If you’re like a lot of people, you may be planning to hit the gym or just exercise more in 2013. Yet, without the right fitness plan in place, that ol’ routine could get stale before February even hits.
While Zumba was all the rage a couple of years back, we’ve looked ahead to what’s on the horizon for next year.
- Fusion Classes. More combination classes are being formed to give participants the best of both worlds. Think Piloxing (Pilates + boxing) or Core Fusion Barre. By mixing programs, your body gets a workout it wouldn’t otherwise. For instance, a cardio-based class may not have a strength component. What’s more, these classes can be a fun way to change up a stale fitness routine.
- 30, 60, and 90 Day Challenges. Programs that are short and push participants to measurable goals are big. Not to mention, they’re also endorsed by the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. Also called S.M.A.R.T. programs (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time sensitive), these short challenges seem more attainable to certain individuals because the goals are broken down into steps and timed.
- Back to the Basics. Sure, fancy equipment is great, but the human body is a great machine on its own. Body weight training, where participants use their own weight resistance, is growing in popularity and travels well, to boot.
- Fitness Apps. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of apps already on the market. But we expect apps to become even more targeted and powerful as they help people track everything from their weight loss, nutrition and exercise goals.
- Corporate Wellness. In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and boost productivity, employers will offer even more wellness programs. That could mean everything from nutrition counseling to fitness programs both inside the office and out.
How do you plan on getting healthier in the New Year? Tell us in the comments section below!