Only 23% of people get their recommended dose of exercise.
If you’re part of the 3/4 of the population that isn’t making it to the gym or running trail (or you’re just looking for new ways to workout), you’ll be happy to know that meeting your fitness goals will soon become easier, and even more fun.
Ready to learn more?
Keep reading to see what fitness trends you can expect from 2019.
Fitness Trends Will Go Virtual
Though virtual reality still has quite a ways to go before it hits mainstream popularity, the last few years show that VR is almost ready for its moment in the spotlight.
Headsets like Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) and Oculus’ Oculus Go wireless headset promise more affordable alternatives to the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE Pro.
But these headsets are great for more than games or watching 3D movies.
You can even use them as workout tools!
Games like Beat Saber, To the Top, Sprint Vector, Box VR, and Creed: Rise to Glory are fantastic examples of how VR can get your heart racing and serve as a fun alternative to cardio and strength training.
Look for this trend to continue as VR picks up more steam this year.
Workout Wherever, Whenever
Between working, commuting, and spending time with loved ones, most of us don’t have time to squeeze in a workout every day.
But soon, time constraints will be a thing of the past! Even a few minutes of exercise per day can improve your health.
Thanks to fitness apps like Couch to 10K or DDP Yoga Now, you can fit in a quick workout wherever you are, whenever you have a few minutes.
Look for fitness apps to become one of the most popular exercise trends.
We wouldn’t be surprised if some of the larger gym chains released apps with on-demand classes and online fitness workouts later this year.
Better Supplements Will Hit The Market
Supplements are a fantastic way to provide your body with the vitamins and hormones it needs to maintain optimal health. Unfortunately, they’re also quite pricey and often taste horrible.
Supplement manufacturers seem to know this and are working on more affordable bundles of supplements to help your workout.
Strength-focused Crazy Mass, for instance, is offering a bundle of bulking stack for building muscle.
Mental and Physical Health Efforts Will Merge
When most people think of fitness trends, they think of the latest exercise equipment or the newest wearable tech. But fitness is more than just one’s physical performance.
A growing shift in the industry is beginning to focus on the benefits of mental health, as well as physical health. Expect to see less intensive yoga and pilates classes, as well as more information on the link between physical and mental well-being.
Which of These Fitness Trends Will You Try?
2019 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for fitness enthusiasts. These fitness trends will make working out more affordable, attainable, and even enjoyable.
Whichever trend you plan on trying out, make sure to stay motivated.
If you’re looking for some help, check out our article on how to get – and stay – motivated so you can smash your fitness goals.