2019 Trend Alert: Home Workouts and Fitness Apps Are Changing the Game

Jan 8, 2019

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

by Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

Goodbye outdated exercises and long commutes to the gym. Hello convenient home workouts! If you had trouble finding your groove in the past twelve months, don’t sweat it.
2019 has arrived with a ton of new techniques that share a common focus: fitting into your lifestyle.
New trends have surfaced that make exercising and getting healthy easier and more accessible than ever before.
Mobile Apps = Your On-Call Fitness Class
With technology ruling over every part of our lives, it makes sense that mobile apps would dominate 2019.
There’s been plenty of times we’ve skipped going to the gym simply because we don’t want to leave home. Now, you no longer have an excuse thanks to mobile apps.
Fitness apps have been upgraded to a whole new level. They aren’t just for counting steps and tracking calories anymore. Now, you can use your smart device to connect with a home workout session that fits your schedule.
How about some yoga classes to maintain your flexibility between exercise therapy sessions? Cut the commute (and excuses) by starting your own class of one. 
Shorter Fitness Classes
In 2019, convenience is key. This year’s exercise trends are popular because they fit around your schedule. Whatever your preference, be it kickboxing or yoga, many fitness centers are offering shorter classes that still pack all the intensity of traditional full-length ones.
High-Intensity Interval Training
A top trend of 2018 still reigns in 2019, and for good reason. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) offers both convenience and results.
HIIT is quick bursts of intense interval training. Really quick: each set lasts around 20 to 90 seconds. With repeated practice, HIIT boosts heart health and builds stamina. 
It’s the type of cardio you could fit into a snack break or in-between phone calls. Plus, HIIT can be done practically anywhere since no equipment is needed, making this a great office or home workout.
Serenity is Key
Whether you use a mobile app to guide you through meditation session or attend a 30-minute yoga class, for many, 2019 is all about finding happiness and health.
Calm and Headspace are two of the most popular “self-care” mobile apps and focus on features like mindfulness and meditation. Combined, these two apps generated over 90% of the top 10 apps’ revenue in the last quarter.
No matter what trends stick with you, one thing remains steady throughout the years: your health and happiness should always be a top priority.
If pain is keeping you from accomplishing a home workout, don’t hesitate to get some help. We’ll make a personalized exercise therapy plan to help you meet your 2019 fitness goals.
Start by finding out which of our physical therapy locations is closest to you. There’s no excuse to stop you from making 2019 your year.

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