We saw 2018 take fitness to an extreme; it was the year of HIIT, wearable tech and the resurgence of yoga. While I am sure all three of these will remain popular in 2019, there are a few things that might come to your attention throughout the year.


What is exciting for me as a trainer is seeing how holistic health is being adapted by all walks of life; fitness is now becoming a part of people’s everyday.


Upgraded Personal Workouts

Working out has downfalls at times, especially for someone who isn’t 100percent sure what to do to get the best results. Incomes Auro, an audio app that makes fitness effective for everyone; it is personalised, engaging, and accessible anytime.


Auro breaks down the barriers to exercise by providing millions of people all over the world access to a personal trainer without the same price tag. We all want to be trained from some of the best trainers, but boutique studios and PT sessions do come with a hefty price-tag. Their app is engaging and motivating and definitely going to take 2019 by storm.


Mindful exercise

Mindfulness has been on the rise for the last few years and it is something I pivot my whole training around.


Mindfulness is encouraging people to live in the moment and exist in the present through the use of breathing and meditation, which can be done in the traditional setting or even whilst undertaking everyday tasks like cleaning. It’s meant to help alleviate a whole host of anxieties and mental health problems – so how does mindfulness translate into fitness?


Mindful movement, or conscious movement is the concept of moving and exercising with intention and an awareness of your whole body. Rather than throwing yourself into something full-throttle, conscious fitness encourages precise movements that put form above all else. The aim isn’t just to elevate your heart rate and get sweaty; it’s also to teach you how to use your body efficiently. For me this is a huge part of my training and 2019 will be sure to see more classes focused on mindfulness movement!


Barre Workouts

Barre seems to have taken 2018 by storm and it’s set to grow even more in 2019. Barre is another low-impact workout, set to continue thriving next year but not just with female, many men are starting to take up barre. Barre focuses on improving your core strength and enhancing flexibility, by performing small, controlled movements. Make sure you come to one of my Paola’s BodyBarre classes to find out what it is all about.


Vegan Diets

The V-word was a slight taboo in the fitness world in previous years, but vegan diets are going from strength to strength.

There are now believed to be more than half a million vegans in Britain, up from 150,000 a decade ago. In fact, nearly a fifth of UK adults would try a dairy-free or vegan diet at some point in 2018, according to a recent survey.

Such has been the rise of veganism within the fitness industry, there are now Instagram-famous vegan bodybuilders who have disproven the idea that you need to eat meat-based foods to get shredded.


Here is to 2019!


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