Top Fitness Trends of 2017

Fitness trends 2017

For wherever you are in your fitness journey, whether you are trying to amplify your current routine or start a new routine, these exercise trends will help you find what you are looking for and reinvigorate you for the New Year. It is very important to shake up your routine so you don’t get bored and hopefully the suggestions below will help you get started or rejuvenate your exercise routine.

The list below outlines form of the top fitness trends for 2017, as noted by the American College of Sports Medicine. I am happy to say the JCC is right on target with many of our offerings. These new trends are getting a lot of attention and offer a good source of inspiration! 

Wearable technology and heart rate monitor

The craze to listen to your heart and monitoring matrix of your exercise such as : steps, moves, calories and time you are exercising….all these helping creating goals and motivating you to keep exercise to the level we set ….my advice to anyone that starting using heart rate monitor for exercising, please consult with medical and exercise professional to determine your safe exercise zone many variables are factors into this equation: age, gender, medications, health status and more.

Body weight training

People have been using their own body weight for centuries as a form of resistance training. And now with new packaging, particularly in class format has now made it very popular. Most people think of body weight training as being limited to push-ups and pull-ups, but it can be much more than that.

High-intensity interval training

High-intensity interval training typically involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery and typically takes less than 30 minutes to perform (although it is not uncommon for these programs to be much longer in duration). This form of exercise use the interval training to get high efficiency from shorter (20+ minutes) exercise session. However, exercise professionals warned that it was very popular but were concerned with a potentially high injury rate without supervision by a trainer/coach of your exercise program.

Strength training

Strength training remains popular in all sectors of the health and fitness industry and for many different kinds of clients. Today, there are many different individuals (men and women, young and old, children, and patients with a stable chronic disease) whose main focus is on using weight training to improve or maintain strength. Many contemporary health and fitness professionals incorporate some form of strength training into a comprehensive exercise routine for their clients and patients. It is not uncommon at all for cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation or metabolic disease management programs to include weight training in the exercise programs for their patients.

Functional fitness

Functional fitness is defined as using strength training to improve balance, coordination, force, power, and endurance to enhance someone’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Functional fitness also is used in clinical programs to replicate activities done around the home.

Group personal training

Group personal training will continue to be a popular trend in the near future. The personal trainer will continue to provide the personal service clients expect from one-to-one training but now in a small group typically of two to five. Training a few people together at the same time in a small group seems to make good economic sense for both the trainer and the client, and provide team motivation to the individuals in the group.

American College of Sports Medicine