These Fitness Trends Have Officially Bit the Dust

Victoria Hoff
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Experts continue to extol the efficiency of HIIT, and yogis everywhere are Downward Dogging to the sweet sounds of Drizzy. Boxing? It's never been cooler (thanks, sisters Hadid). Needless to say, we have a pretty good idea of what's trending in fitness—but on the flip side, what about the classes that have waned in popularity over the past few years? Where'd you go, Zumba?

Every year, nearly 3000 fitness and health pros contribute their expertise to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual fitness trends survey. As useful as it is for charting the rise of everything from fitness wearables to bodyweight training, it also sheds light on the once-popular workouts and fitness trends that have since fallen in standing over the years.

While health buffs might get a kick out of reading the very detailed survey, we've broken down some key takeaways below, along with some further insight from Sheila Monaghan, editor in chief of Furthermore, Equinox's online health and fitness destination. And, of course, keep in mind that if you happen to love a workout or class that isn't ranking so highly, then by all means keep doing it—the beauty of our current wellness climate is that there really is something for every person and preference.

Keep scrolling to get the lowdown on this year's least popular fitness trends—and prepare to be surprised.

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