New Workouts to Watch For in 2018

Just like other industries, the fitness industry is no stranger to trends, and we know how important it is for fitness ladies to stay in-the-know. In 2018, a few new workout trends have emerged, and some people are stepping away from traditional gym memberships and moving on to these unique exercises, and we think you might want to try them out, too! So, this year, step outside of your comfort zone with new fitness trends with UNFNSHD.

High-Intensity Interval Training

Many fitness buffs are no stranger to HIIT. You might be one of these women, too! Fortunately, HIIT isn’t going anywhere in 2018. Known for its quick workouts that will leave you sweating in the best possible way, HIIT combines maximum-effort workouts with periods of low-intensity recovery with the intent that you push really hard but have time to recover before you push really hard again. These tough workouts help you incorporate cardio into your life without requiring hours in the gym each day, because we all need more time for other activities, ladies!

A new way to enjoy HIIT is in the pool, so go out and a get a new swimsuit. Instead of swimming laps, take an aquatic HIIT class that combines high-intensity moves in the pool and traditional exercises like lunges outside the pool. Aquatic HIIT is a lower-impact way to get the results of a HIIT program.

Bodyweight Training

Strength training has been popular over the past few years, but the newest trend is bodyweight training. Instead of lifting weights in the gym, you can get fit anywhere using just your bodyweight. Bodyweight training has become popular due to its convenience, because you don’t need to go out of your way to get fit. Since you don’t need expensive gym equipment or memberships, it is also a cost-effective way to get fit (you’re welcome!). Plus, anyone can participate, regardless of fitness level.

Functional Fitness

Improve your balance, strength, coordination, and endurance with functional fitness, which is a form of strength training that enhances your daily activities. Squatting is a functional exercise, because it is helpful when you need to carry heavy boxes, for example. Instead of focusing on hitting goals in the gym, functional fitness makes you feel stronger in all areas of life.

Pound Workouts

Pound is a unique full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training. With yoga- and Pilates-inspired moves, Pound incorporates weighted drumsticks to help you see real results from each 45-minute class. You can expect to burn between 400 and 900 calories per class, but Pound also aims to make both your body and mind feel better. This is truly one of the most unique fitness trends of the year, and we think you are going to love it!

Rowing Classes

Move over spin class; rowing is making a wave (pun intended) as one of the hottest new workouts of 2018. When done properly, rowing works almost 85 percent of the muscles in the body. Since rowing is high intensity but low impact, it is a smart choice for people of all fitness levels. Alternating between using a rowing machine and strength exercises performed on a mat, this class is sure to keep you excited about working out.

Zumba Step

If you are a Zumba fan ready to take your workout to the next level, Zumba Step is for you. Zumba Step combines the dancing of Zumba with an aerobic step routine, which is sure to get your heart pumping and your body moving. Burn tons of calories and strengthen and tone your legs and glutes during Zumba Step. And ladies, we know you will have a blast, too.


Even though the tool doesn’t seem like much, the Bodyblade targets specific muscle groups using vibrations, your body position, and the direction of the flexing blade. The blade changes directions at a rhythm of 4.5 cycles each second, so your body has to move 270 times per minute to keep the blade from moving back and forth. The Bodyblade workouts will improve your coordination, flexibility, posture, muscle definition, and muscle function. You can even do Bodyblade at home with DVD workouts.

Ugi Fit

The Ugi ball may not look like anything other than an ordinary ball, but it took two years to develop the 15-inch ball that squishes like a beanbag and bounces like a stress ball. The 30-minute routine is a full-body workout that incorporates strength, cardio, and core training… so get ready for killer abs! The best part is that all you have to do is grab your Ugi ball and pop in the Ugi Fit DVD.

Pole Workouts

Pole classes are a great way to build strength and tone your body, while also improving flexibility. Pole workouts will leave you feeling sweaty and tired, but you will have a lot of fun doing them. The strength required to hold yourself up on the pole will probably surprise you, and the addition of fun moves engage your core, glutes, and other muscle groups that will be stronger and more toned after each workout. Plus, you just might learn a little something that you can use in your personal life as well!

Animal Flow

Get primal with Animal Flow, one of the newest workout trends of the year. Fusing together gymnastics, acrobatics, capoeira, Parkour, and breakdancing, you will enjoy a full-body workout using just your bodyweight. Staying low to the ground, Animal Flow will engage a lot of muscles all at once and have you feeling like the beast you are during your workouts. You deserve to get a little wild, ladies!

Boutique Boxing

Boxing is a great way to relieve stress, while also getting a great workout in. Whether you are at a gym with punching bags or just throwing punches into the air in your home, boxing is one of the most popular ways to get or stay fit this year. Not only will you feel stronger and more relaxed after a boxing class, but you will also be building endurance that will help you during future classes as well.

If you have been looking for a bunch of new workouts to try, this list should help you get started on a few new adventures in fitness this year. UNFNSHD is always on the lookout for new workouts that are unique and fun but still give the results you are looking for. Don’t forget to stock up on UNFNSHD leggings that are versatile enough to be used for all kinds of workouts from HIIT to yoga to running or any of the other fitness trends that come to be in 2018.