16 Trendy Workouts You Should Consider Trying in 2019
Are you hoping 2019 will be the year when you finally stick to your plans to work out? People self-sabotage their fitness goals in a number of ways, just like they self-sabotage all their New Year’s resolutions. But doing the wrong type of exercise is one of the more common mistakes.
If you hate your workout, the chances are slim that you’ll keep going to work out in the long term. And why spend time doing something you hate? You don’t have to! There’s no reason to keep trying and failing to stick to doing exercise you dread — not when there are so many types of workouts out there for you to try. Think about your time at the gym, or wherever else you exercise. Is it fun, or is it miserable? If you dread working out but keep trying anyway, something needs to change.
That thing that needs changing might actually be your reasoning for exercising in the first place. Are you working out because it feels good or because it’s fun, or are you working out because you feel like there’s something wrong with your body that you need to fix? If it’s the latter, a change in mindset might be necessary. Exercise should add to your life, not detract from it — and if you’re slaving through a HIIT session while dreaming of thinner thighs, you probably aren’t having the best time while you’re there. Imagine that you went to that same HIIT class but focused on the experience instead of the outcome. It might actually turn into an hour that you enjoy.
If you enjoy your workout, you’re much more likely to keep doing it. Luckily, there are nearly countless different types of fitness activities available, especially now. Every year, the types and locations of gyms or fitness studios are growing. And really any kind you choose will be beneficial, so long as you’re doing it safely.
The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days a week. Those 30 minutes can be spent doing anything that gets your heart working, whether it’s playing a sport, walking around your neighborhood, swimming in a local pool, or doing yoga in your living room. But if you want to try something a little more outside the box this year, one of these trendy fitness options could be the thing for you!