Fitness trends 2018

In the past in Germany there was no way around the dance training Zumba. Which new fitness trends does the year 2018 hold for us? The popularity of dance workouts in the new year is reflected in new trends such as hot hula. While Zumba dances to Latin American rhythms, Hot Hula relies on reggae and traditional Polynesian drum music. If you like it quieter, you should try Aerial Yoga. For water rats, however, Aqua Bouncing is just the thing. Learn more about the hottest fitness trends of the new year.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial yoga is a combination of yoga, acrobatics and strength training. In contrast to traditional yoga, the exercises do not take place on the ground but in the air. The new fitness trend from the USA gives students the opportunity to specifically stretch and strengthen body parts such as the abdomen and back. In addition, Aerial Yoga also offers relaxing elements.

As an aid trapezoidal cloths are used, which look similar to a hammock. However, the two ends of the cloth are attached to only one hook and not as in a hammock on two. The cloth serves as a training device: you can sit down, lie down and stand or do gymnastics on the cloth.

Hot hula

Hot Hula is similar to Zumba on dance elements. However, it will fall back on other music and other movements. While Zumba's rather hot Latin American rhythms are used, the Hot Hula focuses on the drum music of Polynesian primitive peoples and reggae. Matching traditional hula movements are performed.

The music and dance moves at the Hot Hula give the participants the feeling of not sweating in a gym, but hovering over the white sands of a South Sea island. When dancing, all major muscle groups are trained, especially the legs, buttocks and torso. The faster the music is, the more the cardiovascular system is burdened. Classic endurance sports such as jogging may be bigger fat burners - but the fun factor at the Hot Hula is much higher.


Piloxing is one of the newest fitness trends from the USA. The workout, developed by a Swedish fitness trainer, is a mix of pilates, boxing and dancing. Total body training increases endurance, but also strengthens the muscles and tones up the body.

At the beginning of a Piloxing unit, a few simple step combinations are carried out to warm up. Subsequently, the arms are used and blows to the rhythm of the music. By wearing boxing gloves or small weight cuffs on the wrists, the intensity can be further increased. During the Pilates intervals, the participants can relax a bit, while at the same time deepening muscle groups in the abdomen, legs, back and buttocks are strengthened and thus the posture is improved.

Aqua Bouncing

Aqua-Bouncing is a combination of aqua-jogging and trampolining - and offers a lot of fun. On a trampoline submerged in the pool, a variety of exercises are performed during aqua-bouncing. These not only improve endurance and strengthen the muscles, but also make unsightly orange peel disappear.

Since water has a higher density than air, a higher resistance must be overcome when jumping in the water - this makes Aqua-bouncing more effective than normal trampolining. Nevertheless, the water workout is extremely gentle on the joints, because the body is almost weightless in the water. That's why aqua-bouncing is also good for overweight people.

Barre Concept

Barre Concept is a workout focused on a ballet bar. It is primarily suitable for women: with the help of elements from ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training, female problem areas such as the stomach, legs and butt are declared a battle. The goal of the whole body training is a graceful ballerina figure.

Barre Concept has been established in the United States for some twelve years and has many prominent followers - in 2018 the trend will also spill over to Germany. The training not only strengthens the muscles, but also improves mobility. But the best thing about Barre Concept is that it is suitable for almost any age and fitness level.



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