Fitness trends 2018

In the past there was no way in Germany to 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 is dancing 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 aquatic 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 the students the opportunity to specifically stretch and strengthen body parts such as 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, other music and other movements are used. While Zumba's rather hot Latin American rhythms are used, 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 floating above the white sands of a South Sea island. Dancing trains all major muscle groups, 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, which was developed by a Swedish fitness trainer, is a mixture of Pilates, boxing and dancing. Through the whole body workout the endurance is increased, but also the muscles strengthened and the body tightened.

At the beginning of a Piloxing unit, a few simple step combinations are performed to warm up. Subsequently, the arms are used and blows are performed 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 has to 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 of 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 already been established in the US for around twelve years and has many prominent followers - in 2018, the trend is also spilling 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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