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2014 fitness trends to try

Here’s a look at what’s hot right now in the world of fitness. There are always new and exciting ways to maintain your health, so we’ve selected our top 5 favourites which we reckon are worth a try!

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT, which involves short bursts of activity followed by a short period of rest or recovery. These exercise programs are usually performed in less than 30 minutes. Try treadmill intervals mixed with vibration machine exercises – to sculpt and tone your entire body.

Strength Training. Strength training remains a central emphasis for many. Incorporating strength training is an essential part of a complete physical activity program for all physical activity levels and genders. The other essential components are aerobic exercise and flexibility. Read more about the benefits of strength (or resistance) training.

Yoga. Based on ancient tradition, yoga utilizes a series of specific bodily postures practiced for health and relaxation. Includes Power Yoga, Yogalates, Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Anurara, Kundalini, Sivananda and others. Yoga can also be used during a weight loss journey. Here are some useful workouts showing you how yoga can burn fat.

Body Weight Training. is strength training that does not require free weights. Instead it uses your own weight  to provide resistance. Exercises include push up, pull ups, and sit ups which are the most common.  Increasing the amount of repetitions help improve endurance, while increasing the intensity help gain muscle and strength.

Functional Fitness. This is a trend toward using strength training to improve balance and ease of daily living. Perfect for those who will hectic lives, or those who lived a hectic life and now looking for some tranquillity in their everyday.

 

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