Fitness is a bit like fashion – it never stands still. The trends that saw us hitting the aerobics studio in dodgy brightly coloured lycra in the 80s have (thankfully) been replaced over the decades by Spin, Zumba, Atkins, Ab Rollers, and a whole host of workout and diet fashions – some with more staying power than others. Over the past 13 years, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® (FIT– a US fitness journal – has conducted an annual survey of fitness professionals worldwide to see what’s in (and out)when it comes to fitness. The results for 2019 are in. Take a closer look at the top 7 spots, below.
#1 Wearable Tech
Riding high at the top of the charts is wearable tech, and it’s no surprise. Since the Fitbit hit our wrists, there has been an explosion in health and fitness tracking technology. By gamifying the fitness experience, you may feel more motivated and push yourself harder.
#2 Group Training
This is definitely a trend we can get on board with here at FitFusion PT. Group fitness provides support, structure, and can even add a little healthy competition to the mix. Join one of our fun group sessions to find out what all the fuss is about!
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training has been high on the list for a while now and shows no sign of slipping down the charts. These short, sharp burst of exercise are not only great for your body, they mean you can fit a workout into your schedule – no matter how busy life gets.
#4 Fitness Programs For Older Adults
Fit doesn’t stop at 40, or even 50, 60, or 70. Staying healthy is a lifelong journey and more and more baby boomers are discovering the benefits of a regular workout routine. With new group classes springing up that are targeted at older fitness fans.
#5 Bodyweight Training
Sometimes all you need to work out well is yourself. The rise in popularity of home workout apps and streaming services has led to a spike in bodyweight workouts, and they can be incredibly effective and flexible. Plus, you can do them everywhere, which means there is never a good excuse to skip a session.
#6 Hiring a Certified Fitness Professional
There is no denying the benefits of dedicated one on one training. It means you get expert advice and support with a routine that is uniquely coordinated for your goals and challenges. I have seen clients go on incredible journeys of transformation as part of my personal training practice and it really is the best job in the world! Get in touch to find out more about our personal training services.
Yoga continues to be a staple of work out schedules everywhere. The blend of flexibility, strength, and relaxation, make it a great fit for almost everyone. If yoga isn’t already part of your routine, why not give it a try in 2019?
I hope this hit list of fitness trends inspires you to add a little something extra to your fitness schedule. Go to a new class. Grab a fitness tracker. Or add a simple bodyweight session to your morning routine. Refreshing your exercise schedule is a great way to keep life interesting and stave off workout boredom. If you’re looking for inspiration but don’t know where to start, get in touch! We offer the best personal training and fitness classes in West Hampstead and we would love to help you kickstart your fitness journey. Until next week, stay amazing!