If the new year is inspiring you to get back in shape, you’re not alone. According to recent research on the topic, over 65 percent of people pledge to exercise more, meaning you’ll be hard-pressed to find an open treadmill at the gym. Happily, in 2019, there are a number of innovative new workouts that will make you sweat. Get a jump on your fitness resolutions by trying these seven latest exercise trends.
While most exercises require that you move both your arms or legs at the same time (think a squat or chest press), during many of the real life, day-to-day movements we make, we’re only using one limb. “Using only one arm or leg at a time allows you to engage all of the muscle fibers involved in the movement, and using only one limb can actually help both become stronger,” says Amy Dixon, Director of Group Fitness Programming at Equinox. It also requires higher concentration and focus, so you’re more engaged in the workout, she adds, noting that she thinks 2019 will feature more exercise programs that utilize a single-limb technique.