Are you looking for a popular fitness class to add a little variety to your workout regimen? Fitness trends can come and go so fast that it’s hard to stay on top of the latest developments, so if you want to know what’s happening these days at the gym, keep reading. We’re going to give you nine new fitness class trends to try in 2019.

HIIT With a Twist

High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT has become extremely popular fitness class. This year, you’ll see various personal trainers adding their particular variation to the philosophy of HIIT. For example, near you, there’s probably a HIIT-yoga class where the speedy cardio and strength training of the typical HIIT workout combines with the stretching associated with yoga.

Time is Money and Fitness

One reason that people like HIIT classes is that they are much shorter than most other classes. Studios have noticed and are reducing the class time for their other workouts. The idea is that people are more likely to commit to coming to the gym regularly if their gym time doesn’t occupy too large a block of their day.

Up, Up, and Away — Aerial Fitness

Some of the hottest trends aren’t happening on the gym floor but above the gym floor. Look for more classes offering workouts from hoops, ribbons, ropes, poles, and trampolines. Typically, a studio will offer both introductory sessions for newcomers as well as intermediate and advanced classes for experienced users. Even at the most basic level, you’ll notice a quick improvement to your sense of balance and greater strength in your core muscles.

Making Fitness Festive

Wellness festivals are continuing to grow in popularity. Their growth proves that not everyone’s idea of a great festival includes setting a stick man on fire in the middle of the desert. There are plenty of people who want to sample new fitness workouts and attend seminars where they can learn how to improve their health.

The Return of the Treadmill

The good ol’ treadmill is hot again. People are rediscovering the joy of this basic piece of equipment. Of course, in the digital age, the treadmill hasn’t gone without upgrades. You can join virtual running classes on computer monitors. You can also receive audio feedback over your smartphone from a running coach. After all, every runner sooner or later needs to fix a glitch in his running form the same as occasionally you’ll need cell phone repair.

Virtual Fitness Classes

If you find it all but impossible to get to a fitness class, you can bring the class to you. Some manufacturers offer live fitness classes that you can access online once you purchase their at-home gym equipment. You can get in shape while being a part of a community without ever having to drive across town.

Entire Family Workouts

One of the reasons people struggle to get to the gym regularly is because they can’t find a babysitter. Some gyms are remodeling to become more kid-friendly. There are special sets of equipment for smaller bodies so that kids can get fit while the parents are doing the same.

Monkey See, Monkey Do — Train Like an Animal

Some people think their personal trainer is an animal. In some cases, they may be right. For example, there are animal movement classes where you’re taught to copy the jumps, crawls, and squats of the animal kingdom to improve your balance, strength, and flexibility.

Mental Workouts

Do you tend to feel less stress after a good workout? Many people do. That’s why there’s an increase in the number of fitness classes tailored to the specific needs of people suffering from stress, anxiety, and the other mental and emotional challenges of modern life.

It can be a real challenge to stay up-to-date on the latest fitness trends, most popular fitness classes and health-related discoveries. Fortunately, In News Weekly gives you a convenient round-up of what you need to know to stay in the best shape possible. Make reading our Health section a regular part of your fitness routine.

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