The College of Sports Medicine, in ranking fitness trends for 2019, concluded that millennials enjoy being part of a community that will cheer them on when they do a good job and perhaps push them a bit harder when they don’t. Other popular fitness trends include wearable technology, high intensity interval training (HIIT), yoga and more personalized exercise programs designed specifically for members of the baby boomer generation.
Trade associations report that to respond to growing requests from fitness-minded travelers, hotels are moving well beyond basic spas and fitness rooms. 84% of hotels offered fitness facilities in 2014, but the number of hotels offering in-room fitness equipment has doubled in the past 10 years. Some chains now offer rooms with a stationary bike, elliptical or treadmill plus free workout wear and sneakers delivered to your room. Yoga mats and videos, healthy minibars and room service menus including stir-fried veggies and tofu are growing trends.
Experts have found that the best way to ensure that your fitness results don’t hit a plateau is to constantly try new exercises or a combination of several workouts together. These days there really is something for everyone – high-intensity interval training, Barre, yoga, Zumba and classes that mix traditional workouts with self-care workouts, just to name a few. There are several new companies that allow you to pay a monthly fee to try classes from different gyms and facilities in your ZIP code which could help add variety and discover what you and your body can achieve.