These Fitness Trends Will Be All the Rage in 2024

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The world of fitness has seen many trends come and go, but when something works it sticks. Next year, we can expect to see a range of new workouts, equipment, and styles take off in fitness, so prepare yourself now by reading up on this list of some of the biggest new trends.

Embrace Rest Days

There will be a renewed focus on the importance of rest, and on the positive effects that gentle movement can have on our bodies and our minds. Rather than giving it all every day in the gym, you’re more likely to find yourself recovering with a day of gentle yoga, or a trip to the sauna, after an intense cardio session. This is a healthier, more balanced approach to exercise and one that everyone can embrace.

Flexitarian Nutrition

In terms of nutrition, more and more people are ditching full-time veganism and embracing the benefits of dairy, meat, and fish. For modern fitness followers, it’s all about balance, so a plant-based diet that includes some animal protein should hit all of your nutritional needs. This more balanced approach is also in line with a reduction in the number of ultra-restrictive diets, which is definitely good news as most of the time these extreme weight loss fads are all about short-term goals at the expense of long-term health.

Cold Therapy

In 2024, more and more gyms will invest in cold rooms, plunge pools, and other methods to deliver the benefits of cold therapy to their customers. There is significant evidence that exposing your body to cold temperatures can help reduce injuries, heal existing ones, and have a beneficial impact on mental wellbeing. Taking part in cold therapy in a supervised space like a gym is a good place to start, as going in too hard too early can be a shock.