Always wanted to start working out but didn’t know what to choose, or thought about trying out something new? Read on to find out the latest trends in training that are worth the effort!
1. Pole Fitness
First of all, it is not striptease, and it’s harder than it looks. The art of dance and acrobatics on a pole enhances flexibility, tone your body and build strength as well as confidence. Both men and women promote it as a non-sexual type of sport, which requires upper body and core strength.
2. Bodyweight Training
No-equipment workouts are getting more and more popular. Bodyweight training can be done just about anywhere, it is relatively easy to learn and can be modified to suit any ability level. Some of the classic bodyweight moves are push-ups and pull-ups, but there are plenty more other ones, such as squats, lunges, and planks.
The high-intensity interval training, commonly called HIIT, include quick bursts of high-intensity anaerobic exercises with less intense recovery periods. The aim is to keep your heart rate up to burn more fat in less time. It also keeps your metabolism fired up long after you finish the routine.
This full-body workout program has been really popular lately. It was formally used to train soldiers, policemen, martial artists and professional athletes, as well. CrossFit includes cardio, gymnastics, core training and weight lifting. It is so varied that you will likely never do the same routine twice in a week.
5. Strength Training
Strength training simply means the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles. To boost longevity, build muscle mass, improve joint function and reduce potential for injury, use your own body, resistance bands or weights during workout.
It has been around for thousands of years, but only became a modern fitness trend in the last decade. Yoga is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines. It strengthens your body, boosts your mood and even improves your sex life. There are many types of yoga, and the number is constantly growing.
7. Kettlebell Workout
Working out with huge cast iron balls which have super-thick handles may seem challenging and hard to control, but they work your core extra hard. You can find them in most gyms, next to the bodybuilders. Some of the exercises you can do with them target your whole body, and the extra muscle activity means that you burn more fat.
Suspension training develops your physical strength, balance, flexibility and core stability while using functional movements and dynamic positions. It requires a TRX suspension trainer, the tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete the exercises.
Finally a fun workout for everyone who’s passionate about both dancing and fitness. Basically it is a combination of cardio and strength class with constant stimulated drumming. The routines are simple to follow and set to calibrated songs so you can get the rhythm down easily. A 45-minute-long class can burn up to 900 calories.
10. Barre Workout
It is a ballet-inspired workout with major cardio components. It keeps the heart rate elevated with motivating, up-beat music and brisk, dynamic, low-impact movements. Thanks to barre, you can develop long, lean muscles, enhance flexibility and improve balance.
11. Indoor Bootcamps
Low lights and loud music can set the mood for the hour-long class pairing treadmill intervals with strength-training. It is not easy for sure, but tightens and tones your whole body while burning serious amount of calories. If you are looking for a high-intensity workout, bootcamp is definitely a good choice.
12. Indoor Rowing
A workout with the help of a machine that stimulates the action of watercraft rowing, requires equal effort from your upper and lower body, extreme cardiovascular fitness, and ridiculous muscular endurance. In return, it helps the heart, builds muscle strength, reduces stress and promotes weight loss, of course.
Using a stationary bicycle with a weighted flywheel, spinning classes are actually more effective than you would first think. Besides burning a lot of calories, indoor cycling improves your cardiovascular muscles, helps you get a great abdominal workout, toned legs and also builds your mental strength.
The brand new training is a mixture of yoga, pilates, tai chi and martial arts. In-trinity helps improve the flexibility and strength of your whole body while focusing on your breathing through meditation.
Kangoo jumping is an exercise craze that is said to burn twice as many calories as running, but puts less strain on your joints. This intense cardiovascular workout includes dance moves, running and jumping around with music in the background. The ski boots connected to egg-shaped springs, give you a trampoline-like feeling of weightlessness and work your leg and core muscles.