The fitness trend predictions are IN, and JUS By Julie has pulled together our favorite fitness workout trends for 2018! From our favorite influencers to trusted experts, we’ve spotted a few knockout trends to help you keep your healthy resolutions this year.
No. 1: HIIT
HIIT comes in first! That’s right, high-intensity interval training continues to be at the top of the exercise pyramid. The American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) just released their annual fitness trend survey, and once again HIIT hit the top of the list. Why HIIT? As the ACSM president and lead author of the survey, Walter R. Thompson, PhD, FACSM, puts it, “HIIT offers participants a good workout that can be done without a lot of time or equipment.” If you’re looking for a shorter workout with maximum impact, HIIT is the one for you. Want to try HIIT now? The Tone It Up Girls, Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn, have weekly Total Body schedules and daily routines that feature great HIIT exercises.
No. 2: Taking it old school
Stairmasters are getting a workout. According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, a trade organization that is seen as a barometer for industry trends, stair climbing has seen a 9% rise in popularity. Group classes are seeing a resurgence too. From the first Jazzercize class in 1969 to today’s increasingly popular apps like ClassPass that allow individuals to choose from a variety of group classes across the city and internationally, group classes are on on-trend again.
No. 3: But also, look to the future . . .
Hot tech and online streaming services will dominate in 2018. If efficiency is the game, online classes are the way to win. 2017 saw many established brands and fresh newcomers add online streaming services to their host of offerings. If you’re looking for an at-home workout, have your pick of apps from inspiring fitness influencers, like Hannah Bronfman of HBFit to Kayla Itsines popular Sweat with Kayla app. Brands like Flywheel, Peloton, and ClassPass are also dipping their toes into the online game.
No. 4: Mindfulness
Speaking of apps, meditation apps and studios continue to gain steam as the practice becomes more and more common to self-care routines big and small. From managing stress to giving yourself a break from all that screen time, the perks of meditation are many. From the game-changers, Headspace and 10% Happier to name a few, to exciting newcomers like Inscape, carving space out of your schedule for mindfulness has never been easier. Quickly becoming its own industry and with so many benefits to the brain and body, meditation’s takeover of the fitness landscape is all but assured in 2018.
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