boston-116Individuals who are interested in optimizing their level of well-being in 2017 should be cognizant of emerging trends that may alter the traditional realms of health and fitness. Below you will find just four of many major trends that will likely surface in the New Year:

1.  Wearable Technology.
Fitness smartwatches and trackers were incredibly popular holiday gifts over the last several years. According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the trend will continue into 2017. In fact, it is expected to become bigger than ever. This is in large part due to the fact that major brands like Fitbit, Apple, and Garmin have made updates to their products. While many people had questions regarding the accuracy of the technology in previous years, several brands have focused on ensuring that their wearables are as accurate as possible. Today’s technology tracks distance and also offers move reminds, GPS route tracking, and heart rate readings.

2. More Trainers.
Another big trend for 2017 will be more personal trainers. The number of individuals who seek to become trainers is growing. And in today’s world, they have more options than ever with respect to how and from where to earn accreditation. At this time, there are over 250 third-party certification organizations that teach trainers the skills and practices that will help them operate optimally. These realities have resulted in individuals working within the industry being more professional and accountable than in previous eras. This may be because clients have become increasingly savvy during their search for the ideal fitness-related assistance.

3. Body Weight Training.
Another 2017 trend to be cognizant of is the rise in body weight training. This form of workout is popular for several reasons, one of which is that it requires no equipment. Additionally, body weight training exercises can be easily modified to suit anyone’s level of visibility. They can also be completed in almost any setting. Another benefit of body weight training is that the exercises can be done free of charge. Some classic bodyweight moves that can promote both fitness and a more toned physique include pull-ups and push-ups. There are several others to choose from, some of which include planks, lunges, and squats.

4. Yoga.
Yoga has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it looks as if it will only become increasingly prevalent in the New Year. Yoga is an incredibly powerful form of exercise because of its ability to yoke the mind and body in a manner that promotes a profound sense of well-being and internal unity. Additionally, yoga is known to decrease blood pressure, optimize blood flow, and strengthen the body. There are several traditional modes of yoga that are taught across the nation. Some of them include Vinyasa, Hatha, and Ashtanga. Additionally, fitness gurus continually come up with new forms of yoga to improve on the practice or offer the client a new twist on an old form. Some reinventions of yoga include rope wall yoga, hot yoga, and aerial yoga.

Don’t Delay: Start Implementing These Health And Fitness Trends Today!
If you’re serious about making the most of your health and fitness in the New Year, now is the time to become more conscious of emerging trends that could help you look and feel your very best. Use the quick reference guide provided above to get on the path to optimal well-being right now!