Just like fashion and food, exercise trends continue evolve year over year. The key to sticking to any routine is to find something you love! If your current exercise routine is not motivating you to stick with it, try some of these new ways to stay fit in 2016:
These classes involve multiple exercises targeting the whole body. You focus on one exercise at a time for a specified length, and then move on to the next. Popular classes like Orange Theory Fitness bring heart rate into the mix. Participants are attached to a personal heart rate monitor and their statistics are displayed on a screen. The goal is to stay within the “orange zone.” Great music and an encouraging group atmosphere make this class more fun than your average aerobic workout.
Fitness trackers are more popular than ever, and for good reason! Tracking steps has become social with Facebook integrations, easy-to-use mobile applications, and the ability to challenge friends and family to step up their steps. Most fitness trackers give you hourly reminders to get moving, and break your daily step goals down into manageable chunks. Even the busiest people can find time to bust out 250 steps! Studies show that daily walking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular events and cut down the risk of dying. All the more reason to get moving!
Anywhere Fitness, On Demand
Let’s face it...we don’t go anywhere without at least one of our connected devices. But good news for us! Now you can access fitness anytime, anywhere. One of the new exercise trends this year includes downloading popular fitness apps, such as Body by Kayla and Yoga Studio App. These apps make it easier than ever to fit in a workout you like even without the gym or studio. Online communities, such as Tone It Up, offer support and other ways to get social with members.
Whether you live near the ocean or have a national forest as your backyard, there is something experiential waiting for you! Taking advantage of your natural surroundings is one the best (and most fun) ways to stay fit. Paddle board yoga, trail running, city bike rides, and more provide wonderful opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Check your local city guides to see what’s cool in your neighborhood.
Organized team sports aren’t just for your kids; adults can have fun, too! Many cities offer adult leagues with a range of sports, including soccer, basketball, kickball, and even dodge ball! Most teams play after work hours or on the weekends, and are usually co-ed. Many companies also have adult sports teams that compete against teams in similar industries. If you’ve always wanted to hit a home run, now’s your chance! Team up for fitness and fun with one of 2016's most popular exercise trends!