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Try These New Workouts

Sally Perkins provides an overview of some new workout and fitness trends to try this year.

In 2017, a report noted that more Brits are starting to prioritise their health as there are now 9.7 million fitness members in the U.K. As the number of gym-goers continues to grow, it is expected that new fitness and exercise trends will emerge in the coming years to keep fitness enthusiasts challenged and engaged as they look after their health.

Having something new to look forward to can help keep people motivated to keep fit for life. If you need a new way to stay healthy this year, try any of these new workout and fitness trends.

Pure strength training classes

You get to lift weighted plates at a pure strength training class,, use a power tower to build upper body strength, and swing kettlebells, among other muscle-building exercises. Going on a pure strength training class can help you burn fat and keep the weight off for good. Moreover, it protects bone health and can help to prevent diseases. Aim to go to a strength training class at least twice a week to get the full health benefits of muscle building exercises.

Exercise for a cause

This year, it is expected that fitness clubs and other organisations will develop more ways for people to give back to a worthy cause as they work on their fitness. Sponsored cycles, runs, and walks have been around for years, but there will likely be more participation in these activities as people exercise for a cause that is close to their heart. Many people look forward to one such event is the eye to eye charity walk, a 4 to 14-mile walking challenge around London to support Moorfields Eye Hospital.


Boxing is now outgrowing indoor cycling as the new favourite cardio workout as it is fun and challenging at the same time. Boxing can help you tone your body without bulking up, and it can lead to increased bone density to lower the risk of developing osteoporosis. Moreover, it is a great way to relieve stress and is a healthy way to manage weight. Boxing can also help to increase self-confidence as it improves your coordination.

Dance inspired workouts

The popularity of dance workouts is expected to grow in 2018 as there is something for everyone. Take your pick from Bollywood inspired workouts, Zumba, cheer dance, K-pop, tap dance, hip-hop, jazz, and ballroom - there is something that is bound to spark your interest and encourage you to get your body moving this year.

Live a healthy and active lifestyle this year by trying any of the best fitness trends of 2018. Try different classes or workouts to find what suits you best, and do not forget to have fun while you are at it.

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About the Author

Sally Perkins is a professional freelance writer with years' experience across many different areas. She moved to freelance from a stressful corporate job and loved the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family, and travelling as much as possible.