The new year brings new fitness trends. Below are some of the trends expected to grow in popularity in 2015.
- Digital Engagement: People are now wanting custom and personalized interaction with fitness technology rather than just watching a generic online workout video. New devices, such as the FitBit, offer the high-level technology that really breaks down individuals’ activity levels so they can track their workouts, rest and diet. It’s almost like having a personal trainer with you all the time.
- Competitive Fitness: Many people track their own progress with personal devices, but there’s an upcoming trend that tracks multiple individuals’ progress and work at once so that everyone can see and competes with one another. This friendly competition can be used as a motivational tool both on social media and within exercise classes. Group competitions will also continue to gain popularity as they have over the past years. Outdoor “fun runs” will continue to pack the trails, streets and fields.
- Body Weight Training: This trend has been on the rise for the past few years, but fitness experts say it will gain further popularity by expanding to include group training. Be on the lookout for the incorporation of gymnastics, adult jungle gyms, weight training machines and suspension training. All of these are focused on more primal movements and less focused on standard weight lifting.
- At-Home Workouts: Working from home and taking online classes are on the rise, so it makes sense that working out at home is following the same trend. With the vast array of digital media options available to fulfill your fitness needs, an at-home workout can fit into any schedules. It also allows the participant to pick their duration, intensity and level type.
- HIIT Evolution: The randomness of high intensity interval training will undergo an evolution moving forward in 2015. The program will switch from excessive randomness and intensity to focus on more recovery-based training and a balanced approach. This helps avoid injuries by working all parts of the body and keeping everything aligned and balanced.
At Airrosti, we are advocates of anything that gets you safely active and moving. With any exercise routine, make sure to perform proper warm-ups and cool-downs to help prevent any strains or sprains. Using recovery tools like the foam roller or lacrosse ball are also great to ease sore muscles and keep your body limber.
If aches and pains have been keeping you from enjoying the active lifestyle you love, give Airrosti a call. Our providers will identify the cause of your pain and treat it at the source quickly and efficiently.