Here are 4 predictions for new fitness trends for next year:
Not everyone can get to a fitness class. There may be kids to babysit, transport difficulties or simply not wanting to do any more travelling than is necessary. Fitness videos are all very well, but there’s nothing like live interaction to motivate. That’s where ‘remote fitness’ comes in.
Each user does the workout on their own equipment in their own house, interacting with a live instructor over the internet. Spin classes are already very popular in this set up. Expect 2019 to add other pieces of equipment such as rowers and treadmills.
A home gym is a great idea, but very few of us have the space for the range of equipment available in a commercial gym. We need a piece of kit that will cover a full workout spectrum and still fit into a small space. Growing demand and improvements in materials mean that multi-gyms are becoming more affordable.
Anyone who is anyone has an app, and fitness professionals are no exception. As well as booking your class, workout or swim through hussle.com, expect apps to allow you to organise all the extras. Everything from a personal trainer to a post-workout healthy meal will be there with a few taps on your phone.
There’s always a new take on exercise classes. Look out for death metal yoga to get rid of stress without strain. There are playground games workouts with hopscotch, skipping and more. There are new takes on HIIT and LISS - something for everyone.
The dedicated, luxurious, super glam rowing studio is next in line following 2018’s obsession with spinning. Outside the UK, New York’s CITYROW, and Sydney’s Club Row, have led the way, and now Britain sees the opening of the Engine Room, a dedicated rowing studio from personal trainer Chris Heron, and Olympic rower Matt Tarrant.
Whatever else happens in the year to come, there’s no excuse to be bored with your fitness options.
I really think most of these are fads which will die a quick death. People will always come back to the simple and reliable, tried and tested exercises such as running, circuits, weights. Why bother doing anything else really?
death metal yoga? There IS a Santa Claus!
I just had to google death metal yoga after I read this article - sounds hilarious!
Remote spin classes sound fab, but I'm another one who wouldn't want to pay a huge price when there's probably free ones on YouTube
I've seen the ad for remote group cycling classes, and am indeed in the 'kids to babysit' group. Only one small problem - the price!