John LaRosa

Recent Posts by John LaRosa:

Health Coaching Gains Favor Among Consumers, Insurers, & Employers

Health coaching has emerged as a $6 billion service market, with a strong growth outlook. There are an estimated 109,000 health coaches and health educators that advise and motivate clients to change bad lifestyle habits and to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Topics: Healthcare Industry Insights

Top 6 Things to Know About the Personal Coaching Industry

Personal and life coaching has become big business in America, as clients seek guidance for career transitions, starting a business, getting more organized, improving their sales or marketing skills, and a lot more.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

Top 6 Things to Know About the $28 Billion Sleep Market

As U.S. obesity rates climb and Americans age, more people are developing sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other sleep disorders. Plus, stressors related to the volatile stock market, terrorism, mass shootings, health care, student debt, and protests against politicians are all resulting in more sleepless nights.

Topics: House & Home Pharmaceuticals Industry Insights

How Physicians and Nurses Can Launch a Successful Medical Weight Loss Program

Obesity levels in American are a significant concern, as 70% of adults are overweight or obese, with no improvement in sight. Medical conditions such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea are directly related to this obesity.

Topics: Food & Beverage Healthcare

Autism Treatment Programs Are Growing: A $1.8 Billion Market in the U.S.

Although we still do not know the specific causes of autism, we do know one thing. The rate is increasing, and the market for treatment is growing.

Based on new government data, 1 in 45 children in the United States, aged 3-17, have autism. This is up from only 1 in 150 children back in 2000.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Education

Obesity Fuels $21 Billion Plus-Size Market

Obesity levels remain high in America, as 70% of adults are either obese or overweight, with no sign of an improvement in sight. More women are joining the size acceptance movement and are demanding fashionable clothes for “plus size” persons, and other services catering to them, including dating services, specialty beds, and medical equipment.

Topics: Apparel Medical Devices Industry Insights

U.S. Personal Coaching Industry Tops $1 Billion, and Growing

The $9.9 billion U.S. self-improvement or personal development industry is largely comprised of affluent Baby Boomers and female customers, especially for programs related to relationships, weight loss, exercise, spirituality, and Far Eastern topics. A substantial share of these customers is located on the two coasts of the United States.

Topics: Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

What's Next for the $9.9 Billion Personal Development Industry 

American consumers will pay lots of money for self-improvement products and services. This is especially true at this time of the year. Each January, we set resolutions to lose weight, improve our relationships, make more money, mange stress better, become a better salesman, increase productivity, read faster, etc.

Topics: Media Industry Insights

Top 6 Trends for the Weight Loss Industry in 2018

The U.S. weight loss market is estimated to be worth $68.2 billion in 2017—a 2.7% gain, and growth should continue into 2018, when the market is expected to post a better gain of 3.2% to $70 billion.

Continued high rates of obesity and overweight, coupled with low unemployment and higher disposable income, are boosting the market. However, performance will vary significantly by individual market segment.

Topics: Food & Beverage Pharmaceuticals Healthcare