The New Way To Workout
Posted On Jun 28, 2018
Getting in shape shouldn’t have to be a drag. Instead of hitting the gym and doing your usual routine, why not shake up your old workout routine for something newer and fresher? As the fitness industry grows and changes on a global scale, the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) published in its Health & Fitness Journal annual survey the top fitness trends for 2018. Check out these fitness trends to watch for!
The fun of bouncing on a trampoline is now the best way to work out. NASA scientists have recently conducted studies that showed that bouncing on a trampoline is 68% more effective than jogging and requires a lot less effort. It’s not only super effective but also incredibly fun.
One can see incredible benefits from just one high energy class including improving balance, coordination, muscular strength, endurance, and lung and cardio capacity while also developing upper and lower body strength. Not only do you burn calories and build muscles, but you also release endorphins through this fun and energetic class!
To achieve their fitness goals, many people mix exercises regimes to maximize their workouts by alternating days dedicated to strength and cardio. In the attempt to reach your fitness goals, why not combine both to make the most of your workout?
Mash-up cross-training experiences are part of the biggest fitness trend this year since they help people reach their goals faster. Fitness centers have started offering mash-up cross training sessions including HIIT x Yoga, Cycle x Yoga, and HIIT x Cycle. While challenging, the combinations of these workouts provide a more effective way to support your fitness goals while building up your stamina, endurance, and cardiovascular health.
Although bodyweight training has been around for many years, it has become a global trend in the fitness industry as of late, according to the ACSM. The reason why is pretty simple: it’s extremely convenient. Since you are using your own body weight, there’s no extra equipment needed so this workout is flexible for any time and anywhere. Not only are they accessible for any fitness level, but they’re easy to adjust based on your preference.
Exercises such as push-ups, squats, and lunges use your own body as an incredible resistance training tool. In using your body as that tool, you’ll be challenging your muscles in a more effective way!