New year, new workout regimen? It is always refreshing when the New Year rolls around; we can completely revamp our lives or maybe just improve what we already do.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is obviously to get in shape, so we found some new workouts from an article from bt.com by Carla Challis.
Whether it’s working out in the water or learning new things, these workouts are sure to become popular in 2017 and we hope you try them out!
Working Out In the Water
Carla recognizes that water aerobics is already popular, but the new type of water workout that will be on the rise is more intense.
The nutritionist at the Lifesum health app, Frida Harju, says that “By taking part in the class while balancing on an inflatable board, your muscles work harder to maintain balance, thus maximizing the effects of the exercises.”
This high-intensity interval training (HIIT) being done in the water instead of on land is sure to spark some interest in 2017!
Yoga has become increasingly popular in the last few years due to its ability to allow you to relieve stress, make you more aware, and help you become more flexible.
This mindful workout isn’t going anywhere but may become more extreme.
The global yoga ambassador named Patrick Beach from Virgin Active says that “2017 is going to be the year when people become truly aware of the power of mindful exercise – the positive effect of exercise on mental as well as physical wellbeing.”
Patrick believes that the upcoming year will bring more of a mind and body connection with people in their workouts; people will want to take care of both instead of just their bodies.
Becoming More Educated
Carla suggests that more people will want to learn more about fitness and nutrition, not just wanting to look good.
The head of fitness at Virgin Active, Andy Birch, says that knowledge and education will become increasingly popular in 2017 for people’s health.
“In 2017 we are going to see a huge shift towards people taking a more scientific approach to understanding their bodies and how they work best in order to perform to their greatest potential, this includes a much greater knowledge of how a full range of movement can play a valuable role in injury prevention and maintenance,” he comments.