With all the interest that people are taking in fitness these days, thanks to the popularity of the idea of staying fit and healthy, there is a huge shift in the way exercise routines are changing.
Today, with so many options to choose from, you can create your very own fitness regime at home and keep yourself fit and healthy, and definitely in shape. As the new year is here, check out these brand new trends in fitness that are set to take 2018 by storm!
5 Fitness Trends You Cannot Miss In 2018
1. Bear Crawling
This is one of the most talked about fitness trend for the year 2017 that will help you burn fat. Bear crawling is a type of exercise that will target your entire body and will help you perform strength training as well as improve your overall body control. Get down on all fours with your palms and knees touching the ground and your muscles tight. Keep your spine erect. Now get in a crawl position and lift your knees up, crawling 4 times forward then 4 times backward to reach the original position.
2. Running Mountain Planks
This is yet another version of the regular plank exercise but definitely tougher and aimed at giving better results. If you have never tried the plank, make sure you practice it for about a week to strengthen your body and improve your stamina. For the running mountain plank, lower yourself on the floor and place your palms on the ground. Stretch your body, with your knees straight and your toes erect, touching the ground. Keep your elbows straight as you start running on the spot.
3. Open Air Gyms
Mumbai has brought in the open air gym concept, which has seen a definite rise in the number of people who are gaining access to some form of exercise equipment and taking an interest in fitness. The open air gym is a great way to quickly do some basic fitness routines that involve lifting weights, doing jumping jacks, crawling exercises and more. Some such equipment that is available for fitness enthusiasts include abs board, aerial stroller, hand rower and hip twister.
4. Step Milling
As the name suggests, the step mill is a combination of the stepper and the treadmill, and is definitely better and tougher in terms of the way it works on your body. Running on the staircase is a great way to do your cardio exercises and combining it into a step mill means that you can now do a controlled staircase run that will help you burn fat and also improve your stamina.
5. High Energy Athletic Training (HEAT)
Also known as HEAT, High Energy Athletic Training is a type of fitness program that is based on the concept of a boot camp and brings in really hard core fitness routines for people from everyday walks of life. You do not have to be an athlete or a sports person to try HEAT. In fact, if you are aiming at improving your overall health and stamina as well as build on your fitness levels, taking part in a HEAT program could be of help. The routine involves jumping, running, bending, stretching, crawling and more, and also uses some equipment.