We’ve seen the rise of yoga and Crossfit, but now the fitness spotlight has shifted to bodyweight training.
Bodyweight training gets back to basics by doing away with machines and focusing on strength and flexibility. And basic doesn’t mean boring. Considered a progressive form of exercise, bodyweight training provides constant goals.
But why the sudden spike in interest? Mathew Harvey, personal trainer and owner of The Bodyweight Gym, credits it to an increase in accessibility of the training and progression of the sport. “Any exercise program, in my opinion, needs to be progressive for people to be able to stick at it,” he says.
“Anyone can start bodyweight training, and there really is no endpoint of bodyweight training for most adults. There’s always something to be working on, whether it’s trying to get more flexible or stronger, or to be able to do x, y or z.”