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2018 Fitness Trends

2018 Fitness Trends

Posted on: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:03

The fitness experts of CREP recently released the top Canadian fitness trends for 2018. Once again, you will find that Westside offers a wide variety of programs and services featuring the most current trends in fitness.

The top ten for 2018 are:

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) features intense bursts of training followed by short rest periods. Some experts believe this is the most efficient form of exercise.

Group Personal Training offers many of the same benefits as one-on-one personal training with the added bonus of lower costs and group support.

Wearable Technology such as activity trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors were introduced only a few years ago but have made a significant impact to fitness.

Body Weight Training programs such as TRX offer effective exercise using minimal equipment and one’s own body weight.

Strength Training remains popular and has proven long-term benefits for all health and wellness sectors.

Educated, Certified, and Experienced Fitness Professionals are on the list again this year as Canadians increasingly seek out programs and services delivered by experienced, professional staff.

Yoga moves up into the top 10 this year with new forms and intensity levels to keep it interesting for all ages and ability levels.

Personal Training offers expertise and support to help improve overall health or make major changes, such as losing weight.

Older Adult Programs remain a strong trend for 2018 as post-retirement adults want to live healthfully and ensure daily function as they age.

Functional Fitness is the use of strength training to improve balance, coordination, power and endurance, ultimately improving one’s ability to perform daily living functions.


For more information on Westside programs and services, see our seasonal Guide.

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