Top 6 Fitness Trends in 2024

Fitness Trends in 2024

The world of fitness is constantly evolving. To help you smoothly embrace the changes at home fitness, we've analyzed the fitness trends forecasted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Men's Journal, and we're delighted to share the top 6 fitness trends that might transform the way you approach home workouts in 2024.  

Let's dive in! 

Trend 1: Gamified Workouts and Virtual Reality 

In 2024, home fitness will be more fun and interactive than ever. Wilson, Xue, VP & Co-Founder of MERACH, thinks gamified workouts will lead the wellness industry. 

Think about it: how much more engaging is a workout when it feels like a game? Gamification incorporates elements like points, rewards, and challenges to make exercise feel less like a chore and more like a fun activity. Inspired by this, the MERACH app is now trying to integrate these features, turning your home workout into an experience full of accomplishment and enjoyment. 

While gamification adds a layer of fun, Virtual Reality (VR) levels it up further. Imagine stepping into a virtual world and getting your workout in! With a VR headset, you could feel like in a fully immersive gym, a serene yoga studio, or even a challenging mountain trail – all from the comfort of your living room. This not only makes exercising at home more exciting but also provides a personalized experience. You can tailor your workout environment to your mood and needs, something traditional fitness routines can't offer. 

Trend 2: Mental Health Fitness  

Fitness isn't just about physical well-being anymore. In 2024, many individuals have realized the connection between physical exercise and mental health. This trend reminds us that fitness is to create holistic well-being. 

Trend 3: Fitness Programs for Older Adults 

With an increasing number of individuals reaching their golden years, the focus on promoting healthy aging and maintaining independence has become a top priority in the fitness industry. The fitness programs specifically designed for older adults refer to some workout routines that address concerns like balance, joint health, and preventing falls. 

Our commitment to this trend is exemplified by the product lineup of our recumbent bikes. These ergonomic and low-impact bikes provide a comfortable and secure workout experience, allowing older adults to do cardiovascular exercise without putting too much stress on their joints. 

For example, our MERACH S19 Recumbent Bike boasts features that prioritize accessibility and ease of use, such as adjustable seats and padded backrests, reducing the risk of falls or injuries. Additionally, the bike offers up to 8 resistance levels, enabling users to tailor their workouts to their fitness levels and abilities.  

Trend 4: Sustainable Fitness 

As we are living in a new era with a growing awareness of environmental protection, sustainability is becoming a major factor in fitness, too. People are increasingly looking for eco-friendly fitness equipment and practices to minimize their environmental impact. This trend recognizes the importance of integrating sustainability into our fitness routines.

At MERACH, we understand the importance of safeguarding the environment. We're committed to developing sustainable, high-quality fitness equipment that lasts. Our wood rowing machines are built with renewable and durable materials and designed for long-term use, reducing waste. Additionally, many MERACH at-home exercise machines are born for efficient workouts, minimizing your environmental footprint while you exercise.  

Trend 5: Mobile Exercise Apps  

Smartphones are already an essential part of our lives, and in 2024, they'll become even more integral to our fitness routines. Mobile exercise apps offer a wealth of features to help you achieve your goals. These apps can provide workout plans, track progress, offer personalized coaching, and even connect you with a virtual fitness community. 

Tons of amazing mobile exercise apps are available in the market, but the MERACH app deserves special mention. It seamlessly integrates with our MERACH equipment, providing interactive workouts, real-time feedback, and practical coaching tips. The app also connects you with fitness enthusiasts worldwide, keeping you motivated and engaged on your fitness journey. 

Trend 6: Nutritional Science  

Exercise is only one part of the fitness equation. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in achieving your fitness goals. In 2024, we'll see a surge in personalized nutrition plans for your workout needs, goals, and dietary preferences. These plans can help you optimize your workouts, fuel your body for peak performance, and ultimately achieve lasting results. 

The Takeaway 

Fitness trends in 2024 aren't just about physical fitness – they're about creating a holistic experience that caters to your specific needs and goals. With the development of these six trends: gamification, VR, sustainability, personalized nutrition, a focus on mental health and older adults's fitness program, fitness is becoming more engaging, effective, and accessible. 

What are your thoughts? 

We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas on these fitness trends. Please share your insights and experiences in the comments below, and let's embark on this exciting journey towards a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle together! 


1. Joe Sherlock, (2024, January 23). Fitness Trends 2024: A Guiding Light for the Year Ahead.

2.Rachel MacPherson, (2024, December 21). Looking Ahead at the Biggest Fitness Trends of 2024 and the Worst Fads to Leave in the Past.

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