3 Rapidly Growing Areas of Fitness

3 Rapidly Growing Areas of Fitness

As the fitness industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, Personal Trainers and fitness lovers, in general, are looking to delve into new areas of fitness that were previously untouched by anyone other than the experts. The growth of the fitness industry has made it possible for Personal Trainers to become qualified in these specific areas of fitness, and this has led to more areas of fitness becoming available to the general public.

Whether you’re looking for a new area of fitness that you can become qualified in, or if you’re just looking for new workouts to keep fit, these 3 rapidly growing areas of fitness hold huge potential.

Pilates

It is no secret that over recent years people are looking beyond just the training sessions to look after their wellbeing, and this has led to the rise of recovery based exercise with things such as Yoga and Pilates.

Pilates is a recovery based exercise that is focused around trying to relax and strengthen the muscles. It is most commonly taken up by those who are looking to add something new to their routine or recover from an injury such as lower back pain and hip problems. Down to this, new potential has arisen for Personal Trainers to get involved in a growing area of fitness whilst also helping to combat some of the most common physical health problems across the UK.

In the modern industry, Pilates is huge, with the recover focused niche having an £876m revenue and the Pilates industry growing at a rate of at least 2% annually. Pilates experts say that currently, there has never been a better time for smaller firms and Personal Trainers to get involved, as it is said that the public is now ‘looking for a more personalised experience’ from those with recognised Pilates qualifications.

Nutrition

Although this may not be considered a direct aspect of fitness, nutrition is massively important and is growing at a rapid rate. We are seeing more Personal Trainers and fitness professionals go beyond providing just the training sessions to get involved with their clients’ nutrition and diet.

Although, with the industry growing quickly and the focus around nutrition grows, we are seeing more Personal Trainers go beyond their professional limits when providing nutritional advice. Making sure that you offer professional and safe nutritional advice is essential as a professional, as it can be easy to go beyond professional limits and step into an area that only trained Dieticians can enter, which can get you in trouble with your insurance and the industry.

Overall, nutrition is an area of fitness that holds potential for both Personal Trainers and the public, which is why it is currently one of the most popular areas of health and fitness for both professionals and the public. As the industry grows, more Personal Trainers are looking for reputable Nutrition courses that they can use to further their training and their clients’ progression.

HIIT

HIIT training stands for High-Intensity Interval Training and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of exercise for people of all lifestyles and backgrounds. HIIT involves short period interval training at the participant’s highest level of intensity, with only short periods of rest in between; leading to an efficient 10-25 minute workout with astounding results.

One reason why HIIT training is becoming so popular is down to it being so easy and efficient for those with busy lifestyles to carry out. Many people avoid exercise do so down to ‘being tired’ or ‘working late’, which is why HIIT is becoming so popular among so many people, as it gives people the opportunity to fit in a high-quality workout without wasting much of your day.

Another reason why it is becoming so popular is down to the level of satisfaction that participants show when they have finished a workout. The high intensity of the workout allows participants to push themselves and reach new limits, whilst feeling and knowing they have done so, and for some, this is what is needed to make workouts enjoyable.

Overall, there are numerous areas of fitness that are growing rapidly, but these three areas are some of the most common, so if you’re looking to expand your client base and boost your income, take a look at how you can get involved.

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