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December 7, 2017 | 2 minute read

New Fitness Trends to Try

Get a jump start on your New Year health goals with the fitness trend forecast for 2018! The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) just released their worldwide survey of over 4,000 fitness professionals. Now in its twelfth year, the survey helps the health and fitness industry make critical programming and business decisions.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of next year’s most popular exercises to try:

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
The number one spot for 2018 is held by the short and vigorous HIIT workout. Comprised of short bursts of activity followed by a short period of recovery, these exercise programs are usually performed in less than 30 minutes and involve cardio and strength training together.

Group Training
Exercising with a group is designed to be motivational and works well for people with a range of health goals. New options like soul cycle, power yoga and barre means there’s something for every interest and fitness level.

Wearable Technology
The rise of smart watches and step trackers is nothing new, but this year expect to see new items to track it all – sleep, heart rate, mileage and active time. Use it to your advantage to take more breaks throughout the day and see your activity numbers rise.

Body Weight Training
Body weight training uses minimal equipment, making it more accessible to everyone. Traditional pull-ups and push-ups are just the tip of the iceberg and many free videos can help guide first-timers.

Fitness Programs for Older Adults
As the baby boom generation ages into retirement, many age-appropriate fitness programs are being created to keep older adults healthy and active. Part of this trend also involves Functional Fitness which focuses on daily living and uses strength training to improve balance.

When it comes to physical activity, the research is clear — regular activity can help you get to and stay a healthy weight, strengthen the immune system and lower risk for certain cancers. With all the health benefits and new activities to try, let this be the year for fitspiration!

Source: Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®.

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