How to Stay Fit in 2018 - Latest Trends

Whether you want to work out because you want to lose weight or simply stay healthy, it may be hard to keep up with all the latest trends in fitness. But with so many trends coming and going, you’ll be sure to find the best workout style for you.

Group Exercise

Many gyms offer groups classes for all types of exercises. Some of the most common include Zumba, kickboxing, and cycling, but newer group exercise classes are emerging. Group strength training workouts are gaining popularity. They incorporate things like kettlebells and hand weights into the workout.

Clubbercise is another new emergence. It includes dance-type movements combined with club-style lighting to create an energetic atmosphere. Group exercise classes are great for those who like the accountability of working out with other people. Or if they like the anonymity of not having everyone looking at them.

You get to work out with your friends and feed off each other’s energy while still blending into the group so that you don’t feel like people are staring at you.

Funtensity

Funtensity is another emerging workout experience. It centers around exercising without feeling like it's a workout. It focuses on exercising the brain or building cognitive skills rather than solely on the fitness experience.

Health and fitness expert Jonathan Ross developed the program to inspire more people to enjoy fitness. Information on Funtensity workouts is currently limited. But you can contact a spokesperson through the website to learn more about it.

Trainer-led Exercise

This type of exercise is great for people who need individualized attention or guidance through a workout. Having a trainer has many benefits. Such as having someone script your workout for you and ensure that you are performing movements correctly so that you don’t hurt yourself.

This is great for people who are new to working out and for people who have specific workout goals and need guidance to achieve those goals.

High-Intensity Interval Training

Often referred to as HIIT, this is a popular workout because it is seldom boring and accomplishes a lot in a short period of time. It involves a regular period of exercise. For example, a 30-minute period where you incorporate short bursts of maximum-effort training. This is followed by periods of low-intensity recovery.

During the recovery period, the goal is to get your heart rate to a level at which you can again perform a short burst of maximum-effort activity.

This is a great way to train because it conditions your body in a different way than traditional, steady-heart rate exercises. It can jumpstart your metabolism if you’ve hit a plateau.

Functional Fitness

This type of fitness focuses on strengthening your body in ways that are functional in day-to-day living. Some examples are pushing, pulling, lifting, and bending. It also works to improve other important aspects of daily living, such as coordination, balance, and endurance.

Practical applications of this include moving boxes or furniture, placing or removing larger objects that are in high places. It also involves lifting children up to be carried. This is a great workout overall because it can apply to everyone’s everyday activities.

Bodyweight Training

Using only your bodyweight, you can achieve an excellent workout. This is super convenient for busy people who may not have time to get to the gym or to lug around heavy gear. It is easy to perform an entire workout with only your body.

This means that even if you are traveling, you can still workout and not have to worry about bringing along any equipment.

Bodyweight training involves using only your own body’s weight to perform movements such as squats, lunges, planks, or push-ups. There is seemingly no end to the number of bodyweight movements a person can perform.

This is because different movements can be combined into compound movements. You’ll definitely never get bored with bodyweight training.

Strength Training

A trend that has been around for years and is not losing popularity is strength training. It involves performing any number of movements with the aid of weights in order to improve muscle mass and to keep your body healthy overall.

One reason why strength training is so important is it helps slow the bodily signs of aging. Such as maintaining joint and bone health, lowering body fat, and preventing pain and injury in daily life.

Yoga

While not everyone is interested in the slow and relaxing pace of yoga, it is a beneficial exercise for everyone. There are even many different types of yoga to choose from, such as power yoga, Bikram yoga, Hatha yoga, acroyoga, and more. Yoga combines all manner of calming stretches to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, lower stress, improve mental clarity and improve balance.

With the varieties of yoga available, everyone should be able to find a type of yoga they enjoy. Incorporating at least one yoga session into your weekly exercise routine can lower your stress levels. It can also help your body recover physically from a week of work and working out.

Fitness Programs for Older Adults

No matter what your age, you should still be involved in some type of routine physical activity. Many larger gyms offer programs that are low-impact and low-intensity. These are aimed at older populations to help them stay active, improve their health, and improve their quality of life.

Fitness programs for older adults include activities such as pool workouts and chair workouts. These help older adults to socialize, maintain coordination and improve strength, flexibility, and joint and bone health.

Conclusion

Fitness trends are always changing. But there are many that remain staples on top fitness lists. Regardless of your age, health conditions, or your preferred method of workout, you can be sure to find a fitness routine that is right for you. So grab your favorite gym wear and get started!

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