In the past, there was no way around Zumba dance training. What new fitness trends does this year hold in store for us? New trends like Hot Hula show that dance workouts are also popular in the new year. While Zumba dances to Latin American rhythms, Hot Hula relies on reggae and traditional Polynesian drum music. Those who like it quieter should try Aerial Yoga. For water rats, Aqua-Bouncing is exactly the right thing. Learn more about the hottest fitness trends of the new year.
Aerial Yoga is a combination of yoga, acrobatics and strength training. In contrast to traditional yoga, the exercises do not take place on the ground but in the air. The new fitness trend from the USA gives course participants the opportunity to stretch and strengthen body parts such as the stomach and back. Aerial Yoga also offers relaxing elements.
Trapezoidal cloths are used as an aid, which look similar to a hammock. However, the two ends of the cloth are only attached to one hook and not to two like a hammock. The sling serves as a training device: you can sit down, lie down and position yourself, or exercise on the sling.
Like Zumba, Hot Hula is based on dance elements. However, other music and movements are used. While the Zumba uses rather hot Latin American rhythms, the Hot Hula focuses on the drum music of the Polynesian indigenous peoples and reggae. Traditional hula movements are carried out in accordance with this.
The music and the dancing movements of the Hot Hula give the participants the feeling not to sweat in a gym, but to float over the white sand of a South Sea island. When dancing, all large muscle groups are trained, especially legs, buttocks, and trunk. The faster the music is, the more the cardiovascular system is burdened. Classic endurance sports such as jogging may be bigger fat burners, but the fun factor in Hot Hula is much higher.
Piloxing is one of the latest fitness trends from the USA. The workout, developed by a Swedish fitness trainer, is a mix of Pilates, boxing and dancing. The whole body workout increases endurance, but also strengthens the muscles and tightens the body.
At the beginning of a Piloxing unit, a few simple step combinations are used to warm up. Afterward, the arms are also used and strokes are performed to the rhythm of the music. By wearing boxing gloves or small weight cuffs on the wrists, the intensity can be additionally increased. In the Pilates intervals in between, the participants can rest for a while, at the same time the exercises strengthen deeper muscle groups in the stomach, legs, back, and buttocks and thus improve posture.
Aqua bouncing is a combination of aqua jogging and trampoline jumping – and offers a lot of fun. A variety of exercises are carried out on a trampoline sunk into the swimming pool during aqua bouncing. These not only improve endurance and strengthen the muscles but also make unsightly orange peel skin disappear. We are also getting into fruit infused water to go along with it.
Since water has a higher density than air, a higher resistance must be overcome when jumping in water – this makes aqua bouncing more effective than normal trampoline jumping. Nevertheless, the water workout is extremely easy on the joints, because the body is almost weightless in water. Therefore Aqua-Bouncing is also suitable for overweight people.
Barre Concept is a workout that focuses on a ballet bar. It is primarily suitable for women: With the help of elements from ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training, female problem areas such as the stomach, legs, and bottom are challenged. The aim of the whole body training is a graceful ballerina figure.
Barre Concept has already been established in the USA for around twelve years and has many prominent followers – in 2018 the trend will also spread to Germany. The training not only strengthens the muscles but also improves mobility. But the best thing about Barre Concept is that it is suitable for almost every age and fitness level.