Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2018
Fitness trends can influence how people work out. With a significant flip towards heedfulness and time-efficient training, the fitness industry has modified on a world scale. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is a $3.7 trillion business and is expected to grow 17 percent in the next five years.
Summer’s here, so it’s time to swap old and boring workout routines for some seriously fresh fitness. After some major trend stalking, here are top 5 fitness trends of 2018 which are sure to put you on the road to success.
According to the survey of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the biggest fitness trend for the year is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). A HIIT training session involves bursts of maximum-effort, very hard work (typically about 20 to 90 seconds), followed by a less intensive workout, repeating the process. HIIT can be done in a short amount of time with little to no equipment. These high-intensity workouts have an impressive range of health benefits such as:
- Boosted metabolism
- Reduced body fat
- Increased endurance
- Muscle tone improvement
Boxing and Kickboxing
Boxing and kickboxing aren’t just for improving the fitness levels but is also a great way to relieve stress while gaining a powerful cardio workout, improving your core strength, burning fat and building strength. It can help to boost the ability to defend yourself. It’s also a fitness routine that can be done no matter where you are, even in the comfort of your own home or at your local park.
Another fitness trend that continues to increase in popularity is the use of fitness bands, Activity trackers, smart watches, smart eyeglasses (designed to show maps and track activity) and heart rate monitors. These wearables will help take one’s fitness to the next level.
The ancient practice of physical, mental and spiritual movement embodied in the various forms of yoga is still feted as a means for achieving mental clarity, build muscle strength and endurance, it's also a great workout for improving flexibility and balance. Traditional Iyengar yoga, Bikram yoga, power yoga, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga and Vinyasa yoga are some of the most popular yoga formats.
Group training can be defined as a workout for five or more people led by an instructor, designed to be motivational and effective for people of different fitness levels. When training in a group, people more likely to put extra effort in as they don’t want others to think that they’re slacking. Group training is always on trend because there are constant innovative new ways to get people together to exercise. Moreover, there’s also a social aspect—classes can be a fun way to sweat it out with friends or meet new people.