Fitness trends in 2014

Posted in blog by Beth Allen

Fitness trends in 2014

Another year of fitness gone by. 2013 was the year of bootcamps so what were the trends of 2014? Beth gives a quick overview of fitness of the last year....


1) HIIT -  Alternating high intense periods with slow recovery periods this method of training remained a favourite

2) Military Fitness - inspired by the armed forces this combines circuits, assault courses, team games and some net scrambles

3) Bowka - dance steps that spell out numbers and words on the floor was popular during the last year

4) Body weight - 'All you need is you' - using various exercises such as lunges, squats, sit ups, burpees

5) Kettlebells - the Russian kettlebell saw a renewed interest in 2014.  A versatile weight that can be incorporated into many programmes

6) Personal Training - gained further populairty in 2014. PTs can help people achieve results, stay motivated and offer advice on diet and fitness

7) Hot yoga - Yoga performed in a hot heated room to make you sweat baby sweat

8) Functional fitness - 2014 saw the emergence of all sorts of training and gymnastic equipment into the gyms. Training frames such as monkey bars to pommel horse and gymnastic rings


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