At least, that's according to the American Council on Exercise's (ACE) latest rundown of 2017 fitness trends, which reports that millennials flocking to big, expensive cities are looking for alternative (i.e., cheaper) ways to get around. As a result, walking and cycling commutes are picking up steam, along with a corresponding rise in sales of commuter bikes, cycling gear, and athleisure attire.
Just, you know, keep an eye on your athleisure budget. Walking and cycling may be comparatively cheap (and a whole lot better for you than sitting in a car), but all the "must-have" accessories can really add up.
Rest days aren't for "rest" anymore
Rest and recovery workouts were big trends in 2016, and they show no sign of slowing down in 2017 (or anytime, really) -- because, let's be real, who doesn't love the fact that rest is the new workout? As CrossFit, extreme races, and high-intensity interval training have left people practically crippled from post-workout muscle soreness, more people are recognizing they have to make time for recuperation.