New Year, new you. One of the first resolution for New Year is to start working out. People decide to wait until January to visit the gym. Do not know how to begin? Well, the first step is knowing the latest trends.
Every year, people in the fitness industry improve their methods. They find a new workout routine that gives better results. People decide to invest on this or that. Today we will show you the 10 fitness trends.
1. Training At Home
Personal trainers understand the needs of their clients. Gyms and private trainers are offering services to those that cannot make it to the classes. Training at your home is comfortable and free. There are plenty of tutorials online that guide you from the warm up to the cool down.
2. Functional Training
This type of training takes into consideration your daily activities. You will train so you will be able to perform better in your regular life. Walking up the stairs at the office will not exhaust you. Carrying the groceries will be easier. Functional training will change your life.
3. High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the newest trends. Many are signing up for these classes. A HIIT class only lasts 30 minutes. It is divided between high intensity exercises and recover. For 30 minutes the goals is to keep a steady cardiac rhythm. HIIT is the favorite of many since it is so short. It is a good option for those with little time that want good results.
4. Group Training
In 2018, working out together is the rule. Individual training is good but working out with others is better. People that have a group are more motivated. They get to socialize and push each other to the limits. Sign up for some group classes in your gym. It will be easier to relate to these people since all of you share a goal.
5. Body Weight Training
Using your own weight to work out is not new but it is making a comeback. If you use your own body weight you will not require equipment. There are many options of exercises so you can work on every muscles.
6. Boxing and Kickboxing
Cardio kickboxing is one of the most complete exercises. You will gain speed and strength. It was already popular and in 2018 it stays as one of the trends. Your gym probably has a kickboxing class for beginners you can take. The only downside is that you will probably have to buy gloves.
7. Hiring Professionals
In 2018, get extra help. The best way to achieve your goal is having a professional guiding you. We are talking about more than a personal trainer. 2018 is the year when more people decide to hire nutritionists. The eating habits could be the difference between a successful workout and staying the same.
Your gym do have a resident nutritionist. If it does not, talk to your trainer and ask them for suggestions.
Some gyms are implementing pre and post workout meditations. It is a way to help you relax and cool down your body. Taking care of your mind is as important as taking care of your body. If you fail to relax, working out will be a painful and uncomfortable experience. Next time, do not refuse to meditate.
Yoga is making a comeback in 2018. It improves your mental health and your flexibility. Yoga will make you feel better. Complement your weight lifting sessions with yoga classes. There are many styles of yoga, find the one that goes better with your personal needs.
After your work out, your muscles need to recover. In 2018, cryotherapy is the best option for you. The cold temperatures will reduce the inflammation in the joints and the recovery will be less painful.
Consult your personal trainer about the best way to recover after the workout. If the gym do not have cryotherapy available, they should offer you a similar option. For a better recovery, improve your diet.
Make a compromise with yourself. This is the year you will improve your health. If losing weight is one of your goals, there is no moment like the present. If you do not have time, consider a HIIT class or working out from home. Hire a personal trainer to visit your home at least twice a week.
If you paid for that membership, do not let it go to waste for another year. Find a gym that has a variety of classes and sign up for more than one. Try different exercise routines, find the perfect activity for you. Soon, you will be looking forward to visit the gym.