A healthy lifestyle can be described in so many ways depending on how you choose to look at it. In ‘a few’ words, it is a balance between your mental, physical and spiritual being functioning in harmony inside your body. When you’re healthy, it means that you not only look good, you actually feel good.
Driven by health reasons or a desire to look a certain way, many have jumped onto the fitness ship. The result? A rise in fitness and workout solutions that promise heaven and earth and this year is no different.
Many fitness trends continue to evolve. People are more willing to try new things and explore new ways to get fit. As the fitness clout continues to expand, here are some of the most popular trends to watch out for in 2020.
- Online trainers
Almost everything is accessible online these days and fitness is no exception. The world is at a point where customers want to get the most out of fitness companies and brands without all the hustle.
This has sparked a trend where you don’t really need to meet up with a trainer to get the body you want. All you need to do is get in touch with an online trainer who will send you a personalized workout plan and that’s it! Follow it and you’re on your way to meeting your goals.
- Personal workouts
This year, people are also taking fitness into their own hands. A lot of people are looking for what works for them and, in a real sense, this is a form of empowerment. Home workouts and personal plans are helping people listen to their body and do what works for them while saving money too.
The motivation comes from being active and enjoying it without other pressures. People are embracing home Zumba sessions after work, stocking up on simple workout equipment or even creating personal routines with the help of videos on YouTube.
- Yoga and wellness
Mental health is also a vital part of fitness. For a long time, the focus was on body goals and mental health took a back seat. A number of people struggle with depression and anxiety so yoga has become a source of comfort.
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It combines stretching and meditation to boost your mood which then helps you to feel great while you work out. For many, working out when in a vulnerable state of mind is quite difficult.
Having a good diet is at the forefront of fitness. You can’t eat unhealthy food and still expect to get your desired results. There is still a lot of focus on meal plans and diet teas which are still slightly controversial. Nonetheless, more people are realizing that options like surgery shortcuts aren’t for everyone. The traditional route of working hard for what you want and appreciating the journey is all worth it in the end.
- Body positivity
This is one of the biggest trends that is still popular in 2020. Industry players and mainstream media are upping their game in encouraging people to be comfortable in their own skin and not let society dictate how they should look. We all have different body types so we don’t have to be skinny to be fit. Some things are beyond our control so the definition of fitness is really changing.
- Gym memberships
Let’s be honest, the gym will always be trendy. There’s something about a gym environment that’s empowering and motivating. Home workouts are great but, sometimes, it could backfire when there’s no one else there to push you.
The gym is great for strength training and muscle building, which many of us still desire. Being in the gym is also therapeutic because it’s a place where you can be away from work pressures and other draining distractions.
- On-the-go workouts
With work, school and home schedules, we’re busier than ever. Too many things are going on all the time so it can be hard to keep up with a workout schedule. Thanks to technology, we have on-the-go fitness trackers that help us reach our goals and stay fit. Something as simple as a phone or a smartwatch is able to help you reach your goals by tracking your daily movements.
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