Nowadays, new trends in fitness seem to appear every other day. Some last for years while others are just fitness fads and will only be around a couple months. This last year in particular has seen numerous new fitness trends arising, and we can only hope that these are here to stay.
Training with your own bodyweight is becoming more and more famous as it literally requires no other equipment than your own body weight. Bodyweight exercises are a simple way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without any equipment. Bonus point, you can do bodyweight training in the comfort of your own home!
The low-impact trampoline workout has become huge in the region. Starting with Bounce, quickly joined by other trampoline-filled warehouses, the bouncing workout is intense and weight bearing. The advantage of such a workout is the facility to execute, the availability for all ages, and the fun it is! Also, bouncing works your cardio, agility and muscle toning and 10 minutes of bouncing are more effective than 30 minutes of running.
One of the rising trends this year is fitness trackers and wearable technology. Connected bracelets allow you to track and log all your workouts, but also meals, heart rate and more. The Samsung Gear S2 is connected to you smartphone as well, giving you all essential features such as emails or texts from your phone to your device in a simple twist. It has also been proven that getting a tracker and seeing your progress is a real motivator to keep you going!
High Intensity Interval Training is a way to get an intense workout in a very short time. As its name suggests, HIIT training alternates bursts of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods. This type of workout is more risky to provoke injuries, but it has been proven to be extremely effective on people’s cardio and fat burn.
As its name suggest, functional training aims to improve one’s ability to perform daily tasks easier. It can be walking up the stairs, carrying children or doing household chores, as long as it involves breaking a sweat and practicing regularly. This type of training is not aiming at weight loss, but more of reaching a healthier lifestyle and better stamina in your daily life.