Fitness fads come and go. Working out at the gym can get a little boring if you don’t change your daily regimen once in a while. While some prefer sweating it out on the treadmill, there are many of us who like trying out different workout rituals, eventually growing fond of one of them. We have plenty of boutique studios that specialize in certain workouts like studio cycling and kick-boxing and we are sure there is something for everyone. Since 2016 is almost coming to an end, we thought of gathering the top seven workout trends that were popular this year. So scroll down and check if your favorite workout made it to the list.
Live Streaming WorkoutsThese are a good option for all those who have busy work schedules and erratic work times but are willing to sweat it out. Live streaming videos allows viewers to feel they are a part of the workout unlike pre-recorded videos. Also, if you’re too shy to work out in front of others, this would be your perfect bet.
HIITHigh Intensity Interval Training has been around for sometime now, and this year, too, it has proved to be one of the favorites. And why not? As per research, running as fast as you can for one minute and then walking for 2-3 minutes and repeating this for 15-20 minutes, can actually work wonders. A lot of gyms and studios have HIIT classes.
LISSHIIT is quite rigorous on the body and overtraining can cause injuries. So, if you want to give yourself a break from the strict regimen but still remain active, Low Intensity Steady State workouts (LISS) are what you should be following.
Insta YogaInsta yoga gets its name from the trend of people clicking Insta snaps in exotic locations with Yoga poses. But the growing fascination with yoga and its benefits has proved to be advantageous to plenty. It's no longer considered to be old-school and in fact, is being embraced all over the world as a great way to keep your body, as well as mind, fit.
BoxingBoxing is gaining popularity especially among women. Boxing is an efficient way of keeping fit as well as feeling confident. Now, who wouldn’t want a workout that makes you feel less stressed and more like a badass?
Back-building WorkoutBack-building workouts have become the rage thanks to spot training (in which people train to focus on developing specific body parts). Of course, everyone would love to have a sexy back, but it is important to remember that the focus should be on getting an overall workout instead.
Weight-training WorkoutsWomen have come to accept that it is okay to lift weights and look muscular. The myth that lifting weights will cause you to become bulky is finally broken. Interestingly, weight training workouts saw a 385% increase on Pinterest this year.
So, which of these was your favorite? And which of these do you think will continue to be on the list in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.