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Australian Fitness Trends for 2018

Fitness is extremely popular in the Land Down under, and it continues to grow as the preferred lifestyle choice across the country in the hearts and minds of health-savvy individuals regardless of age or gender. With the rise of wearable technology and the never-ending quest to enrich the exercise pool with new and exciting workout routines people will love, the industry is constantly evolving and coming up with new ways to challenge your mind and body.

Some well-known fitness trends will be making an appearance this year as well, as there is no denying their healthful benefits, but there are also several innovative ones you can try out, and even use as supplementary workouts to your weekly routine. With that in mind, here are the top five Australian fitness trends for 2018.

Getting a workout with your best friend

You might have thought this trend was all about exercising with your bros and girlfriends, but it’s actually all about working out with your furry friend. Taking your dog out for an invigorating and challenging workout is not only beneficial as a bonding ritual, but it saves you the hassle of taking them  out to the park after a long, hard day.

The best part is, you can easily increase your training frequency by doing this every day, sometimes even twice! The workouts can be completely different, so you can go for a steady jog in the morning, and an explosive run in the afternoon. Not only will you sculpt an amazing physique this way, but your pooch will appreciate the exercise as well.

High-intensity interval training

HIIT training has been around for a while, and every year it manages to top the list as one of the most effective and efficient workout routines in the modern world. If you haven’t tried this one yet, it’s about time you discover firsthand what it can do for your health, and your physique.

Unlike it’s steady-state older brother (or sister, calm down), high-intensity interval training is geared towards maximum power output, increased fat loss, and top performance. By sprinting, jumping, squatting, and doing all kinds of explosive movements, you will increase your cardiovascular endurance, tone your muscles, and burn fat like never before.

Body sculpting at home

We live in a hectic world, and sometimes it can get downright impossible to get a decent workout in during the week. This unfortunate situation most of us live in has prompted the creation and popularisation of the latest at-home fitness trends aimed at giving you the tools you need to stick to your fitness routine and reach your goals with ease.

Home workouts are sweeping the nation, as the possibilities for personal growth are numerous without having to pay to train in a stuffy gym. All you need are a few key pieces of exercise equipment such as a flat bench and a pair of dumbbells in order to be able to hit every muscle group and diversify your training. So go ahead and make it interesting, training for strength one day, while doing yoga the other, and HIIT training the next, all in the comfort of your home.

Embracing fitness technology

Technology has woven itself into the very essence of fitness and has now become its inextricable part. Don’t worry, that’s a good thing, as nowadays you have the opportunity to monitor your health and our performance from your smartphone, adjust your routine accordingly, and reach your goals faster than ever before. So don’t try to escape it, but rather embrace modern tech, fill your smartphone with useful fitness apps, and reap the long-term benefits.

Mindful exercise for body and soul

All over the world, and especially within the increasingly mindful Aussie culture, mindful workouts are becoming more popular than ever. From rejuvenating yoga sessions, to classes incorporating fitness and meditation, and recovery-centric workouts, exercise has gained a new, beautiful meaning in the modern world. So even if you are an avid strength athlete, there is always room in your weekly routine for a mindful, restorative session that will take your fitness game to the next level.

Some fitness trends come and go, but the best ones either stay or evolve into something more beautiful and functional than ever before. By implementing these amazing trends into your lifestyle, you will have a wonderful time realizing your fitness dreams in 2018.

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