Yoga on the Rise
Move over HIIT, there’s a new top dog in town, with Yoga now the most booked class in the gym according to MINDBODY, a health and wellbeing booking app. Their findings, which were an analysis of their own internal booking data, showed that 25% of all bookings in 2018 saw an increasing number of people looking to unleash their ‘downward dog’, with Barre (6%) and Pilates (6%) the next most popular classes. Moreover, 9.30am was the most popular time to get busy, with 5.30pm and 6pm, both post-work, the next most popular slots. Most people like to book in on hour sessions, which could be attributed to the popularity of Yoga where a practice typically lasts longer than a cardio-based class. Or it could suggest that people are simply more willing to invest more time in their wellbeing. Either way, it doesn’t look like the popularity of yoga is slowing down any time soon. Namaste!