Weekly Wellness: Workout Trends for 2018

5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, January 01 2018 Jan 1, 2018 Monday, January 01, 2018 11:42:00 AM CST January 01, 2018 in Weekly Wellness
By: Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

COLUMBIA - Every year, new trends emerge in all industries. The question is always: What’s going to be this year’s big thing?

The fitness industry is no different. New classes, new technologies, new equipment – all these great (or maybe not-so-great) ideas are announced to help you find a new and/or better way to exercise.

Here is a list of the anticipated workout trends for 2018. Maybe you’ll find something that might work well for you.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): With short bursts of activity followed by a short rest and recovery, the session is usually over in less than 30 minutes. Win.

Group training: Predicted by American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to be the second biggest trend of 2018, working out in groups and with friends looks to be more popular in the coming year. One recent study revealed that those who worked out in a group benefited from lower stress levels, and bigger improvements in mental, physical and emotional quality of life than those who worked out alone, even though those who exercised alone worked out for twice as long.

Wearable technology: Fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors and GPS tracking devices will help you take your performance to the next level.

Body weight training: This back-to-basics style of workout requires minimal equipment and can be done just about everywhere.

Strength training: Did you know that just 10 weeks of strength training can increase your metabolic resting rate by up to 7 percent?

Educated and experienced fitness professionals: Find a professional who have accredited certifications.

Yoga: According to ACSM, yoga's continuing popularity is in part due to its ability to constantly reinvent itself. Offering yoga is something new to try and helping the practice appeal to an even wider audience.

Personal training: More and more students are majoring in kinesiology to meet the growing demand for personal trainers in the industry.  

Fitness programs for older adults: As we age, working out is so important. Recent studies have shown the benefits of working out later in life. This knowledge is prompting health professionals to look at ways to encourage older adults to get active.

Functional fitness: With the right program, you can actually train your muscles to improve all aspects of everyday living. Think: core strength, stability and balance.

Low-cost fitness: With online videos, apps and wearables, people no longer need to pay for pricey gym memberships to stay in shape. The trend looks set to continue as big sports brands and wearables continue to add more features and ways to work out to their apps.

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