5 New Fitness Trends For 2014

Whether you’re looking to shape up, tone up or simply get some more physical activity into your life, there are a number of innovative workouts which will do the trick. Classes are excellent ways to workout since small groups will allow you to encourage each other and interact better with the instructor, for an overall better technique and workout. Below are just a few fitness trends for 2014 which you have to try out for yourself.

Piloxing

Viveca Jensen created piloting which incorporates the fundamental techniques of boxing and yoga. The high-energy workout will get your body into shape by alternating workouts, which include hooks and uppercuts with core exercises which are staples in pilates.

Hydrotherapy

While hydrotherapy isn’t a new workout, it is used by a variety of people to cure many physical conditions. Heat is used to decrease the effects of disease and ailments, by soothing the body and slowing down the activity of internal organs which are under stress. Hydrotherapy is a popular way to treat arthritis, stomach issues, joint and muscles problems among other conditions.

Tabata

Often dubbed as the 4-minute fat-burning workout, tabata is high-interval training which works any part of the body. All you do is pick one cardiovascular activity and do it vigorously for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds then repeat this seven more times. The body loses more weight with various start and stop intervals, than if you’re working out at a relaxing level for 30 minutes.

Pound

Combine your love of music and movement in this high-intensity workout which feels more like a music group. Weighted drumsticks called, Ripstix are used to burn fat on the arms, while the up-beat rhythm is sure to make your body dance until you drop. Available at UFC Gym Sydney.

Fitness ropes

Not only are rope workouts extremely satisfying, but engage the entire body – especially the core muscles. Regular large-rope workouts will help to increase strength and power in arms and legs, but also maximise your heart rate and get the most out of your workout.

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