Top Fitness Trends in 2018
Are you on track to accomplish your 2018 fitness goals?
Whether you’re looking to tone your body with a more intensive workout routine or are looking to drop that pesky 5kg that just won’t budge, it’s time to get serious about fitness.
So which workout routine is right for you?
If you’re looking to accomplish your 2018 fitness goals, one or more of these fitness trends is sure to put you on the road to success.
The biggest fitness trend for the year is set to be High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT workouts), according to the Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018.
The concept behind a HIIT workout is to exercise as hard as you can for a set amount of time, followed by a less intensive workout, repeating the process. For example, your daily 15-minute workout might include sprinting for 60 seconds on a treadmill, followed by 30 seconds of walking, repeating 10 times.
The best part of HIIT workouts is you can switch it up and keep it interesting by combining a range of exercises with different machines or fitness equipment. One of Orbit’s current specials includes a free mantis rower when you purchase this Starstrider Treadmill. This means you can combine your high-intensity interval training with multiple machines to boost your fitness results and reach your fitness goals sooner.
These high-intensity workouts provide a range of impressive health benefits such as:
· Boosted metabolism
· Reduced body fat
· Increased endurance
· Muscle tone improvement
HIIT workouts have maintained their place as one of the biggest fitness trends in recent years thanks to being adaptable to all fitness levels. If you’re just getting started, you could work on intervals of 20-second intensive workouts followed by 40 seconds of rest. For fitness enthusiasts, you can work on long periods of intensity followed by limited rest.
Orbit Fitness recommends getting a good physical exam before starting your HIIT workouts if you’re ever in doubt of your own capabilities.
While functional training is nothing new to the fitness industry, it’s once again reached the top 10 trends for 2018 thanks to its versatility and great health benefits. Functional training has a strong focus on enhancing your ability and strength in all planes of motion. This will help keep you healthy and active in everyday life, reducing the chances of injury from basic movements while improving your core strength.
This year we will likely see a re-birth in the use of medicine balls, resistance power bands and kettlebells used during workouts. As online functional training classes and at home personal training sessions continue to rise in popularity, it seems more people are looking to invest in a home gym in 2018.
Improve your own home gym today with Orbit’s Max1 functional training gym, and take home a free mantis rower. With over 20 muscle building exercises, your 2018 fitness goals will be achieved in no time.
One of the most satisfying reasons people focus on strength training is because you can feel and see the results through regular exercise. As you continue to improve your strength over time your muscles grow and the weight you can lift increases. Aim for long-term muscle growth when looking for weightlifting equipment by investing in a 50kg combination weightlifting Set. This will allow you to increase the weights of your barbells as your strength capabilities improve.
Strength training incorporated into a comprehensive exercise routine is also ideal for people rehabilitating from injuries. By slowly increasing the weight in increments, it can help you to regain muscle strength following an injury.
To get involved in the strength training fitness trend in the comfort of your own home, a good starting point is a strength training package. This includes a squat rack, incline/decline bench and barbell with a metal weight plates set. This combined with the combination weightlifting set will keep you on track to reaching your fitness goals.
What seems to be the trend with yoga is that it is continually reinventing itself in a range of different yoga forms and techniques. Instructors regularly create new and improved techniques that allow fitness enthusiasts to improve their abilities. This has kept it as one of the most popular fitness trends for many years.
What also keeps it popular is the affordability of only requiring a Yoga mat and some basic training to get started. It’s known to improve your wellbeing and provides a range of health benefits such as:
· Increasing your flexibility
· Assists in maintaining a balanced metabolism
· Improves your posture
· Provides a sense of relaxation through meditation
At Home Workouts
The ability to work out in the comfort of your own home has been enhanced in recent years due to new developments such as live streaming exercise classes and personal training sessions at home. The affordability of home gyms has also created a spike in the number of people investing in home fitness equipment rather than gym memberships.
For those looking to start their journey to a healthier lifestyle, begin by purchasing a set of dumbells and signing up to one of the many live streaming exercise classes online. If you want to reach your fitness goals faster, you could incorporate HIIT workouts into your fitness routine with a Powerstride 21” front drive elliptical. Purchase one today to receive a free summit spin bike.
Boxing is a great way to relieve stress while gaining a powerful cardio workout, improving your core strength, burning fat and building strength. It’s also a fitness routine that can be done no matter where you are, even in the comfort of your own home or at your local park.
Start with an Everlast glove and mitt combo set and workout with your partner or close friend to reach your fitness goals together. Having a workout buddy will increase your chances of reaching your fitness goals, comparing results and encouraging each other as you progress.
Fitness Tracking & H/R Monitors
Another fitness trend that continues to increase in popularity is the use of activity trackers, smart watches and heart rate monitors. Tracking your exercise routine and heart rate gives you an estimate of how many calories you have burnt during each workout.
These trackers are usually enhanced using apps like 8fit where you can log your workouts and meals to help get not only your fitness but also your diet in check.
To build an impressive home gym set-up and get on track to accomplishing your 2018 fitness goals, get in touch with Orbit Fitness today.