ACSM released its annual list of worldwide fitness trends—here’s what they mean for your training.
- Wearable fitness technology tops the top-10 list of hot fitness trends for 2020, according to this year’s ACSM survey.
- Runners are well ahead of the trend curve as early adopters of wearable tech and other hot trends like high-intensity interval training and hiring fitness professionals.
It’s that time of year again, when the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) polls thousands of health and fitness professionals around the globe to peer into the crystal ball and identify the top fitness trends for the following year.
This is the 14th year for the ACSM survey, and many of the hot trends, such as HIIT and group training, for 2020 have been along for the ride since the beginning. Runners have been at the pointy end of fitness trends like HIIT training, wearable tech, and employing certified professionals since long before such surveys existed. But it’s worth noting that there are other consistent (and important) trends more runners would be wise to hop on.
So without further ado, here are the top 10 fitness trends for 2020 and what they mean for you.
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