This year, the wellness industry will continue to grow exponentially. Curious which trends you’ll be hearing about most over the course of the year? Read on to find out.
Fun, challenging workouts with cult-like followings have defined fitness in the wellness era. Perhaps no workout studio more famously embodies millennial culture than SoulCycle, the indoor cycling workout that originated in New York City. The studio sold nearly 3 million rides in 2014.
But rigorous work and family schedules have made it increasingly difficult for Americans to get the workouts they crave in the little free time they have available. That’s why experts are predicting a surge in blue-chip fitness programs designed for on-demand, in-home use.
A Peloton indoor bicycle -- replete with a 14” touch screen display -- streams 8,000+ archived spin classes to users’ homes. Its annual revenue has tripled in over a year. Says one of the company’s investors in the same Inc. article: "Peloton is a cultural phenomenon and has redefined what it means to build a connected experience disrupting multiple industries simultaneously: in home fitness, boutique class fitness and connected media devices."
Other popular at-home fitness programs include apps ripe with high-impact workouts. Some are free, such as the Nike Training app. Another program with a cult-like following and a hugely active Instagram community: young Australian trainer Kayla Itsines’s workouts.
In 2018, you should expect to hear more about trendy elimination diets with lots of benefits -- and plenty of red flags, too. You should chat with your doctor about whether any of these diets are a good fit for you. Here are some predicted to gain traction:
All of these diets have supporters and detractors, and for good reason. Do your own research and talk to your doctor before you try any of these diets.
As fitness and diet trends grow, so too do trends focused on keeping the mind well. Mindfulness, a heightened state of self-awareness, is predicted to have a big year this 2018.
Here are some resources that can help you achieve mindfulness:
These apps can be the crux of your meditation, or you can use them to put together a personal routine that works for you.
We’ve all heard of athleisure, which refers to that wear-all-day style of pricy workout clothes from retailers like Lululemon and Adidas. In 2018, be on the lookout for workleisure, an extension of athleisure that’s tailor-made for the office.
Lines like Athleta and Tory Burch are making business-casual clothing in forgiving, technical materials for a comfortable product consumers feel confident wearing to the office. Of course, just because something is in fashion doesn’t mean you should wear it. Make sure these cuts and styles are appropriate for your own workplace.
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