We have now ushered in the new year that is 2019 – a great way to start the new you. It may mean anything for anyone: from setting travel goals to starting a healthier lifestyle.
A lot of fitness and diet plans have come and gone over the years. Some of us may still follow these fitness regimens. In any case, the main goal should be to achieve a healthier you this year. Here are some of the trends that can get big in the fitness world in 2019:
1. Fitness programs for the elderly
Who says exercise and fitness are meant for just the younger generation? Apparently, this year will pave the way for fitness programs especially intended for the elderly. After all, age is just a number and there should be no excuse not to be healthy and fit. Also, we already know how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the effects of aging.
2. Those hula hoops of your childhood
Did you ever think that your favorite hula hoops you played as a child would soon be the next big thing in the fitness world? Apparently, hoops are a great exercise tool that you can enjoy and get fit with at the same time. Adult hoops with heavier weight and a bigger diameter are available for a more challenging yet enjoyable workout.
According to experts, hooping utilizes your entire body and can let you burn up to 450 calories per hour. For first timers, it could take a while to get the right rhythm and speed of hooping, but you will surely enjoy it once you get the feel of it.
3. Indoor climbing
Indoor climbing has been around for some time, but experts say it will be among this year’s fitness trends. For starters, indoor climbing involves relying on your entire body to get from one point to another and ultimately reach the top. By using your limbs and core, you can develop your entire body’s coordination, flexibility, and strength.
Playing on a trampoline provides childhood fun, but it can also make you fit and healthy. Rebounding is a cardiovascular exercise that will surely make you sweat. You will use a trampoline and bounce off it along with motivating music. You may even be required to lunge and squat as you jump on the trampoline.
This simple yet exhausting exercise can sculpt and tone your butt, abs, and thighs. Likewise, it can also develop your overall body strength the same way when you do weightlifting. Attending a rebounding class can make you lose up to 800 calories. Sounds fun? You bet.
It has been around for some time. But over the years, the ancient art of yoga has evolved into many forms such as kundalini yoga, power yoga, aerial Yoga, and many more. There’s even yoga for pets.
Short for high-intensity interval training, HIIT is a type of exercise that has been around for some time. For starters, HIIT involves short bursts of high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by a short period of rest, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. A HIIT session can last for around 30 minutes or less, yet it is an exhausting and satisfying workout, to say the least.
7. Bodyweight training
This workout uses your body weight to make you sweat. The heavier you are, the greater resistance you will have, and the more challenging your workout will be. You can do this exercise anytime and anywhere without equipment.
8. Group training
This exercise involves at least five or more participants, letting you work out with other people. This type of training promotes healthy living and positive camaraderie with people who share the same fitness goals as you have.
9. Wearable gadgets
These include smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other gadgets that monitor your heart rate and more. Such fitness tools have been around for some time. After all, we are living in a world where things can be easily accessed at the touch of our fingertips.
10. Hiring certified fitness professionals
When you are sick, you consult only with a certified health care professional to treat your medical condition. This also applies when it comes to getting fit. Nowadays, a lot of fitness establishments prefer hiring certified fitness professionals. These include individuals who attended special education programs duly certified by health and wellness professionals and organizations.