Here’s a look at some of the exercise trends set to gather pace in the coming 12 months.
Souped up swims
Swimming endures as one of the most popular forms of exercise, but don’t be surprised if you spot more people at the pool turning it into a grueling workout, checking waterproof watches, timing laps and breaking their routine into warm-ups, sprints, and drills.
More mindful exercise
Don’t be put off by visions of chanting, deep breathing and cheesy mantras, the “M” buzzword simply means recognising our need to look after both our minds and bodies at the same time, and to take steps to rebalance.
Those days when it was just a bunch of beefy blokes in the weights section of the gym, admiring their veiny biceps in the mirror are long gone.
New HIIT kit
The next generation of high-intensity interval training is going to be a key focus in 2017, with everyone searching for the next challenge to ramp up the intensity of their workouts.
If you’ve found yourself taking more of a keen interest in your warm-up, asked a physio or osteopath to check out those niggling pains, or even inquired into the role nutrition plays keeping those muscles and soft tissues in good nick, you’re not alone.