The top health and fitness trends of 2018 (so far)

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June 12, 2018 • Lifestyle

Working out the recommended three times a week may not be too difficult once you’ve tried some of these recent trends.

 

HIIT Groups

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes last around 30-45 minutes and involve short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short recovery period. This type of workout isn’t only great for fighting fat, but it’s incredibly time efficient for those on a busy schedule and can be done in a group. Working out with other people has been proven to motivate you to try harder not to mention you’ll meet new, like-minded people. Sign up this trend at Prestige Boot Camp.

 

CrossfitCrossFit

CrossFit is a fitness brand that incorporates high-intensity interval training, powerlifting, gymnastics, and callisthenics. It’s gained something of a cult following over the past few years, with participants tweeting how proud they are about their blisters or bragging about how heavy they can lift.

 

Trampolining

A lot of trampoline parks have popped up throughout the UK, and it’s not just a fun day out for the family. It can help to develop your lower body strength, improve your balance, and increase your lung capacity. Some trampolining instructors claim that a high-intensity session could burn as many as 700 calories.

 

Versaclimbers

The versaclimber is a gym machine that works almost every muscle group in the body. In one single climbing motion, you’ll work your arms, chest, shoulders, back, hips, glutes, and legs and because it’s low-cardio it’s great for anyone who struggles on the treadmill or the bike. The machine may have been around for some time, but versaclimber classes are relatively new and a growing trend.

 

Nutritionist apps

When it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, it isn’t all about the exercise that we do. Keeping track of what you’re eating can be difficult to do when you lead a busy lifestyle, but with apps like Healthspan you can track your activity and keep a close eye on your nutrition. This app, like many others, can link to wearable tech such as an Apple Watch or a FitBit so you can stay motivated on the go.

 

Yoga Wheeling

You’ve heard of yoga, but have you heard of yoga wheeling? The wheel is fast becoming the go-to piece of equipment for yoga classes this year, with Pinterest reporting that pins have increased by as much as 72%. It’s a low impact exercise, meaning that it’s a good option for those recovering from a muscle injury and it can provide support for those yoga poses you might not be flexible enough to complete yet.

 

Cryotherapy

Burning fat and building muscle is all well and good but you also need to take enough time to recover. The latest way to do this is through cryotherapy, a process that works by surrounding your body with -150 °C mist for 1-3 minutes to decrease cell growth, inflammation and pain and increase cell survival. Victoria’s Secret models and Olympic athletes across the world swear by it.

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