RadioMD: Train Your Body
RadioMD: Train Your Body

Top Fitness Trends in 2016: Apps, Wearable Tech & More

November 10, 20159 min
Is wearable tech the most popular gadget in fitness?The annual survey of worldwide fitness trends is now in its 10th year, and this go-around has some very surprising results.Back in 2014, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) took over the number-one spot, which was previously long-held by educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals (in that position since 2008 and now at number five).Body weight training took over the number-one spot for 2015 but fell to number two in 2016 behind newcomer wearable technology.The 2016 ACSM Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends continues to support previous trends, with two additional trends appearing in the top 20: flexibility and mobility rollers and Smartphone exercise apps.What are the most popular Smartphone exercise apps?Listen in as Walt Thompson, PhD, shares the most popular Smartphone exercise apps, as well as the other fitness trends of 2016.

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