Fitness Fads of 2017
Get ripped or die trying right? That was certainly the motto of 2017 and looks like it is here to stay. People all over the world were more experimental than ever with how they work out over the course of last year. We saw workout mash-ups and fusions as well as some entirely new sports enter our sphere of physical activity.
Here is a brief round up of some of the fitness fads that stood out in 2017 and what exactly they entailed. If you’re in a rut with your physical fitness at the moment, you might be motivated to try one of these new ways to work out.
You’ve probably heard of Zumba and you might have even tried it. If you have then you will probably know that while you will probably work up a sweat during a Zumba class, you are unlikely to feel exhausted afterwards. If you are the kind of person who likes to go all out when you work out but enjoys an element of dance in your exercise then dance fitness will be right up your street.
Parkour has been around for ages but it has only recently been recognised as a sport by Olympic officials. This gave it a whole new buzz and made a lot of people want to try it out and those who were already doing it up their game. Utterly enthralling to watch, parkour involves using urban landscapes to workout by running, jumping and climbing your way across a city.
Surprise, surprise, yoga is on this list. We just can’t seem to get enough yoga nowadays. Hot yoga has been all the rage in the fitness world and looks like it is more than just a fad. The premise is simple: you do a yoga class but crank the temperature up to 37 degrees Celsius. You’re going to sweat a lot, but so is everyone else so it’s all good. The benefit of this kind of yoga is that you can stretch and move a lot more than normal because your muscles are so warm.
This type of work out is great for those who are wary of getting injured. The low risk routines will still you give some killer burns but don’t involve too much pressure on your joints. Barre is great for building up and toning your muscles and the best part is you don’t even have to move that much.
While not a work out in itself, this fitness fad still deserves a place on the list because it has, and is still, changing the landscape of the fitness scene. The Fitbit has taken the world by storm and people that don’t have one circling their wrist are now almost in a minority. The Fitbit primarily monitors how many steps you’ve taken in a day and lets you know how many more you need to do before you have reached your target.