As we come towards the end of 2018, we turn our attention to the new year and look forward to 2019! 2018 saw the resurgence of boxing, an explosion of exercises such as HIIT (high-intensity interval training) as well as turmeric sneaking its way into every food imaginable (even our lattes!). So what’s coming? Here are our predictions below!
Trend #1 Shorter Workouts
In 2018 with the popularity of HIIT gyms offering compact workouts we should expect even more versions of these next year. Many fitness specialists see HIIT workout classes becoming shorter and shorter. The rationale behind this is that if you do your 15/20 minute workout right, that is really all that is needed! Where do we sign up?!
Trend #2 Mobile Friendly Studios and Trainers
Increasingly gyms and studios are adapting to the busy lives of their customers. This means that they are becoming more user friendly for those on the go who always have their phones in hand. Gyms who offer apps to book classes, make payments and cancel classes are doing really well, and will continue to do so as they slot easily into people’s routines.
Trend #3 Mindfulness is Meditation
Although this has been on trend for a while now, the idea of a constant state of mindfulness is one that is here to stay. We should anticipate this to remain as the prevalence of mindfulness apps is on the up. See our guide here on our top mindfulness and meditation apps!
Trend #4 Wearable Technology
Though world renowned wearable tech companies like FitBit were founded way back in 2007, the wearable tech industry is set to further boom in 2019. Today’s wearable technology has come a long way in the decade since they came to popularity and now we are beyond just counting steps. In 2019 we will see the introduction of smart glasses, intelligent fitness apparel and even intelligent fitness accessories.
Trend #5 It’s All About Gut Health
If you’re health conscious, you have likely heard that a healthy gut is important if you want to lead a healthier life. The subject of gut health is one that is set to become more mainstream in 2019. With gut friendly foods such as kombucha, kimchi, kefir and miso making their way into our meals there is no doubt that the gut trend is on the way up. In 2019 we should see more products come to market that target gastrointestinal issues such as IBS.