But with this year coming to an end and if you’re looking for something different to add to your fitness regime in 2019 and mix things up a bit the Amercian College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have some of the biggest trends to look out for.
New trends and technology are always being developed in the fitness world, but also old trends evolve to stay fresh and exciting. adding a new twist to your routine can be refreshing and give you a boost to your fitness classes.
So why not try something new in 2019?
1. Wearable Technology. Wearable technology includes fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices. Examples include fitness and activity trackers like those made by Misfit®, Garmin®, and Apple®. These devices can track heart rate, calories, sitting time, and much more. I have a FitBit myself so look me up and add me as a friend!
2. Group Training. Group exercise instructors teach, lead, and motivate individuals through intentionally designed, larger, in-person group movement classes (more than five participants, or it would be group personal training). Group classes are designed to be effective, motivational sessions for different fitness levels with instructors having leadership techniques that help individuals in their class achieve fitness goals. There are many types of classes and equipment, from cardio-based classes and indoor cycling to dance-based classes to step classes. While I don’t do in-person classes I do have a very supportive online Facebook Group which you can join here.
3. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). These exercise programs typically involve short bursts of high-intensity bouts of exercise followed by a short period of rest. Although there are several commercial examples of HIIT, all emphasize higher intensities (above 90%) of maximum during the higher intensity segments followed by periods of rest and recovery. I have a unique take on HIIT which means it’s suitable for all fitness levels as you determine your own rest periods. Want to give it a go? Try my FREE 7 Day Plan Here.
4. Bodyweight Training. A combination of variable resistance bodyweight training and neuromotor movements using multiple planes of movement, this program is all about using bodyweight as the training modality. Bodyweight training often uses minimal equipment, which makes it an inexpensive functional way to exercise effectively. All the workouts in my signature 3 month BodyBack plan are bodyweight – you don’t need equipment, in fact you don’t even need to leave the house!
5. Yoga. Yoga has taken on a variety of forms within the past year (including Power Yoga, Yogilates, yoga in hot environments, and others). Instructional tapes and books also are plentiful, as are certifications in the many yoga formats.
6. Personal Training. This trend continues as the profession of personal training becomes more accessible online, in health clubs, in the home, and in worksites that have fitness facilities. Personal training includes fitness testing and goal setting with the trainer working one on one with a client to prescribe workouts specific to each client’s individual needs and goals. Personally I find people need as much ‘personal’ help with the food side as exercise, if not more, which is why you can work with me personally to reach your goals.
7. Exercise is Medicine. Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is a global health initiative that is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity assessment and associated treatment recommendations as part of every patient visit and referring their patients to exercise professionals. In addition, EIM recognizes fitness professionals as part of the health care team in their local communities.
This is just one way one of my Mums benefited from doing my 21 Day’s to Fabulous Fit Mum Plan
8. Health/Wellness Coaching. This is a trend to incorporate behavioural science into health promotion and lifestyle medicine programs for individuals. Health/wellness coaching uses a one-on-one (and at times small-group) approach with the coach providing support, goal-setting, guidance, and encouragement. The health/wellness coach focuses on the client’s values, needs, vision, and short- and long-term goals using behaviour change intervention strategies. This works best in a 1-2-1 setting so we can work on your personal obstacles and goals together.
9. Exercise for Weight Loss. This is a trend toward incorporating all weight loss programs with a sensible exercise program. Most sensationalized diet programs incorporate some kind of exercise program into the daily routine. However, in 2019, the coupling of diets, diet pills, and cooking classes with exercise will become more important. While pills might be big business, they’re not the way to go, so if you’re struggling just reach out to me in my Facebook Group and we’ll find a healthy way for you to lose weight.