Forget about easing your way into things. One fitness trend you’ll see popping up more and more this year is high-intensity interval training. Whether you’re working with a personal trainer at the gym or you just bought a new workout DVD, interval training will most definitely be a part of it. What exactly does high-intensity interval training mean? This is when you perform high-intensity moves for a set amount of time and then have short rest periods before starting up again. The biggest perk of this training method is the time. They usually last for 30 minutes or less, which means that you can get a killer work out in, even if you’re short on time.
Using a Personal Trainer
Personal trainers may be a little more costly than you’d like, but this year, they will be in high-demand. Thanks to gyms that offer discounts and a wealth of new trainers becoming certified, there are more options that ever. If you thought you couldn’t afford to work with a trainer, take a closer look. You may be able to find someone that motivates you – and works within your budget.
Body Weight Training
Are you sick of dumbbells, kettle bells, and all the rest? You’re not alone. That’s why this year, body weight training will be more popular than ever. It is great for resistance training, which helps you build those muscles you need. Another bonus to this type of training? Thanks to the lack of equipment it is super affordable as well.
Encouraging Fitness For Children
It’s a sad fact, but children are becoming unhealthier. With so many hours spent in front of the TV or computer screen, it is easy to become inactive. That is why this next trend for 2014 is such a great one. More and more schools, community centres, and even gyms will focus on fitness for children. That may be a class or just finding fun ways to work up a sweat or learning yoga for kids. With parent involvement there will be countless ways for the whole family to start getting fit. It’s a win-win!
Thinking About Wellness
It’s not enough to work out if you’re just going to go eat everything in your pantry. Thank goodness wellness coaching is becoming more popular. Whether it is a one-on-one visit or you’re just using resources online to help, it is essential to think about your overall wellness. That means making positive choices in your life, focusing on all aspects of health and disease prevention, and finding ways to stay motivated. It’s all about embracing a healthy lifestyle – not just an evening at the gym.
One thing is for sure, 2014 will be unforgettable. With some of these health and fitness trends for the year already in motion, there is no time to waste. Get up off that couch and get moving!