As 2014 draws to and end we take a glimpse into the new year and report back on whats set to be the biggest wellness trends of 2015!
1. You've Heard of Spin...Well Now There's Group Treadmill Workouts!
High intensity treadmill classes are now a thing! Treadmills are no longer in the solo days, By making the workouts as entertaining as spinning, boutique brands have jumped on this new concept! New classes like Equinox’s Precision Running, are putting the treadmill to exciting use. And a lot more are coming.
2. Sooty and Sweep Are Making a Comeback...Minus Sweep.
Activated charcoal is the new supplement to add to your skin regime, and also greatly helps with bowel health. The charcoal attaches to toxins like a magnet and helps cleanse your body of impurities.
So long coconut oil, we all be popping charcoal pills now!
3. Juices Are Evolving!
Now there's now juices to target specific ailments, there's a juice to help your immune system, your eyes, even your lady parts! Companies have recognised that there is a whole new market of potential juicers, such as kids, men, pregnant women, and people who suffer with particular illnesses.
We forecast 2015 the year of the healthy skin, sleep better, stress relieving pre cross fit yoga juice! chin chin darlings!
4. Green Tea or Chardonnay? Working Out is the New Night Out!
Yes you heard us! Bars and clubs all over the country are being experiencing a major health shift. Those Friday night drinks after work are being replaced with a green juice and yoga class and people are no longer wanting to ruin their hard work in the gym by drinking themselves silly on a Saturday night.
So 2015 could see you visiting your favourite London club for a morning dance party, or working out to your favourite DJ instead of two stepping away in front of the dj booth all night.
These new well being activities are quickly beginning to replace our not so healthy weekend habits!
5. Bone Broth...and Yes it is Exactly What You Think It Is!
So apparently in 2015 we will all be ditching our beloved green tea and instead picking up a nice steaming cup of boiled bones. Health experts worldwide are praising this rather disgusting sounding drink for its gut healing qualities and can apparently help to eliminate cellulite!
I wonder if swallowing an oxo cube has the same effect?
6. Fashion and Fitness are Uniting
Tell us something we don't know...we already have that covered!
7. Dare to 'Barre'
This new style of ballet body sculpting workout, made famous by Candice Swaenpol, is set to really take off in 2015. Barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements." Also, don't be surprised if your class incorporates light handheld weights to bring the burn during all those reps, as well as mats for targeted core work.
If this gives you the body of a Victorias Secret Angel, we're game!
8. Social Media is Making Us Healthy!
We have health food bloggers to thank for making us swap cupcakes for rice cakes! Instagram has generated a massive health food craze, with everyone wanting to debut their own clean cooking skills!
Drool worthy pics are being shared worldwide encouraging us to to not only get creative with our cooking but then photograph it after wards.
It appears everyone has a bit of Jamie Oliver/Mario Testino in them!
9. Espresso Sized Workouts are the New Thang!
No more hour long totally exhaustive workouts! Studies have shown that short, intense workouts can be more beneficial for fat burning and building endurance. Insanity and crossfit workouts are so on trend for 2015, these shorter workouts which blast your whole body are ideal for people with hectic, busy lives! The ever surging popularity of high intensity workouts is one we're bringing into the new year!
No more using the 'I didn't have time to workout' excuse Uh Oh!
10. But Meditation is so Main Stream...
People are really starting to embrace their spiritual sides leading to meditation becoming cool thanks to the influence of hipster celebrities! Meditation lost its sassiness not too long ago, with way to many people jumping on the shakra band wagon, yet we are seeing it make a comeback in 2015.
So grab your yoga mat and start practicing your ommmmmmmsssss
So whose excited for a boiled bone drinking, juice mad, charcoal eating 2015?