One month down, eleven more to go! Are you going to get the body you want in 2015? You can if you stay motivated, stay inspired, and stay on track. Changing it up is key to staying on track. Here are a few change-it-up suggestions that will keep your workouts fresh, keep you motivated, and get you over the mid-winter hump. Remember, summer bodies are made in the winter so lets stay on track!
In an annual survey of more than 3,800 fitness professionals, body-weight training topped the list of fitness trends for 2015; and for good reason. Body-weight training requires minimal equipment which means minimal costs, and you can train anywhere, any time. Body-weight exercises can help you gain exceptional strength, build amazing muscle tone, heighten cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. You will also increase flexibility and improve balance. Exercises using your body as resistance is adaptable to any fitness level and to any age.
HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)
HIIT is an exercise method where you switch back and forth between short intervals of high intensity exercise, followed by short rest/recovery periods. The best thing about HIIT is the workout times are short, usually lasting 20 minutes or less, making the workout easy for most to integrate into their busy lifestyle. A 10-minute HIIT fat burning cardio routine can burn more calories than a half hour on the treadmill, and because its so intense you only need to do it 2 or 3 times max per week. HIIT sequence techniques can be used as stand alone workouts when you’re time-crunched or use HIIT sequences for an intense add-in to your workout.
Looking for a fun way to challenge your body with a fitness routine that will give you both energy and excitement, then try circuit training. Similiar to high-intensity interval training it saves time, and boost cardiovascular and muscular fitness. An exercise circuit is one completion of all prescribed exercises in a program with little or no rest in beween stations. (Rest is not needed in between stations since upper and lower body groups are alternated). There can be 6 to 10 stations with circuits repeated 2 to 4 times. A combination circuit of cardio and strength moves will blast fat and sculpt muscle, burning up to 300 calories in 30 minutes.
SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING
Small Group Training combines the benefits of one-on-one training with the camaraderie and motivation of working in a group. It offers individual attention at an economical price. Classes can be choreographed so that the entire group is doing the same thing, or set up with stations so that each member moves from station-to-station spending a few minutes at each station. Small Group Training is excellent to keep you on track during the winter/spring months so that you will be summer-beach-bikini ready! Class programs have fixed start and end dates, typically meeting for 6 to 8 weeks a program, at specified times and often with a specialty focus. (e.g., every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm/focusing on fat burning, strength & flexibility).
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