Massachusetts: What Is Our Most Popular Workout?
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 Massachusetts, it’s an exercise that requires a bike.
Over the pandemic years, working out at home became increasingly popular. Furthermore, it required people to get creative with their regimes. Of course, there was the traditional Peloton ride, but 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 Massachusetts, It’s Cycling
Based on the survey information and Google search volume, cycling is the most popular workout in Massachusetts. Only Arkansas, Maine, New York, and Rhode Island shared the love of the exercise bike, having also landed on cycling. Overall, cycling was the fourth most popular workout in the country. Weight lifting, HIIT, and running were the top three. However, New Englanders were split between outdoor and indoor activities. Cycling, yoga, running, and Zumba were the four workout preferences in the region.
This gets even more interesting by looking at the favorite workouts across major U.S. cities. BarBend reported that Boston also aligned to cycling being the most popular. Major cities such as New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Seattle all felt the same way. Finally, BarBend found that “overall health benefits” were the most significant reason people exercise.