International Fitness Trends That Are Revolutionising The Fitness Industry

Sneha Santra
Sneha Santra Jun 28 2018 - 3 min read
International Fitness Trends That Are Revolutionising The Fitness Industry
The Fitness Industry Is A $3.7 Trillion Business And Is Expected To Grow 17 Percent In The Next Five Years.

Fitness Trends can influence people who work-out and those involved in the business. According to a recent survey, the wellness industry is a $3.7 trillion business and is expected to grow 17 percent in the next five years.

The international market is full of new concepts and techniques. Various workouts are being tried out abroad and many are being liked by people. Below are a few International fitness trends that are changing the face of the fitness industry.

Strength Training

Strength training is a popular trend in all sectors of the health and fitness industry. Many younger clients of both community-based programs and commercial clubs train almost exclusively using weights. Many innovative health fitness professionals are now incorporating some form of strength training into the comprehensive exercise routine for their clients. However, in today’s gyms and fitness centres there are various clients (men and women, young and old, children, and patients with a stable chronic disease) whose main focus is on using weight training to improve or maintain strength. Trainers and health professionals are now including weight training in the exercise programs for their patients with cardiovascular rehabilitation or metabolic disease management programs.

Fitness programs for senior citizens

There is a growing market of senior citizens who are now retiring healthier than other generations. Health fitness facilities are taking advantage of this opportunity by providing safe, age-appropriate exercise programs for this once-ignored section. The highly active older people are targeted to participate in more rigorous exercise programs including strength training, team sports, and HIIT when appropriate. Even the frail elderly are improving their balance and ability, when given appropriate functional fitness program activities, to perform activities of daily living. It can be assumed that people who are retired not only have greater sums of discretionary money, but they also have a tendency to spend it wisely and may have more time to engage in an exercise program.

Outdoor activities

Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and games or sports are examples of outdoor activities. The trend of offering outdoor activities by health and fitness professionals began a few years ago. Outdoor activities also include high adventure programs like overnight camping trips and mountain climbing. It can be done with family and friends, with a group, or by yourself. Some personal trainers have used outdoor activities as a form of small group personal training.

Exercise and weight loss

Exercise in weight loss programs has always been a top trend. The combination of exercise and weight loss emphasizes caloric restriction with a sensible exercise program. Organizations are now incorporating regular exercise as well as a caloric restriction for weight control. The combination of exercise and diet is essential for weight loss maintenance and can improve compliance to caloric restriction diets. Most of the well-publicized diet plans integrate exercise in addition to the daily routine of providing prepared meals to their clients.

Flexibility and mobility rollers

Flexibility and mobility rollers include the deep tissue roller, myofascial release, and trigger point relief. There seems to be a growing market for these specialized devices. Mobility rollers are specifically designed to massage, improve circulation, relieve muscle tightness, ease muscular discomfort, alleviate muscle spasms, and assist in the return to normal activity. Rollers have been designed for the low back, hips, and for larger muscle groups such as the hamstrings and the gluteal muscles.  


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