If you’re looking for a hot new workout to sweat through the New Year with, there’s a roundup of fitness trends to incorporate into your daily routine.
Nothing gets fitness enthusiasts excited about a brand new year like new training methods, equipment and workouts. And 2019 is loaded with goodies. Whether your goal is to lose weight, tone up or lead a healthier lifestyle, this year’s fitness trends are fun, effective and can help you achieve the results you want faster.
Ready to tackle your 2019 health and fitness goals? Check out our new workout crazes below:
High Intensity, Low Impact Exercises
If regular HIIT workouts are starting to bore you, shake things up with hybrid classes.
Combining the best of both worlds, these workouts fuse High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with yoga. The mixture of the two offers a physically challenging workout with low body impact to reduce overtraining and aid recovery.
- Great health results: HIIT intervals push endurance, build muscular strength and pump out feel-good endorphins. While the yoga side of the workout nourishes the nervous systems and brings your heart rate down, flooding the body with oxygen to encourage lymphatic circulation
- Reduces overtraining: Long cardio sessions can deplete the nervous system, whereas keeping the intensity high and the duration low offers good aerobic conditioning and ensures your adrenal and nervous systems don’t burn out
- Aids recovery: Recovery is critical for workout progress and to boost athletic capacity. The yoga side of the hybrid classes encourages that much-needed cool down for your body to replenish its energy stores
- Ideal for the time poor: Combines a sweat session with a wind-down yoga session in the same workout
- Manages cortisol rhythms: Cortisol, in high amounts, can cause problems to the overall functioning of your body. However, bodies need cortisol levels to be present to get you going each day (body clock). HIIT-yoga fusion workouts help to manage stress reduction which keeps cortisol rhythms in check
Shorter Workouts, Faster Results
HIIT trends go hand-in-hand with the benefits of shorter workouts to give you faster results.
In fact, more are opting for shorter workouts (45 minutes or less) as many people have little time or desire to spend an hour at the gym. Quicker sessions, such as HIIT, boot camps, sprints and stairs, can actually be better on the cardio front because they produce the most efficient cardio burns.
To save on time, money and space, investing in multi-function equipment remains popular in 2019 – especially if you prefer to workout at home or fitting out a home gym.
Machines with multi-functions give you the chance to resistance, cardio with contraption and other workout variety essential to combat boredom. Multi-function equipment can also help to keep your body guessing and balances workouts.
Trampoline Jumping over Running
There are many benefits of rebounding. And we’re not talking about the dating kind either.
If you ever owned a trampoline when you were younger, you’d be familiar with the fun jumping on the spot can achieve. It’s therapeutic; and research says it’s actually better for your health and fitness than running.
Trampoline workouts, better known as rebounding, can offer the same advantages of running but it won’t feel as challenging. These workouts require the use of a mini-trampoline and benefit your lymphatic system, improve cardio development and build on physical strength. Rebounding can also be more effective than floor work exercises because the trampoline absorbs a lot more of the impact. Plus, they’re a lot of fun!
Take your workouts back to basics with good old-fashioned body weight training. This can be a sustainable alternative to going to the gym or forking out money for expensive equipment.
Effective body-weight exercises to boost strength training include planks, lunges, pull-ups and roll-up/roll-down sit-ups. These types of bodyweight workouts mimic everyday movements to increase your body’s functionality.
Best Gym Equipment Pieces
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend a fortune on equipment to get the best workout (or results).
The importance of smaller, inexpensive pieces such as kettlebells and resistance bands is often overlooked. However, they can be beneficial in increasing the body’s power and muscle endurance, helping to stabilise core muscles and increase aerobic capacity.
Larger pieces of equipment such as treadmills are a great gym staple and easy to set up and use at home. They also offer workout variety with different programs to punch in. Cross-trainers, such as the Max Trainer, are cardio machines that combine a cross trainer with a stepper, which allows users to burn more calories in a workout. These machines also offer a full body dual action workout, targeting quads, hamstrings, triceps, biceps, back, glutes and chest.
If you need more inspiration, contact us to find out how the team at Orbit Fitness can help you achieve your 2019 fitness goals.