Be adventurous in 2019 and try a new exercise class or a new way to work out. According to the American College of Sports Medicine,1 fitness trackers and group exercise classes will be the top trends of the year. Wearable technology has been among the top trends since 2016 and will be the number-one trend of the new year.
The editors of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® conducted their annual survey to determine health and fitness trends for 2019. There were 40 possible trends on the survey, including 25 trends from previous years. The survey was sent to health and fitness professionals all over the world.
The top 10 predicted fitness trends for 2019 are:
- Wearable technology. Smart watches, fitness trackers, heart monitors and more, have ranked among the top trends every year since 2016. Get ready to track and monitor your workouts from day one.
- Group training. This is defined as any workout with more than five participants. Grab your accountability partner and get moving.
- HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). A HIIT workout, according to ACSM, involves “short bursts of high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by a short period of rest.” They’re usually 30 minutes or less, though they can be longer. You get a quick and very efficient workout, and you can do it from home if you prefer.
- Fitness programs for older adults. Exercise is a great way to maintain bone density, making programs like these beneficial for the older population.
- Bodyweight training. No equipment necessary; all you need is you! Think push-ups and planks, exercises you can do anywhere.
- Certified fitness professionals. Individuals who have been accredited through “educational programs and certification programs” will be first to be hired in the industry.
- Yoga. This ancient practice keeps growing, from goat yoga and power yoga to yogalates and hot yoga. What’s next?
- Personal training. This is usually done in a gym, but you can also work out with an online personal trainer.
- Functional fitness training. This is using exercise to improve balance, coordination, strength, and endurance to make activities of daily living easier.
- Exercise is Medicine. Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is ACSM’s own global health initiative that encourages healthcare providers to get their patients to exercise and then analyze their activity as part of their check-ups.
Other fitness trends include exercise health/wellness coaching, exercise for weight loss, mobile exercise apps, mobility devices, worksite health promotion and workplace well-being programs, outcome measurements, outdoor activities, licensure for fitness professionals, small group personal training and post-rehabilitation classes.
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Get out there, or stay inside where it’s warm, and try a new class or new way to work out. Switching it up is a great way to stay motivated and moving during the winter months.
1WORLDWIDE SURVEY OF FITNESS TRENDS FOR 2019. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal22(6):10-17, November/December 2018.