Latest Exercise Trends This Year
Every year, the fitness industry names a new name for itself every year. While Tae Bo may not be as popular in 2017 as it was last year, group fitness and smarter workouts are going to still be trending. Time keeps ticking faster every year, so it’s time to catch up. Here are a few exercise trends you may want to get on board with.
Top 7 Exercise Trends of 2017
A study done by the American Council on Exercise’s revealed that college students (“millennials”) are moving trying to cut down on their spending by walking or other means of transportation besides driving. Bikes, cycling gear and athletic attire will be very popular this year.
2. Recovery Days
Rest days are so important, however, it’s good to find some low-impact physical activity to enjoy. Your body was created to move. By doing so regularly, you will notice several benefits. Low impact exercises include foam rollers, yoga, stretching, or walking. You can find something to do every day.
3. Online Classes
Online fitness classes will continue to gain popularity. It’s no secret that people look for convenience. The number reason people say they can’t get to the gym is because they don’t have time. You only need about 20-30 minutes of day and an app on your smartphone to get in your daily exercise.
4. Group Fitness
Group fitness classes have become almost as popular as one-on-one training. Trainers are using more of their time by training more clients at a time. A benefit of group training is also to have multiple accountability buddies and more support.
5. Bodyweight Exercises
More people are travelling abroad and working long hours. Bodyweight exercises will be popular because you don’t need any equipment or much space. HIIT workouts will also continue to be a favorite cardio exercise because you are losing calories in a short amount of time.
6. Mind-Body Relationship
More awareness will be involved in physical activity. When you expect to have a long cardio session, your mind tends to wander off. Yoga, pilates, and strength training forces you to focus on what you are doing. Also, the average person loses .5 pounds of muscle tissue every decade without resistance training.
Wearables like fitness trackers, Fitbit, and smart glasses will continue to increase in sales this year. Being able to record stats and results from a workout is motivating for sticking to a fitness program.