14 Workout Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2019
From the latest fitness classes to old workouts having a comeback, here are all the fun ways to get fit this year.
Single workout gyms
You may have seen an OrangeTheory gym pop up in your neighborhood—the bright orange signs are showing up in over 1,000 locations all over the nation. Unlike a normal gym with studios and weight equipment and treadmills, OrangeTheory offers just one workout—but what a workout it is. It was designed based on the latest scientific research and coaches track all your metrics using cutting-edge technology to make sure you're getting the best bang for your workout buck. But perhaps the best part is how they "gamify" the workout, turning it into a fun, competitive group experience. The workout is good for people of all ages and fitness levels as your coach can help you personalize it to your needs.
The all-day workout
Nope, we're not telling you to cancel your life and spend all day sweating it out in the gym. In fact, the all-day workout is exactly the opposite of that, says Tom Holland, MS, exercise physiologist, author and Nautilus Fitness Advisor. Instead of one workout that starts and stops, he says the big trend will be incorporating workout moves into our everyday lives: "2019 will be all about shorter workouts throughout their day. For example, a few minutes of core exercises in the morning, a walk at lunch, and a 10-minute bodyweight workout at home in the evening," he explains. "The days of taking 90 minutes out of your day to get to the gym for a 60-minute session are behind us. In the time it takes you to drive to the gym you can be finished with your micro-workout at home."
Hiking in national parks
Fitness doesn't have to be done indoors, in fact, it's even better for you if it's not. At least that's the theory behind FitPacking, a workout that teaches people how to hit the trails in their area. Not only do you get a full-body workout but you also get all the benefits that come from being outdoors in nature, says Steve Silberberg, a fitness expert, backpacking coach, and founder of FitPacking. "People have a deep need to connect with nature," he says. "And while hiking is great for anyone, it's especially great for people in their middle ages because they typically have the time and means to do so." You can sign up for a FitPacking adventure or simply check local facebook groups or community websites near you to find a hiking club you can join for free. Need more motivation? Check out the 15 benefits you get from walking for just 15 minutes.
Ever watch Dancing With the Stars and think to yourself "I could do that"? Here's your chance: Louis Van Amstel, one of the longtime pros on the show, has designed an online cardio-strength workout based on ballroom that you can do anywhere, anytime. (And no, you don't need a partner!) Amstel calls LaBlast Fitness a "workout in disguise" because it's so fun you'll forget you're exercising. "This is quickly becoming a favorite workout all over the country because it's so easy to access and you get to learn actual ballroom dance steps you can use when you go out," says Leon Turetsky, a certified personal trainer and professional dancer with Passion4dancing.com. If you prefer an in-person experience, check their site to find a class near you. Next, check out the 15 best workouts for people who hate exercise.