Wondering what the fitness trends are for 2023? Read on, we've got some answers!
As we begin a new year and resolutions are fresh in our minds, one thing is for sure: people want to be healthier. The fitness trends for 2023 look a bit familiar, and a bit new.
The two most common ways people think about improving overall health are through the lens of nutrition and exercise. While this article will focus on exercise, we want to see you succeed in all areas of your health. Don't forget your nutrition! Be sure to check out our meal prep recipes for delicious, easy, and healthy ideas!
Like anything else, the fitness industry goes through trends. Trends are not a good or bad thing necessarily. Without them, we wouldn’t have disruptors like Peloton, OrangeTheory, and CrossFit. But sometimes, it seems fitness trends can get you a little carried away or even to go overboard as you narrow in on just one aspect of fitness. So, as we look at this list, be aware that there is no such thing as a “perfect” exercise program. The best one is not only the one that helps you achieve your goals but one that you consistently commit to doing.
Let’s look at 5 New Fitness Trends for 2023!
Fitness Trend #1: Hybrid Training
This style of training, made popular by Bare Performance Nutrition CEO, Nick Bare, focuses on building strength and cardio. This typically looks like workout time split between running miles and lifting weights.
This type of training is appealing because many gym goers, especially those who train as bodybuilders or powerlifters, have become tired of showing up, lifting weights, and getting strong but not feeling like they are in “good shape.” Nick has set the standards as he chases personal records in both marathons and lifts like the squat and bench press.
Fitness Trend #2: Hyrox
Hyrox is the next evolution in the Spartan-esque races. I think the best way to describe it is as a mix between CrossFit and Spartan races. Hyrox races are events that you train for similar to a 5k or marathon. They consist of running, broken up by exercises like medicine ball throws and burpees.
With events across the country, not only can they be a great workout, but they can also provide you with that extra motivation for something to train for.
Fitness Trend #3: Walks
Okay, this seems silly to even say that this is a “trend.” However, in the summer of 2022, walks became incredibly popular because of the TikTok trend known as “hot girl walks.” The basic idea was that walks help you become a “hot girl” or let’s just go with a better version of yourself. Sort of a silly way to make walking more exciting, but walking is really good for you.
There is something to this though. Walks are a great fat-burning, low-impact way to burn extra calories. Especially if you are new to exercise, walks can be a great first step - see what I did there.
Fitness Trend #4: Knees Over Toes
Knees Over Toes training was started by Ben Patrick. Ben was a former basketball player with multiple devastating knee injuries that sidelined his basketball dreams. That was until he changed the way he trained.
The basic idea of this way of training is to protect your joints by strengthening the muscles around them using full ranges of motion. This is a great program for longevity and improving how well your body moves. If it sounds a little daunting, it’s okay, Ben’s mom does the program as well.
Fitness Trend #5: Boutique Fitness Studios
These aren’t necessarily new; however, they are growing fast and popping up in cities across America. Whether it’s OrangeTheory, F45, or your local hot yoga studio, these studios can be a great way to get your heart rate up and improve your cardiovascular health.
With people continuing to understand how important exercise is to health, there’s no doubt these studios will continue to grow.
Fitness Trends for 2023: Will They Stay?
Here’s the thing with exercise, the most important thing is that you do it. Do we believe there is one best way to go about it? Not necessarily! Every body is different. But at the end of the day, an exercise program only works if you do.
The important thing to remember with exercise is that you want to train your muscles (resistance training) and your heart (cardio). Overall health is best achieved when you combine the two; you're in charge of the how in this equation.
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What trends are you seeing these days? What are you curious about? Which ones have you tried? Let us know in the comments!