January 4, 2017
With 2016 in the bag, it’s time to look ahead at the hottest new fitness trends coming your way in 2017. In this article, we’ll take a look at hot new workout trends that you can expect to make a splash on the fitness market in the months to come.
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Back in the day, we used to call it calisthenics – now it’s bodyweight training. This type of minimalistic exercise has grown in popularity as people have watched seemingly normal people like them doing extraordinary things on YouTube with their body.
An increasingly popular trend is to take your workout down to the local playground and pump out all sorts of variations of chin us, pull ups and muscle ups. Still, programs built around push-ups and bodyweight squats are also popular. Look out for more and more personal trainers who are offering a hybrid of bodyweight resistance and High-Intensity Interval Training in 2017.
Functional Fitness is the latest catch phrase among fitness buffs. It’s all about being fit for real life. You may, for instance, be able to deadlift 300 pounds for reps, but can you carry a couch up a flight of stairs? In order to be able to use your strength and fitness in real life, you need to be adaptable – and your workout needs to follow suit.
Functional fitness programs capitalize on the need for adaptability by taking you out of your comfort zone. It will have you lifting, but also running, jumping and then crawling, climbing and then balance boarding. One thing is for certain when you sign up for a functional fitness class – it will never be boring!
Yes, 2017’s going to be the year to pull out that spandex and those leg warmers that have been sitting in the closet for the past 25 years. The biggest fitness craze of the 80’s is set to make a comeback.
Fitness dancing has always been around in some form or other. But, thanks in large part to the vibe of the Rio Olympics, aerobic dance in the form of Zumba and other variations are gaining huge popularity all over the world. So, too, are straight out dance classes that teach everything from ballroom to disco dancing.
Back in the 1950’s Muscle Beach on Venice Beach in California started the trend with it’s outdoor weight pit.
Now, outdoor gyms are popping up in all sorts of places. More and more people are rejecting the traditional gym environment in favor of being able to breathe in fresh air and soak up the Sun’s rays as they work out outdoors. Local parks will continue to be equipped with such fitness gear as stationary bikes, elliptical machines and pull up bars.
Wearable tech is going to take the leap from wrist watches to sunglasses, headphones and chest straps. In terms of fitness trackers, they will continue to improve their heart rate accuracy, integrate more into nutritional monitoring and move more into general health monitoring.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has established itself as a hugely popular way to get fit quick while burning a ton of calories, both during and after your workout. The new angle that looks set to break out in 2017 involves pairing HIIT with other workout variations to produce an even more effective short duration workout.
PHIIT combines high-intensity interval training with pilates. That combination will provide you with all of the toning and strengthening benefits of pilates in tandem with the cardio and fat burning effects of HIIT.
Back in the ‘80’s, aqua aerobics had a brief period of popularity. Now, that concept has been taken a step further with the advent of aqua cycling. That’s right – aqua cycling, as in riding a bike under water!
Aqua cycling utilizes specially designed rust resistant exercycles that are positioned in a swimming pool. The resistance that your lower body will get when you start peddling (that’s after you’ve actually managed to get on the submerged bike) is like nothing else you’ve experienced. It is very intense, meaning that you’ll burn more calories – up to 800 per hour.
Over the past few years there has been a growing interest in resistance training among the elderly. In 2017, that trend is set to explode. More and more health professionals are now recommending resistance training as a way to combat the effects of old age. You can expect to see health clubs specifically designed for the older set, along with personal training services that exclusively cater to this market segment. Of course, you’ll also be seeing more grey heads on your local gym floor.
Fitness trends will come and go – and those that you’ll encounter in the coming 12 months are set to add interest, variety, and fun to your workouts. Regardless of how popular a fitness innovation is, however, the key to a lifetime of fitness is to consistently train and eat right, year in and year out. So, while it can be great to ride the crest of the latest trend, your best bet is still to join a high-quality health club and enlist the help of a qualified personal trainer. Make sure that your training and nutrition stay constant, even after that latest trend has passed its due by date.