Every year, there are new workout and fitness trends that gain popularity and “fashionableness”. As we move into 2019, here are the top 7 fitness trends that we’ll all be trying.
1. Wearable Technology, like smart watches and fitness trackers, has been the most popular fitness trend for the past three years, and it’s not fading away any time soon. The amalgamation of fitness and technology is only growing, so get used to more innovations of how to monitor your heart rate and health status.
2. Group training is defined as a workout consisting of more than 5 individuals. Group training has been keeping it high on the list and as the popularity increases, online group training has hit the most popular chart as well.
3. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is starting to play a huge role in the industry. The idea of a 30-minute-or-less workout has attracted gymmers who don’t have the time or energy for hours at the gym, but are eager to see results. HIIT has not disappointed; let’s expect a lot of that this year.
4. Yoga has been on the most popular list for many years. The ancient practice has evolved into a multi-sector sport. The innovation of hot yoga, power yoga, yogilates, etc., has only gotten more people to jump on the bandwagon.
5. Certified fitness professionals are becoming a hot commodity as more knowledge, research and confusion surrounds the in’s and out’s of our bodies. Can we trust just anyone to guide our new lifestyles? The ACSM (The American College of Sports Medicine) states that there is now emphasis on hiring "educational programs and certification programs that are fully accredited for health/fitness professionals."
6. Swimming was predicted to be a big fitness trend in 2019 according to MINDBODY, and we already see it coming to life, even in the winter! There’s an appeal world-wide, it works for all ages, and its popular among those who work out individually. Swimming is especially being pursued because of the fitness benefits it offers as well as being the sport that has the lowest risk for injury.
7. Treadmill classes are creating hype. Studio fitness has been growing for a while now, so it’s not a surprise that the idea of incorporating treadmills is now becoming. Running in groups is one of the most classic physical training activities, but in a room with treadmills, the group always sticks together and can be more of a community, be it through the music blasting in the studio or having a motivating instructor in the room.