Throughout fitness history we’ve seen a lot, from Richard Simmons glitzy workouts to a treadmill desk! Check out what you can look forward to in 2013 top trends.
1. Boot Camp
“Drop and give me 50!” Boot camp has become increasingly popular throughout the past couple years. It gives people a way to stay motivated and get results fast! Boot camps usually consists of military style training with strength, cardio, and plyometric training to push you beyond your everyday workout routine. The Bulu Crew even jumped on the boot camp bandwagon!
2. Specialized yoga & pilates
Yoga gurus aren’t the only ones practicing yoga anymore! There’s a yoga tailored for almost anyone now-a-days from prenatal yoga, yoga for weight loss, yoga to help treat different medical ailments, such as cancer, and yoga for seniors, kids, couples, and even yoga with your pet!
3. Nike+ Kinect and other video game workouts
At home workouts are becoming more popular thanks to fun new games like Nike+ Kinect Training! You can customize your workout plan and workout in the comfort of your own home on your own time and at your own pace! P.S. – You could win an XBOX & Nike+ Kinect Training for February’s B.A.M.M Prize if you sign up for Bulu Box before February 9th!
4. Zumba and other dance workouts
Shakin’ your tush is a new workout favorite among many! Zumba classes and other dance workouts can burn calories while practicing balance and agility. If you’re worried about your lack of rhythm, no problem! These dance workout are all about getting moving, as long as you’re sweating, you’re doing it right!
5. Physician referrals
More doctors are starting to prescribe physical activity to their patients instead of medications. Physicians are partnering with health and fitness pros and facilities to create an overall wellness plan for their patients.
Also known as “High Intensity Interval Training,” H.I.I.T. is a quicker and more effective way to burn some cals in a shorter amount of time. If you’re hitting a fitness plateau and don’t have time for a longer workout, interval training might be your answer! H.I.I.T. combines short spurts of high-intensity exercises mixed with short recovery breaks or low-intensity exercise. Studies are showing that working out this way is just as effective (if not more) than longer periods of steady-rate cardio or endurance training!
7. Fitness on your phone
Tons of apps are popping up that can help make working out easier, keep you organized, and help you get the results you want. Apps like PumpUp will design a workout to fit your needs, tailor a workout around the equipment you have and save them along with your workout stats so you can track your fitness achievements!
8. Fitness at home
Fitness programs like P90x, Insanity, and others are becoming the new go-to workout. Doing these workouts at home provides an easy way to get fit with a busy schedule! Also, these workout will give you results faster within a couple months because of the mix of workouts each program provides.
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