Do you plan on revamping your exercise habits in the new year? It is a great time to take stock of your personal health and set new goals for fitness. As you research your options, be sure to check out my fitness trend predictions for 2018. These amazing workouts can help you meet your exercise goals, and help you to have a ton of fun while you are doing it!
HIIT or High-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercises, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.
HIIT classes have been popular for several years now, but I think more people will be drawn to this style of workout in 2018. Interval training produces amazing results, making it a great option if you are looking to shred excess holiday weight. Try out Fitness Unlimited in Northridge or SpeedPlay in DTLA for great HIIT classes.
Cycling is not a new workout trend, but it also isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. A great spin class gets your heart rate up, and your body working in amazing ways.
SoulCycle is a 45-minute indoor cycling class that features high-intensity cardio, muscle-sculpting strength training, and rhythm-based choreography. But it’s so much more than just a workout — it’s a powerful mind-body experience. We ride together as a pack in candlelit studios to the rhythm of one-of-a-kind playlists.
SoulCycle is the quintessential cycling studio, and you are sure to get a spectacular workout.
Sweat alongside our instructors as they push you to new heights. Designed by athletes, for athletes, our classes are more than just fun — they’ll challenge you and change you.
If you prefer to have metrics guide you through your workout, Flywheel may be a better spin class for you.
Yoga classes dominate the schedule of most gyms nowadays, but athletes are looking for interesting new twists on classic yoga classes. You can find a wide range of non-traditional yoga classes to help spice up your routine.
Up Flying Yoga™ offers a workout above the rest all from the comfort of our soft aerial hammocks. Strengthen your core, take care of your back, gain flexibility and have a lot of fun.
Up Flying Yoga in Studio City elevates traditional yoga by making use of aerial silks. Yoga off the ground is a whole new experience!
Students are taken through a Vinyasa Yoga flow with customized and detailed instruction for the paddleboard so even if they have not been practicing yoga for years, or if they have never been on a paddleboard, they will be able to follow along with no problem.
If you would rather connect with water rather than air during your yoga class, try YOGAqua in Santa Monica. Each participant in the class is given a paddleboard on which to complete their yoga poses.
If traditional exercise classes bore you, you may just need to tap into your inner child! Play-bases fitness classes are likely to become more popular in the coming years as adults seek to make their daily workouts more fun
Throwback is a fitness studio focusing on fun by incorporating childhood playground games into our unique and intense full-body workout classes. Our workouts are engaging, interactive, and competitive, fostering a non-intimidating and welcoming environment reminiscent of recess or summer camp. There’s no other place where you’ll get a chance to peg an opponent with a dodge ball, or sink a buzzer beating corn hole shot for your team, all while getting a kick-ass workout!
Throwback classes claim to be more like summer camp or elementary school recess than a workout. Currently the only Throwback studios are in New York, but they are looking to franchise the workout to other gyms.
Do you remember creating obstacle courses in the backyard with your friends as a child? RUT Camp workouts might be for you! Rise Up Training Camps in Signal Hill will ask you to dominate monkey bars, cargo nets and climbing walls as part of your workout.
Parkour is a non-competitive discipline based on utility, progression, and durability in all aspects physical, mental, and emotional. Physically, Parkour is a natural method of training the human body to efficiently go from point A to point B making use of the environment that’s around at any given time. It requires neither specific structure nor accessory for its practice. The body is the only tool. It’s an athletic discipline accessible to all, because it combines all the natural skills of the human body: running, jumping, climbing, etc.
Another non-traditional workout, parkour classes teach you to use the environment around you to create your own workout. Head to the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics or Tempest Freerunning Academy to learn more about the sport.
Have you tried any of these new fitness trends? I would love to hear what you think about them!