Just like fashion, fitness industry is dominated by trends that define what’s hot and selling!
And with the advent of new forms of workout, we have to say, these trends are as revved up as the new generation. Did we ever think that ropes would come in handy to build body fitness levels or a watch on the wrist could track our steps, heart beat, monitor sleep patterns etc. Well, we have truly ushered into the new era of uncanny fitness techniques, which helps us to utilize our true potential.
Here are some trends of 2016 (in no particular order), which will throw light on what’s trending.
The Wave rope workout
Unless you are living under a rock, we bet, you have witnessed this trend either through a celebrity Facebook page or a friend’s instagram. Transcending from football or martial arts training, heavy rope lifting is making its mainstream appearance. This new form of cardio is set on the basic conventional conditioning principle, but challenges the core as well as the upper body muscles. Handle fury by way of Manila rope and feel like ninja while you some badass fat.
HIIT or high intensity training workouts have been on the top lists since 2015 and it is no surprise that it stands tall in 2016 as well. The bust of high intensity training followed by short recovery periods is less time consuming, effective and is changing the way our bodies look considerably. While it does pose certain injury risks owing to the fast paced movement, but we are sure, you have heard the quote ‘Great risk = Great returns”.
Some tricks are classic and they never go out of fashion just because, they are so good! The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016 says,
“Many contemporary health and fitness professionals incorporate some form of strength training into a comprehensive exercise routine for their clients and patients”.
The research further adds that Cardiovascular & pulmonary rehabilitation or metabolic disease management programs often incorporate strength training for enhanced results.
A mixture of cardio , aerobics and dance your way to fitness with Zumba. Many who have sailed on this boat, claim that they could never see cardio workouts the same way. Good skin, elevated mood, shrunken waistlines and happy faces, this is a true revolution in this genre.
The reforming art of yoga has been a way of life for many, but with the initiation of the World International Yoga Day, the trend is acting like wild fire. Yoga is profounder than any other forms of staying fit. Mind, body, soul, the union of all three, this ancient art form is bound to tranquilize a stressed mind and relax a worked up body. Meditation, Breath work and Hand gestures, all this and much more comes together to offer an all rounded approach.
As per Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016,
“Taking over the top spot from body weight training and high-intensity interval training is wearable technology. It will be very interesting to watch wearable technology during the next year to see if it is truly a trend or a fad.”
Including smart watches, fitness trackers like Mi bands, Fitbit etc., GPS tracking devices and even the monitors on our smart phones, wearable technology is rocking gen-y’s world by tracking steps, heart rate, calories burnt, sleeping hours, quality of sleep etc. Targeting all this and more, wearable technology is easy to use, convenient to carry and does a fair job in helping you out with managing fitness levels.
Did your favorite make the cut? If not, it’s time to change the game!