I study – I study “Worldwide survey of fitness trends“, Has been conducted annually by ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine since 2007 and is an important Global analysis Involving thousands of fitness and fitness professionals from all over the world to monitor, evaluate and predict newcomers. Current section. In a particular situation as we feel, where personal freedom is strictly restricted, some interesting trends have emerged. Let’s look at the ten main ones.
1 wearable technology – They are in the top 10 of fitness trends: wearable technologies have been the lion’s share since 2016. These are small devices worn on the wrist, like a smartwatch, which acts as a pedometer, keeping track of workouts, monitoring heart rhythm, sleep, saturation and other physiological functions. In many cases they are able to interact with gym equipment to thoroughly analyze the effectiveness of the exercise. They are now a real must for athletes.
2- Home fitness – The epidemic has forced us to create a quality of necessity, but the trend of training at home persists and goes hand in hand with gym workouts. There are many small tools that can be equipped without difficulty and online classes have become much more, where you train together, but in the quiet and distance of your own home.
3- Outdoor activities – This is one of the fastest growing trends in a combination of internal training. It’s not just about jogging alone in the park, but also physical activities in small groups, such as walking, trekking, cycling and guided tours, even for several days, to discover interesting places.
4-Strength training with free weights – Surveys conducted before 2021 had a single entry described as “strength training”. This description is now considered too broad, so this classification has been omitted in favor of more specific “strength training with free weights”. These are workouts that use free weights, barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls. The goal is, once you learn the technique of exercise, to increase immunity and therefore improve performance.
5-Workout to lose weight – Exercise associated with a healthy diet is essential for staying fit, especially if you need to lose weight and stimulate your metabolism. This entry was among the top 20 trends in all editions of the survey: after a disaster in 2021, due to the epidemic, it is now back to occupy a place at the top of the rankings.
6-Personal Training – In recent years, the image of a personal trainer has evolved and become more accessible: at home, online, in fitness clubs, or even at work, including in a company’s fitness center. It is now widely recognized that personal trainers are essential for assessing one’s condition, compiling proper training programs and setting achievable goals based on concrete needs.
7-High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – This is the so-called interval training, where high-intensity exercises are alternated with intermediate and low-intensity intervals. Although performed for short sessions, these are very effective workouts. It is practiced in fitness clubs, but also at home or abroad: very popular in the past years, so much so that it has always been in the top five positions, it has a small hassle and moved to 7th place.
8-Bodyweight training – Performed on a simple mat, with a small weight, it was a companion to the epidemic months, probably following videos or on-demand lessons. This type of exercise uses body weight as a precaution and has the advantage of staying low cost.
9 Virtual and online training It is also growing rapidly due to the lockdown period and the closure of the fitness center. However, it has also opened up new perspectives for the future thanks to the numerous platforms that offer online lessons and on-demand course libraries.
10- Health and Wellness Coaching– Especially a few months after the epidemic, health and well-being have become a top priority: so more interest in exercise and sports. This trend integrates awareness into behavior and promotes a culture of wellness to create healthy lifestyle programs. This type of coaching can take one or the other small group approach.
Among the other trends included in the top 20, we indicate effective training in the 14th position, and followed by yoga in the 15th position.