Pick up any health magazine and you’ll no doubt be inundated with a ton of information about the latest fitness trends that will transform your body. But how do you choose a fitness program that’s right for you? Instead of hopping on any old bandwagon, you should choose a fitness program that is right for your body and also offers the results you are looking for.

This means doing a little research before you sign up for that new, trendy fitness class. Here are a few fitness trends for 2018 that actually work:

HIIT Classes: High Intensity Interval Training is one of the best workouts for seeing fast and aggressive results. The technique involves giving 100% effort for a short period of time followed by shorter, active recovery periods. The classes keep your heart rate up, which helps you burn more fat in a shorter amount of time. In addition, after a HIIT workout you will continue to burn calories for hours- this is called after-burn and can have a tremendous impact on your metabolism and ability to burn through calories all day long.

Boxing: Take a peek at any popular actress or model’s social media and you’ll see plenty of posts about boxing. No longer reserved for gruff and tough men, there is a rise in boutique boxing studios that cater to all levels of experience and fitness. Boxing and kickboxing offer exceptional conditioning and strength training – and the activity is also a fantastic stress reliever!

Lifting: The myth that lifting weights leads to bulkiness is definitely busted. And with this new knowledge, we are seeing more fitness classes that focus on lifting weights. Incorporating things like barbells, kettle bells, and medicine balls into your workout are going to be more popular than ever this year. Lifting allows you to gain lean muscle which fires your metabolism and helps you burn calories more efficiently.

Group Training: This is defined as a class of more than five people led by an instructor. Group training encompasses a wide variety of classes, so it’s easy to find something that appeals to your interests. Whether it’s spinning, Zumba, yoga, barre, or Pilates – the list can go on forever. Not only are these classes a great way to get your heart rate up and work on your fitness, they also have a social aspect that can create new friendships and inspiring bonds.

CoolSculpting: A Supplement To Exercise

CoolSculpting offers an FDA-cleared fat-freezing process that can eliminate nagging fat cells that hinder you from achieving that ideal physique. Exercising is fantastic and something we encourage, but sometimes certain parts of our body require just a bit more love. CoolSculpting provides this advantage.

The procedure is non-surgical and involves a CoolSculpting applicator that targets unwanted fat cell. The fat cells are frozen. Once frozen, these dead fat cells are flushed through your body in 2-4 months after the treatment, and they remain gone. Also, once it is complete there is no need for recovery; you can go about your regular activities with little to no downtime.

Have you tried CoolSculpting yet? Contact us today to speak with one of our professional clinicians and see how CoolSculpting can help you achieve your body goals.