If you were to ask me to be on a yoga mat by 7:30 a.m. on any given day, I’d give you an unattractive snort before hitting snooze and returning to my pillows.
But apparently, I’m the odd man out here.
Denverites were the most likely to book an exercise class at 7:30 a.m. when compared to the rest of the country, according to 2019 data collected by ClassPass.
ClassPass is a monthly membership that gives users access to a network of studios across the country. If you type Denver into the navigation bar, you’ll be hit with a sea of studio and gym options, ranging from High Ride Cycle in Sloan’s Lake to CorePower Yoga on South Broadway.
Using data from more than 100 million workouts booked through its service, as well as insights from 30,000 studios, gyms and wellness partners, ClassPass released its 2019 Fitness Trends earlier this month.
Among those trends was Denver’s proclivity to book early morning classes. (Perhaps this means I need to move to Miami where people are more likely to book a class at 8 p.m. or later.) And in both Denver and Boulder, the most popular workout was yoga.
Here are a couple of other interesting nuggets:
- The top workouts of 2019 in North America, in order, were: Strength training, yoga, pilates, indoor cycling, barre, boxing, dance, running, gym time and rowing.
- The top cities for yoga were Austin, San Diego, Portland, Minneapolis, Boulder and Omaha.
- The most popular day of the year to work out was Feb. 19, the day after both President’s Day and National Drink Wine Day.
- The most popular rest day of the year was Jan. 1. (I mean, fitting.) Although that being said, ClassPass noticed a major spike in downloads on Jan. 2.
- The most popular day of the week to work out was Tuesday.
- The most popular time to take a weekday class was 5:30 p.m., while the most popular time for a weekend class was 10 a.m.
- Megaformer Pilates has been quickly growing across the U.S. with a 38.6% increase in reservations in 2019 from 2018. (A Megaformer is essentially a typical pilates reformer just, like, 20 times more intense.)