Top Fitness Trends Of 2018

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Working out the recommended three times a week isn’t as hard as it sounds, right?

After all, a quick visit to the gym, a jog around the park and an hour’s yoga session at the weekend isn’t exactly the most taxing of lifestyles.

But just one scroll through Instagram and you’ll undoubtedly be inundated with personal trainers, celebrities and gyms raving about the latest equipment, high-intensity workouts and protein shake you need to improve your fitness regime.

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In the end, is it any wonder a glass of merlot and a tub of M&S chocolate bites seems like a much easier, stress-free, and relaxing alternative?

That’s why we’ve done the hard work so that you don’t have to. We’ve compiled a thorough list of the only new fitness trends you need to pay attention to this year.

From yoga wheeling in the comfort of your own home to pulsing your thighs at one of London’s newest Versaclimber classes, here’s everything you need to know about getting fit this year:

1) Ditch the repetition

a) The ‘WOD’

We all know that a repeated and sustained number of high-intensity reps and sets are the basics to ‘Metabolic Conditioning.’ In other words, repeating a number of fairly strenuous sets, at speed, without a break, will help your metabolism speed up and fat to be burnt.

But, as many of us are aware, the same old HIIT training classes can get a bit repetitive and boring.

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That’s why Third Space gym has newly launched ‘The WOD‘ (The workout of the day’) for 2018.

Having noticed a rise in demand for MetCon inspired training experiences over the years, the gym’s trainers learned how repetitious training can undermine the commitment of even the most resolute gym enthusiast (#guilty).

So what is a ‘WOD’?

WOD | ELLE UK

Two drills that remain at the forefront of Third Space’s ‘The Wod’ include AMRAPs (As Many Rounds As Possible) and EMOMs (Every Minute On The Minute). Each 55-minute class involves just three pieces of equipment (12kg or 16kg Kettlebells, Dumbbells and a skipping rope) in order to improve form to deliver a lean and stronger body.

Class results will be posted on ‘The Wod’ leader board each week to help encourage personal bests and goals so, the competition is on.

b) Mash-up cross-training

Mixing up your exercise regimes is key to enjoying working out. Doing a spin class one week and a barre class the next, might be the best way to keep yourself keen.



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