Key Fitness Trends to Try in 2018

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HIIT

According to the annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends done by the American College of Sport’s Medicine, HIIT (that’s high-intensity interval training) will make a return to the top spot as the number one trend this year. As the name suggests, this form of training involves short but intense bursts of exercise where you give it 110%, followed by a short period of rest. Of course, it’s by no means an easy workout but the good news is that it keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat and calories over a shorter period of time than regular aerobic exercise which is certainly something we can get onboard with.

Sweat it out in a pair of quick-drying, sweat-wicking leggings from Sweaty Betty to keep you looking cooler for longer – did we mention they’re bum-sculpting? – and Nike Air Zoom trainers to support your feet through the most intense workouts.

Aerial

If you’ve ever wanted to run away and join the circus then here’s your chance. Aerial classes have been popping up all over the place as more and more fall for the graceful combination of airborne dance and athleticism. While you don’t have to be particularly strong to attend an aerial fitness class, you’ll certainly develop a firm core and lean limbs after all the climbing and pull-ups!

This is one particular workout that you won’t need shoes for, however, a long sleeved top and form-fitting leggings are key for mobility. Top it all off with a stretchy headband like a Totême woman and keep your hair off your face.

Boxing

The Hadid sisters have a lot to answer for when it comes to our current love affair with this fitness trend. What was once considered a man’s sport is now fair game, making boxing a big trend for 2018. If you’re looking for toned and lean arms and legs then the boxing ring is a good place to start.

Combine your uppercut with activewear that works as hard as you do; this New Balance combo serves to keep you dry and cool against any opponent.

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