Fitness Trends for 2017

We are all diving into 2017 fitness trends and weight loss regimes head first no doubt! Of course, January is the month of changes, resolutions and goal setting and with it comes a huge array of brand new fitness trends. The beauty of the fitness industry is that it is constantly expanding and growing and with every New Year we see a whole new variety of new fitness trends! From brand new classes, new ways to exercise and new social media trends there’s plenty to look forward to in 2017 and plenty of new things to try. Let’s take a look at some of the fitness trends that 2017 is yet to enjoy.

Toned not thin

The Victoria’s Secret catwalk models used to be the bodies to be coveted! Super slim girls with teeny tiny wastes and flat glutes used to be all the rage. 2017 will carry on where 2016 left off seeing women head to the gym to pick up some heavy weights. Muscle building is still on the increase and ladies are set to hit the resistance area in the gym harder than ever! Resistance training with weights can help to build that bubble butt, round off those shoulders and give you beautifully sculpted quads. Endless cardio will strip body fat but it won’t build and define muscle like weight/resistance training will.

Live-stream classes 

The most modern way to get fit ever! Maybe you are the type of person who always intends to get to the gym, but never makes the induction or life simply gets in your way. Getting sweaty from the comfort of your own home, whenever you want is now a very real possibility thanks to live stream classes! You can enjoy streams of live or pre-recorded 30-minute to 1 hour classes a to any smart device or laptop which means you can do the workout anywhere you choose! Whatever you are into be it Pilates, aerobics, weight-loss workouts, toning and yoga there is no longer an excuse not to exercise with online live-stream classes. With some savvy searching online you can pretty much find any fitness class in the world and enjoy a spin class from the comfort of your own home. Why not get a friend round or find a lovely open field to enjoy some nature.

Wearable technology

Fitness trackers, apps, and smart watches were one of the main gifts given and received at Xmas 2016, which means 2017 will see a huge rise of fitness enthusiasts looking to their technology to monitor their fitness progress. With all the technology available there’s nothing you can’t do. You can carry your workout on your person, monitor your heart rate on your watch and be alerted when you need to push harder – there’s nothing your new fitness technology won’t do for you except physically move you. Wearable technology is a fantastic way to keep you feeling motivated and track your progress and monitor your body.

Bungee cord fitness classes

You may or may not have heard of this one already but it’s probably one of the most liberating and fun fitness trends that 2017 will enjoy! A bungee cord class will see your fitness and excitement levels soar to new heights! Class attendees are strapped into a bungee harness, which is usually attached above to a connection in the ceiling. The workout will blitz your core muscles allowing you to literally bounce off the walls during your workout! These innovative classes originated in Bangkok, Thailand who was the first country to hold the incredible ‘Bungee Workout’ classes. 2017 will see these classes cross more borders into more local territory. The high-intensity class sees people use the rope’s resistance to perform lunges, squats or one-handed planks.
The beauty of the bungee cord classes is in the fact the ropes allow people to perform manoeuvres they would not otherwise be able to do, like flying across the room and doing a push-up with their feet suspended in the air. 

Instagramable exercises

With social media more popular than ever and users scrolling and posting in the billions, exercise has never been so popular to post about. Instagram provides a platform for everyone and anyone to showcase their new fitness exercises, regimes and even their new fitness clothing and attire. 2017 has already seen an influx of weight loss and booty sculpting exercises on Instagram and of course the squat is more popular than ever. Exercise professionals on Instagram are showcasing many unique variations of regular exercises for people to try to keep motivation higher. Instagram is also a huge platform to post before and after images of your weight loss and transformation photos. Are You Using Instagram’s Most Popular Fitness Hashtags? Try using #Fitspo, #Eatclean, #health, #fitfam, #fit, and #motivation to give your following a boost.

2017 is the year where technology expands and solidifies its relationship with fitness. When it comes to your fitness goals you have never had so much on offer! There is literally something for everybody to enjoy. If you are a bit addicted to your smartphone then use it to plan and track your workouts. Research some suitable apps and partake in some live stream classes. Post about your fitness journey on Instagram and you may help to inspire others and keep your own motivation soaring. Indulge your hobbies and interests and if you were lucky enough to receive a wearable fitness gadget make sure you use it because it will really help you out. Here’s to a happy and fit 2017 where you smash all your fitness goals.

Personal trainer and professional fitness writer, Betsy has dedicated her life to fitness. Having a career in competitive swimming for ten years she then found her love of weight training and bodybuilding in the gym environments and helps people transform their bodies day by day.
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