At the end of every year, we see hundreds of predictions about what the new year’s fitness trends will bring to the table. This year, the predictions weren’t far off. You’ll see more and more of these trends come to life as you traverse the fitness world and look for the types of workouts that work for you. If you’re into anything and everything fitness related, or are just interested in getting started, here are six fitness themes trending now.
- Wearable Technology
Fitbits, Vevo Fits, and other wearable technology were all the rage last year, and the field has only become bigger today. Fitbit alone has come out with several new devices in the last year, including the Fitbit Surge, which tells time, displays calories burned and heart rate, offers GPS, allows you to log food intake and much more.
Fitness technology companies are presenting newer and better models of their most popular wearable technology, and they’re working to create more unobtrusive devices that can do more than ever before. If you pay attention, you’ll see their popularity – just look at the number of people in a crowd wearing some form of fitness technology.
- HIIT Workouts
Marketed as one of the best ways to tone your body and lose weight, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is sweeping the fitness world. Trainers are telling their clients to do more high-intensity reps or bursts to lose weight and get in the best shape. The theory behind this trend mandates that you lift the heaviest amount possible (without injuring yourself) and do as many reps as possible in a certain amount of time. It helps to boost the metabolism and burn fat faster.
- Online Personal Training
Though hiring a personal trainer is, and likely always will be, a popular trend, it’s going online more than ever with customizable online training. Workout programs like the Daily Burn, will tell you what types of workouts you need to be doing based on the information you supply about yourself. These online training programs can be used on a desktop and on mobile apps, and are gaining more popularity than ever, since you can get the training you need wherever you are.
- Virtual Reality Workouts
The home-gaming fitness trend didn’t get very far, but fitness video games have made it big, and they’re only improving. It’s true that you won’t receive much of a workout compared to an hour spent at the gym, but for those who are looking to go slowly from couch potato to in-shape, it can make the transition much easier and is certainly more entertaining.
With the organic, clean-eating trend topping the charts this year, yoga seems to be the exercise of choice for many a health guru. People are beginning to see the mental and physical benefits to be gained from spending an hour doing yoga every morning, and it’s making the “sport” more popular by the day. Those seeking to integrate yoga into their daily routine can join classes, find new and improved videos, or follow YouTube channels online.
If you are looking to redefine your fitness goals and find something that works for you, consider incorporating some of these top fitness trends into their routines.[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00N2BWF6Q][amazon template=iframe image&asin=1582972427][amazon template=iframe image&asin=1477421599]