If your New Year’s resolution was to eat better, move more, and lose that weight for good, then consider this year your year—because based on the predicted fitness trends for 2017—there’s never been a more accessible time than right now to reach your goals. Read on to learn what the biggest fitness trends are so you can get tight and toned by summer!
According to a study done by the American College of Sports Medicine, high-intensity interval training, strength training, and wearable, high-tech fitness gear will continue to gain in popularity and sophistication.
Don’t Leave Home Without Your Fitbit!
If you aren’t losing weight (despite your clean eating and workout habits), it could be because you’re failing to count calories accurately. One of the biggest trends of recent years (which are predicted to increase, due to the sophisticated of technology) are fitness trackers, including smartwatches. Companies like Apple, Fitbit, and others have upped their game and include features like heart rate monitors, and even move reminders to keep you burning all day long.
Adults having strength trainingStrength Training
Not everyone has to money for monthly gym’s dues or the means to purchasing equipment for a home gym. That’s one of the many reasons why strength training proves to be such a great way to get in shape. No matter what your budget, fitness level or time restraints may be, you can lunge, jump rope, squat, lift and wall sit your way to a healthy and strong body. The best part is, whether you have five minutes in between feeding your family and doing laundry or you have forty-five minutes to spare, strength training (especially when combined with high-intensity interval training) will boost your results for maximum gain.
High-Intensity Interval Training
If you’re a believer that a slimmer, toned body will give you the confidence you’ve been missing from your life thean believe this: high-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, is the way to get the confidence and the happiness you’ve been wanting. Just keep in mind, it’s not going to be easy, and it’s not for those who aren’t serious about getting in shape. High-intensity interval training is in fact, intense with exercises that come in the form of boot camps, sprint cycling clubs and CrossFit (but if you can hang with it, it’s a ton of fun!)
No one said getting in shape was a walk in the park, but when you devote the time, energy and discipline to the above workouts, you’ll begin transforming your body in a matter of weeks. Though the changes at first may be small, you’ll soon see a tremendous impact on your confidence, your energy level and the future of your health.