Updated: May 30
Fitness Trends are always changing. Fitness is integral to maintaining your energy levels especially as an entrepreneur. They help you get in the habit of maintaining a routine. Now, with resolutions under our belt here are a few fitness trends that we’d taken notice of:
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training): Time is one of our most precious resources and we never seem to have enough of it. HIIT Training is the most efficient and effective training method that we’ve seen yet. Instead of working longer at the gym, HIIT training teaches you to work smarter by using short intervals of extremely high-intensity exercise. HIIT is extremely effective, but it can place a tremendous amount of stress on the body so can only be done in moderation. For all you extremists stick to a maximum of two times a week.
YOGA: There is a shift from the ra ra fitness-focused yoga trend last year. Instead, now people are migrating into a more restorative practice. The intent of the yin/restorative yoga practice is to downshift the nervous system from the consistent anxiety associated with fight or flight into complete relaxation. It’s obvious that people need to take time for themselves in this modern rushed lifestyle.
SPIN: Think rave on a bike. It’s an uphill battle that surprisingly leaves you with a whole lot of energy. If you haven’t tried a soul cycle class yet we suggest you step it up! they’ve got spinning down to a science with equal parts motivation, blood, sweat and tears. You leave the studio recharged and invincible. This isn’t your average spin class, it takes it one step further with dumbbells and pushups. Definitely, a trend that we support.
ON DEMAND FITNESS: With time being your most valuable resource it is near impossible to manage to go to the gym, starting a business and let alone basic daily hygiene. Thus with the trend of zero personal time, the barriers of having to physically go to the gym are decreasing. A big thanks to the rise of on-demand fitness programs run by either celebrities & seasoned instructors. Our personal favourite is the Kayla Itsines BBG program. This way finding time is no longer a justification for not working out. You literally have no excuse but to workout from anywhere.
FITNESS GETAWAY: The Global Wellness Institute last year revealed that the global wellness industry was now worth US$4.2 trillion and rising. Let’s face it wellness is a great reason to travel. We are noticing an avid rise in the number of fitness-focused retreats being offered. In conjunction with not having time, combining fitness and vacation seems like a fantastic idea. You are killing two birds with one stone. Plus with the rise of the Instagram model lifestyle, everyone is very committed to breaking a sweat in a beautiful place.