Would you say 2015 was your fittest and healthiest year yet? If yes, great job and even if it wasn’t, this year is perfect to get your game on through by trying out something new – outdoor fitness! Let’s jump right into the biggest outdoor fitness trends we are seeing and are going to continue seeing this year.
Old is gold
Fancy gym equipment is something that most of us have probably used in our quest for a better looking and performing body. But for centuries, people have been keeping fit without these machines and of late people have been doing outdoor body weight exercises to get lean and muscular.
If done in the right form, body weight exercises are super effective at helping you reach your fitness goals. Add in the outdoor factor and you have yourself the perfect workout experience.
Embracing the great outdoors
Tired of being cooped up in the four walls of your house or gym and sweating it out with a large group of people and breathing heavy and sweat-stinking air? You are going to be grateful for outdoor exercises that have recently taken the training world by storm. We are talking about adventure/ extreme bike racing, effective military boot camps, rock climbing, hiking, obstacle racing, outdoor weight training and so much more. With the perfect combination of cardio, weight training and fresh air, you have no reason not to enjoy the beautiful scenery ad whip your body to shape at the same time.
From wearable technology to fitness apps, there’s no denying the fact that technology has taken the fitness world by storm. You can now get your daily fitspiration by simply logging into social media or downloading an app. You also get to access the moves of the day from celebrated personal trainers at very little or no cost at all.
Though group workouts have been around for the longest time, well organized fitness dance parties are something new you should check out. These are a perfect blend g music and dance, fitness routines and yoga that transform workouts from something considered unpleasant and challenging by many to a fun and unending party.
These studios have been sprouting all around us and you are going to see more of these this year. More specifically, you are going to see specialized training with studios offering outdoor aerial yoga, underwater cycling, indoor rowing and more.
Every minute counts
Say bye bye to training for hours unending to get the body of your dreams. Why train all day when you can get all the exercise you need in as little as 8 minutes? This is the era of high intensity interval training that is super effective and that will also save you a lot of time. This is not to say that it’s going to be a breeze, actually it’s very challenging considering you need to get a whole body workout in less than 20 minutes. But then again, it will only take 20 minutes of your time, which is on the higher side!