Fitness Trends and The Rise of Bandwagon Workouts

I created this post hoping to show evidence of declining interest in CrossFit. Sadly, it’s not happening. The chart below shows relative search volume for top workout and fitness programs over the past few years. The data is indexed to the highest point in the chart and sourced from Google Trends.

I noticed a few things:

  1. Not a lot of people searched for the Shake Weight…ever, but it’s still hilarious.
  2. Not all fitness programs have a rise and a fall – Spinning and Bikram Yoga have garnered steady interest over the past decade.
  3. Zumba, Crossfit, and Tough Mudder have experienced tremendous growth in the past few years.
  4. Wii Fit and P90X have declined significantly from their prime.

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