Need help sticking to your new year’s fitness resolution? Nextatlas, a tech company that utilises AI to spot emerging trends, has revealed the trendiest workouts for 2019. And there’s good news: they’re easy.
Low impact exercises are the next emerging trend, signalling a move away from high-intensity training. So keep your eyes peeled for LISS (Low Impact Steady State) and HILIT (High Intensity Low-Impact Training) classes. The point of both? Less stress on your body, more enjoyment working out.
LISS involves elevating your heart rate to 120-150bpm and keeping it there for at least 30 minutes. Slow jogging or using an exercise bike are examples of LISS workouts. For jogging, track your heart rate and calories burned with the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music (garmin. com). For a basic yet effective exercise bike, try the Reebok One GB50 (reebok.com), which is comfortable enough for lengthy LISS workouts.
HILIT combines the benefits of HIIT (fat burn, cardiovascular fitness, endorphin rush) but removes stress on your joints. A typical HILIT class features gear such as water rowers and resistance bands, and moves including mountain climbers and tricep dips. The exercises are all on you, but when it comes to water rowers, we still love the WaterRower Original with S4 Performance Monitor (waterrower.com). Close your eyes, listen to the sound of the water and you’ll feel like you’re on a proper lake.