It’s a whole new year! Are you up for something new in the world of fitness? Maybe one of your resolutions is to workout three days a week or more for health and overall wellness. If you’re tired of the same boring run you take every day or that yoga class isn’t inspiring you anymore, we have the solution for you. Here’s a list of hot new fitness trends and regimens that will get you in the best shape of your life for 2018. See if you’re ready to try one of these.
Get off that boring old treadmill and try a climber. This is a cardio type fitness machine that has you doing a vertical fitness workout that burns more fat and calories. Think of it like an old school stair stepper combined with a treadmill. It’s definitely a full body workout. Many gyms have these vertical climbers now, so if you want to try and vary up your fitness routine, you may want to hop on one.
Tired of CrossFit? Take it up a notch with HIIT. This is “high-intensity interval training” that will whip you into shape in no time flat. The way that it works is by having you do short bursts of really intense training, following by a short period of recovery time. If you belong to a gym, ask about these programs and how you can get involved for huge fitness gains.
If you’re bored with regular yoga, how do you feel about a yoga class with baby goats? This is a real thing, we’re not joking here. Google it if you don’t believe us, but there are the most adorable classes available in some areas that have you doing the downward dog with an actual baby goat.
The goal of these classes is to not only give you all the benefits of yoga, but being around baby goats feels good! If you aren’t smiling and laughing during and after this class, then you probably aren’t a fan of farm animals in general.
Virtual Reality Fitness
This is definitely bringing fitness regimens into the future. The sci-fi future! Using VR (virtual reality) for fitness is popping up in gyms around the country and for home use as well. You can actually get a great workout going with this if you use it the right way. Black Box VR and Playstation VR are two ways to look into using this type of VR activity for working out.
Wearable technology is still going to be very popular going into the new year. These fitness trackers can help you monitor all kinds of fitness metrics, from heart rate, to steps, and calories burned with each activity you do. They can even remind you to move, if you’ve been stationary for too long. Garmin, Fitbit, and Apple Watches are three to look into using if you don’t have one yet. You can find these at a range of prices from $50 to $200 and up.
All you need for any of these streaming workout services is your smartphone or tablet. Some of them have monthly memberships or are completely free. Basically, they have live classes available in all different fitness genres to do at home. Log on and workout with some of the top fitness pros around the world. Interested in a Zumba class or some floor pilates work? These apps have all that and more. This can truly get you excited about doing something unique every day. Some to try are Apptiv, VirtuaGym, and Cathe.
Above all when you are trying something new fitness-wise, give yourself a little time to get used to it. Plus, the more your vary it up and have fun with it, the more likely you are to keep doing the activities, which is great for your mind, body, and soul.