The Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2020 include;
Group Training with an Instructor – led by an instructor who motivates individuals in larger groups (more than 5 participants). Designed to be effective, motivational and for all fitness levels with many types of classes and equipment. Classes range from cardio based to indoor cycling and dance.
HIIT – these programs involve short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short rest periods.
Registered Exercise Professionals – hiring certified health and fitness professionals through certification programs that are fully accredited is heavily on the rise.
Fitness For Older Adults – people are living longer and remaining active longer than ever before. Fitness centres are capitalising on this growing market.
Functional Fitness Training – uses strength training to improve balance, coordination, muscular strength and endurance.
Exercise For Weight Loss – the majority of diet programs now incorporate exercise into the daily routine of calorie restriction.
Body Weight Training – using a combination of variable resistance body weight training consisting of a variety of movements exercising large muscle groups (gross motor movements). Movements include running, standing, pulling, pushing, etc. The use of minimal equipment makes it a less expensive way to gain an effective workout.
Training With Free-weights – correct form for the use free weights including barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells and medicine balls are taught for each exercise. Resistance is progressively increased once correct form is accomplished.
Circuit Training – circuit training is similar to HIIT, but at a much lower or even moderate intensity. It is typically a group of around 8-10 exercises completed in sequence. Each exercise is performed for a specified number of reps or time before a quick rest and onto the next exercise.
Wearable Technology – includes fitness trackers, smart watches and heart rate monitors. These devices can track steps, heart rate, calories burned, sleep time, stationary time and more.