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.

rebel fitness
Check out @1ReblUK’s ultra sleek studio

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.

ride republic
@RideRepublic gets you pumped with charismatic instructors and themed rides.

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?

boxing
Take your stress out in the ring @Kobox.

Boxing

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.

fat buddha yoga
@FatBuddhaYoga takes yoga up a notch at Ministry of Sound.

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.

parkour
@ParkourGenerations takes fitness to a whole other level.

Parkour

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.