American College of Sports Medicine Releases Top 20 2019 Trends: Fitness Trackers Sweep

The top fitness trend for 2019, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, will be wearable tech. The American College of Sports Medicine makes these trend determinations based on a survey sent to nearly 2,000 different health and fitness professionals. The professionals, who are health and fitness executives, commercial trainers, and clinical practitioners, rang in a new year of trends with a top 20 list. Among the top spots? Fitness trackers, high-intensity interval training, and workplace

Track Your Health: Fitness Trackers Rock the Market

Fitness tracking necklaces and pendants, smart watches and wristbands, and rings that track your sleep all will be an exploding fitness trend come New Years. Although the tech was third on the list of the American College of Sports Medicine’s top five for 2018, it was chief on the list in 2016 and 2017. What explains the sudden boom in interest? The explosion in the market! New releases from established brands like Garmin, as well as entirely new brands like Leaf, which touted a stress-measuring, sleep-aware tracker, are driving wearable tech back to the top spot for 2019. 

High-Intensity Interval Training Goes Mainstream

A second fitness trend, coming in close on the American College of Sports Medicine’s list at number two, was ‘high-intensity interval training,’ or HIIT. HIIT is an approximately half-hour fitness program that varies activities of different intensity levels. People who practice HIIT very quickly gain athletic prowess and lose a considerable amount of weight. However, the motivation required to perform the routine makes it nearly inaccessible to average gym-goers.

Wonder what the other eighteen spots on the top twenty list are? Have health and fitness questions that you need answered? Let us know by leaving a comment down below with your thoughts!

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