With each passing year, more and more people are experimenting with different approaches to getting healthier. Fortunately, recent years have seen an upswing in people moving toward creating sustainable fitness routines and moving more to achieve their goals. If you’re looking for a new way to find the motivation to get fit, check out these six fitness trends for 2019.
When it comes to fitness, knowing your heart rate, calories burned, and trends can be very motivating. However, there’s more to fitness than the base metrics. Using fitness trackers can help you track other biometrics that play a role in reaching your fitness goals. For example, how much sleep you’re getting, your water intake, and fluctuations in your weight and body composition.
Many fitness trackers sync with other smart applications– scales, for example– to give you an overall picture of your fitness journey.
People are no longer ashamed of how they look in their gym clothes. One of the latest fitness trends overlaps with the world of fashion. The athleisure trend means not only will you look stylish at the gym, but you’ll always look ready to sweat.
The growing athleisure trend is making it easier to find comfortable clothes to work out in without sacrificing style. It also creates versatility in your wardrobe, as many of these outfits translate well to other settings.
Women in Strength Sports
More women are getting involved in strength sports, such as powerlifting, weightlifting, and Strongman competitions than ever before. The number of registered women weightlifters in the USA doubled from 2012 to 2016 and continues to grow with each passing year.
Women are becoming more educated about the benefits of strength training and moving away from the myths that to lose weight, they need to starve themselves and run on treadmills. The Crossfit trend of years past was enough to encourage women to grab a barbell and discover their true strength.
More fitness aficionados are taking a 360-degree approach to their fitness. Rather than merely sweating it out in the gym, their working with nutrition coaches, functional movement specialists, and trainers. This whole-body approach means implementing the right mobility work and injury prevention to smash their fitness goals.
Coaching vs. Training
Group fitness and personal training are evolving. Rather than looking for an instructor that tells a group what to do, the 2019 trend is shifting more toward a mentor-like instructor who offers guidance and feedback.
In other words, rather than having a group instructor yelling out instructions, you’re more likely to see them engaging with the group and offering personal assistance, so everyone sees results.
Fitness at Every Age
Among the many fitness trends for 2019, more fitness centers are seeing the business opportunity of expanding their demographic. Aging populations are becoming more educated and aware that it’s never too late to start getting fit. At the other end of the spectrum, parents are seeing the benefit of having their children enrolled in a functional fitness program.
What do all these trends mean? Regardless of your age or starting point, 2019 is a great time to get started with fitness.