Looking to spice up your workout routine? Try one of these fitness trends, as predicted by top fitness professionals.
Mobile apps for fitness tracking
No surprise here! With more and more people adopting smartphones, fitness apps have burst onto the scene, offering people the chance to track their workouts, diet, and health indicators. Seriously high tech.
Using your own body weight
Call it the democratization of fitness: body weight exercises can be practised just about anywhere, with no equipment necessary. Not only is it great for travel (who wants to bring dumbbells to vacation?), but it’s also cheap! No longer are we limited to push-ups and sit-ups either—there are a whole host of workout exercises you can do sans equipment.
Training with a pro
Whether it’s a professional personal trainer or a certified yoga instructor, many people are looking to the pros for fitness plans, workout routines, and tailored advice. If you’re thinking of choosing a personal trainer, make sure you ask the right questions to find one that you love!
Fitness programs for seniors
Fitness is absolutely not limited to young people—it’s incredibly important to be active as we get older, and it’s truly never too late to start. Resistance training has even been shown to help boost brain health and memory. Find targeted programs for seniors at your local recreation centre, or do a quick online search.
All sorts of yoga
Sure, hatha yoga is great. But so is stand-up paddleboard yoga, aerial yoga, laughter yoga, hot yoga, partner yoga … the list goes on! Many people are experimenting with all sorts of fun yoga programs. Why not join them?
Working out with a group
Working out in a group has many benefits, from keeping you motivated and accountable, to cutting down on costs of a solo session, to simply being fun! Personal training in a small group rather than one on one is on the rise, but it really doesn’t matter what the activity is. Whether it’s team sports or a ballet barre-inspired workout class—there’s something for every interest, level, and personality type.