Not to be confused with cross training, cross discipling involves mixing two styles of training into one workout—think Piloxing (Pilates + boxing) or stand-up paddleboard yoga. This year the emphasis will be on blending intense styles of training with soothing, restorative ones, as regeneration and rejuvenation are shifting to become integral parts of a workout, Espel says.
Programs are also becoming more comprehensive and progressive to meet everyone's demands. "The consumer has grown so savvy and is looking for ways to challenge their minds, develop new skills, and improve their fitness level in more compelling ways, while still looking to be able to sustain their workouts over the long haul," she adds. Winding down a Tabata session with some gentle yoga poses sounds like a perfect combo to us!