Looking for the latest fitness craze to shake up your workout? We have the hottest fittest trends for 2015.
Sick of turning up to the same workout day in, day out? This year there will be loads of new workouts to try. Here are the top fitness trends for 2015:
HIIT workouts: HIIT workouts, also known as High-intensity Interval Training, consist of short bursts of high intensity activity followed by short periods of rest. These workouts are generally last for a maximum of 30 minutes making them perfect for time-poor people. An aerobic HIIT workout may include 20 second sprints followed by 10 seconds of jogging for eight rounds, while a strength HIIT workout may include lunges, push-ups and burpees for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest period between sets. HIIT workouts can also be a combination of aerobic and strength exercises.
Recovery plans: With HITT workouts leaving us sore and even injured, recovery or self-care plans are going to be big in the fitness scene this year. Recovery exercises like restorative yoga and self-myofascial release (self-massage into the myofascial connective tissue to help eliminate pain and restore movement with equipment like massage balls and foam rollers) will be all the rage.
Treadmill training: First there was spin classes, now we’re flocking to treadmill classes. Yep, people are running together on treadmills doing a structured class led by a group fitness instructor. The classes allow you to be specific with incline, duration and number of reps. The first studio opened last year in New York and the fitness class is expected to take off and eventually make it’s way to Australia.
Tech training: Technology-based fitness is officially here to stay! Our tech-obsessed world has led to training apps like Nike Training and exercise trackers such as FitBits and Jawbones. This technology inspires us to get moving and coaches us along the way. These devices are great for people who don’t like gyms, because you can participate anywhere and at anytime.
Body-weight training programs: With many people wishing to avoid expensive gym memberships or personal training fees, body weight training is set to continue to grow. These workouts can be performed anywhere, anytime. Even gyms and training studios will join in this trend with open workout spaces on the way in and bulky weight machines on the way out. There will be greater suspension training options (think TRX), while traditional exercises like lunges, squats, push-ups and burpees are back and here to stay.
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Caitlin Reid is a unique health professional with qualifications as an accredited nutritionist, accredited exercise physiologist and yoga teacher. Caitlin is passionate about all things health and wellness, and keeps up-to-date with the latest health research, which she uses when contributing expert advice to health, fitness, lifestyle and food companies. She is also the nutrition expert for the Women’s Fitness magazine, the dietitian for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and ambassador for Papaya Australia. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @caitlinareid or visit her website.