Throughout the decades, we see the evolution of fashion industry. Just for the sake of comparison, we have the 80’s hippies to recent fashion – we can see the obvious difference between the foregoing decades, right?
That’s for the fashion industry. What we really going to focus on this article is about fitness industry trends. Yes, just like in fashion, fitness has also its share of evolution and trends through the decades.
Last year, we have several articles about fitness trends 2015. People got so excited to apply in their fitness program the ones that are trending on the said year. Many who endured, find that the new fitness is very beneficial and are still performing it to this date.
Today, we are very excited to reveal our latest fitness trends 2016. Don’t get fool and just take our word from it – the following trends like group fitness ideas from hottest fitness women are from the industry insider and experts.
Without further ado, here are the lists of what’s new in the fitness industry below:
Latest Fitness Trends 2016 From Experts In Fitness
The ACSM ranked foam rollers all the way down at 16 on their list, but with the increase of high intensity exercisers along with the growing popularity of strength training, it seems only natural that flexibility and mobility rollers would gain popularity, explains Jeff Na, VP of Fitness of Gold’s Gym. “When training with high intensities and heavy loads, the importance of preparing your soft tissues for exercise is critical for your performance and recovery,” Na says. “The key is to maximize range of motion in an unloaded stated so your body is prepared to take on resistance.” Brad Cox, movement specialist and CEO/cofounder of ACU-Mobility is also a foam-rolling fan. “Self rolling and release techniques are a great way to be proactive about self care and can help to enhance performance and reduce pain,” he says. “Restrictions and trigger points in the muscles and fascia can create imbalances in natural movement and put inappropriate stress on the joints. These imbalances accumulate over the years and create the conditions for increased injury risk and declining performance.” Credits: 2016 Fitness Trends – Health News and Views – Health.com
Fitness is all about numbers and the best way to keep track of those numbers is through wearable technology. From the number of steps you take during the day to monitoring your heart rate, wearables aren’t going anywhere, which places them right at the top of the list in fitness trends for 2016. Besides functioning as an activity trackers, wearable tech provide 27/7 accountability. By knowing exactly how much you are moving around via an activity tracker, you’ll be much more prone to getting ALL those steps in. Credits: Fitness Trends 2016: The New Year’s Fitness Forecast – Six Pack Bags
Some would say it began with STRAVA, a smartphone app that lets you “race” against other bicycle riders doing the same course. Nike+ Run Club then proceeded to take off, with several celebrities like Kevin Hart creating run clubs across the U.S. There are now hundreds of “run clubs” across the country, challenging you to beat the times of those around you and yourself. Lululemon has also stuck its foot in the door by running in-store yoga classes. This could be something to keep your eye on. Credits: The world’s hottest fitness trends in 2016 | Fitness First Magazine
New types of barre classes
“The ballet barre will always be pivotal and a favorite in the fitness industry. It has proved it isn’t just a trend. What I expect to see in 2016 is for barre workouts to take their programs beyond the traditional ballet-influenced classes. At Xtend Barre we have just launched a series of workouts that still include the barre but take it beyond, including Xtend Suspend and Xtend Stride. We will see creativity when it comes to the barre, and its ability to be utilized in a variety of ways in addition to the traditional ballet barre.”—Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre founder Credits: 20 Health Insiders Predict the Big Health and Fitness Trends in 2016 …
Fitness Programs for Older Adults
As the baby boom generation ages into retirement, some of these people have more discretionary money than their younger counterparts. Therefore, many health and fitness professionals are taking the time to create age-appropriate fitness programs to keep older adults healthy and active. Credits: 2016 Fitness Trends | Health and Wellness | Vanderbilt University
Hiking And Geocaching – Group Fitness Idea
When fitness is enjoyable, it feels a lot less like formal exercise. That makes hiking, geocaching and other nature-centric activities ideal for larger groups. An average 150-pound person can burn over 400 calories just by hiking. When you add geocaching — having people find hidden treasures at locations based on coordinates and a GPS — the form of fitness becomes even more exciting. Setting up geocaching tournaments means plenty of outdoor exercise and a little friendly competition for your group. Credits: Outdoor Ideas for Group Fitness | Healthy Living – azcentral.com
The 6 list above of the latest fitness trends for this new year 2016 are not definite and exclusive. From the time of this writing, these are the most notable latest trends in the fitness industry. However, there will surely be an addition to the list above since we are still in the first quarter of the year.
That is it for this article and if you have any thoughts of the would be fitness trends for this year, please don’t hesitate to share us in the comment below!