Florida: Our Most Popular Workout Requires No Equipment
These days, there are so many different activities and techniques that are considered exercise. That is a good thing, as people continue to look for ways to stay healthy. BarBend recently detailed the most popular workout in every state, and in Florida, it’s an exercise that requires just a mat.
Over the pandemic years, working out at home became increasingly popular. Furthermore, it required people to get creative with their regimens. Of course, there was the traditional Peloton ride. Not everyone has a Peloton though. Box jumps onto the couch, push-ups, and jumping rope in the driveway also became common practice.
In order to determine which workout is the most popular in every state, BarBend “analyzed more than 6,000 Google search terms relating to exercise and fitness over the past 24 months to determine the most popular type of workout in every state and major U.S. city.” In addition, over 1,000 Americans were surveyed. As a result, they found these ten workouts to be the most common categories:
- Weight lifting
- HIIT (high-intensity interval training)
- Martial Arts
Jazzercise and Barre were also considered but did not rank in the top 10 favorite exercises in America.
In Florida, It’s Yoga
Based off the survey information and Google search volume, yoga is the most popular workout in Florida. Only Iowa, Montana, Washington, and New Hampshire shared the love of the exercise mat, having also landed on yoga. Overall, yoga was the seventh most popular workout in the country. Weight lifting, HIIT, and running were the top three.
Where this gets even more interesting is taking a detailed look at the favorite workouts across major U.S. cities. BarBend reported that Tampa also aligned to yoga being the most popular. However, in Miami and Orlando, the results were different. Those cities preferred Pilates and CrossFit, respectively. Finally, BarBend found that “overall health benefits” were the main reason that people exercise.