The results are in and wearable technology takes the top spot!
We’re also excited to see the employment of certified fitness professionals, making the top 10 – at #6 no less!
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released its annual survey findings of Top Fitness Trends 2019.
“Wearable technology took over the #1 spot for 2019 after dropping to #3 in 2018, which may be the result of manufacturers correcting some monitoring inaccuracies of the past.
HIIT, the #1 trend in 2014 and 2018, fell to #3 for 2019.
Group training made a significant return in 2017 as the #6 trend and has been the #2 trend for the past 2 years (2018 and 2019).
Fitness programming aimed at older adults has regained some popularity after falling out of the top 10 trends in 2017, appearing at #9 in 2018 and now #4 for 2019.
Bodyweight training first appeared as a fitness trend at #3 in 2013 and has been a top five fitness trend since that time, realizing a peak as the #1 fitness trend in 2015.
In 2019, bodyweight training is the #5 fitness trend.
A new trend to watch will be the employment of certified fitness professionals, a new potential trend for 2019 (#6) replacing educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals, which was determined to be too broadly defined for this survey.
Other trends to watch are mobile exercise apps, worksite health promotion and workplace well-being programs, outcome measurements, and postrehabilitation classes.”
Ref: Thompson, R 2018, Worldwide survey of Fitness Trends for 2019, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, v22, i6 pp10 – 17.