#Challenge: Fitness trends for the year ahead
New ways to sweat it: here’s the fitness trends for the year ahead.
The way we workout is constantly evolving. From wearable sports gizmos to ballet lessons, there’s no excuse not to be active. Here’s what to watch out for in 2017…
The wearable tech trend isn’t going anywhere - and a new year calls for brand new fitness gadgetry. We’ve moved beyond watches and onto clothing and accessories. Developers have even embedded trackers into sports bras, sending data to the wearer’s phone post-workout.
There will be plenty of monitoring going on in gyms. We'll even be able to monitor and compare our own performance and stats against others - even being able to compete against the likes of Usain Bolt and Serena Williams.
Put a ‘P’ in it HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is one of the best ways to train and condition the body. But what about PHIIT? The ‘p’ stands for pilates and by combining the two workouts it's possible to get the best of pilate’s toning and core strengthening. Align this with the ultimate cardiovascular workout of HIIT - and it will be providing a perfect all-round fitness class.
The funky, vibrant and always fun Zumba. The world keeps fuelling the love of Zumba - and 2017 is likely to see the carnival-inspired dance class staying high on our fitness favourites. The average person manages to burn around 600 to 1,000 calories in one Zumba class (without even realising due to having such a good time). With this in mind there’s no reason this Latin American fat-blaster won’t stick around for many years to come.
The simple life
Sweating goes back to basics. After a boom in hybrid classes, mixing several different workout styles at once, we’ll see a return to the basics of fitness.
Uncover the basic classes here.