The Top Fitness Trends 2023, As Predicted By Experts
If you picked up a pickleball paddle, laced up on inline skates for the first time since your teens, or went on a hot girl walk in the last year, congratulations — you took part in some of 2022’s biggest fitness trends, and you likely have some fun memories to show for it. But as the year winds down, it’s time to start looking forward to what will move you in the future. Here’s what experts are predicting to be the biggest fitness trends of 2023, and what you need to know about the workouts, recovery methods, training styles, and more you’ll be seeing.
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1. Virtual Reality Workouts
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Ambling through an IRL workout in a drab basement gym is so last year. In 2023, virtual reality (VR) workouts will become mainstream as these high-tech headsets and devices grow more widespread (the augmented reality and VR product and services industry is expected to grow to USD80.6 billion by 2029, and Apple is rumoured to be releasing a VR headset in 2023). Meanwhile, software companies continue to add new apps that make working out feel like a game. From slashing music notes in Beat Saber to climbing mountains in The Climb app, VR workouts have gotten a major upgrade (both in terms of graphics and the physical challenge) as of late.
Start your VR workout journey with Meta’s Oculus Quest 2, one of the more affordable VR headsets on the market. It pairs seamlessly with Supernatural, an app that offers gamified total-body workouts that take you to picturesque, hyper-realistic locations.
2. Mobility training
In addition to all the workout varieties that already make up a well-balanced fitness routine (think: strength training, cardio, and low-impact workouts), one of the biggest 2023 fitness trends is further emphasis on prioritising mobility training. Mobility training is working to improve your ability to safely move a muscle or muscle group through a range of motion within a joint. And it’s about so much more than just being flexible. Developing your mobility helps improve functional movement, prevent injuries, reduce pain, and…