Fitness Trends For 2017

2016 is coming to an end and if you’re looking for something different to add to your fitness regime in 2017 and mix things up a bit I have some of the biggest trends to look out for.

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New trends and technology are always being developed in the fitness world but also old trends evolve to stay fresh and exiting. adding a new wrinkle to your routine can be refreshing and give you a boost to your fitness regime.

So why not try something new in 2017? Here are the ACSM top 10 worldwide fitness trends.


Although we haven’t reached the point of robot personal trainers or microchips that make you work out more you probably will hear a lot of people talking about how many steps or how many calories they’ve burned that day and it’s all through fitness technology. Fitness trackers, smart watches and now even virtual reality devices are everywhere and it’s still a new industry that will only get bigger and bigger.

Body Weight Training

As the tech side is taking off in a big way the other side is a lot of people want to get “back to the basics” with fitness. Body weight training uses no equipment making it more affordable and simple walks, bike rides and jogs are on the up.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

People who are health conscience but struggle to find time to work out are more attracted to HIIT training. HIIT training involves short bursts of activity followed by a short period of rest or recovery. These exercise programs are usually performed in less than 30 minutes.

Strength Training

Strength training remains popular in all sectors of the health and fitness industry. Many younger clients train almost exclusively using weights.

Group Training

Group programs are designed to be motivational and effective for people at different fitness levels, with instructors using leadership techniques that help individuals in their classes achieve fitness goals. There are many types of classes and equipment, from bootcamp, cycling, boxing to dance classes. Group exercise training programs have been around for a long time and have appeared as a potential worldwide trend since this survey was originally constructed

Exercise Is Medicine®

Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative that is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to exercise professionals. The program is committed to the belief that physical activity is integral in the prevention and treatment of diseases and should be regularly assessed and treated as part of all health care.


Still as popular as ever, Pilates utilises a series of sequences to strengthen your core muscles, improve your posture, increase flexibility and aid relaxation. Pilates has a lot of variations that keep it fresh and relevant.


Whatever your goals are in 2017 I encourage you to make them your lifestyle rather than using will power to see you through.

Maybe you’re a social exerciser who needs to be with others of similar goals, or maybe it’s the environment you choose that discourages you from working out regularly.

Try to identify what it is that’s got in the way of previous goals and address this first.  You’re more likely to continue your health quest if you have good surroundings and a network of positive people.

You can book a FREE transformation session with me for January, if you would like to make health and fitness your new lifestyle for 2017.  Just complete the contact for below stating your goals for the next 90 days.