Not sure what type of workout is for you? Check out the latest fitness trends this year:

Functional training

Functional training is about working out various parts of the body simultaneously, as opposed to more traditional strength training which focuses on one muscle group at a time.

It is based on movements that are natural for most people such as jumping and running. It is great for people who want a varied workout at not every session is the same and all muscle groups are being worked. Crossfit is a popular brand for functional training classes, and are an excellent option for those who do not have much time, as they usually don’t exceed an hour

Pilates

Pilates works off the basis that physical and mental health are connected. It aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

Regular pilates practice can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension through breathing techniques.

Dance

From ballet to ballroom, dance fever is sweeping the nation, fuelled by popular TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent.

Whether you like to jump or jive, tap or tango, shake your hips or your booty, dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to get moving.

Regular dancing is also great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and coordination, reducing stress and improving memory through learning choreography.

Wearable technology

Living in the digital age where everything you need it available at a click of a button, it’s not a surprise that there is something made that can help track our workouts. clothes that optimize performance.

HIIT

HIIT (High-intensity interval training) has conquered a legion of fans all over the world. Fame has a reason: they are recognized as one of the best exercises to burn calories.

These aerobic exercises mean you work at 90-100% effort over a short period (typically 30-60 seconds), take a short break (15-30 seconds), and repeat for 30-45mins. Variety also conquers: HIIT can be easily assembled into various circuits of activities, staving off boredom. Most health and fitness marketing campaigns which promise fast weight loss, a flat tummy or a bikini body, are based around HIIT workouts.

Benefits also include:

  • accelerating the function of the metabolic rate
  • continues to burn calories within 24 hours after finishing the exercise
  • help in cardio respiratory fitness