A study has revealed that yoga is the most popular fitness class across the US, with 16 states searching for yoga classes more than any other fitness class. The study was conducted by Fitness Volt and analyzed Google trends to discover the most searched fitness classes in each state.
Yoga was No. 1 in states including Arkansas, California and Illinois. The practice was favored in the Northeast, as states such as New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts all search for yoga more than any other fitness class.
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Pilates came in second place, having gained popularity in recent years, and currently receives 9,000 searches a month across the country. Pilates is the most Googled fitness class in 11 states, including Florida, Oklahoma and Washington.
The study revealed that Zumba ranks closely behind Pilates as the third most popular fitness class. A total of 10 states search for Zumba classes more than any other workout class including Kansas and Alabama. The dance workout receives 12,000 average monthly searches and ranked popular across the West.
The fourth and fifth most popular fitness classes in the US are BodyPump and boxing. A total of six states searched for BodyPump more than any other fitness class. Boxing classes received 20,000 average monthly searches across the country. The fitness class ranked popular across the Southeast.