If you have been participating in a 3-person fitness class or wearing a high-tech heart rate monitor, you are following one of the hottest fitness trends this year. 2015 began as one of the most fitness-focused years of the past decade, and has been dubbed the beginning of the integration of basic exerciseswith cutting-edge technology by health and fitness experts.
The following are the top fitness trends of 2015:
You can’t travel through any metropolitan area without passing a speciality gym. Individuals who frequent these establishments pay money in order to pedal away on a stationary bicycle or focus on plies. This has gained the attention of gym owners everywhere, who are beginning to open new speciality gyms at an alarming rate.
Researchers have determined that memberships for such gyms have grown over 6 percent in the last 5 years, with a projected increase of 3 percent by 2019.
Electronically tracking your workouts
For years, runners and various other athletes have depended on heart rate monitors to measure the intensity of their workouts. Now, individuals of all levels of fitness utilize electronic devices to track the number of steps they have taken or how many calories they have consumed throughout the day.
Recording this type of biometric data is expected to experience a huge increase throughout the rest of the year due to wearable technology and smartwatches hitting the market during the upcoming holiday season. The latest generation on fitness bands and watches can monitor everything from heart rate to hours slept to calories burned. Although these items can make your fitness journey easier, they are not cheap. Make sure you will actually use the device before making a purchase.
Group personal training
Although group personal training may sound like another term for just another fitness class, it is slightly different. These classes only allow two or three participants to work with a personal trainer, allowing them to get one-on-one attention at a much lower price.
These classes have become extremely popular in the past few years, and have steadily gained popularity throughout the beginning of 2015.
Basic body weight exercises
Almost every adult remembers performing push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups in gym class. These simple moves are the foundation of an effective workout, and are making a strong comeback in the fitness world. Many gyms are offering body-weight program packages, and their members are thrilled.
According to a survey of over 3,400 fitness professionals, bodyweight exercises have been ranked as the top fitness trend of 2015.
By participating in one or all of the above trends, you too can be on the cutting edge of fitness.