The Past, Present, and Future of Fitness [Infographic]

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Our approach to fitness has evolved dramatically in just a few decades.

We’ve traded Jazzercise for Zumba, and Tae Bo for Tabata.

And who out there bought a Thighmaster because of Suzanne Somers??

Let’s circle back to today. Thanks to the rise of the Quantified Self movement and wearable tech, we now have more knowledge than ever about how we’re performing (think: fitbits and biometric workout clothes).

As we concluded in this year’s Top Fitness Trends, we now prefer high-intensity over low-weight repetitions.

So what does the future of fitness hold?

Michael_Jarosky“Protein. Dreams of perfection. Get-fit-quick schemes. Sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees in 2015’s fitness and health industry, but if you peel back the muscles, there’s a heart that begs for a healthier you. It’s up to you to find it.”

Michael Jarosky for Executive Style

Take a look at this infographic to learn how far we’ve come and where we’re headed next.

This infographic by Blast Motion will answer:
  • How long does it take to reach the fat-burning zone?
  • What’s better for abs: crunches or stability training?
  • Why compound exercises are better than isolations.
  • What’s next in fitness tech?

 

 Click to download a copy of this infographic.

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