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Posted On: 31 May, 2017

The new workout trends you need to know about

We reveal the new fitness trends everyone is loving right now...

You’ve booked your summer holiday, you’ve tried on last year’s clothes (have they shrunk!?), it’s time to address the fact that you’ve been a sloth all winter and you need to get your butt into gear. But is Zumba still a thing? Are people still being yelled out by British Military Fitness? We reveal the new fitness trends everyone is loving right now…


Are you the ‘go hard, or go home’ sort of person? If so, Rumble Boxing is for you. This class – held at 1Rebel Fitness – burns hard, is fast-paced, with speedy footwork. In the 45 minutes you’ll be punching, kicking and moving A LOT. But be warned: There are zero breaks.

This is still a ‘London thing’ but we imagine it’ll be rolled out in to other cities due to its almost cult-like status. Think of it as similar to British Military Fitness but you don’t have to brave the cold, and the Barry’s Bootcamp gyms are uber chic. But they should be, at £20 a pop.

Have you seen the adverts for Insanity? Jeeze, it looks hard, but in that way that you know it’ll change your body. It involves short bursts of high activity and is billed as “the hardest workout ever put on DVD”. The Insanity workout was founded when Beachbody, a Californian fitness company, started looking for a charismatic trainer and came across Shaun Thompson, or Shaun T as he’s known to fans.

SoulCycle is coming soon to London – so expect the classes to be ridiculously hard to get in to – and will cost over £20 for a 45-minute class. Why is SoulCycle different from Spin? The instructors combine the psychology of yoga with the intensity of a spin class, and they even shout motivational phrases throughout the class. You’ll feel the burn AND be inspired. Win win.

Who needs a personal trainer when you have a tablet or smartphone? Further proof that this digital world is changing the way we live, we can now have ‘sessions’ with a personal trainer. If you have the self motivation to not need someone with a clipboard counting your reps for you, this could be a lifesaver. We can recommend Pilatesology.

Surfset Fitness is a new fitness trend popping up all over the US. The class puts a surfboard on stabiliser balls to give participants an intense core workout that fuses pilates, plyometrics, and yoga. It’s tough, but perfect for people who want to reap the benefits of surfing but without getting cold.