Just like fashion, fitness has trends which come in and out of the face of popularity every year. In the world today, most people think constantly about losing some weight and achieving more desirable shapes. A new year means sets of new fitness trends. It is possible that the workout trends which were considered hot in 2016 might fail to float your boat this year.
2017 is a year that adopts a fresh take on some of your old favorite trends as well some exciting emerging technologies to yield innovative workout trends which infuse excitement, fun, and creativity while helping you achieve your desired fitness goals. Let’s go through the workout trends that are shaping up as the hottest fitness trends this year. Shall we?
The most popular workout trends for 2017
1. Wearable technologies
While this trend is not entirely new, it has shown amazing consistency and improvement in the fitness industry. Wrist-worn gadgets are here to stay as a trend, despite most users taking them for an appeal for fashion and relegating them to their drawers the moment they learn that their novelty is wearing off.
Wearable technologies such as Garmin and Fitbit are designed with the latest tracking generation features. With these slew features, the gadgets will not only get you moving, but also keep you going. While they can count your steps, the gadgets can also give your alerts when your workout intensity reduces. Users have described them as possessing lap count and GPS features which have literally turned them from walkers into runners.
Yes, I said it! Crawling like a baby is the new thing in the fitness industry. This concept derives from Tim Anderson’s book Becoming Bulletproof. While this trend sounds childlike, human movement educationists concur that babies crawl before they can walk so as to develop unilateral strength in all of their four limbs as a preparation for a healthy gait pattern. When adults crawl for fitness, the workout helps them to press reset on their poor patterns of movement while reinstating improved mobility.
For this reason, trainers have adopted crawling as workout trend which will work on your stiffened joints to enhance your strength, fitness, as well as the all-important posture. The trend involves your deeper core muscles which are vital for flattening your stomach, improving your hip flexibility, and strengthening your lower back.
3. Group Training
If you usually workout solo, 2017 might be that year you go out and try group training. This workout trend is achieving popularity since it incorporates fun into trying out new exercises. The experience is even better when you and your peers train under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Through their expertise, the instructor can help you reach higher workout motivation while pushing you to go that extra mile you always shy away from. In the long run, you might consider bringing along a new friend to your workout sessions and get motivated to work out even more.
4. Intuitive Training
Intuitive training simply means listening to your body and adapting to workout strategies which honor how you feel on a daily basis. While there are prescribed workout routines, intuitive training will allow you to check in with how you feel. If you are exhausted, you might consider less-intense exercises, lighter recovery sessions, or gentle yoga routines.
However, the reality is that on many occasions, your body will intuitively desire that you spend your time on the couch and catch up with the latest action on Netflix binge as opposed to working out. Therefore, it is recommended that you commit yourself and avoid excuses as to why you cannot work out by preparing a list of different workout exercises from which you can choose depending on how you feel.
5. Workout class combination
The combination of your workout classes ushers you into the world of hybrid fitness experience. Such is the HIIT Yoga combination which involves ten HIIT minutes and ten yoga minutes which are repeated for an hour to give you the combined benefits of intense workout of your mind and body in a single hour.
Such workout combinations are a great source of overall body strength increment, fitness level improvement, and cardiovascular health enhancement. What’s more, you don’t need any equipment for this workout trend, and you can easily complete it from the comfort of your home. It is worth noting that yoga can be fused with different exercises to leave you feeling empowered, connected, and stronger both on the outside and inside.
In conclusion, the workout trends for 2017 emphasize on getting in touch with your body and mind in an exciting and innovative manner. The trends will not only help you enhance your fitness, but they will also give you the inspiration to keep working out. So, whatever workout trend you have chosen on, keep enjoying it knowing the way you exercise is yet to get out of style.