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Biggest Fitness Trends to Watch in 2020

While we always think the coolest trend is doing what works for you, it’s kind of fun to take a look at what workouts have been the most popular — and what might be up and coming for the next year.


And, ClassPass recently released a report of both based on how its users spent their time sweating. Let’s take a look …


Top Workouts of 2019 in North America

Strength training and yoga top the list — all about that muscle and zen, yo!

  1. Strength Training
  2. Yoga
  3. Pilates
  4. Indoor Cycling
  5. Barre
  6. Boxing
  7. Dance
  8. Running
  9. Gym Time
  10. Rowing

And now, what to expect in fitness trends this year …

Expected Fitness Trends in 2020

Five trends that ClassPass only expects to become even more popular this year.

1. Workouts Are Getting Social: Eighty percent of ClassPass users have coordinated a workout with a friend or colleague this year. In the U.S., the most popular classes to take with a friend are rowing and boxing. Outside of the United States, friends are also likely to take a martial arts class together.

2. Jet-Set Workout: Eighteen percent of professionals worked out in a city other than their hometown during 2019. This is up from 14 percent of professionals in 2018. ClassPass has seen that no matter the reason for travel, people are building fitness into their routine on the go.

3. Mega Fitness Trends: Megaformer Pilates classes are a growing trend in the United States. ClassPass users attended more than a million Megaformer classes in 2019 — that’s a 38.6 percent increase in Megaformer reservations compared with 2018.

4. Work Workouts: More than half of professionals said they would be more likely to accept a job that offered a fitness and wellness package, and two in three professionals feel that working out with colleagues can help to build workplace friendships. ClassPass predicts that more companies will continue to offer fitness and wellness benefits in the coming decade, and that they will be an increasingly popular benefit for recruiting and retaining top talent.

5.  Zen Out Your Workout: Meditation was the most popular wellness activity booked on ClassPass in 2019 — with New York City the most likely location for someone to book a meditation class. The report also notes that massages, saunas, cryotherapy, and facials are also popular, with a rise in the reservations of each activity month over month.

What was your favorite workout of 2019? Planning anything new for this year? –Jenn

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