Functional Fitness is the New #1 Canadian Fitness Trend Expected

Functional Fitness is the New #1 Canadian Fitness Trend Expected for 2018

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SOURCE canfitpro

Canadian fitness industry leader, canfitpro reveals top trends expected in the coming
year based on results from its annual survey of fitness professionals

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TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The results are in…the ability to move optimally for everyday life is more important than ever to Canadians. Functional Fitness -- training our muscles to work together by simulating daily common movements like carrying groceries -- is back as the #1 fitness trend for 2018 according to the results of canfitpro's annual fitness trends survey. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) falls to #2 and Older Adult Training climbs up to #3.

Survey results also reveal that:

  • More training in less time continues to be a focus for Canadians with HIIT and Express Workouts ranking in the top 5.
  • Active Recovery exercises (foam rolling, mobility, low intensity, YIN Yoga) and Branded Group Fitness (Orangetheory, Zumba®) debut in the top 10 this year
  • Fusion-style Group Fitness (merging different types of workouts, such as Pixoling, ZEN•GA® and Strong by Zumba®), returns to the list at #10.
  • As Express Workouts continue to rank in the top 10, personal trainers will likely offer shorter sessions and increase the number of sessions per week.

Canada's authority in fitness education for 25 years, canfitpro reached its nearly 30,000 members, including fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers and fitness consumers from across Canada to gather the annual survey results.

Media Note: Interview opportunities with local canfitpro Fitness Professionals are available by request.

The top 10 Canadian fitness trends for 2018 are:

1) Functional Fitness (#2 in 2017; #1 in 2016)
2) High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) (#1 in 2017)
3) Older Adult Training (#6 in 2017)
4) Active Recovery *Debut in 2018 Top 10
5) Express Workouts (#4 in 2017)          
6) Branded Group Fitness *Debut in 2018 Top 10
7) Circuit Training and Boot Camps (#6 in 2017)
8) Nutrition and Healthy Eating Programs (#5 in 2017)
9) Body Weight Training (#9 in 2017)
10) Fusion-style Group Fitness (returns to the Top 10 in 2018; was #7 in 2016)

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