Some individuals even want to have bodies that rival those of their favorite athletes, which is why the fitness industry will likely see some positive improvements in 2018.
Here are five major trends you can expect to see this year:
Technology You Can Wear
Wearable technology as been around for a few years, but 2018 is likely the year that we’ll see a huge demand for these accessories.
Smartwatches that can count the calories in each meal or fitness trackers that monitor the amount of steps taken each time are likely to become more popular this year, since we will probably see significant technological advances with these devices.
Be on the lookout for new and improved products from companies like Apple, Garmin and Fitbit this year.
Training programs that allow you to use your own body weight instead of traditional gym weights are also growing in popularity.
This type of training is easy to learn, and you can adjust your routine depending on the time of day or the amount of space you have to work out. Weight-free workouts are also appealing because they’re free, and you can complete them at your convenience.
High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training or HIIT helps your body to get rid of excess calories by using efficient exercise routines.
This involves quick bursts of energy so you can complete intense exercises in a short amount of time.
HIIT is being incorporated into workouts like CrossFit and pilates, and a number of trainers will likely use HIIT in their 2018 boot camp classes as well.
Many fitness enthusiasts are opting for strength training instead of cardio. This type of training has significant benefits on the body, and has been known to increase muscle mass and boost longevity.
Strength training is also helpful for individuals who are prone to diabetes and back pain.
In 2018, it’s likely that more women will participate in strength training, since this form of exercise helps the body to burn fat quickly.
Yes, yoga has been around for a while, and in 2018, yoga will continue to grow in popularity. Yoga originated in India and is a technique for developing the mind and body.
The practice has a number of benefits, including enhanced flexibility, improved brain function, muscle strength, better sex drive and improved cardiovascular function.
These major fitness trends for 2018 will help individuals to make significant strides in the wellness industry this year.
People are beginning to realize that fitness is much more than purchasing a membership to a local gym, and are trying innovative techniques to achieve great health in affordable and effective ways.