Top most on the minds of most people – both in and out of the Singapore Fitness Industry – would be the type of fitness trends that will emerge in year 2011.
After doing our own little research, we at Singapore Fitness Professionals Network have come up with a couple of trends that we believe will dominate the local Singapore fitness landscape for the coming year.
In no particular order, these are the top fitness trends that we have identified for 2011 :
As the Singapore economy continues its remarkable recovery post-recession, group-based training will continue to be the “in-thing” for most fitness enthusiasts. Many will rely on group training to stay fit and keep motivated, while socializing with others and saving on costs.
Martial-Arts Type Workouts
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing, Body Combat, Tai-Chi and other integrated forms of martial-arts fitness workouts will continue their rise in prominence as more people come to embrace them as part and parcel of their fitness routine.
The wellness fever will continue to grip Singaporeans in year 2011 and we expect to see a rise in demand for wellness services like lifestyle management, nutritional counselling, physical therapy and even meditation classes.
Outdoors Fitness Sessions
More and more people are beginning to appreciate both Singapore’s all-year-round tropical climate and the benefits of the Great Outdoors, such that many are now actively bringing their fitness workouts outdoors. Coupled with the rise in popularity in outdoor fitness boot camps, we expect to see a rise – in both group and individual training – in outdoor fitness workouts throughout the parks, beaches and nature reserves of Singapore.
Exotic Fitness Dance Classes
Think Pole Dancing, Belly Dancing, Aerial Hoop/Silk Classes and Zumba, and you’ll get the idea. With increasing participation in these exotic forms of fitness pursuits, Singaporeans are shedding their prudish image to show the world that they are all set to embrace new and exotic branches of fitness wholeheartedly!
With the proliferation of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Wii Fit etc…. it comes as no surprise that more and more Singaporeans will be using these technological gadgets to help them plan their workouts, track their progress and even personalise their fitness routines via the countless applications offered by these high-tech devices.
Well, there you have it, our take on the fitness trends that we believe will take Singapore by storm in 2011.
Whether you agree with us, or feel otherwise, please don’t hesitate to send in your comments.
We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you!