Fitness Trends of 2023 – Finding Fun Ways to Stay Active

Fitness experts are projecting some exciting trends for 2023 in fitness, ranging from mobility workouts to virtual reality experiences. Primal movements is a back-to-basics exercise involving crawling, kicking and crouching that should prove particularly interesting.

Another trend in fitness that will gain prominence in 2017 and beyond is using goal-setting techniques based on behavioral science to stay motivated and continue your healthy habits. It will keep you on the right path.

1. Get Active With Your Kids

Engaging children is one of the best ways to keep them active. Doing so helps them feel motivated and included while providing you with an opportunity to set an example. Instead of watching television or playing video games online, encourage your children to join family fitness activities like tag, basketball or frisbee instead.

Consider joining forces with your kids and joining a recreational sports league, dance class or martial arts session together as a family. Depending on their ages, exercise can even become fun by organizing an adventure like scavenger huntings, hikes or bike rides!

If you don’t want to invest in a gym membership, bodyweight training is an easy and accessible alternative that’s quick to implement at home or on-the-go. Thanks to fitness influencers, HIIT workouts have also become one of the top fitness trends of 2023.

2. Go for a Walk

If sweating it out at the gym or powering through an intensive HIIT session isn’t your cup of tea, don’t fret; there are other ways to stay active and be physically active that might work better for you. From walking laps at an air-conditioned mall, to taking scenic hikes or dancing along to music with friends to virtual fitness classes at home – finding physical activities you enjoy doing can help ensure long term healthful habits!

This year, treadmills have experienced a revival with the “12-3-30” workout. To do it effectively, set your treadmill to an incline of 12, work out at a fast pace for 30 minutes, then walk for another 30. Super simple but highly effective!

3. Try Yoga

Fitness professionals gained business during the pandemic by offering group exercise classes focused on mindfulness. Now, this trend is gathering steam as people turn toward exercises such as yoga and tai chi that emphasize mental wellness.

HIIT yoga is taking advantage of the rise in popularity of HIIT workouts, which have been named the number-one trend by ACSM’s Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends since 2006.

As more people return to gyms, it’s crucial that gyms offer low impact, non-threatening group classes so new customers aren’t intimidated by exercise equipment. Such classes could also attract baby boomers and older adults who now have more discretionary income and want to remain active throughout their golden years.

4. Try a Zumba Class

While online training was the top fitness trend in 2021, it slipped to #9 by 2022 before completely disappearing from the top twenty in 2023. Instead, this year gyms and trainers will offer group exercise programs designed to be engaging, social and empowering – such as ZUU (Army Unified Unit Training).

Gamification of equipment is another new trend in group fitness classes, with companies like Aviron adding the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ and ‘Joes vs Pros’ options to their rowing machines. Other trendy additions to group workout classes include weighted hula hoops and reverse running which have gained much traction on social media such as TikTok.

Apps such as Kakana and Jabbie provide body positive classes that can be completed sitting or standing. Music has also proven helpful to motivating individuals through workouts; apps such as Endel are creating personalized’soundscapes’ to relax, de-stress or even help people fall asleep more easily.

5. Try a Dance Class

Dancing is an enjoyable way to stay active and burn fat at the same time, not to mention it being an enjoyable mood booster and strengthening muscles in both legs and arms! Dance classes have quickly become one of the top fitness trends of 2023!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has long been a favorite form of workout and remains so in 2019. It typically entails short bursts of exercises such as squats, kettlebell swings and renegade rows followed by shorter rest periods for maximum efficiency.

Health and fitness professionals around the world rely on the annual ACSM Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends to inform important business decisions for expanding their fitness programs based on emerging trends rather than following what may or may not be popular fads or celebrity endorsers of workout products.

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