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Even if you set the best fitness goals as we approach the new year, practicing effective fitness consistently throughout the year is the only way to include it in your life. Members of the fitness community with regular routines have set the bar high for fitness trends that will definitely make their way into 2024.
With that said, this is our guide to help you with new-age approaches to fitness and understand why they’re here to stay.
Many had no option but to workout out from home to stay fit, especially when the pandemic hit. This evolved into the idea of creating your own gym at home, and 2023 surely saw that people preferred them over busy, boring public gyms. Based on affordability and convenience, homeowners suggest that some of thebest home gym equipment include exercise bikes, rowing machines, dumbbells, resistance bands, weight benches, and treadmills.
Staying hydrated is non-negotiable, and if you’re performing physically exerting tasks, you certainlyneed the electrolytes. In 2023, we’ve seen fitness enthusiasts making their own electrolyte drinks called ‘wellness water’ to stay hydrated, maintain blood sugar levels, detoxify their system, relieve cravings, and provide overall nourishment. Wellness water comprises lemon and lime juice, ginger, mint leaves, cucumber, and cinnamon powder.
People in the fitness industry know ‘fitness wearables’ is a term that describes devices like trackers and smartwatches designed for use during workouts. With Fitbit’s launch in 2009, 2023 has seen higher technological advancements that allow trainers to track more than just performance. You can also monitor stress hormone responses, sleep patterns, and blood oxygen levels to understand your workout requirements accurately.
Awareness of our food industry’simpact on climate change has led to fitness professionals finding ways to stay eco-conscious. People choose foods with low environmental impact, adopt meal-planning habits, and eat local and seasonal foods. Similarly, there is an increase in meal delivery services that only offer quality food that is organically sourced.
Anxiety, stress, depression, and mental uneasiness are common now more than ever before, leading to many realizing the need to prioritize our mental health. Although practicing mindfulness has been around for years, 2023 saw many fitness enthusiasts take up meditative exercises such as pilates and yoga. Fitness trainers also spread information about the importance of mindfulness and encourage their clients to practice it as well.
Research on fitness recovery has become a huge deal in the past few years due to evidence that suggests it’s quite beneficial. Fitness enthusiasts are increasingly interested in using recovery tools like massage guns and foam rollers instead of only resting between workouts. Coaches also take the initiative to educate their clients about active recovery and how to introduce it during their routine’s warm-up and cool-down phases.
With 2023 nearing the end, we have discussed fitness trends set to leave their mark in 2024, and we know that the ones who adjust their fitness regimens will not only optimize their health but also prosper in terms of staying on top of their fitness goals.
Written by the team at barbend.com.