The wellness industry is obsessed with the latest and greatest in healthy-living practices and products. From gyms for your face to throwback workouts making a comeback, here are four fitness trends we think you’ll be seeing a lot of in 2019.
Once the least sexy piece of equipment in any gym, treadmills are experiencing something of a renaissance. Between group fitness classes that incorporate treadmill runs like Mile High Club, Barry’s Bootcamp and Orangetheory Fitness and Peloton’s new and very high-tech tread (which you can have right in the comfort of your home), indoor running has never been hotter, and we don’t expect to see the trend slow down any time soon.
Not content to work out just their bodies, wellness-obsessed folks all over the world have been turning to face gyms. Huh? A face gym is basically a spa-workout hybrid. During a session, a masseuse will use his or her hands and some tools (like flat jade) to stimulate blood circulation and collagen production to give the illusion of a face-lift without the needles. If you’re in the U.K. or NYC, check out FaceGym. Also stateside are Skin Fit Gym in Santa Monica, California, and Face Love in NYC.
Just because you’ve gotten your workout routine down pat doesn’t mean you’re getting the most out of the experience. To make the most of your workouts, think about incorporating recovery training into your schedule. Whether that means cryotherapy, infrared saunas, float tanks or lymphatic drainage (shown above at Shape House), focus on keeping your bod in tip-top shape so you can perform better at the gym.
Fashion brands are finally catering to customers of all size, and activewear labels are following suit. Brands like Outdoor Voices, Old Navy and Nike have all amped up their plus-size offerings, and we’re banking on more retailers following their lead in the new year. And why not? Everyone should be able to look and feel their best while working out.
Korean food and flavors were on the rise in 2018. "We have seen a rise in pickling, fermenting, and fire-roasting in the culinary world, thanks in part to newfound Western interest in ancient cooking techniques. Gochujang hits on all three pillars, and its exotic flavor is appealing to adventurous eaters," wrote The Daily Meal.
The Ketogenic diet was the the most searched diet in 2018, so it's no surprise people were also looking for ways to still eat their favorite treats.
For the most part, keto chili is the same as regular chili, but without the beans.
Keto cookies typically use almond or coconut flour and olive oil or coconut oil to achieve their low-carb, high-fat status.
Necco closed its factory in July after being bought out by an investment company at a bankruptcy auction in May, and people were freaking out. Then in September, the Toledo Blade reported that an Ohio candy company who also produces Dum Dum lollipops and candy canes purchased Necco and hopes to reintroduce the brand in 2020.
See? Everything will be OK.
While most diets don't allow for dessert, the keto diet encourages a high (healthy) fat diet. Hence, the uptick in desserts "made healthy."
Keto pancakes are made with almond flour and strive to omit any and all sugar, so no maple syrup for the keto-dieters.
Romaine lettuce was recalled and blacklisted by the Center for Disease Control multiple times in 2018 thanks to widespread E.Coli outbreaks. U.S. Consumers were advised not to eat it, while retailers and restaurants were advised not to sell it.
The Unicorn Cake trend actually dates back to 2016, when posting colorful foods to Instagram first took off.