Fitness Trends


With the new year comes everyone getting into their groove by hitting the gym and eating healthy.  It’s also a time to reflect on  last year’s trends and ponder whether they will make it through to the next.  Here are the trends I found on FitSugar, a popular fitness and health blog (Trendy Fitness, Popular Trends of 2010, 12/29/10):

Barefoot running (see my 1/19 post)

Dance (Zumba, Barre Ballet, etc.)

Equipment Free Workouts (using your own body weight to build those muscles, i.e. pushups, squats, lunges, etc., in my opinion these are the kinds of exercises that will help build a strong core and the beauty is they can be done in the comfort of your own home.)

Yoga hybrid (I already knew that yogalates existed, but apparently yoga mixes well with many other forms of sport.  A few of the hot crazes: snowga–yoga on the ski slopes, paddleboard yoga–yoga on the water, and koga–yoga and kickboxing)

Competing in a triathlon (you mix three sports and feel “bad ass”; for now I’ll stick to just a marathon)

CrossFit (Although I know little about this type of workout except that kettleballs are one of the many tools in its toolbox, I’m adding this “trend” to the list as it seems to be gaining more and more popularity)

So which trends will last in 2011 and which ones are out?  What are you seeing that seems to fit the trendy mold this year?  I’d love to get your opinions!

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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