General Health & Wellness

The Top Fitness Trends for 2017

Shake up your fitness routine and adopt a new trend for the year!

Wearable technology

Fitness trackers and smart watches were hot holiday gifts and this trend is only going to get bigger. Now you can track your calories, heart rate, and receive text messages and emails! This technology also makes it possible to listen to music while training and tracking your results. They are a win/win.

Body Weight Training

The tried and true classics are always the best because they work! Examples of these are push-ups, pull ups, squats, and lunges, just to name a few. The great thing about body weight training is any fitness level can do these! Beginners can modify the exercises to their level to include movements such as knee push-ups and more advanced exercisers can modify them to include such movements as decline push-ups.

HIIT Workouts

High intensity interval training workouts are guaranteed to get your heart rate up and torch some serious calories in a short amount of time – providing serious results. This workout consists of short bursts of exercise at or near one’s maximum heart rate.

Strength Training

A growing amount of women have realized lifting weights will not make them get bulky; in fact it will help them burn more fat and boost their metabolism. Strength training can be done at the gym with a fitness professional or in group settings such as Crossfit.

Group Training

There are all kinds of group training that are continuing to thrive in 2017. The secret is consistency and commitment. When people feel connected in a group exercise format ,they do not want to let their fellow class mates down, in turn not letting themselves down. For people who have trouble sticking with a fitness routine, group training is a fantastic option because it holds you accountable.

In closing, the thighmaster, Tae Bo, and Nintendo Wii are out. Trends and fads are always going to come and go … remember Jazzercise? As you can see, the top trends for 2017 have for the most part been around for years and they are tried and true. The secret to staying fit is exercising daily, incorporating strength training into your workouts, being consistent and having fun while doing so!

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