If you speak to people, perhaps you’ve noticed, as we have, that they are excited about the 2020s. Maybe it’s because of the number that looks and feels good. Or it could be that people know that the Roaring Twenties a hundred years ago was a time of prosperity and good times. So, there’s hope that the magic will happen again this time around. All of that said, millions of people around the world have made fitness a priority for the New Year. Therefore, let’s take a look at some of the fitness trends for 2020 and beyond into the new decade!
Modern Fitness Trends Include Wearable Technology
Of course, our list of fitness trends for the 21st Century must include wearable technology. As you probably know, Google bought Fitbit for $2.1 billion. The reason for it is simple; wearable technology is essential to people in the modern world. Expect to see more (and better) functionality for smartwatches, fitness trackers and health tracking devices using GPS. So, if you’re looking to make sure you’re tracking your fitness levels, take a look at some of the best wearable technology.
Mind-Body Movement Brings It All Together
One of the 2020 fitness trends that will go beyond this year is the mind-body movement. For a while, people have become more aware of how the body is tied to overall wellness, including the mind and spirit. The mind-body movement seeks to help people improve their physical wellness, but also help people improve their stress levels. Some of the physical activities you can enjoy for the mind and body include tai chi, yoga, and pilates.
Focus on Older People and Their Health & Wellness
The reality is that people are living longer, and there’s much more focus on healthy living. As a result, you have older people who are training for marathons and figuring out ways to stay healthy and to challenge themselves. They understand that if they stay in shape and exercise, they can add years to their lives. The fitness industry has taken notice, and they’re looking to tap into this market. Look for fitness trends targeted to older adults to continue to expand rapidly.
Top Fitness Trends Include Training Coaches
There used to be a time where you would have to go to a gym to get a fitness coach. However, times have changed. One of the 2020 fitness trends that will only expand because of accessibility is that of trained coaches. Anyone can have a coach to work with them for better health and fitness. People are hiring coaches for marathon, bike, and gym training. Hiring a training coach is essential because they will help you train properly with a plan. Fortunately, you can even get a training coach from an app.
Going Cheap and Old School by Skipping Rope
One of our favorite and old school fitness trends that’s coming back with a vengeance is skipping rope. There are a couple of reasons why skipping rope is getting picked up again by people. Getting a jump rope is cheap (less than $10). Also, it’s an excellent cardio exercise, which helps people tone up muscles. Finally, jumping rope is excellent for burning calories. All it takes is about 15 minutes of your day, and a jump rope is so compact, it can be taken with your anywhere.
In sum, the fitness trends for the new year and decade ahead will combine a little old school magic, as in the jump rope, with modern technology (fitness coaching apps and wearable technology). Therefore, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t achieve your exercise goals because never before have people had so many resources.
For more tips in 2020 and ideas for exercise, please stay tuned to our blog. Also, don’t forget to take a look at what to do with your old running and exercise sneakers. Please don’t throw them into the trash! Be socially responsible, and check out how to repurpose your sneakers.
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