2014 has begun, and people want to know what fitness trends they can expect. Based on everything that I have seen, here are my predictions.
- Less is More – I am referring to equipment. More and more people are starting realize that they don’t need a ton of fancy equipment to get fit. In fact, a lot of the equipment is restrictive and actually hinders your results. I see people focusing more on the basics, such as barbells, dumbbells, exercise balls, resistance bands, pullup bars, heavy bags, yoga mats, etc. Tony Horton had the right idea when he created P90X.
- Functional Training – It is great to workout to stay healthy, but why not also do it to make you better at the things you do, or the things you would like to do. A great example would be someone looking to compete in a sport. What type of exercise would best prepare you. I am competing in a track and field event this summer where I will be running, jumping and throwing. Insanity The Asylum is a great program for those goals. Are you planning on running your first marathon? Obviously you should be running, but also doing some strength training and plyometrics. Think about what you want to do, and then look for an exercise to help you with it.
- Fitness Coaching – More and more people are realizing exercise and proper nutrition are the keys to being healthier, as opposed to taking a ton of meds like some people think. With that realization comes a huge opportunity for everyday people to help each other get healthy. Team Beachbody offers people an opportunity to parner with them as a Team Beachbody Coach to help them help others. You do not need to have a background n fitness, or even be in the best shape yourself. You just need to the desire to improve you fitness and help others do the same, and you can end up making extra money by doing it. Lean more by CLICKING HERE.
- Less Time in the Gym – Let’s face it, people are getting tired of the monthly memberships, travel time, parking issues, needing to work around the gym’s schedule, crowds, and of course, the germs that are associated with the gym. More and more people are going with running, biking, At Home Fitness Programs, and other activities that they enjoy. The truth is that most people paying for gym memberships never use them. Go hiking, kayaking, swimming, dancing, or stay home and get fit with Les Mills Pump, just make sure that you are doing something.
- The End of The Hour Workout – Let’s face it, life is busy. The days of 1 and 2 hour workouts are gone. People are looking for quicker, more intense workouts to help them get the results that they want in less time. A great example of this change is P90X3. In the 1st and second programs, Tony Horton;s average workout was about 60 minutes, with Yoga X being the exception at 90 minutes. In P90X3 he cut the workouts down to 30 minutes, increased the intensity, and still delivers results. Why work out for 60 minutes when you can get results in 30?
The easiest way to sum up what I expect for 2014 Fitness Trends is shorter workouts, less equipment, less people going to the gym, more people Becoming Team beachbody Coaches and helping people while creating extra income.