2016’s Fitness Fads


Have you set a goal to get in shape for 2016? If your New Year’s resolution revolves around fitness, you might look into some of the following trends that will be big in the coming year.

Wearable technology


The most popular fitness trend forecasted for 2016 is wearable technology, which has been gaining attention for a few years. Now that the technology has improved for more accurate step counts, heart rates, and GPS tracking, wearable technologies like smart watches and fitness trackers are sure to be a staple for getting fit this year.

Functional fitness


Functional fitness programs utilize movements that mimic the actions of everyday life. Instead of mindlessly lifting weights, you might shift your workout toward movements like walking up the stairs, picking up large objects, or bending down and getting back up so that your muscles are better toned for activities you actually participate in.

Niche yoga


The ancient art of yoga is reemerging in a variety of different ways with niche classes that focus on different goals for the practice. You might see a wide range of classes offered in your area, including classes tailored to plus-sized women, AcroYoga (a combination of yoga and acrobatics), or yoga classes set in salt rooms for easier breathing.

Personal training


The movement of personalized workouts based on body types and fitness goals has grown substantially, and it only continues as gyms with more affordable price tags continue to pop up around the country. By saving on the membership itself, gym goers are able to invest in a more customized experience with sessions from a personal trainer.