Ready to Change Up Your Fitness Routine? These Are the 7 Classes to Try in 2019
If you're anything like me, you're heading into the new year with a plan to make some changes to better your life (whatever form that may take). Personally, I just want to have a fitness routine in 2019, because I've seriously been slacking since having to leave my beloved U-Jam Fitness classes behind when I left California.
As I look ahead to what's likely to become popular — or grow even bigger — in 2019, I'm getting excited to find a new workout that will be perfect for me. There are a lot of emerging trends that we already believe will be huge, like newer and cooler on-demand workout classes, but I'm personally excited to try a class devoted entirely to the rowing machine.
For more ideas on workouts to try in 2019, keep reading.
Functional training classes — like those offered at the increasingly popular studio F45 — are designed to help you move better in your everyday life, but there's more to them than that. Functional training can also improve your performance during other workouts by building your endurance, strengthening your heart, and protecting your joints.
As fitness trends go, we've moved from one extreme to another. Cold workouts are popping up in studios like Brrrn in New York City, which offers class environments ranging from 45 to 60 degrees. For most people, the cooler temperatures are bearable, and if you're willing to give them a try, they may even reduce inflammation and soothe sore muscles.
Stretching is an important part of any workout routine, and now you can have an entire session devoted to it. Studios like Motion Stretch and Stretch*d offer assisted stretching appointments, during which a trained professional helps tackle your problem areas, relaxing tight muscles ahead of your next workout.
It's Meghan Markle's favorite workout, and that's just one reason the Megaformer has grown in popularity. The Pilates-based classes — offered at studios like Lagree Fitness and SLT — are low-impact and high-intensity, designed to strengthen, lengthen, and tone your muscles. (That's where SLT gets its name.)