As this year closes out and a new year begins, many of us will begin our year making new goals. A lot of our new year goals pivot around fitness and health and this year the forecasted fitness trends look both exciting and beneficial.
After attending fitness and health events, with the top professionals in the industry presenting their ideas for the new year, I have come up with my top 3 Fitness Trends for 2019.
At Home Workouts : Mobile Applications
In 2018 the biggest fitness trend was wearable fitness technology like Fitbit. 2019 takes technology to the next level, with the trend moving towards more at home workouts through smartphones and streaming. In 2019 you can expect to find more virtual gyms offering workout classes through their websites and video tools, or trainers and gyms offering workout programs through mobile applications.
My Take: Personally, I believe a well designed and developed app is a better option than streaming classes online. Classes range in activities and levels while an app offers customized workouts for your goals, a community of people to help motivate you, and in my app you can see the proper movement of each workout helping you gain proper fitness knowledge. Check it out.
Online Certified Trainers
With the expansion of the internet more information about fitness is available than ever before, meaning there is a lot of misinformation. To combat that, more people and gyms are looking to hire certified personal trainers. Continuing with the fitness trend of 2019, more people are looking for personal trainers who can offer workouts online.
My Take: You want to make sure you hire a personal trainer who can customize your workout plan, has years of experience, and knowledge in the fitness industry. When looking for a personal trainer, especially one that offers online training, look at their client testimonials to get an honest feel for how they help people meet their fitness, health, and body goals.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT continues to be one of the most popular workout trends over the years, and for good reason. It is effective, it combines a variety of workouts into one session, and sessions are typically 30 minutes or less.
My Take: Depending on your body goals or fitness needs, HIIT can be a great choice for burning fat. The important take away is that since HITT uses a range of high intensity movements, it is vital to consult a professional trainer to ensure you do are doing effective movements without causing strains or pulling muscles.