With people looking to focus on fitness regimes that provide maximum results from minimum time, the top five fitness trends are listed below.
Google’s 13th annual Zeitgeist of the most popular searches of the year found that for those looking to get fit, high-intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) were among the most popular forms of exercise this year.
The top two fitness trends for 2014 will be high-intensity interval training, such as P90X and CrossFit, and body-weight training such as push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and planks, according to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) annual fitness trends survey which has just been published.
Previous hot trends that didn’t make the new top 20 list: Zumba (Latin-inspired dance workouts), Pilates, spinning, kickboxing, barefoot walking and running, and stability-ball workouts.
US-based HRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced its annual list of Health Club Trends and Activities for 2012.
By working with its global membership base of over 10,000 club and fitness businesses, examining industry research and monitoring consumer fitness behaviours, IHRSA has identified the most significant trends health club goers will see over the next 12 months.
The survey results, published in the latest issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, reveal that educated and experienced fitness professionals claimed the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.
Zumba and outdoor activities both made their debuts in the top 20 this year, with Zumba and other dance workouts ranked ninth and outdoor activities ranked 14th.
Among the losers were outcome measurements and clinical integration and medical fitness which both dropped out of the top 20 this year.