So far, 2018 has surprised us with new, exciting and somewhat whacky fitness trends throughout the year. From spinning in the comfort of your own home to freezing your chops off at cryotherapy, it’s clear to see that fitness is attracting a audience bigger than ever.
With unique boutique studios popping up on each corner and active wear being the new denim, it can feel overwhelming trying to keep up to date with the current fitness movement. That’s why we have complied together the 101 on the latest fitness trends. Here’s what’s catching our eye in the world of fitness.
Imagine having a private indoor cycling studio in your home? Thanks to Peloton’s revolutionary indoor bike, you can enjoy the intensity and excitement of sessions run by the world’s best instructors without leaving the house. A favourite of celebrities such as Hugh Jackman and Ellen DeGeneres, Peloton, is launching in the UK this September. ‘It is more than just a class, a cycling studio or a bike,’ says leading global manager director, Kevin Cornils. He says, ‘It uses technology and convenience to make every workout effective, whilst offering the social connection and community to convert riders into workout addicts.’ Be the boss of your bike and get ready to ride with Peloton!
If you thought running on the treadmill was the only way to get your heart rate going, think again. Versaclimber is the latest fitness machine that is taking over gyms. Engaging all major muscle groups in one climbing movement, it’s the full body workout that’s got everybody talking – and aching. Climb to the beat with Sweat by BXR Cardio where a session burns more calories per minute than any other cardio machine!
Bodysuits may seem like the last thing you would want to wear at the gym, but more brands are hopping on the bodysuit bandwagon this summer and we are (surprisingly) up for it! Boody uses bamboo material which not only makes their designs unique, but incredibly soft too. This bodysuit screams barre, yogi and pilates vibes – you’ll be amazed by how versatile this item will be in your gym wardrobe.
This year, London’s hottest kickboxing studio, Flykick, opened its doors to introduce their unique Flykick Formula. Whether you are a kickboxing newbie or fanatic, Flykick’s classes involve a 50-minute fun and challenging workout, that anybody can do, in a lively music-driven and energy flooded room. Thanks to the different muscle groups activated by your jabs and kicks, you’re also toning body parts that don’t usually get a workout when you run, walk or cycle. Even better, the boost in your metabolism ensure that you’ll be burning calories throughout class, and long after you leave.
If you thought cupping was an unusual solution to enhance performance and recovery, queue cryotherapy. Cryotherapy involves 3 minute sessions at -110c (or colder) to trick the body into ‘fight or flight mode,’ triggering the release of epinephrine, endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins. The freezing temperature shocks the body which results blood rushing to the core, increasing metabolism and energy. Recovery occurs more quickly and completely in the anti-inflammatory and enhanced blood flow environment. Sworn by athletes and celebrities for its muscle recovery benefits, are you ready to take the plunge?