The fitness craze started many years ago and has, indeed, had a major revival in recent years. Nowadays, it is more common to visit a fitness center than to avoid one. They are not just for the young and hip anymore; people of all ages are flocking to the gym to get in shape and stay healthy.
Different fitness trends have always come and gone, and now some new motivational fitness trends are sweeping the nation and prompting even more people to join fitness centers or classes where they are able to work out with like-minded people.
Elders Are Also Down with Fitness
One of the new fitness trends is older people getting together and forming classes where they can do yoga, strength exercises, and have fun. It is a great source of staying closer to friends and committing yourself to staying healthy and strong even in your golden years. The elder part of the community has always practiced fitness. For example, in countries like China, elders meet up in parks doing different kinds of exercises, often Tai Chi or other forms of low-impact exercises.
Fitness As a Lifestyle
Fitness has become a lifestyle, and many people are now using the fitness center as a third hangout place. They use it to stay and socialize after having worked out, to talk to friends over a smoothie, or just sit at the fitness center’s juice bar.
Since most fitness centers have a juice bar and a large area for you to hang out, it has become a place to network, make friends, and build connections. Staying fit and strong has become a lifestyle and a huge part of modern life. As such, the gym is now a place where you can do so much more than just break a sweat. It can also get you a fitness partner, someone that will help inspire you and get your progress going faster.
The Style is Changing
For a long time, being thin as can be has been the trend, but for women, a new trend is emerging. Women are taking up strength exercises and building muscles. Having a body with muscle tone has become something to strive for, and it is also a big part of staying healthy. Just being skinny is not necessarily good for you. Ultimately, being in shape and healthy is what you want. While being in shape means different things to different people, you will also feel better and get compliments for looking great.
Doing Short Workout Works
For years, running marathons and other extreme sports have been the ultimate challenge, but that, too, is changing in a busy world where some people are having a troublesome time finding the time for a long workout. Nowadays, HIIT (High Interval Intensive Training) is the new way to go. Science has proved that a short workout with intervals of high-intensity training is just as healthy for you and will get you in shape just as effectively. Working in intervals is a perfect way to increase your pulse and get you to feel and look better.
Nowadays, almost everyone uses social media to some extent and share their healthy lifestyle. People share their workouts to get praise, get feedback, and be supported to keep going. It’s a big motivation factor when your friends on, for example, Facebook are supporting you and giving you positive feedback to help you to keep going.
If that’s not enough, most social media sites do this also while being a bastion of humorous or motivational fitness quotes or images, so you can get a laugh at the same time.
Staying healthy has also found its way into the doctor’s office. More natural remedies for illnesses are finding their way into the healthy lifestyle. This is an appealing incentive for many people as it falls in line with staying true to nature and trying to avoid the doctor’s office and medication as long as possible.
Other fitness trends building on exercises like Zumba, pole dancing, and other emerging things will be changing our fitness perception in the months and years to come and give us even more fun things to do in a fitness center.