Analysis

The exercise and weight loss segment held the largest revenue share of over 50.0%. This growth can be attributed to the increasing number of companies focusing on introducing innovative platforms for weight loss and sticking to the daily workout routine among people with disabilities.

The majority of the exercise and weight loss plans offered by these fitness platforms are personalized for users. These platforms supply customized recommendations on food consumption and physical activity, which aid in weight loss. The introduction of advanced technologies further aids the market growth.

The activity tracking segment is expected to register the highest CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the high demand for wearable health and fitness tracking systems among people with disabilities and the launch of new activity tracking devices.

Tracking health and fitness through apps and gadgets has become popular among people with disabilities in the past years, which is leading to an increase in the consumer pool. Users can access Do It Yourself (also termed as DIY) insights for diet and gain information about the impact of physical exercise on their health.

By Platform Analysis

The iOS segment held the largest revenue share of over 50.0%. An increase in the adoption of iOS among target consumers is a major parameter contributing to the segment growth. Approximately, 26% of iPhone, iPod, and iPad users installed the iOS 14 updates within 5 days of its release in September 2020.

The android segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the high usage rate of Android smartphones among people with disabilities. The introduction of technological upgrades in android platforms has further aided their adoption.

By Device Analysis

The smartphones segment held the largest revenue share of over 65.0%. This can be attributed to an increase in the adoption of smartphones among U.S. consumers in the past few years. According to Pew Research Center, the U.S. population using smartphones has increased from 59% in 2014 to 81% in 2019.

An increase in the adoption of smartphones is expected to proportionately scale up the use of fitness platforms. An increase in the penetration of smartphones worldwide, coupled with the growing awareness regarding fitness among the disabled population, is expected to drive the use of fitness platforms over the forecast period.

The wearable devices segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. Wearable devices enable people with disabilities to easily perform daily tasks, such as browsing the web, sending emails, and using social media and fitness platforms for daily physical activities through voice-activation and gesture controls.

By Regional Analysis

North America held the largest revenue share of over 30.0% in 2021. The growing awareness regarding fitness and daily health monitoring among the disabled has led to an increase in the adoption of fitness platforms in the region.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Many countries in this region are adopting virtual fitness strategies to deliver exercise/workout plans for people with disabilities with better outcomes.

Key Players

  • Apple, Inc.
  • Kakana
  • Champion’s Rx
  • Adaptive Yoga Live
  • Evolve21
  • Kym Nonstop
  • Exercise Buddy, LLC
  • Special Olympics
  • YouTube
  • Hulu, LLC

Market Segmentation

  • By Type
    • Exercise & Weight Loss
    • Diet & Nutrition
    • Activity Tracking
  • By Platform
    • Android
    • iOS
    • Others
  • By Device
    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • Wearable Devices
  • Regional
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • Australia
      • South Korea
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Argentina
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • UAE

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