2015 Fitness Trends

Fitness Trends for 2015

“I want to lose 30 pounds by Spring Break.”

“I want to improve my mind, body, and spirit this year.”

“In 2015, I want to get out of my fitness comfort zone.”

“This year I will prepare more nutritious and healthy meals for my family.”

Health and fitness resolutions are nothing new. Millions of people vow to make each New Year the year of change—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But this year is a little different.

With each passing year, health and fitness have become more than just a blip on the radar. People are starting to understand the impact health and wellness has on all aspects of life—and they are taking action!

Here are the biggest trends to watch in 2015:

HIIT Training

With the constant hustle and bustle of life, people are looking for quick and effective workout options. This is where HIIT Training comes in.

Running on the treadmill for hours is not only time-consuming, it is not as effective as short bursts of high intensity exercise. With the ability to shed pounds in a fraction of the time, HIIT Training is going to take over in 2015.

The best part of HIIT? Some of these workouts can be completed in just four minutes!


Bodyweight Training

Bodyweight training is great for building a strong core while improving flexibility and balance. Since bodyweight training does not require weights, these exercises are ideal for those who do not have access to weights or are not familiar with weight training.

These workouts can be done anywhere and require a certain amount of flexibility and balance in order to perform repetitions while keeping correct form. Some examples of bodyweight exercises are planks, push ups, dips, leg lifts, squats, burpees, and lunges.


Personal Training

Kinesiology is becoming a very popular area of study for many college students—which ultimately means more upcoming professionals in the health and personal training industries.

Millennials are really catching on to the importance of nutrition, fitness, and overall health—and it’s spreading to all generations. However, many individuals have a hard time grasping what it takes to adopt a healthier lifestyle. These individuals are opting for help. Personal training and nutritional guidance will continue to grow in 2015 as the issues of poor nutrition, obesity, and chronic health become more of a concern.


Weight Training

The past year has really kicked the stigma that weight training makes women “bulky.” More women are realizing, and reaping, the benefits of weight training. Individuals have finally become more educated on this type of exercise—and it’s working!

Lifting weights helps prevent injury by strengthening your joints, tones your frame, helps boost metabolism, and helps burn more calories while your body is at rest.

2015 will be a year of dumbbells and deadlifts. {Tweet this!}


Yoga

Individuals are looking for ways to not only improve their bodies, but also the mind and spirit, Yoga is a workout that accomplishes all of the above.

Since yoga comes in a variety of forms—power yoga, Birkram, Yogalates, Anuara, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, and even Prenatal—it is appealing to a wider audience. Another appealing part of Yoga is that individuals can participate in group classes or practice in the comfort of their own home.


Worksite health promotion

Worksite health promotion is meant to improve the health and well-being of those in the workplace. Many business owners are starting to understand that healthy and happy employees make for better business and a more positive work environment.

Companies are starting to provide opportunities for their employees to not only lose weight, but become happier and healthier people overall!

Some of these efforts include group workouts during lunch hours, incentive plans (such as Biggest Loser competitions), healthier food options in the office cafe, and bringing in health experts to give presentations and employee answer questions.


Technology

More people will start jumping on the health-tech bandwagon in 2015. We are a society that loves gizmos and gadgets. And health and wellness technology will make reaching our goals that much easier!

Habit tracking apps, calorie counters, FITBit, UP, Polar Fit, and the list goes on. All of these wonderful pieces of technology will help individuals reach their health and fitness goals this year.


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This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.

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