Fitness never stands still.
Spring’s here, so it’s time to shake up old routines, switch sleep-deprived schedules with a little self-love and swap boring workouts for some seriously fresh fitness. With a major turn towards mindfulness and time-efficient training, the fitness industry has changed on a global scale. Here’s what you need to know to stay cool while you sweat.
Food tracking 2.0
Imagine having a personal nutritionist in your pocket every time you head out to do the grocery shopping. New apps like EmbodyDNA by Lose It! work in conjunction with a saliva sample that you mail off for sequencing. Download the Lose It! app and track your meals for 6–8 weeks while your results are being processed. Once your DNA results are available, the app will be able to tell you where your nutrition has been on point and where you’ve gone off track based on the information you entered and your specified goals.
The app allows you to keep tracking with updates and insights to help you stay focused to ensure you reach your goals.
Sometimes hitting the gym floor can be daunting if you’re a beginner, or if you need a refresher course in basic fitness. This is where Fitness First’s Team Coaching program shines. Team Coaching is a six week small group training program where you get the personalised attention you need, with the added support of being in a like-minded group.
The billion-dollar wearable technology industry will continue to grow in 2018. Technically, a “wearable” can be an activity tracker, smart watch, heart rate monitor, GPS tracking device, and smart glasses. While some might not be a fan of fitness trackers, it will be interesting to see how the technology we already use (like smartphones and smart watches) will adapt to aid our fitness interests, too.
Weight Training for Women
According to ClassPass data, strength-training was the most popular genre of workout in 2017, and that trend will likely bleed over into 2018 as well.
Source: FFMAG and Refinery29