So you’re working towards a new you in a new year…..that’s amazing! Regardless if you’ve just started a new routine or have been working on getting healthier for a while now, it’s good to keep things fresh with new activities. Not only does this help you from getting bored and reaching a plateau, it also enables to you exercise different areas of your body. Consider mixing up your workout routine with some of these Popular Fitness Trends of 2019.
Employing Certified Fitness Professionals
As the fitness industry grows, there’s growing importance on hiring certified professionals, like the team at TNT. The American College of Sports Medicine predicts that the industry will continue to emphasize hiring professionals that have been accredited through “educational programs and certification programs that are fully accredited for health/fitness professionals.” This is a surefire way to know that you’re doing things the right way.
Whether it’s through Peloton, Amazon Streaming Workouts or the many other streaming routines available, these options can be a great way to mix up your exercise regime. They can can also be much cheaper and more convenient than going to the gym. There are numerous styles and intensity levels to choose from and when combined with a personalized nutrition plan, you are sure to see results.
Foam Rollers (Mobility & Flexibility)
Stretching before and after a workout has become common practice, but foam rollers offer more deep-tissue massage action. These fitness tools have become popular in the last few years and are known to improve circulation and relieve muscle tension. Foam rollers come in many styles, including smooth or raised-bump cylinders. To test out this trendy piece of fitness equipment, try these foam roller exercises.
This method uses just your bodyweight—think push-ups and planks—to get you sweating. No-equipment or DIY equipment workouts are great for everyone because they’re extremely convenient (any time, any where) and are very cost effective. Plus …. they work. Your body itself is truly a great resistance training tool.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
HIIT’s help you burn calories fast by alternating quick bursts of high-intensity exercise with short rest periods. It can be found in all types of workouts, from Pilates to CrossFit and bootcamp classes.
Health.com suggests trying a high-intensity interval training workout yourself, spend 20 to 30 minutes total combining repeated shorts bursts of work with short break periods, like 45 seconds of burpees with 15 seconds of rest followed by 45 seconds of squats.
Victoria’s Secret models, like Gigi Hadid, have popularized boxing, which has become one of the hottest fitness trends of the last few years. This trend is expected to shift to skill-based self-defense classes that also raise your heart rate.
“In the last few years we’ve been seeing a lot of female empowerment through strength training,” says Pete McCall, M.S., certified personal trainer. “The natural progression of that is seeing more women getting into some kind of martial arts…They’re lifting weights, and feeling strong and powerful. Now they want to do something with it.” McCall also adds, self-defense is a practical skill to have.
Just remember, it is important to consult your physician or professional health educator before starting a new exercise routine.