Unusual fitness trends taking the world by storm
Unusual fitness trends taking the world by storm

With new machines being installed around the world from FitQuest including Poland, Brazil, Egypt and the UK, we’ve taken a look at some of the more unusual fitness trends keeping the masses entertained across the globe! Here’s an insight into some of the trends taking the fitness world by storm.

  1. Chase tag!

Relive your youth with a game of tag with a whole new twist – Chase tag! The game is known around the world by a range of other names including It!, You’re it! or Tig (UK), Tag (USA), Onigokko (Japan), Abfangen or Kriege Zeck (Germany / Austria), Ce L’hai (italy), Kynigito (Greece), Tikkertje (Netherlands), Lovitca (Croatia), Hippa (Finland), Tagaanay (Philippines), Kull, Varg, Pjätt or Leka ta fatt (Sweden), Apanhada (Portugal), Na honenou (Czech Republic), Shila (Algeria), Le Loup or Chat (France), Ostrakinda (Ancient Greece), Chasey (Australia). Chase Tag takes all the best bits of the original game and combines them parkour and free running recruiting the best players to compete against one another from around the world!

Here’s a clip of the game in action –

2. Aerial yoga

Aerial yoga offers many of the same benefits as more traditional yoga but adds a whole new dimension with the use of fabric hammocks suspended by carabiners. Use of the hammocks can allow you a greater freedom of movement enabling you to adjust your body position which in some cases can allow an increased stretch. With the additional instability and increased impact of gravity, aerial yoga will give you a fantastic core workout whilst combining a fun, new experience with the effective stress release every good yoga class offers.

Aerial yoga to challenge your core
Aerial yoga to challenge your core

3. Clubbercise

Combine the highs of a night out with the healthiness of a workout! Clubbercise blends simple, aerobic and street dance movements, including high and low impact options, with banging tunes and a nightclub atmosphere. With over 80,000 people in the UK choosing to keep fit to a mix of classic floor-fillers, this workout provides and option for people to less loose, workout and dance the day or night away! Find your nearest class here

4. Floating Yoga/Floatfit

Yoga moves and interval training combined with balancing on a paddle board! A little bit of everything thrown in to create a workout that is suitable for all abilities. The concept was created out of a passion for being on the water combined with the mind, body connectivity of yoga.

5. Mermaid classes

Yoga, Pilates, Barre with deep water aerobics with the added sparkle of a mermaid fin has been enticing people to workouts in San Diego. The workouts focus on embracing a playful, spiritual attitude with whole body movements to replicate mermaid like kicks with a focus on connecting the body and spirit.

6. Bungee workout

Another indoor, aerial workout for the adventurous gymgoer. Originally launched in Thailand, this workout combines dance and aerobics allowing participants to perform a range of moves including hanging upside down, bouncing off the floor and walls and a series of extraordinary aerial moves to give you a high intensity, total body and killer core workout

Feeling inspired? What could your club offer to inspire new members to try something new to reach their goals?

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