As we get ready to close out 2017 — and start to ramp up our 2018 fitness goals — it’s time to look back on how we spent the year, workout-wise.
Between chic boutique studio openings, tough new classes, and innovative new products, there have been fitness trends we’ve all followed. And here at Amodrn, we’re all about keeping up with the latest and greatest exercise offerings.
ClassPass, the membership service that gives you access to countless studios and gyms across the world, recently released its 2017 report that highlights trends throughout the country. From the most popular style of workout to the most common day for people to exercise, here’s how Americans like to break a sweat:
- Throughout the week, Tuesday was by far the most popular day to work out. Mondays? No way. Fridays? Nope. But Tuesday was the perfect midweek sweet spot.
- New Year’s resolutioners might be surprised to hear this one. What do you think the most popular day of the week to work out was? No, it wasn’t January 1st. It wasn’t in January, at all. Turns out, February 28th was the top day that most people decided to get their fitness on.
- If you’re an early bird fitness fanatic, it’s likely you live in Kansas City. That metro are was the most likely to take a class at 6:30am or earlier. And as for the night owls? New York had everyone beat. The Big Apple was far and away most likely to take a class at 7:30pm or later.
- Who’s up for a runch? A running lunch anyone? According to the report, Charlotte-based ClassPass users were the most likely to take a lunchtime class compared to other cities.
- Groups of friends — or friends who booked classes together — were most likely to do so in Minneapolis. There’s nothing like a little friendly support to get you motivated at the studio.
- And as for the most popular fitness genre? Strength training is here to stay, ladies. And this report proves just that. But meditation, restorative, and recovery classes are the fastest growing new trend this year (it’s up by 16 percent!).
Want to know more? Check out this handy infographic to see how your city fared in comparison to the rest of the country: