7 Health and Fitness Trends Set To Explode In 2023

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As 2023 kicks off, it’s normal for men and women of all shapes and sizes to start thinking about their general health and overall fitness goals. Every year, there are emerging trends that can have a worthwhile impact and some will suit your particular needs more than others. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the 7 health and fitness trends set to explode in 2023.

Top 7 health and fitness trends for 2023

1. Digital workouts and virtual reality

Digital health and wellness have been a focus in the last few years and with tech and mobile apps improving seemingly every day, it’s little wonder that this is a trend for 2023, especially as new advancements are turning towards virtual reality. With a focus on the Metaverse and what it has to offer the entire niche (including, fitness, mental health, healthy eating and more), users can expect a new level of augmented reality to both enhance and support their efforts.

2. Mobility training

One of the largest physical fitness trends in 2023 is mobility training, which prioritises muscle movement, range of motion and joint flexibility. In many cases, when it comes to training, we either do too little or too much – and both can lead to issues like muscle dysfunction and injury. Mobility training can offer a gentler approach while still being highly effective and can be implemented by individuals of all ages and skill levels.

3. Posture workouts

As 2021/22 plunged the world into a new normal, lockdowns and working from home have had a huge impact on posture. This has created a huge focus on posture-based workouts in 2023, as these can train and strengthen the muscles that support the spinal region.

4. Standing abs workouts

Standing abs workouts have different benefits from traditional abs workouts such as sit-ups and crunches. These can pair perfectly with posture workouts, as they engage more muscle groups, strengthen the spine and improve balance.

5. Nature-based exercises (or Biophilia)

The advancement of the digital age hasn’t only had a positive impact on health and fitness; it has also had a negative impact on mental health and wellness for many. This has led to more and more individuals needing to take time out and reconnect with nature – and they are taking their workouts with them. It will be common to see people doing yoga, running, training and more in local parks, forests, on the beach and anywhere else that provides a sense of escape this year.

6. Primal/free movement

2022 saw an increase in functional fitness training (a form of strength training that improves daily bodily motion) and primal/free movement is a similar branch of activity that is gaining traction in 2023. Individuals are required to perform the natural movements of the human body such as reaching, twisting, pushing, crawling, lunging, squatting and similar movements.

7. Step aerobics

This may seem like a blast from the past, but step aerobics is one of the biggest trends exploding in 2023. It is high intensity yet low impact and as a cardio-based, comprehensive body workout in one, it can improve heart health, balance, coordination, help with weight loss and much more.

Is it time to get in on the 2023 trends?

It’s always a good idea to improve your fitness and overall health and well-being, so why not visit Fitness Brain for workout tips, information and much more to get your 2023 fitness journey well underway?