For a lot of us, longer and warmer days mean more time and energy for exercise. If you’re thinking about getting into a routine that really works for you, then you may want to consider some of these fitness trends.
Fitness Trends that Really Work
Now, while trends don’t always work, the good news is that no matter your fitness level, there’s something out there to meet your needs and fitness goals. And of course, keep in mind that at the end of the day, reaching our goal towards a healthy and strong body requires dedication and time.
While I’m not at all trendy, when it comes to my workout routine, I can admit that these are some of the trends that have worked for me.
You’ve probably heard all about HIIT – high-intensity interval training. This means that you give it your all, taking short rests. Some of the best HIIT workouts include burpees, various forms of push-ups, jump squats and lunges, mountain climbers, and plank jacks. A HIIT session improves your cardio, burns fat and builds strength. The good news is that for those busy folks, you can take your workout anywhere and everywhere. This brings us to the next trend.
Our busy lifestyles have made-at-home workouts a trend and for very good reason. The best part is that being busy is no longer an excuse for skipping a session. Whether you have your own at-home gym, equipped with dumbbells and bars, or just require a yoga mat to do body-weight exercises, home workouts can sure be a time saver. No commuting necessary, and you can easily squeeze in a workout before or after work, bright and early, or even late at night. Those who often travel also benefit from a home workout.
One of my favorite fitness trends has to be yoga. The practice is about the union between the mind and the body. It is about becoming in touch with oneself, carving time to slow down, and appreciating the power of our breathing. Yoga also offers a lot from a fitness perspective and has many benefits. It promotes spinal health, improves posture and flexibility, increases strength and gives you the best core! Whether you’re into having some alone time, or are interested in joining a class for a sense of community, yoga can become part of your daily or weekly routine. If you’re really into fitness, a yoga practice can really support your body, helping it through recovery.
The best part of these fitness trends is that they complement one another. But also, they’re accessible, allowing people with various commitments, budgets, and schedules to join in. If you ask me, fitness is for everyone. We can all experience our power and strength. If the gym isn’t your place, then go on and give the yoga studio a try. If you’re really into your personal space, enjoy your very own home workout. With the right HIIT program, you can go hard and intense right at the comfort of your own home.
On to you: what are your favorite fitness trends?