In 2018, we saw the resurgence of boxing, an explosion of high-intensity interval training (otherwise known as HIIT) gyms popping up around neighborhoods and advanced wearable technology hitting the market. As we head into the warmer, summer months with more opportunity and inspiration for workouts, we take a look at the 6 fitness trends to look out for in 2019.
Trend #1 – Short and sweet
For those short on time this summer – the 30-minute workout will work in your favor. There the first of the 6 fitness trends to look out for in 2019 is quick workouts! Following the path of the popular cycling and HIIT gyms offering compact 50–60-minute classes, you should expect even more abbreviated versions of these. No option to use lack of time as your excuse.
Trend #2 – Anytime, Anywhere yoga
While yoga has been around way before 2018 (like thousands of years before). It has mostly been inaccessible for the working person. There has however been a trend in 2018 towards more easily accessible yoga classes, even short workouts in parks during your lunch hour. The same goes for other workouts, as fitness has become an anytime, anywhere activity. Take a look at this article for an interesting take on ‘Fitness Snacking’, your new bite at a healthier life.
Trend #3 – Rowing is the new spinning
Later on this year, the UK’s first dedicated rowing studio, Engine Room, is set to open. It’s the brainchild of PT Chris Heron and backed by Olympic rower Matt Tarrant, and there’s little doubt that once it gets going, we’ll see a load more boutique rowing studios pop up. But 40-50 minute rowing classes!
Trend #4 – Being mindful is meditation
Although this has been up and coming for a while now, the idea of being mindful is ever-prevalent in our never-stopping lives. You should anticipate mindfulness and meditation to remain a hot topic and new, quality Smartphone apps to download such as Headspace that promotes this idea of slowing down and living in the present has become very popular.
Trend #5 – Food for the mind
While healthy eating is always on trend, supplements are set to become even more advanced, taking us beyond the simple (and vital) vitamins and minerals to increase our overall brain capacity. “Nootropics” are supplements which seek to improve cognitive function – especially memory, concentration, and motivation. Inspiration by the dose.
Trend #6 – Working out when away from home
Now traveling and working out is not something that many combines but the rise in the travel and fitness industry have meant that more people pack for a workout when they travel. This big issue up until now has been getting access to quality gyms without spending to much time talking with the reception, signing papers and trying to speak the local language. Take a city like Paris where many tourists go, which is filled with great gyms. With TrainAway gyms in Paris for tourists is no longer a problem since they can find and buy access to gyms in three steps. Read more about how to combine workout and sightseeing in Paris.