As 2023 draws to a close, New Year’s resolutions are back and it’s no secret that health and fitness take the top spot for many. I often think that trends are a bit overrated, but whether you follow them or not, honestly it’s good to stay in the “know”. And speaking to numerous experts in the fitness industry, I think we can actually expect a great deal in 2024.
Pilates, particularly reformer Pilates, popular for its low-impact and strengthening abilities, is making a comeback, and Holly Grant, founder of Pilates PT, admitted she can expect this trend to continue into the new year. Meanwhile, Fittest PR confirmed that running, especially running clubs, is making a comeback.
Meanwhile, Olivia Houghton of The Future Laboratory says she can expect to see an increase in wellness clubs. Forget about saunas and hot tubs, talk about her sessions with guided talks alongside fitness classes and a newly formed wellness complex offering an authentic wellness experience, from red light therapy rooms to medical concierges. Masu.
But while these trends may be big in the new year, I confess they’re not at the top of my list (although one of my fitness goals is to try to keep running) but). Here’s what I’m most looking forward to…
1. Hybrid fitness for the future
It used to be that when you asked people what type of training they did, it was either strength-based or endurance-based. However, in 2024, we expect more people to use a combination of the two. One of his more popular hybrid fitness races is his HYROX. HYROX is an indoor fitness race that anyone can take part in, combining strength and cardio alongside running.
“HYROX is a very inclusive sport within the functional fitness field, as the exercises are relatively low skill and can be performed by almost anyone without the need for extensive training,” says HYROX UK Master says the trainer. Jake Dearden. These include exercises such as sled push/pull, sandbag lunges, wall balls, farmer carries, rowing, burpees long jumps, and ski ergs.
I’m a hardcore weightlifter myself, and this year I put down my dumbbells and weight plates to complete my HYROX. Not only did I have the best time ever, but my attitude towards training has completely changed. Be strong and healthy. All I’m saying is, pay attention. Because it’s going to be big and it could be the new challenge that we need in 2024.
2. Everyone loves the outdoors, especially rucking.
We all know that spending more time outdoors and having fun has become more popular during lockdown. But how many people have you noticed on your social feeds going for long walks, mountain climbs, or hikes this year? Probably quite a few. But one of his activities in particular this year that has started to garner attention on TikTok is causing a stir.
What’s terrible? A place to pack weight in your backpack and hit the trail. That in itself is nothing new and actually comes from military training. However, its accessibility and simplicity have made it popular in the fitness field.
“Compared to high-impact activities, rucking has a relatively low impact, making it accessible to a wide range of fitness levels and safer,” says Coldstream Guard and founder of The Tactical Athlete. said Farren Morgan, PTI. It caused a lot of commotion.
“It works all the muscles in your body, increasing strength and endurance, especially in your legs, back, and core.” You don’t have to go it alone, either. It’s a great way to spend some social time and we know how good the outdoors is for your mental health.
3. Mobility has moments
Due to working from home, many of us are suffering from lower back pain, lower back pain, and generally pretty bad posture, which is having a negative impact on our training. So it’s probably music to the ears of a fitness trainer that people are starting to realize that mobility and recovery are an important part of training, rather than just a byproduct.
“This is going to be a huge fitness trend and reshape the way we approach our fitness routines,” said Cody Mooney, director of performance for the mobility and recovery app. “Incorporating mobility into your lifestyle can have many benefits, including correcting poor posture caused by a sedentary lifestyle and improving mental health through stretching, breathing, and meditation poses.”
Perhaps this isn’t the most exciting trend on the scene, but it could be transformative when it comes to performance.