Cupid's Pulse Article: Top 2019 Fitness & Wellness Trends to WatchCupid's Pulse Article: Top 2019 Fitness & Wellness Trends to Watch

By Mara Miller

Wellness and fitness trends are ever-changing. Unfortunately, we do have busy lives, so even though we want to brave a class at a Metaformer studio, it might be better for us to do a simpler workout with an online class. You may also be thinking more about brain health as well. We’ve gathered several trends for you to keep an eye on if you’re looking to shed a few pounds!

Top 2019 Fitness & Wellness Trends to Watch

1. Isometric strength training: This fitness trend involves working out in place. The idea behind it is to focus on the way muscles supposed to move rather than some of the intense workouts like throwing a tire. A yoga plank, for example, is considered an isometric strength training.

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2. The brain: Language and math skills aren’t the only things you need to work on if you want to keep your brain in tip-top shape. This year, more people are focusing on brain health–more specifically, your cognitive skills. Apps like Lumosity are geared toward brain wellness to help you keep your brain challenged.

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3. Megaformer workouts: Celebrities like Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian love this machine, which appears intimidating at first sight. Megaformer studios are popping up across the country. The workout with the Megaformer is meant to challenge the body while doing Pilates.

4. Online Workouts: Workouts that involve being able to access instructor-led online classes have been gaining popularity lately. Online classes mean you can do the workout wherever you want, be it at your home-office, during your lunch break at work, or on your weekend getaway with your honey. It’s also great if you have an erratic schedule and can’t commit to classes on a set time block.

5. Wearable Technology: Our smartwatches, if you are willing to spend the money, can do everything from reminding you to stand during the day to monitoring your heart rate. Smartwatches can help not only with our workouts but also wellness since they can monitor your sleep. Some people have even found heart conditions by wearing a smartwatch. So if you’ve been eyeing the latest Apple Watch or Fitbit, you may be justified in your purchase.

What are some other 2019 fitness and wellness trends are you watching? Let us know in the comments below!