New Year, New Trends! We took a look into the latest and upcoming fitness and wellbeing trends for 2020. We say goodbye to some of the decades not so beneficial trends (Goodbye forever, Waist trainers!) and welcome new and improved trends.
Home workouts and digital on-demand fitness
Home workouts are nothing new, but they are still big business; especially in countries such as the UK that have a slew of celebrity transformational videos or reality TV stars wanting to share their secrets to success in the fitness world. Home workouts are developing into the tech world and we will see more of a trend towards the virtual personal trainer. For example, the Peloton phenomenon shows no sign of slowing. Peloton is focused on bringing “serious fitness” into people’s homes in a “fresh and relevant” way with its growing library of virtual classes.
Working out in small, focused groups, including small training groups and fitness classes, will still be trending in 2020. Working out with a group of friends is not only impactful for yourself but for others as well. Working out and fitness breaks down natural barriers and gets people to feel more comfortable and confident with one another. Plus it helps develop relationships, friendships, connections and self-confidence. So whether it’s a weight session at the gym or a weekend hike, grab your buddies and go for it!
From Aerial Yoga to Crossfit Yoga there are numerous types of hyrbrid yoga emerging. While there are dozens of styles of hybrid yoga, many of them build up balance, agility, as well as strength for those who participate. The development of hybrid yoga was introduced as a form of exercise that suits a broad range of many people’s needs. These needs can vary from both a physical or mental demand. Over time, it’s becoming more common to hear individuals pursuing daily task and activities in their life with intention. This is where hybrid yoga comes into play. No longer are people working out because it’s an obligation. Rather, they view it as an exciting activity that helps them unwind. Yoga as a practice is all about focusing on your breath, centering your body, and becoming mindful of each isolated movement. These are all necessary elements that would greatly benefit any exercise or workout routine. Because of this, fitness coaches and trainers look to embed yoga practices into more routines.
Not just a buzzword or to be confused with stretching and flexibility, ‘Mobility’ is set to be big this year. Ideal for someone that lifts weights, a complete mobility training routine can help improve your range of motion, essentially helping you add more muscle to strengthen your body. This generally involves exercises such as foam rolling, stretching and mobility drills.