The Latest Fitness Trends
It seems like there is always a new trend in the fitness world. Jazzercise? Step aerobics? Tao-bo? Some have the staying power to last, and many don’t. We’re picking three of the latest fitness trends that have the most promise.
The first trend is quick workouts. With our busy lives, we feel that we have very little time to dedicate to working out. We know we need to eat right and stay healthy through diet and exercising, but the problem is we don’t always want or have the ability to dedicate an entire hour to a workout. In response, a trend that is already underway is 30-minute full body workouts. These types of workouts can be done with lightweights or body weights and should be done at least 3 times a week. Powerbodyz is a great example of this type of trend where the workout can be trimmed to your needs and ability for time. One example is Powerbodyz, which hits all the major muscle groups using the tabata method of timed intervals.
The next trend is small group training for those looking to get out of the routine/mundane gym scene or those who are looking for a more personalized workout program. In these small groups, you and four to six other participants are guided and motivated by a personal trainer. As an added benefit, going in with others helps cut the cost of hiring a personal trainer of your own but reaping the personalized attention you would get from a dedicated trainer. Usually these types of groups rotate the exercises that the trainer has set out. This gives you a personal experience without the large cost. The trainer should help you set up personalized goals so they can create a workout tailored to your needs. Finally, you have others in the group that count on you being there, support your goals, hold you accountable and motivate you along the program.
The last trend are boot camps. According to Wikipedia, a boot camp is a type of group physical training program conducted by gyms, personal trainers, and former military personnel. These programs are designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense group intervals over a 1 hour period of time. Most boot camps are not found in a gym, so it is accessible to more people.
Many military bases are incorporating the latest trends into their fitness program schedules. Check it out at the base near you – there might even be an HBHL chapter with a Powerbodyz workout.