A woman checking her workout time. Wearable tech is this year’s top fitness trend.

Wearable tech tops global fitness trend poll for second year running

American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey of health and fitness professionals worldwide names wearable tech as top trend for 2017, with bodyweight training in second place

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A woman checking her workout time. Wearable tech is this year’s top fitness trend.
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Jeanette Wang

Jeanette Wang

SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."