Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2018
New Year is just around the corner. Now, take a look to your fitness regime in 2017. How many of them were successful with your fitness goals? How many of them didn’t work for you? And the most important: what is your next fitness regime?
Trying the latest crazes in the fitness world is probably one of the ways of motivating yourself to stay healthy. Here we have compiled the trends that are predicted to be big in 2018:
High Intensity Interval Training
HIIT has been big for a while now, and probably for the next year. High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is a form of training that couples quick, intense burst of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of exercise is effective for those don’t have much time to hit the gym, as HIIT can be practiced anywhere, including your backyard.
Fitbit, Apple Watch, Polar Heart Rate monitors or any form of wearable tech was rated the top trend in fitness for 2017. And while wearable tech isn’t going anywhere, there’s a shift away from it being a predominant focus. Tech gives people a way to measure their performance and monitor their progress, and to build on that as their level increases.
Young adults nowadays get their kicks from cardio and go to spinning (indoor cycle) class regularly. Actually, spinning is more than just riding a stationary bike indoors: the studio gives off night club vibes with darkness, colorful lights, and music loud enough to make the pain in your legs unnoticeable.
Body weight training
What’s old is new again. You’re using your body weight to strengthen yourself, and work with balance and flexibility. It is a simple, yet effective exercise without machinery or extra equipment. One who wishes to start body weight training only need to be familiar with essential movements such as squats, lunges, push ups, pull ups, rows, and plank variations.
Less expensive than personal training sessions, group exercise instructors teach, lead, and motivate participants who are at different fitness levels. Group training allows you to socialize with fellow fitness enthusiast. Moreover, time-like atmosphere can be just the motivation you need to really crush your workout.