Most Googled New Year’s Resolutions

We’re a few weeks into 2020—how are your New Year’s resolutions coming? We won’t judge you if it’s been hard to get off the couch and into the cold (even if that means just a quick drive to the gym). The end-of-year holidays include an onslaught of sugary treats and lethargy, and we don’t mind that, but we can’t stay that way forever, can we?

‘Tis the season to believe in yourself. Working on your health and fitness is one of the most worthy and valuable goals you can have.

TermLife2Go wanted to find out what sort of ways people were looking to tune up their mind, body, and soul this year, so we took a look at what people were searching online for in the arena of health and fitness.


We identified the most frequently searched terms in each fitness-related category on Google Trends during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day last year (2018–2019). To learn which states had the highest search volume for each, we then ran these terms (along with any corresponding resolutions) back through Google Trends.

CrossFit is king

We found that CrossFit was at the top of most states’ search lists. CrossFit stands for Crossfunctional Fitness, or in other words, exercise that’s useful in a variety of situations.

States where “CrossFit” is trending:

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Since most folks aren’t resolving to become NFL or NBA stars, this makes sense. You might not require explosive force for winning a boxing championship, but everybody wants full-body strength along with improved cardiovascular and respiratory health.

Make sure to work with a proper trainer, take your time learning the fundamentals, and develop a practice you enjoy. And try not to end up in one of those viral videos of people hurting themselves for trying too hard too soon.

An app a day keeps the doctor away

Not into CrossFit? Maybe you should try googling “best workout apps” and see if you can find something that fits your needs.

States where “best workout apps” is trending:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Nevada

For folks who want to work out on their own but still need some guidance, a workout app can be a great choice. Whether you’re paying for a virtual trainer or something to provide you with meal plans and exercise routines, you can spend as much on an app as a full-blown gym, or you can find something for a lot cheaper, or even free.

Either way, if it helps you accomplish your New Year’s resolutions, we’re all about it.

While there is plenty of competition, a few popular apps in the health and fitness game are Peloton Digital, PEAR Personal Fitness Coach, Fitbit Coach, Centr, and Nike Training Club.

There are far too many to list here, so happy hunting for that special app.

Judgment-free is the way to be

Anyone who’s looked inside one of the purple, black, and yellow gyms can attest: Planet Fitness is jam-packed during the New Year season, and based on the search results, 2020 is no different.

States where “Planet Fitness” is trending:

  • Delaware
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Why this gym? Planet Fitness is a cheaper alternative between a super-serious training gym and buying some dumbbells or a treadmill for working out at home.

Plus, if you spring for the black card membership, you get luxuries like massage beds and chairs, tanning booths, and red light therapy—ooh la la!

What else did we learn?

  1. Kansas and Oregon want to get rid of a double chin, while South Dakota is looking to get rid of love handles.
  2. New Jersey and Rhode Island are looking for yoga studios near them, while Hawaii and Iowa want to check out Yoga with Adriene, a popular YouTube channel.
  3. Maine and Minnesota want to get a beach body in 2020. (You got this!)

Each state’s most googled New Year’s resolutions

State Search term
Alabama Best workout apps
Alaska CrossFit
Arizona LA Fit Expo
Arkansas Best workout apps
California Pilates
Colorado LA Fit Expo
Connecticut Nutrisystem
Delaware Planet Fitness
District of Columbia Liposuction
Florida CrossFit
Georgia CrossFit
Hawaii Yoga with Adriene
Idaho CrossFit
Illinois CrossFit
Indiana Best workout apps
Iowa Yoga with Adriene
Kansas How to get rid of a double chin
Kentucky Best workout apps
Louisiana CrossFit
Maine Beachbody
Maryland Golds Gym schedule
Massachusetts Best juice cleanse
Michigan Planet Fitness
Minnesota Beachbody
Mississippi Fat transfer
Missouri Best workout apps
Montana Coolsculpting
Nebraska Intermittent fasting
Nevada Best workout apps
New Hampshire Weight Watchers
New Jersey Yoga near me
New Mexico Beyond Diet
New York CrossFit
North Carolina CrossFit
North Dakota Mindfulness
Ohio Planet Fitness
Oklahoma Nutrisystem
Oregon How to get rid of a double chin
Pennsylvania Planet Fitness
Rhode Island Yoga near me
South Carolina Nutrisystem
South Dakota How to get rid of love handles
Tennessee CrossFit
Texas CrossFit
Utah CrossFit
Vermont Whole 30 recipes
Virginia CrossFit
Washington CrossFit
West Virginia Planet Fitness
Wisconsin Nutrisystem
Wyoming South Beach diet

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Just because most folks are trying to find the best types of workouts, or at least the best apps and gyms, doesn’t mean you have to. We’re curious about what your health and fitness goals are.

Is this the year you finally take up fencing? Or are you more likely to walk in the park every day after work?

Let us know in the comments!

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