Rising by at least 3 percent every year, the fitness industry is more popular currently than ever. Every year, researchers and industry leaders are continually recovering, searching more competent ways for people to get active and stay active.
Keeping up on industry developments is an important aspect of improving. SCW has assembled findings of recent studies in its SCW Trends in Fitness Series, and in this first article in a four-part series, we share the top five fitness trends based on surveys we conducted at SCW MANIA sows of group fitness instructors, personal trainers, owners and managers at independent health clubs, recreation centers, YMCAs and boutique studios.
The analysis described all through this SCW Trends in Fitness Series will give valuable insight into the hottest topics intended to successfully train your clients and develop your business.
The top five most required areas of fitness/wellness across the nation are:
- Functional Training
- Active Aging
- Strength Training
- Personal Training
Functional training is the top listed trend for 2020. It is an essential focus with fitness training and has achieved enough clout because of Functional training is the top listed trend for 2020. It is an essential focus with fitness training and has achieved enough clout because of its success preparing for life’s necessary movements and activities. These types of trainings are strength, balance, coordination, power, range of motion and mobility and can be integrated with a different range of programs reaching a varied group of individuals.
Active aging is the second most valuable trend is importance, as our society is living longer. The rising number of baby boomers and longer lifespan of humans have given rise a demand for fitness alternatives. People don’t want to just live longer but flourish longer and persist to enjoy the benefits life has to give. Exercise work like as medicine, and fitness and health professionals are emphasizing prehab rather than rehab. This is a perfect outlook for the active agers which also leads to simple props being used to help the programs. These “easier” props include chairs, softer foam rollers, more elastic and less resistant exercise tubing as well as an increase in aquatic exercise popularity.
Nutrition programme trend is involved with our fitness programs. Though regular exercise is important, nutrition is crucial, putting the largest impact on our overall health. People focus more than ever on what they are eating and how it affects their well-being. Sub-trends and other topic interests for example, vegan diets, vegetarianism, low carb diets, fasting technologies and protein-rich diets are all growing. Fitness professionals are attracted in how nutrition affects mood, hormones, sleep and performance. People are searching for answers and what’s right for them as instructors, trainers and athletes. Clubs have an enormous influence in this area, and it opens opportunities for them to partner with licensed and registered dieticians to supply the research-based public answers and programming for their clients.
For strength training a focus since the early days of fitness, and it has evolved greatly over the years. Every fitness and wellness program gives stress on building strength and muscle capacity. Its popularity rises from the competence of the training and its benefits—better sports performance, treatment and prevention of injuries and of course modification and often improved physical appearance. Programs like high intensity interval training (HIIT) include strength training by slipping it between bouts of cardio or flexibility offerings. Slow training requires machines or resistance equipment to work ever so slowly through various ranges of motion, and it is also key for older adults to keep balance and quality of life. Even yoga has a focus on bodyweight training that advances strength. Thus, this training can be used for all types of clients.
Personal training is the fifth trend. Working out can be scary sometimes; your clients may have aims but no idea how to accomplish them. A personal trainer can assist clients feel safer and more positive, fostering their perseverance to start and stick with a fitness program. Trainers also assist a client to overcome plateaus, letting one to reach new heights on their fitness journey. The personal trainings of today is a win-win for all parties involved—trainers help our clients see greater results with one-on-one personalized instruction, while clubs and trainers find more revenue sources when they integrate it successfully. The best personal trainers will suggest a plan, accountability, education and motivation. They will remain clients challenged and engaged to help see maximum results.
These are the first five trends found by the SCW MANIA in their survey of the trainers, group exercise instructors, owners and managers. These fitness professionals have the most intimate and most meaningful connection with the industry’s clients and members. SCW utilizes this valuable information to support the needs of the industry and predict future trends to be showcased at MANIA conferences, supported in our SCW certifications, featured in our SCW OnDemand video services and selected for our SCW CEC series. It is necessary for SCW to understand, appreciate and respond to the demands of trainers and instructors nationwide.