Aug 23, 2012 / 5:00 am
Just as our wardrobe has seasonal trends and fads, fitness has its very own trends as well. I can assure you, these fitness trends are here to stay! Give one of these trend workouts a try, shock the body, notice the changes and keep at it!
1. Tabata Style Training:
Most group fitness classes that you are attending may be starting to incorporate this high-intensity form of interval training, originally developed for Japanese speed skaters. Exercises (which can be anything from jump rope to plank) are performed at maximum effort for 20 seconds with 10 seconds rest for 8 reps – a total of 4 minutes.
This style workout keeps you working near or at your anaerobic threshold, which keeps your heart rate elevated for hours afterwards, leading to an increased calorie burn throughout the day.
2. Paddle Boarding:
A surface water sport created in Hawaii in the 1960’s can be used either as a high intensity paddle, or a relaxing and social paddle. The most common and the latest craze on the board is yoga and boot camp style workouts!
This sport not only burns calories it also tones the shoulders, lats, back , legs ,obliques and core. The obvious benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the increase in your level of fitness. It is a great sport for cross-training, aerobic as well as a strength workout .
3. Yoga with weights:
Vinyasa yoga with weights offers the flexibility and core strengthening of yoga coupled with strength training combining the best of “both” worlds for a strong body and mind. All you need is a yoga mat, 3 or 5 lb dumbbells! Incorporating the weights can intensify this workout to a whole new level.
4. TRX System:
This portable, one-kilogram nylon webbing rope can be hung anywhere, a door jamb, playground or a tree. This light weight workout system can give you a full body workout in under 30 minutes. Using your own body weight ,you can have the most challenging and effective workout that fits into your own busy schedule!
High-energy Latin music and dance moves make for a great aerobic workout. You get lost in both the music and the movement—the added benefit is that you are getting a great caloric burn. Zumba is a great way to burn some calories for those not interested in lifting weights, or even a great mix it up from the workout!
Give one of these trendy workouts a try! See which best suites you and your fitness needs.
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