Here is a look at some of the most popular fitness trends expected for the upcoming decade. Keep in mind that trends are always changing and this means you should always be watching them closely. If you notice any of the fitness trends listed here, you should definitely begin to incorporate them into your workout routine as well as your daily life. Let’s take a look at the top 10 fitness trends set to emerge in the next decade:
Wearable Technology (2021-4th): The top 10 fitness trends for the next decade are: Wearable Technology. For the third year in a row, wearables are still at the top 3 trends for both men and women. Many consumers enjoy the added features associated with these devices such as heart rate monitors, GPS/Tracker Running Alarms, and many more. Many of these are quite costly, but they can certainly make exercising fun and allow you to get a real-time reading of how your heart rate is performing. Other technologies that are appearing on wearables include Oxygen Cardio Tracker, which measure the amount of oxygen entering your body, as well as the temperature of your body. Lately, we’ve also seen technology integrated with smart phones, like Apple’s Air dictation and Android applications.
High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT): High-intensity interval training has been around for decades, but it only really became popular as of late. For this year ahead, we expect to see many more high-profile programs featuring professional runners or other athletes implementing HIIT into their programs. Some of the hottest stars right now include marathoner Kara Leiber, who runs 4:40, or triathlete Meb Kefleur, who completes his ultra marathon in under 2 hours. These athletes are certainly the exception to the rule, but we expect the trend to continue to grow.
Healthy Living & Yoga: As mentioned above, this year seems to be full of healthy living and yoga fitness trends. Both of these have been around for many years, but they are gaining more popularity as the population grows and embraces fitness. For example, walking is often considered an alternative to commuting, and many cities have walking programs. More importantly, many people are becoming aware of the importance of maintaining overall health and are looking for ways to do so that it is more important than appearance.
Global Pandemic: The next few years will be quite interesting as the fitness industry reacts to what is happening in the world. In recent years, there have been several pandemics, such as the flu and the West Nile virus. Some predict that the next pandemic will be something related to a virus that affects mosquitoes. This could cause a major public health crisis, and it will definitely be interesting to see what the fitness trends are as a result of this potential disaster.
Workout Trends: Last year, one of the biggest fitness trends was the growing number of people who are using equipment in their workouts. This trend is still growing and is predicted to continue for the next several years. Some of the most popular pieces of equipment include weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, and even cable bikes. It is safe to say that there will be no slowing down in this area, and as technology develops more machines, it will only grow in popularity.