Fitness Trends: What’s hot in 2024

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Fitness Trends: What’s hot in 2024

What will be the most popular fitness trend this year?

According to health and fitness experts across the globe, the answer is wearable technology.

The answer came from the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends.” Now in its 18th year, the annual survey predicts the top 20 fitness trends for the coming year.

The electronic survey received nearly 2,000 responses from personal trainers, health/fitness directors, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians, and others.

The top four fitness trends identified in the 2024 survey are:

  1. Wearable Technology has been a mainstay in the top three trends since 2016. It includes fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and other devices.
  2. Worksite Health Promotion supports an increased interest in health and quality of life. Examples include access to fitness facilities, employee athletic leagues, and health education classes.
  3. Fitness Programs for Older Adults moves up in the list from the previous year as the population of older Americans increases. Regular exercise is an essential strategy for reducing the impact of disease, maintaining independence, and improving quality of life throughout the aging process.
  4. Exercise for Weight Loss recognizes regular exercise as a contributor to improving metabolic function and reducing body fat. Exercise should include aerobic activity, strength training, and accompany dietary changes to create a caloric deficit.

Other top fitness trends identified in the survey include:

  • Exercise for Mental Health
  • Outdoor Fitness Activities
  • Online Personal Training
  • Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Mobile Exercise Apps
  • Yoga