Founders of Move your Frame, Joan Murphy and Pip Black share their thoughts on the fitness trends to look our for this year. Here’s to a healthy 2018!
Words Helen Brown
LOW IMPACT CARDIO
People are becoming more aware of the risk of injury from high intensity / high impact training and the long-term effects on joints and the body, so mixing in training such as Rebounding gives you the cardio fix without damaging your joints. It’s key to future proof your body.
MINDFULNESS & LOW IMPACT TRAINING
Mindfulness has been a buzzword for a while and has grown into a massive trend over the past year; this year, we predict it will come into the fitness genre. Combining HIIT with meditation has been proven to maximise the well-known benefits of the HIIT workout. Doing high impact workouts all the time can play havoc with your hormones especially if you have a stressful job or life. At Frame we have created a new class called HIIT & Chill which is based around this theory. Workshops launch in January.
HIIT will continue to rise as people are more clued in than ever and realise that training for longer does not equate to training smarter and won’t always give the best results. It ranked number 1 in the Crep Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018, and we agree it will continue to be a big one.
Moving your body in a way that you enjoy and makes you feel good has always been our mantra here at Frame, and we see this set to be a trend for 2018. Gone are the days of ‘no pain, no gain’ – people are now realising working out can be a fun, social outlet as opposed to punishment. Whether it’s a dance class, yin yoga with a friend or an Instagrammable hike in the park, make sure you enjoy it and rack up those sweet endorphins as you do.