The Top Fitness Trends to Know for 2019 (Part 2)

Here are more of the top fitness trends of 2019!

Shorter workouts

Science tells us that no workout is too short, that every minute matters.

Three 10-minute bouts of exercise have the same benefits as one continuous 30-minute session. Wherever we’re exercising, some of us may be doing it in shorter spurts — and that counts too.

High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, also follows this trend.

“People are trying to become more efficient in their workouts, but also the science behind high-intensity interval training shows you can get comparable results and sometimes even better results when your heart rate is surging versus long duration exercises,” said Imran Jawaid, co-founder of Sanabul, a brand of athletic gear.

“There is real science to reducing rest and compressing more work into a shorter period of time,” noted Kemaro Miller, a personal trainer at Belleon Body NYC. “It’s brilliant at burning fat while strength training and crushes long slow cardio in terms of effectiveness.”

The eFitClub’s MX4 is an awesome HIIT workout and Sprint 8 offers Sprint Intensity Training (SIT) that follows the same training principals!

Boxing

Boxing workouts are a great way of getting an intense workout and can give people a sense of empowerment when they emulate certain movements of fighters.

Try an eFitClub heavy bag boxing class and feel the empowerment while getting fit!

Smart training

Having a fitness wristband to track calories and steps is one thing, but workouts will get even smarter in 2019, says Von Collins, an ACE-certified professional. 

Smart treadmills, smart strength equipment such as eGym, Fitness on Demand streaming classes, and other fitness equipment that feature apps will be a game changer.

Smarter tracking

“Whether it’s a personalized fitness tracker such as an Apple Watch or Fitbit, wearable technology will continue to rise in use in 2019 as more advanced performance metrics infiltrate the market,” Miller said.

“Accuracy is the name of the game,” he added. “People want to know calories burned, heart rate, EKG, sleep analysis, hydration, recovery sequencing, exercise intensity, and workout timing.”

The eFitClub offers eGym automated personal trainer equipment with its Fitness Tracker app to provide a history of strength gains, muscle imbalances, and biological age calculation to make exercise that more interesting!  The Boditrax body composition analyzer is a game changer in the fitness world by showing the exerciser what’s going on inside their body with respect to lean muscle mass, fat mass, hydration level, and bone density.  It also provides a calculation of your metabolic age!  Hint – add more lean muscle to become younger on the inside!

Fitness studios — not gyms

While gyms aren’t going anywhere, the shift toward boutique fitness studios and classes will dominate 2019.

The 2017 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report found that 18 million Americans belonged to a studio, which was up 15 percent compared to 2015.

The eFitClub is a personal training studio offering digital and live personal training to help everyone to successfully accomplish their fitness goals.

Recovery

Working out may take several shapes and forms in the new year, but so will recovery.

“We tend to forget about the benefits of muscle recovery,” explained Rachel Fine, a registered dietitian in New York.

Making time for massage and foam rolling will be popular because more people realize that the recovery phase plays a large part in muscle development and overall health.

You may see more recovery time put into your workouts, as well as post-workout recovery meals.

Whitney Stuart, a registered dietitian nutritionist from Texas, agreed, but noted more of a mental focus on recovery.

There’s a huge focus on meditation, morning routines of self-care, breathing techniques,” she said. “This becomes more pronounced in 2019 as we see the most significant health changes after workout ends.”

Being fit is trending, overall

Other trends to watch out for in 2019, according to the annual American College of Sports Medicine predictions report, include more personal training, fitness programs for older adults, and the continuation of mind/body classes as a popular fitness trend.

Their top trend for the 2019 is wearable technology, which debuted on the list in 2016, stayed there in 2017 and dropped to third place last year. The ACSM says group training and HIIT will be the second and third biggest trends in 2019.

 Based on article published by Healthline.com - Kristen Fischer, January 2019