New Jersey: Our Most Popular Workout Is Not Surprising
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 New Jersey, 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 in addition, 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 10 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 New Jersey It’s Weight lifting
Based off the survey information and Google search volume, weight lifting is the most popular workout in the New Jersey. Only Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota, and West Virginia shared the love of dumbbells, 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, in the northeast the preferences were cycling (New York) and Zumba (Connecticut) in addition to weight lifting.
Where this gets even more interesting is taking a detailed look at the favorite workouts across major U.S. cities. BarBend reported that only Minneapolis, Hartford, and Sacramento were the cities that like weight lifting the best. Finally, BarBend found that “overall health benefits” was the most the biggest reason people exercise.