• Dan Shipman

Fitness Trends of the 2010’s and What is Replacing Them in the 20’s


2010s trend: Very High Intensity Workouts

Races such as Ironman’s, obstacle course racing, and themed runs took over the decade. CrossFit was also born during this time. People went crazy for short, high intensity workouts every day.

2020s trend: working out for enjoyment and fun

Instead of pushing human limits, you may have noticed that workouts of today are more wellness based. People are working out for wellness, not abs! Examples could be dancing/Zumba, or outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, etc.


2010s trend: Wearable Technology

Wearable technology examples that you have probably heard of are Garmin trackers and sport watches with a matching chest band.

2020’s trend: Wrist Technology and Others

The biggest one right now is the Whoop band. It is the most high tech tracker that tracks more than just workouts. It is expensive, and requires a membership, but athletes are going crazy for it. Fitbit technology and Apple Watches are more mainstream for the general population, and work pretty well. Will smart clothing become a thing next?



2010s trend: Boutique Gyms

Orangetheory and Soul Cycle are popular boutique gyms you have most likely heard of unless you live under a rock. They range $20 to $40 for a single class and aim to make you feel like you’re part of an exclusive club. We will still see them in the future, but a lot more high tech, including EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) Suit Training, which is becoming more and more popular.

2020s trend: At Home Fitness Thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Peleton, Mirror, and other subscription-based home services have become noticed and immediately skyrocketed. Digital fitness is the next thing. It helps people who have busy schedules, or those who want to make or expand a home gym.

2010s trend: Strong not Skinny In the 2010’s, women realized that picking up a dumbbell does not make you instantly bulky. 2020s trend: Strong Without a Size But now, research is finding that people train for the non-aesthetic benefits that come with working out (ex. heart and bone health). People are also working out for the purpose of enjoyment. 2010s trend: Personal Training This trend comes and goes, it’ll never completely go away.

2020s trend: Community Driven Fitness People are finding that they love group fitness. It is easier to stick to something when doing it with like-minded people. Community fitness is especially popular among women. It is also a cheaper option.

There is definitely going to be more options throughout the 2020's. Especially as new technology comes out.


What do you think? Are you into any of these new trends already?

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