Crystal healing, collagen supplements, the ketogenic diet – we’ve seen the rise of many wellness trends in 2018. While some are here to stay, others have disappeared faster than you can say ‘one numeric latte with oat milk, please!’ As 2018 is gone, we’re preparing to welcome a new batch of health and fitness trends in 2019 – and try them all, of course!
Read on for our predictions of the top 6 wellness trends that are going to be huge this next.
Yes, wearable technology is nothing new – we’ve been rocking fitness trackers for a good decade! However, this is one trend that isn’t going anywhere. In fact, according to ACSM’S Health & Fitness Journal, it’s set to be the biggest fitness trend of 2019. Smart technology like fitness trackers, watches and now jewellery are only getting smarter, thanks to innovation technological advancements. We’re likely to see features like mood, body composition and menstrual cycle tracking to go mainstream in the near future, allowing your device to give you a more holistic view of your overall health. We’re also likely to see our wearable tech devices not only track our workouts, but optimise them by providing real-time guidance.
This year, we’re set to see the popularity of immersive and virtual reality fitness skyrocket – both in fitness studios and in the home. Perfect for those who get super bored working out. Immersive fitness classes use elements like music, virtual headsets and screens with visual effects to create a multi-sensory effect. While fitness giant Les Mills is bringing the futuristic trend to thousands of gyms across the world with their classes like Body Pump, Grit and The Trip, Peloton allows users to replicate the group fitness experience at home with their treadmills and bikes.
It’s safe to say that HITT and yoga are on opposite ends of the workout intensity spectrum. But nevertheless, they’re set to join forces in 2019, with HITT yoga becoming the new fitness trend to watch. The class will combine the heart rate boosting and fat burning benefits of HITT with the stretching and flexibility aspects of yoga, making for a well-rounded workout. No doubt we’ll see this workout popping up in gyms and yoga studios across the globe in 2019. Reformation is latest boutique studio to open in Dublin offering yoga, reformer pilates, barre, HITT and more. Check it out here.
Your health and fitness regime is about to become a lot more personalised, thanks to the ever growing popularity of genetic biohacking. While DNA testing for wellness is already a thing, we’re likely to see it go mainstream in the near future. Soon, it will be our first port of call to determine everything from what type of foods and exercise our bodies respond to best, what kind of probiotics we should be taking and what types of illnesses we’re most at risk of developing.
While it used to be superfoods, many wellness fanatics are now choosing to get their nutrient fix in beverage form. We’re not just talking about your average green juice or matcha latte, either! In 2019, prepare to see a plethora of new wellness beverages take over your Instagram feed. Think brain-boosting mushrooms coffees in the morning, pastel unicorn and mermaid lattes for your afternoon pick-up and alcoholic kombucha and healthy cocktails for your evening drink.
We predict spirituality will become more mainstream in 2019. In essence, its comes down to reconnecting with yourself and creating a more positive mindset through meditation, yoga etc. Self-care and loving yourself is one of the most important things you can do for ourselves and your relationships in your life. Spirituality is a journey of self-discovery and results don’t happen overnight, however with self-improvements practices such as meditation and yoga – you’ll begin to discover your true sense of self. Check out luxury boutique studios oslo health and moons yoga loft .
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