I know you could barely wrap your head around the fist 10, picking your favorites and, as promised, we’re already back with part 2. Here’s the last 10 fitness trends of 2015. If you missed the first article go here for the top 10 fitness trends for this upcoming year!
Top 20 Fitness Trends of 2015 – 11 through 20
11.) Worksite health promotion
More and more companies have their own health and wellness programs, based on employee demands. Companies build whole programs around them, promoting an active lifestyle.
12.) Outdoor activities
No need to be confined to a gym, there’s plenty to do in the great outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing, a day at the beach. Some parks even have little workout trails for your enjoyment. So if you’re excuse for skipping workouts was your dislike of gyms, take it outside.
13.) Wellness coaching
Wellness coaching is your very own, personalized support system. You don’t just get workouts and a meal plan, you are guided and supported the whole journey. You get tips, encouragement, motivation, help with goal setting, and of course, achieving. You’ll never feel you’re alone in all this.
14.) Circuit training
Circuit training keeps things interesting and challenges your body every time you workout. You go through a series of carefully constructed sets, targeting different areas of the body, manipulating heart rate, intensity, and weights. It also helps endurance athletes, such as long distance runners, oxygenate better, as this modality trains your body to distribute oxygen more efficiently through your system.
15.) Core training
Now, people finally realize the importance of a strong core, and it goes way past a six pack. A strong core can help you improve balance, alleviate chronic pains such as hip or lower back and support your spine better during functional movements and day to day living. One of the reasons why I love pilates so much, is because it gives me just that: a strong core.
16.) Sport-specific training
While it’s great to be a well rounded athlete, there is little point in doing olympic lifts if you want to be a long jumper. Each sport requires specific skills, dominance of one muscle type or the other. Train for what will make you improve and excel in choice of sport.
17.) Children and exercise for the treatment/prevention of obesity
Childhood obesity is a real issue in the country, and it’s great to see a surge of programs that aim to fight it. If you introduce health and an active lifestyle early in their lives, they are more likely to look at it as an integral part of their life. With more schools cutting physical education, programs geared towards the youth is a promising marked for various organizations.
18.) Outcome measurements
Most of us like to work towards something and see an end result. It’s about accountability, projection, and where the client is headed. It’s important to give a thorough rundown of expectations, traceable results, and possible outcomes for any programs to really stick and be successful.
19.) Worker incentive programs
Similar to worksite health promotions, it gives the workers an incentive for healthy changes and behaviors at the workplace. These vary from gym memberships to onsite promotions, prizes, in house contests, encouraging workers to seek an active lifestyle. Maybe your employer offers these? If they don’t it might be a great idea to recommend them.
20.) Boot camp
And finally an oldie but goodie. Similar to circuit training, bootcamps tend to be more rigorous, bit higher intensity, more structured, involving strength, cardio, calisthenics, endurance, flexibility and some even add military drills. It can be done both indoors or outdoors, with or without much equipment.
So there you have it folks, your top 20 fitness trends for the next year. Pick your fave, mix and match, go a la carte. You have plenty to chose from. Happy trending!