Long gone are the days of Tae Bo, aerobics, the Thighmaster, and other fitness trends that came to a close. With every new year, hot fitness trends hit the scene and people are eager to try the new “it” workouts that promise to help them get in shape. 2019 is no exception because you have the option to choose from cold yoga, strong Zumba, twerkout classes, and many more.
After exploring the new upgrades, if you can call them that, to fitness in 2019, we found the top seven workout trends that you can expect to see a lot of this year.
#1: Functional Fitness Training
Similar to strength training, functional fitness training works to improve balance and strength at the same time. The idea behind functional fitness is to improve balance in all aspects of life by incorporating balance training into your workouts. Functional fitness workouts have been proven to increase aerobic capacity, endurance, and improve overall confidence in exercise ability.
#2: HIIT Hybrid Classes
High intensity interval training (HIIT) remains a popular form of exercise, but the trend in 2019 is to incorporate HIIT with other forms of exercise. For example, CorePower Yoga introduced yoga HIIT classes and Life Time Fitness recently launched Fire Yoga, which is another form of HIIT yoga. These will work to increase flexibility and endurance at the same time.
#3: Fitness Classes For The Elderly
As more and more Baby Boomers age into retirement, there is an increasing number of fitness classes that are designed to keep older adults healthy. Many health and fitness professionals are creating modified workouts that involve low-impact exercises, which don’t put undo strain on joints.
#4: Shorter Workouts
In an effort to become more efficient during workouts, people are using HIIT to improve endurance and strength. Doing 10-15 minutes of the right intensity is sometimes more beneficial than a one hour workout, during which you may take long breaks or check your phone. HIIT will continue to become popular!
#5: Bodyweight Training
There is strong evidence that supports the fact that you don’t need expensive equipment to stay in shape or build muscle. Bodyweight exercises are effective,easy to do, and they help to increase lean muscle mass, especially when the exercises are coupled with cardiovascular exercise.
#6: Personalized Workouts
Learning how your genes relate to fitness will become easier to obtain because places like Fitness Genes and Bulletproof Labs are taking scientific approaches to elevate the mind and body to an advanced way of life. Initially, this may be pricey, but it will be popular for those looking to take their fitness to the next level. These personalized tests and stats may help people get a better understanding of how their body works.
#7: Training Your Mind
People primarily focus on physical health when it comes to exercising. What are you doing to train your mind, though? This is the question that will be addressed more in 2019. You’ll likely see meditation being integrated into mainstream fitness, as well as an emphasis on how the brain responds to exercise.