Fitness Industry is ever evolving, and the trends change all the time. Fitness trends in 2018 can significantly veer the industry dynamics.
Technology, culture, and creativity play a considerable role in shaping the fitness trends. Some trends are savored while some die before they catch fire.
Already a vivid industry it is, predicting the future trends is challenging more than ever. However, the following trends are something to envision for the coming year.
If you are working in the fitness industry by running a consumer or services business, or you are just a fitness enthusiast, understanding the below-listed 7 fitness trends in 2018 will help you get closer to your fitness goals, and reflect on the industry shifts.
1. Time to LIIT your body
We are not talking about Long Island Iced Tea, as the first google results show.
But referring to Light Intensity Interval Training. A lesser mean sister of High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT).
HIIT trend burst in last couple of years due to its effectiveness and less-time consuming perks. However, the intensity it required was asking little too much for some.
LIIT is growing slowly and seems promising because it caters to the mass. If you do not have a great level of fitness? No problem. LIIT has a combination of workouts similar to HIIT but with lesser intensity.
It may take double the time for effectiveness but lesser chance of injury and is best for beginners or ones recovering from injury.
46-years old Bikini model, Kristin Chaffer knows how to have fun with LIIT with safer body moves.
2. Get the Precision with Self-Limiting Exercise
Learn it right the first time and prevent yourself from injury forever.
Self-limiting exercises have been in the industry for a while, but the trend has not erupted. 2018 might be the year as injuries are growing more for people with more to do in lesser time.
Self-limiting exercises are simply done with a meticulous stance and form, which is achieved by mindfulness.
For example, jumping ropes with both feet may not improve your weaker foot jumps. Work on both individually. Do less but with correct form.
Therefore, next time you are exercising on a poor terrain, your strength and form can save you from getting an injury.
Check out the YouTube channel by Larry Draper and learn more about how crucial self-limiting exercises have become.
3. Sweat in Virtual Reality
VR gym ideas and prototypes have been floating for quite a few years.
Some VR treadmills and machines are already on the market. But they are expensive and don’t do much for your fitness other than entertainment and amusement.
The most sophisticated VR exercise machine is being sold for $10,000 by Icaros. According to Bloomberg, the similar exercise machine will be sold for $2000.
2018 might be the beginning of the VR fitness as the initial buzz phase seems to have passed in the last few years.
4. Motiv Ring to rule all the wearables
Smallest fitness gadget so far.
It will keep a track of your daily physical activity, your heart rate and your sleep time. But how does it stand out from the other wearable gadgets?
First of all, it might be the only fitness gadget you would want to wear all the time.
It has the battery life of 3 days and can be separated from your phone for up to five days. You won’t mind wearing this small $200 ring all day, even while swimming, sleeping and working out.
Motiv ring is all you need to keep track of your fitness goals next year. Launched in September 2017, Motiv seems to beat the other fitness gadgets unless there is another fitness ring in the market.
5. Live Streaming Classes are picking up
Live streaming classes are becoming popular, and we expect it to become mainstream before the end of next year.
It is convenient for both parties for not traveling all the way to the other part of the city doesn’t require a vast space, and has all the economic benefits of any live streaming class.
A trainer won’t even need a website of their own. There will be online fitness platforms which would offer all kinds of fitness workouts.
All you would need would be is a computer or a phone with an internet connection, and off you go training people.
Check out LiveStreamingFitness, this might easily be the future of fitness classes.
6. Intermittent Fasting: a smart diet
Health problems are rising despite the rising health concerns.
Many doctors and nutritionist refer to fasting for a transformational change in people. Intermittent fasting boosts your metabolism which helps to lose weight and belly fat, reduces the risks of diabetes, and is beneficial for many heart and neuro problems.
It might be hard for some not to eat for several hours, but once you see the benefits, it becomes easier with increased willpower.
The search results on google trends show a rapid rise since the start of 2017. Next year, you will hear people talking more about fasting than detoxing.
7. Family Fitness: Think about the future
Take your kids to the fitness sessions with you.
If you are a trainer and going to work, take your kids. If you are a parent going to a fitness class, take your kid.
With the increasing trend of fitness groups and classes, trainers and parents will accommodate their kids in the same fitness class.
Several fitness groups already are making these fitness classes fun for the families. 2018 will see a growing trend of family fitness.
Let us know if you think if we have missed any fitness trends which you might think will be the deal in 2018.