10 Fitness Trends We Expect to See in 2019

Each year there are new fitness crazes and trends that seem to come into play.

Every person is going to have their likes and dislikes but if you are getting ready to make that New Year’s resolution to lose weight, you may want to check out a few of the hottest trends for 2019.

Some of these trends include everything from new classes, technology,  and self-guided workouts.  Below I have outlined ten fitness things we expect to see in 2019.


1. Fitness Classes for Older Adults


I keep seeing this come up over and over again. Over 35% of adult population is suffering from chronic obesity in the US today.

Especially since it’s not easy to stay active in this automated world, we must continue to build strength and mobility so that we are more agile in our later years.

Fitness classes, especially designed for older adults aim at keeping the age group fit and fine. The body gets vulnerable to diseases and chronic ailments we touch 40.



2. New Zumba


Zumba is getting a new make-over.  Mixing Zumba with a core workout to create workout classes such as the Cha-Cha Challenge, should be taking off in 2019.

When doing a cardio workout like Zumba, make sure you’ve put an adequate amount of fluids in your body before.

There are a variety of different pre-workout drinks and meal bars you can look at on the market.

These classes help strengthening the mental aspect along with taking care of the physical body.



3. Ninja Warrior Gyms


With the extreme success of “American Ninja Warrior”, this has inspired athletes and young adults all around the country to start training in this type of discipline.

These gyms offer a variety of different training obstacles and courses that mimic some of the actual obstacles on the real show.

There currently are about 18 of these gyms in the United States, but we are sure to see this number grow rapidly as the popularity continues to grow.

There are also other warrior-type gyms that are incorporating pieces of the popular T.V. show along with other parkour classes to attract a different type of audience that enjoys just your typical boot camp classes

I am lucky enough to see Gabe Hurtado every day when I walk into my gym and say hello.  He is a true inspiration to me and many others around the country.


4. Mobile-Friendly Fitness Studios And Personal Training


Everyone is on their smartphones these days and if you are a fitness studio or personal trainer and you don’t have a mobile app yet, you are missing out potential revenue by making it as easy as possible to book classes with you.

It is easy to book indoor studio classes these days.  I should know because I also train at one in my hometown three days a week.

Mobile apps make it so convenient for me to book classes from anywhere.


5. Extreme Trampoline Classes


Remember when you were a kid how fun it was to jump on a trampoline?

This is a brand new type of class that I just recently had first hand experience with as it was just introduced into my gym.

It looks silly when you first see it in this video, but it’s a very cardio-intensive workout that is low impact and won’t harm your joints.

It’s one of the biggest fitness crazes introduced and will continue strong into 2019



6. Yoga H.I.I.T Classes

Yoga classes are beginning to combine high-intensity interval training into the class.  One of the best examples comes from Lifetime Fitness which is called Yoga Fire.

There was also a fantastic article written by Yoga Journal about the trend that will continue to grow in 2019.


7. Shorter Workouts

As people continue to get crunched for time, having shorter workouts with high-intensity training intervals will continue to be the craze.

One can easily get hold of good full-body H.I.I.T workouts on the net.

As long as you are doing the right amount of intensity, 15 minutes might be all that you need.

Walking is another form of easy exercise. Nothing is good as walking which not only keeps the weight under control but imparts cardiovascular benefits too.


8. Better Ways To Loosen Muscles

Since the percussion gun made its debut in 2018, it has gotten more and more popular and will continue its trend in 2019.

These devices are designed to accelerate and enhance the repair of torn muscle fibers

With all of the whey protein supplements other superfoods that these gym-goers use, they build large muscles that need extra help in recovery.

Many of the hardcore gym guys that lift heavy use percussion therapy to help repair their muscles quicker.




9. Work And Working Out Will Merge


You might have noticed more and more gyms offering places where people can pull out their laptops at a workstation and connecting to the gym’s wi-fi.

Not only is it happening at the gym, but it’s happening at work as well.  More workplaces are incorporating small gyms where people can go during their lunch hours and get a quick job or weight lifting session in.

A great example is a gym in Manhattan called ‘Rise By We’ that opened a coworking space called “We Work.”

Another example is a club in New York City called ‘Luminary’ that offers networking and fitness so that women can work and then squeeze a workout in between meetings.


10. Treadmill workouts and audio-guided runs will ramp up


Imagine using a private indoor cycling studio in your own home? Seriously it’s a combination of fun + fitness.

The incumbent bike is set up in your home, and the program streams live video in from their home studio in the City.

On top of this, vendors offer over 5,000+ on-demand workouts you can choose from to fit your busy schedule.

The other workout trend centers around audio classes such as Equinox’s Precision Running classes.  These classes were design by David Siik and are defined with expertly-crafted classes, innovate spaces, and on-the-go workouts.



No matter what exercise you decide to do, any exercise is better than no exercise.

Keep it fun and, if you have a workout partner, it is likely to keep you more accountable to your goals.



Guest Post by Nikky  Watson

I love all things fun. Drop in sometime and you’ll know what I mean 🙂 For living and out of passion, I write and blog. I am currently contributing to Mybodyexpert & other top blogs.

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