It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and hello to a happier, healthy you in 2019. This year saw the explosion of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workouts and advanced wearable technology. As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and how to improve and achieve your health and fitness goals. Workout trends for 2019 are focused on the body, mind and soul with an emphasis on general health and wellbeing. Here are 5 upcoming fitness trends that’ll get you prepared for next year:

1. HIIT with a twist

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Expect epic HIIT hybrid classes such as yoga-HIIT to emphasise the importance of exercising the mind, body and soul. Don’t be fooled by the relaxing nature of yoga — these classes can be high-intensity so anticipate a great overall workout that’ll leave you feeling fantastic.

2. Recovery is key

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Post-workout recovery tools like foam rollers, steam rooms, saunas and cold plunge tubs will become more accessible in gyms. Recovery and compression massages are also set to become trendier as people are learning about the importance of recovery in their personal fitness journeys.

3. Streaming workout videos

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More virtual workout options are emerging on the internet, allowing people to stream exercise routines at any hour of the day. Follow a live class during your lunch break at work or in the comfort of your living room.

4. Personalised workouts

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Thanks to things like metabolic assessments and advanced DNA testing, it’s coming easier to learn about your individual genes and what this means for your personal fitness. These tests are perfect for anyone who wants to level-up their fitness, prevent sports injuries or better understand how their body operates.

5. Meditation-based workouts

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It’s becoming trendier to practice mindfulness in your daily workouts in order to ensure a good level of mental health. It’s also likely that more meditation-based workouts like guided runs will emerge in the near future as training your mind is proven to have a positive impact on other personal aspects of your life.

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