Want to stay on top of the latest trends in the fitness world? Here are three that we see becoming even bigger in the second half of 2018.
Wearable tech: We have Fitbit, Apple watches, heart rate monitors, etc. Wearable technology and data-driven fitness plans are growing as the technology becomes better, smaller, and cheaper. Instead of guessing on your workout plan, you can track exactly how many steps you take, what your heart rate is, and many other variables to make data-informed decisions. This trend will continue to grow over the coming years.
Strength training: Every year strength training becomes more mainstream. Over the last few years, strength training has moved from just being the domain of body builders to being recognised as the number one way to lose body fat, improve health markers, and even hold off the effects of aging.
There is more education around strength training, a much bigger level of exposure through Instagram and other channels, and going into the gym - the weights area is getting busier and busier.
Group fitness: Group fitness has been growing with a lot of personal training gyms moving to a group model. People are realising that working out doesn’t have to be a lonely and boring journey. It’s something that can be sociable, fun and can be shared with friends.
Expect to see even more growth in group fitness classes in 2018 and beyond.