2015 Fitness Trends
New fitness trends are always exciting to keep up with when we are looking for new alternatives to get a workout completed. If you are looking for that extra spark to put in your workout, take a look at this article as we discuss the biggest fitness trends for 2015. These trends are in no particular order.
- HIITs: High Intensity Interval Training is still a huge hit in today’s fitness world, mainly because it requires little equipment and can be done in the comfort of your own home. These type of workouts usually consist of going really hard for a set amount of time and then resting for a set amount of time. This is then repeated for a usually around 30 minutes to an hour. More commonly known as “p90x” or “Insanity” the reason these became so popular is because the programs produce results and take minimal time to get a workout in each day. It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t have time to go to a daily gym membership.
- Telemetry: Telemetry has boomed into one of the more popular fitness trends for 2015, and we don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. Fit bits, smart watches, and step counters are just some of the tech gadgets used to track anything from your heart rate to the amount of calories you take in on a daily basis. These devices usually sync to your smartphone and can set up a competition with your other friends to see who can work out the most through a social media app that connects with the device.
- Online Workouts:For those people who use the internet to their advantage, there are thousands of workouts to be found online via forums, videos, and blogs. All you have to do is simply search for the term “workout” and you will get enough information to make your head explode. This is driven by social media, since people use social media more than ever, it’s a great platform to post your progress and tips for your daily workouts.
- Short Workouts: Forget one hour workouts, today we demand 30, 20, or even 10 minute workouts! People who don’t want to spend as much time in the gym are willing to go harder for a short period of time to get it over with. With this fast paced society we live in today, trainers are always looking to trim off some time to make their sessions look more appealing to the everyday worker.
- Back to Basics: Today’s fitness world has seen a comeback with weightless exercises that focus on just lifting your body weight. These are convenient for our society because they don’t require going to the gym and it can be done anywhere! Moves like squats, bur pees, push ups, and planks will never get old and it just goes to show the less you have the more intense the training will be!
Our recommendations for gym owners would be to get more involved with the social media aspect of fitness. This means creating fitness challenges through Facebook or Instagram and offering rewards to whoever has the best score. Some other suggestions would be to offer high intensity interval training classes to meet the demands of those who want to workout hard, but only have a limited amount of time to do so.
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