08 May Biggest Fitness Trends in 2018
Have you tried them out yet? Chances are that you might soon!
According to American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey, while there’s no “right” way to get sweaty, there’s no question that fitness trends can influence how you work out!
Here we have selected our Top 4 Favourite trendy workouts you might like to try:
- High Intensity Interval Training, HIIT group sessions involve bursts of maximum-effort, very hard work (typically about 20 to 90 seconds), followed by a period of low-intensity recovery. Sessions are typically 30 minute long. Hard but definitely worth it! the sessions are incredibly efficient and an effective way to get your cardio in and burn lots of calories without requiring a ton of time.That said, because they’re so intense, you should not be doing HIIT workouts every day. This can lead to overtraining and an increased risk of injury, especially if you are a beginner.
- Group fitness bootcamps with friends or colleagues are rapidly rising in popularity. These are defined as a workout for five or more people led by an instructor, designed to be motivational and effective for people of different fitness levels. These sessions can be anything from trendy HIIT classes to yoga, dance or boxercise training. No matter what style of training, there are many benefits to group sessions. They are a great way to try a new workout or mix up your routine. Sessions are also a fun way to sweat it out with friends, colleagues or meet new people. Plus, when you sign up for a class, you’re committing to your workout, which can help you stay on track with your fitness.
- Body weight training which has been around for a long time, is now re-popularized by the fitness world over the past several years, mainly due to its convenience. There’s no equipment and minimal space required, so they can be done anywhere, anytime! Most bodyweight exercises are easily modified by the instructor to be accessible for any fitness level. Your body is an incredible training tool in its own right, so why not use it? Body weight training can be incredibly challenging but an very effective way to work your muscles.
- Personal training, getting one-on-one time with a certified trainer can help you reach your fitness goals in a safe and effective way that works for you. It may not appeal to everyone due to its cost however there are potential benefits that can justify the financial investment.A personal trainer helps you define your individual fitness goals and creates a roadmap to get there taking into account your current fitness level and discusses what you ultimately want to achieve. A professional trainer helps you focus on smaller goals that are specific and realistic while setting you up to achieve the larger, more audacious goal. A personal trainer also helps to optimise every minute of your session and keeps you motivated.
No matter which style of training you opt in for why not follow the trend of adding some wearable technology that can help you monitor your progress! They now go beyond the Fitbits and Apple watches. The latest technology include @MotivRing which tracks activity via your finger or @NadiXYogapants,which delivers vibrational feedback to the wearer to encourage good form and alignment.