Insanity. Sports watches. While the basic principles and guidelines of fitness remain the same, the game is constantly changing with a steady influx of new regimens and technologies. Word of mouth can be a great way to find new activities, but it can also be unreliable. This includes online forums, which can be filled with more misinformation than a gossip blog. So, how do you know which workouts are the real deal, and which ones are a waste of your time, money, and effort? It all depends on your personal goals and the routines that will help you achieve them, but there’s also another way to gauge what’s truly hot.
Google Trends helps to categorize the most searched terms for a number of topics. This is a great tool to help athletes to stay up to date on the latest and most popular options. We’re not saying you have to jump on any bandwagons, but the proof is in the numbers. As of April 2014, these are The 10 Most Popular Fitness Activities According to Google Trends.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.