To stay active and fit one should do exercises and with so many new fitness trends popping up all the time it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. Each year there is a hot new workout style. The digital age has well and truly collided with fitness. Technology has made fitness affordable and accessible as well as possibly giving us confidence by providing feedback about our actions. Long-term change is reliant on someone’s confidence and self-belief and these tools can give evidence of success which can make people more confident. As we all are becoming more educated about the benefits of exercise, the more exercise as medicine has become a trend. We are becoming more aware that we need to be active, take responsibility for our health and enhance our bodies from early on in life.
Every year, the American College of Sports Medicine publishes its ‘Worldwide survey of Fitness Trends”. A trend is a movement that gains momentum with a potential to create long term impact in the way people think or behave.
Following are the fitness trends that make you feel great:
- Technologies which are wearable like smart watches, heart-rate monitors and GPS enabled gadgets, as well as smart fabrics are hot. Wearable tech is all the rage, and these unique devices can help you to get the most out of your workouts. Wearable tech can help you keep track of valuable fitness data, like total calories burned distance and heart-rate. Wearable tech is available commercially. Prices are decreasing as the tech becomes highly popular.
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) pronounced like the word “hit”. These are workouts that include a period of work followed by a period of rest or recovery repeated a certain number of times. HIIT is also the most intense way of increasing stamina, muscle development and overall strength. It is a kind of exercise technique which has been used by a number of high profile trainers over the past decades when working with athletes who needed to be at the peak of their fitness levels and HIIT burns fat as well as increase metabolism. It is also a popular track and field athletes as well as cyclists. HIIT can be done at home, though some gyms offer HIIT classes too.
- Body weight training is pretty old school. Basically it involves using your own body weight to train and exercise your muscles. Push-ups and pull-ups are classic examples of effective body weight training exercises. When done correctly, and performed consistently, this type of training can be extremely efficient when it comes to burning fat and building muscle. The great thing about body weight training exercise is that they can be done anywhere.
- Strength training basically involves using weighted resistance to build muscle strength, increase flexibility and enhance overall aerobic levels. You can use free weights at home, or you can use larger weights or weight machines at gym.
Personal trainers are educated and certified fitness professionals who specialize in helping their clients to achieve their fitness goals.