2015 Fitness Trends Review!
We expend the whole year doing burpees, pushups, backgrounds, squats… and definitely, it was a huge trend in the field of fitness and sports, we all did many types of exercises using your body weight during 2015.
If you wonder why, the answer is simple: this type of movements and exercises provide the advantage of not using just any equipment or machine, so you can easily perform anywhere and also, more and more fitness programs and training plans that incorporate these sequences.
These were the 10 fitness trends of 2015!
1. Body Weight Training: body weight training uses minimal equipment by making it more affordable. Do not limit it to only push-ups and pull-ups, but this trend allows people to go back to basics.
2. High-intensity interval training (HIIT): (already in 2014 and this trend is maintained year). HIIT involves short intervals of high-intensity exercise performed, followed by a brief period of rest and recovery. These exercise programs can usually take less than 30 minutes. Every time we have less time and are really effective programs to improve the physical condition of individuals.
3. Strength Training. Strength training continues to be a central point in the various training programs of all sports disciplines. Strength training is an essential part of a complete exercise program for all levels of physical activity and gender. (The other essential components are aerobic exercise and flexibility.)
4. Personal training: there was an increase in the number of customers that required a personal trainer to achieve their goals and to have a better control. Also, a growing number of clubs and sports centers that are now offering this type of service in their installations.
5. Yoga: No doubt Yoga is everywhere, climbing many positions in the survey last year. This traditional Hindu practice uses a series of specific bodily postures practiced with the end of the physical and mental wellbeing. Including the different disciplines, some of them are really trending now: Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Yogalates, Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Anurara, Kundalini, Sivananda.
6. Indoor/Outdoor Standup Paddleboard Yoga (SUP) is the current big thing. This craze uses stationary paddleboards instead of yoga mats and is smoking hot. It hasn’t saturated the marketplace yet, so this is an excellent opportunity to cement your gym’s status as a local fitness leader.
7. Barre Classes: If you have ever looked at a dancer’s body with envy, you might want to check out a Barre class. This new style of fitness uses the traditional ballet barre (pronounced ‘bar’) to all of the muscles in your lower body. These classes are a blend of dance, yoga and Pilates (but don’t worry, no dance experience is required). Most classes also incorporate some cardio and upper body conditioning. See if you can find a barre-based workout in your area. These workouts are definitely on my to-do list for 2015.
8. Activity Trackers: Activity trackers were beginning to take hold last year, but now everyone under the sun seems to be selling one. Unlike old-fashioned pedometers, new tracking devices track your distance, average speed and calories burned. Some of the newer trackers come with accompanying apps that act as your personal trainer and nutritionist providing recipes and daily motivational quotes. The tricky part about some trackers is that they are either not comfortable or not very fashionable to wear. If you think you might want to try an activity tracker, do your research and find the one that works best for you.
9. CrossFit: a lot of people are super passionate about CrossFit will this high-intensity style of workout can be dangerous. CrossFit exercises take a lot of practice and guidance to execute correctly and minimize the risk of injury.
10. Online Personal Training and Fitness Classes: Not everyone has access to a gym or fitness studio, whether it’s due to location, cost, or an inflexible work schedule. Plus, people like the flexibility of taking classes when it’s convenient for them, in the privacy of their homes. Because of that, online personal training and fitness classes are a hot trend this year. They’re becoming more and more popular because technology easily supports them and trainers and instructors are seeing the demand for them.