You deserve the best of the best when it comes to your fitness journey. That’s why our team went the extra mile, consulting coaches, testing trainers, and exploring gyms nationwide to uncover the latest trends that will take your fitness routine to the next level. Get ready to revolutionize your workouts with these cutting-edge fitness trends that are currently sweeping the nation.
Fitness as Entertainment: Break Free from Boredom
Say goodbye to mundane workouts. Exercise should never be boring, and the rise of innovative fitness experiences like Switch Playground proves just that. Created by renowned trainer Steve Uria, who has worked with top athletes such as Oscar de la Hoya, this unique fitness concept is unlike anything you’ve seen before. With a DJ, professional lighting, and even a smoke machine, Switch Playground combines the energy of a nightclub with high-intensity training. You’ll tackle a dynamic supercircuit featuring diverse workout stations like kettlebells, sleds, boxing bags, and more. Each station challenges you for at least 60 seconds before you swiftly “switch” to the next. Prepare to have fun while maximizing your gains.
Street Moves: Embrace the Power of Bodyweight Training
Bodyweight training has exploded in popularity over the past year, and it’s not going away anytime soon. Voted as this year’s top training trend by fitness and medical experts, it’s time to tap into the versatility of calisthenics and outdoor workouts. Whether it’s practicing calisthenics at the local street gym or exploring jungle gym-inspired routines, the body becomes the ultimate training tool. No gym membership required—just the freedom to push your limits anywhere, anytime.
Single-Mode Sweatshops: Unleash Your Cardio Potential
Experience the next generation of cardio training with single-mode sweatshops. Spin gyms like SoulCycle, Flywheel, and Swerve have taken the fitness scene by storm, offering exhilarating team-based cycling races. Similarly, running classes such as the Mile High Run Club cater to ultrarunners seeking specialized training. These classes focus on one machine, whether it’s rowing, SkiErg, or Watt bike, providing new avenues to enhance endurance and stamina. Explore local options like Altitude Cycling classes at Concept Studios, where high-altitude simulations and real-time performance data will take your training to new heights.
Trampoline Parks: Fun-Filled Movement and Fitness
While not a traditional training technique, trampoline parks offer an exciting and joint-friendly way to engage your body in new movements and expand your range of motion. Bounce Inc., already making waves in Joburg, provides an array of challenges suitable for beginners and seasoned athletes alike. From launching pads to air-assisted basketball and cushioned landing areas for daring aerial maneuvers, trampoline parks deliver a fun-filled experience while helping you burn calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, boost coordination and flexibility, and promote lymphatic system detoxification. Plus, it’s an activity the whole family can enjoy together.
Water Workouts: Dive into Strength and Cardiovascular Training
Swimming has always been a fantastic way to stay fit, improve cardiovascular health, and aid in rehabilitation. Now, it’s time to take your water workouts to the next level. Dive into a comprehensive workout featuring boxing bags, rowers, running, TRX work, and more. Discover the perfect synergy between swimming and strength training for a truly exceptional fitness experience.