With the rise of computers, the internet, and many other technological innovations that have been deemed necessary in this modern period, human beings’ lifestyle has changed. Even if there have been amazing strides in the field of health and medicine, people’s fascination with computers has caused many, especially the younger generation, to lead a sedentary lifestyle.
An English charity called Youth Sports Trust has conducted research into how sports and community health clubs can lead young people to have better, healthier lives. One of the objectives of the research was to find out how sports, physical education, and activities could aid in the development of future generations. The innovation of community sports clubs and improving them to stay relevant is one way to make sure that the people of the future remain fit and healthy.
24/7 Community Sports Clubs Operations
In the future, community sports clubs need to be open to the public for 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Even at present, when most people have work from 9 am to 5 pm in the afternoon, it would not do for gyms and sports clubs to have the same operating hours. At present, some clubs have responded to the needs of people by extending their working hours. However, the key is accessibility. Some individuals may prefer fitness training in the wee hours of the morning or late at night. Sports clubs need to foresee this as well – all day operating hours at a nearby location.
Developing Virtual Club Rooms
Many people, especially the younger generation and older individuals who consider themselves as gamers, may have had the pleasure of trying out sports through their video game consoles such as the Wii and the PSP. This kind of concept may be adopted by sports clubs in the future. Individuals, for several reasons, might not have the time to commute or the energy to travel to a remote location for sports activities. Sports clubs may have to develop and integrate virtual immersion technology for its members. Online social media sites have already paved the way for social communities online, and sports clubs may yet push the definition of online communities further.
Streaming Sports Competitions
One of the highlights of sports clubs is annual competitions among members. In the future, where technology is anticipated to be faster, reliable, and more portable, sports club competitions can be watched by members via a live stream broadcast. There are many advantages to this futuristic setup. The first one would be the ability to reach more audiences. More audiences and supporters of the club would mean more sponsorship and avenues for club promotion. Not to mention, famous and well-to-do sports clubs can also attract more membership applications.
Utilizing Technology to the Max
Perhaps the most essential factor that would change from present-day sports clubs in comparison to those of the future would be, as already repeatedly mentioned above, the development of technology. For example, at present, luxury watches are no longer the trend. They are being replaced with varieties of smartwatches that serve the dual function of sports and fitness trackers. Even local sports clubs can take advantage of oncoming sports-related technology to become more knowledgeable in playing sports, fitness training, and physical activities.