From group fitness to altitude training, we’re constantly after new ways to get our bodies moving. In fact, 2019 has seen a whole new wave of exercise trends. Here are the top fitness trends of the year:
HIIT (HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING)
HIIT has been absolutely huge in the fitness world. As its name suggests, HIIT programs include bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short recovery period. As these typically go for 10 to 30 minutes and can be completed anywhere, HIIT is proving to be ideal for those on the go.
SIMULATED ALTITUDE TRAINING
At Surge Fitness, we are excited to say that we are the first health club in Perth that offers the exciting new method of simulated altitude training. The only difference from your regular workout? The change in conditions. Our state-of-the-art facility replicates conditions of up to 5500 meters above sea level to both challenge and enhance your body for better results.
New forms of virtual reality are crossing over into the world of fitness, particularly when it comes to home-based exercise. Think live-streamed workouts, video game workouts and stationary bicycles taking you through virtual worlds. Gone are the days where we’re limited to our physical surroundings. Either way, this trend is definitely one to watch!
Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but only in recent years has it started to flourish and take on all-new colourful forms. Be it hot yoga, aerial yoga, doga (dog yoga), paddleboard yoga or even goat yoga… You name it, and it’s been done. Classes and retreats are Regardless, yoga has long been known for boosting one’s mood, muscle strength, posture, flexibility and overall wellness.
Not only are group fitness classes great for learning new forms of exercise, but they are also naturally more social and motivating – and hence, you might find yourself more likely to attend them. Who doesn’t want to rock up and make some new friends all while working up a sweat? At Surge Fitness, we’ve done all the hard work for you by coordinating a variety of high-energy workouts, so you have countless fun group classes to choose from.
While not necessarily a ‘fitness trend’, fitness influencers are gaining momentum in the digital space and becoming more revered – thanks to quick and dynamic workout videos posted on Instagram. Although this can encourage people to get moving after a scroll through their feed, beginners may be misled to think that such exercise regimes adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach. While trying out new forms of exercise is always great, it’s essential to find exercises that optimise your body, goals and diet. Our trainers at Surge Fitness are, of course, here to help you achieve this.
JOIN A SURGE FITNESS GYM OR CLASS NEAR YOU
As fun as these trends can be, fitness isn’t just a trend – it’s a lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a new gym or group class to attend, feel free to speak to our friendly team at Surge Fitness today!