3. EVERYONE WANTS ACTIVEWEAR In recent years, U.S. activewear sales have increased. Last year, sales rose 11 percent over the previous year to nearly $46 billion, according to The NPD Group, a consumer tracking service. And, those sales are up from $36.9 billion in 2014.
4. FITNESS RETAILERS Exercise brands are able to capitalize on the trend even more than some other stores. Adidas opened its Runbase store in Berlin last year, which includes training facilities and a healthy restaurant. At Nike's SoHo store, consumers can test a pair of sneakers on the in-store basketball court, on a synthetic football field or on a treadmill that gives real-time feedback, according to The Associated Press.
5. DESTINATION EXPERIENCE The fitness and wellness trend taps into people's desire for experiences, according to retail experts. Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel and footwear at Euromonitor, told The Associated Press it is "the prioritization of doing, seeing and feeling over having more stuff."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.