Every year, new fitness trends come and go as many people try to burn off a few kilos or get their beach body in shape. This year has so far been no different as past trends have evolved and new ones appeared. So, to help you find a new fitness trend that’s a fit for you, we have put together seven of the latest fitness trends in 2017,
With more fitness junkies looking for another way to push their muscles to breaking point with an intense workout, people are turning to water workouts. Seen as a step up from high-intensity interval training (HIIT), water pressure is used to increase workout potential as the drag of the water adds resistance to hard cardio producing quick results.
Moving away from the rings and bloody noses, boxing has gone virtual with a new online course. Round by round, the difficulty increases as The Boxing Method online course takes you through 30-minute video workouts based around boxing techniques.
Gradually making its way over from LA and London, floating yoga is a new way to balance the body while staying fit. Yoga positions are adapted to maximise balance, while the participant balances on some form of board upon water. With crystal blue water all around Asia, it won’t be too long until this trend becomes the norm.
If measuring your heart beat is a major part of your workout, then you might already have adopted this new trend. Competitive heart rate training focuses on finding the heart-rate “zone” in which your body best burns fat. If you’re brave enough, your instructor will use treadmills, rowing machines, TRX suspension bands and weights to help you reach your fitness peak.
For the past few years, fitness-related technology has become smaller and smaller and, as such, more wearable. Many use integrated watches, but there are other wearable technologies that are specifically made to help you with your fitness aims. A whole host of gadgets provides heart rate readings, GPS route tracking, move reminders, and so much more. One well-known and respected example is the Fitbit 2.
Although many see fitness as only on the outside, others are focusing on internal elements and health. Wellness is not a new thing, but now you can focus on the mental aspects of wellness, like goal-setting and diets. Trained wellness coaches are appearing in many high-end gyms and even personal trainers are including it in their regime.
For most, their smartphone never leaves their side, so what better device to aid you in burning that fat? Mobile apps cover almost every element of life and with apps such MyFitnessPal or Nike+ Training Club, you can work out and lose weight when and where you like using techniques that you choose.