Top 5 fitness trends for 2017
4th January 2017
Feature image photo credit: @1rebelUK
You’re probably tired of your Instagram feed filling up with ‘new year, new me’ motivation as much as we are. But lately, we’ve been hearing whispers of some awesome fitness classes and trends that are a bit more fun than staring into space on an elliptical. We swear you’ll be telling your friends all about them – just like you would a first date or a night out.
Part gig, part workout
For music lovers, gyms like Rebel Fitness are the place to be. Each class features bespoke playlists with music you’d actually listen to. Choose Ride for a set of themed spins featuring rockstar instructors and live music from house musicians. Choose Rumble for a mix of HIIT and martial arts. Choose Reshape for a group exercise focused on specific muscle groups. We promise, you’ll fall in love with working out.
A whole new spin class
This isn’t your mum’s spin class. Gyms like Ride Republic and Soul Cycle take spin classes to a whole new level with themed rides, burn boards, amazing instructors and awesome community and social events. What are you waiting for?
Move over boys, the girls are in the ring. Plenty of boutique boxing studios are popping up with celebrities joining in on the trend. Boxing can reduce anxiety/ stress, plus it’s super empowering. We recommend Kobox in London, which is deemed part fight club, part night club.
Mixing up your yoga routine
Studios like Fat Buddha Yoga bring a modern approach to this ancient art by clearing the tradition of its jargon and making it relatable to your everyday life. Along with popping up in awesome venues, music is a huge part of the experience with tailor made mixes and playlists to suit every class. The sessions will always focus on a deep and dynamic practice, balanced with finding some inner calm to leave you feeling stronger, more supple with a heap load of zen.
Thought to be the sphere of adrenaline junkies and stunt men, parkour classes are now offered to us mere mortals. Parkour Generations offers classes for all abilities and sessions focused on specific skills.