2016 is coming to an end and if you’re looking for something different to add to your fitness regime in 2017 and mix things up a bit I have listed some of the biggest trends to look out for.
“New trends and technology are always being developed in the fitness world but also old trends evolve to stay fresh and exciting. Adding a new wrinkle to your routine can be refreshing exciting you a boost to your fitness classes”.
So why not try something new in 2017? Here are the Top 10 worldwide Fitness Trends.
Technology: Although we haven’t reached the point of robot personal trainers or microchips that make you work out more you probably will hear a lot of people talking about how many steps or how many calories they’ve burned that day and it’s all through fitness technology. Fitness trackers, smart watches and now even virtual reality devices are everywhere and it’s still a new industry that has the potential to continue to grow.
Group training: Group programs are designed to be motivational and effective for people at every age and fitness levels, with instructors using leadership techniques that help individuals in their classes achieve fitness goals. There are many types of classes and equipment, from body resistant, women focused – like my Shape Shift Sessions – cardio & weights, cycling, cross-fit and Zumba to name a few. Group exercise training programs have been around for a long time and appear as a continuing worldwide trend.
Body Weight Training: As the tech side is taking off in a big way the other side is a lot of people want to get “back to the basics” with fitness. Body weight training uses no equipment making it more affordable and simple walks, bike rides and running are on the up.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): People who are health conscience but struggle to find time to work out are more attracted to HIIT training. HIIT training involves short bursts of activity followed by a short period of rest or recovery. These exercise programs are usually performed in 20 – 30-minutes.
Life & Wellness Coaching: Stress levels are on an all time high and continuing to rise at an alarming rate. People are turning to programs that focus and helping them develop an overall balanced lifestyle that includes exercise and consuming a healthier diet.
Strength training: Strength training remains popular in all sectors of the health and fitness industry. Many younger clients train almost exclusively using weights.
Exercise is Medicine®. ; Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative that is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to exercise professionals. The program is committed to the belief that physical activity is integral in the prevention and treatment of diseases and should be regularly assessed and treated as part of all health care.
Yoga: Still as popular as ever, yoga utilizes a series of specific bodily postures practiced for health and relaxation and develops strength and fitness. As well as traditional classes Yoga has a lot of variations that keeps it fresh and relevant.
And on a Final Note, did you know my Women Fitness Classes (Shape Shift Sessions) are focused on and include 6/7 of these trends?
That’s right, no 2-classes are ever the same by incorporating a variety of styles to keep each class FUN & fresh!