Is Yoga or Pilates The Most Popular Fitness Class?

New study reveals the most Googled fitness classes in each state, with Yoga taking the top spot as the most popular fitness class in the country. 

The research, conducted by fitness experts Fitness Volt, analyzed Google Trends data to discover the most Googled fitness classes in each state over the past year. 

Yoga is the most popular fitness class in America by some distance, according to the research. Yoga is the most searched-for fitness class in 16 states, including Arkansas, California, and Illinois. Yoga is especially favored in the Northeast, as states such as New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts all search for Yoga more than any other fitness class. 

The second most Googled fitness class across the country is Pilates. Pilates has surged in popularity over recent years and currently receives 9,000 average searches a month across the country for the phrase ‘Pilates classes’. Pilates is the most Googled fitness class in 11 different states, including Florida, Oklahoma, and Washington. 

The research revealed that Zumba ranks closely behind Pilates as the country’s third most popular fitness class. A total of ten states search for Zumba classes more than any other fitness class, such as Kansas and Alabama, and the popular dancing workout also receives 12,000 average monthly searches for the term ‘Zumba classes’. Zumba classes also ranked particularly popular across the West, as states such as Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming all search for Zumba the most. 

BodyPump follows as the fourth most Googled fitness class across the country, with a total of six states searching for it more than any other fitness class. BodyPump is a fast-paced, barbell-based workout specifically intended to help people get toned, lean, and fit. This workout class is most popular in the West, ranking number one in states such as Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. 

The fifth most popular fitness class across the country is Boxing. Four states search for Boxing classes more than any other fitness class and the term ‘Boxing classes’ receives a huge 20,000 average monthly searches across the country. Boxing also ranked particularly popular across the Southeast, as states such as North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia all search for Boxing classes the most. 

A total of three states search for Aerobics classes more than any other class, making it the sixth most Googled fitness class across the country. These states include Michigan, Missouri, and South Carolina. 

A spokesperson for Fitness Volt commented on the study: “The popularity of fitness classes first became apparent in the 1970s and are still as popular as they have ever been today, with people eager to reap the benefits of a workout in the form of organized group exercise. 

This data offers an interesting insight into which fitness classes are the most popular across the country, with the unmatched popularity of Yoga showing no signs of slowing down. 

This research was conducted by Fitness Volt, a comprehensive online resource dedicated to Strength Sports, from healthy eating to exercise and everything in between. 

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