- Carol Michaels
ACSM Fitness Trends for 2023
The top 6 trends are:
Wearable Technology. This includes fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors and GPS tracking devices.
Strength Training with Free Weights. This activity incorporates the use of barbells, dumbbells and/or kettlebells.
Body Weight Training. Body weight training uses minimal equipment and space, making it an inexpensive and functional way to exercise.
Fitness Programs for Older Adults. Programming focused on the aging population and its unique needs.
Functional Fitness Training. Training to improve balance, coordination, functional strength and endurance to improve activities of daily living.
Outdoor Activities. Pursuits like group walks, bicycle rides or organized hiking. Think about the fact that the USA (40% obesity rate) has wearable technology as the #1 trend.