Whether we like it or not, January is the month of the well-known ‘New Year, New You’ tagline – I personally am more a ‘New Year, Be You’ kind of gal, but what can you do?
Nevertheless, I am also a geek and a girl who LOVES data, and therefore I was incredibly excited to read up about Classpass review of 2018 and what new trends are shaping up for the upcoming year – just like we did last year.
ClassPass added almost 5,000 new studios to their network this past year, their report notes, and expanded to five new countries and 10 new cities in the U.S – so the data is definitely drawing a reliable picture of what we’ll be seeing next!
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A lot of the trends reflect people’s behaviours and habits, and I am glad to say, people are learning to move for the right reasons (you can take a girl our of PT, but you cannot take the PT out of the girl, AH!)
Despite having left my PT practices just less than a year ago to fully focus on my businesses, I still value and celebrate the importance of movement – and moving because you feel good about it!
Here’s what happened last year, and how this will shape up 2019
As studio fitness continues to rise year after year, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing more classes incorporating treadmills.
Data collected by ClassPass revealed that strength/resistance training was the top workout that ClassPass members chose in 2018 – yes, I am currently doing a mini happy dance. I am personally a big lover of weightlifting, and I believe that incorporating into your workout routine can be extremely beneficial for anyone. Incredible Instagram accounts like laurabiceps and her lifted.LDN are just an example of this.
Treadmill classes (yes, that’s a thing) were found to be the fastest growing fitness trend across the U.S. According to Shari Castelli, the Director of Empowerment Funding and Expansion at ClassPass, projected to become even more sought-after in 2019.
“As studio fitness continues to rise year after year, it’s not surprising that we’re seeing more classes incorporating treadmills” she said Bustle. “Running has always been a popular form of exercise and combining that with the same team atmosphere, awesome playlists and motivating instructors we love in cycling and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes, has made running inside more appealing than ever.”
According to Shari Castelli, the Director of Empowerment Funding and Expansion at ClassPass, shorter classes and workouts are in higher demand — especially for those with busy schedules. “ClassPass found that 33 percent more people signed up for classes 44 minutes or less in 2018 than they did in 2017. People are busier than ever, and studios are catering to that more and more,” Castelli tells Bustle “9 percent class schedules under 44 minutes were added to ClassPass last year.”
ClassPass users were 33 percent more likely to book a class under 45 minutes in 2018 than they were in 2017, because people are busy (but way to go getting those workouts in, y’all) – and a lot more people have been booking lunch-time classes because they are considerably less busy than early morning or evening ones.
People have found both kickboxing and HIIT workouts are great coping skills that can boost your mood and self-esteem, and swimming and yoga are top choice for relaxation.
So, what workouts will rule in 2019?
From group classes to swimming, boxing, rowing to pilates, only time will tell. It’s interesting how people are eventually embracing working out by choosing the activity that is best for them, rather than following trends.