Like fashion and music, the popularity of various fitness activities are subject to emerging trends- and as San Diego Personal Training professionals, we understand that it can be tempting to try out the different trends. Well, we’re here to help you find something that works for you.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal has discussed the fitness trends for 2014, and we’re happy to say that whether you’re new to fitness or a very active individual, there’s likely something that’ll catch your eye here – but, we want to warn you — Not all of the trends are activities to try out.

A few of the fitness trends of 2014

  • High-Intensity Interval Training: High intensity interval training (HIIT) has been popular for several years, but tops the 2014 trend list. It’s popular because the intense activity promotes results, but there are reasons to take care. Many respondents warned of the danger of this activity.
  • Body Weight Training: This form of weight training eschews weights – and uses the individual’s own body weight as resistance. Its first appearance in this annual survey was in 2013, when it ranked #3. For 2014, it ranked second, behind HIIT.
  • Personal Training: The ACSM’s survey noted that there have been changes to the theme of personal training (offering group training instead of one-on-one, for example), personal trainers are popular in community-based programs, corporate wellness and medical fitness programs. But that doesn’t mean individuals can’t obtain those benefits too – one-on-one personal training is still a popular option in San Diego and the surrounding area. Group personal training ranks in the top 10 trends according to the survey.
  • Children and Exercise for the Treatment/Prevention of Obesity: People are starting to raise their voices when it comes to the obesity epidemic and how it is affecting children. As San Diego fitness professionals, we understand those concerns, and we suggest that your youth try out a Zumba Kids class. It’s so much fun with upbeat music and new people that they may not consider it exercise.At Bootique Fitness, our certified personal trainers in San Diego, La Jolla and the surrounding areas can help you to incorporate these trends into a fitness routine that you’ll enjoy and can stick with. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.