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Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

The Top Fitness Trends to Watch Out For in 2020

There’s still a good chunk of 2019 left, but fitness fanatics are already looking forward. The big fitness trends of this year have seen some significant changes in the health and fitness industry, and gym owners especially are starting to feel the shift to home workouts. Whether you’re always on the lookout for a fresh new way to get your sweat on or you’re new to the healthy lifestyle and you’re not sure where to start, trend-spotting is a useful way of branching out into new fitness directions. If you’re looking for the big health and fitness trends in 2020, here’s what you can expect to see.

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Wearable Technology

Although wearable tech has been huge in 2019, we can only expect to see that grow well into next year. Smartwatches have proven particularly popular, but personal heart rate monitors and GPS tracking devices are also being used for healthier and more efficient workouts. The reason why wearable tech has had such a significant impact on health regimes around the world is that they allow users to collect real-time data about their healthy routines 24/7. This means that even the smallest activity is logged and included in your fitness overview, giving people a more accurate understanding of their exercise and diet needs. As the technology continues to improve, expect to see more variations of wearable tech, giving exercise fanatics more focus and those that want to keep a closer eye on their health levels the means to do so. 

Fitness Retreats

A growing trend in 2019, the idea of a fitness retreat has been gaining traction for a while now. In 2020, we can expect to see this health trend become one of the big shifts in health and fitness. The idea is simple: attend a boot camp far away from the distractions of your daily life, and join like-minded people who want to dedicate some serious time to get their health and fitness up to peak levels. With a wide variety of stunning locations to choose from, a fitness retreat is an ideal way to get away from the excuses and get some real work done on your fitness. If you’re just as likely to skip the exercise routine and pour yourself a large drink instead, then this could be the ideal way to give your exercise routine the shakeup it needs. In 2020, we can expect to see more boot camps and fitness retreats spring up in ever more exciting destinations.

Group Training

The popularity of group training took many gym owners by surprise in 2019. Those gyms that were quicker on the uptake did the hard work and made sure that they had the option for group training sessions. Like fitness camps, group training gives you more of a focus, especially if you’re attending those group training sessions with friends or work colleagues. Firstly, people are less likely to skip a session when they know they’ll get jokes about it by their training group. More importantly, working out in a group of around five people with a single instructor can help to motivate you. 

Trends in the health and fitness sector come and go, but some become staples of the industry. These three trends that have seen a significant impact in 2019 look set to become even more prevalent in 2020. Whether you’re a gym owner looking for new ideas or you’re simply bored of just hitting the weights, these health trends could be the key to a healthier and fitter 2020.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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