4 Fitness Trends of 2014
Fitness regimens can get boring day after day, as you force one foot in front of the other on the treadmill searching for something on the monitor to keep your mind from wandering between the pain in your legs, to tomorrows to-do list.
So here are the top 4 fitness trends of 2014 you can use to switch things up.
1. Online Workouts:
Can’t drag yourself through another gym workout? Try a group fitness class… online! You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to try out dance workouts, kickboxing, cycling, Pilates, bodyweight workouts, cardio yoga and so much more.
2. Yoga as Cross Training:
With all of the high intensity workouts out there like Tabata training, CrossFit, and kick boxing, yoga offers a combination of benefits that help improve performance and speed the recovery period. As a cross training exercise, yoga provides tons of benefits that go beyond flexibility, including stress relief, detoxification and a reduction in the risk of injury during intense workouts. Make it a part of your routine and use some of the specific forms of yoga to meet your needs.
3. Fitness Trackers:
Uncomfortable chest straps and jiggling pedometers are sooo last year! Try a wearable fitness device you can strap around your wrist for comfort and innovative tracking that synchs with your mobile device. With more features that your average fitness monitors, these new tracking devices allow you to verify workouts, compare statistics, chart performance patterns and improve your results.
4. Mind Body Exercises:
Exercises that incorporate both mind and body have been shown to not only improve strength, and support body shaping but also boost mental functioning. Improve your brain functions by trying a slow-moving mind body exercise like Tai Chi. This ancient practice has been shown to improve balance, strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory endurance along with cognitive functions, especially among older adults.
Post Your Reply
Your e-mail is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *