Like any exercise enthusiast, you want to keep a finger on the pulse of new workout trends.
We know the feeling. At Body Fit, we constantly monitor trends and integrate new styles into our workouts to provide a fun and functional approach to exercise.
In the spirit of the New Year, we wanted to take a look at some top workout trends of 2016. In late October, the American College of Sports Medicine released its predictions for the biggest workout trends of 2016. Here are 5 of the 20 trends were most excited about:
- Wearable technology
The world of wearables has opened the door to instant information about your health. When applied to exercise, wearables hold you accountable to your exercise goals and gamify the once chore-like nature of daily exercise.
At Body Fit, we are passionate about the potential of wearables – so much so that we’re currently offering a free Fitbit to all new clients! Contact us here to learn more.
- Body weight training
Body weight training allows you to use the weight of your own body as resistance training. Essentially, it’s weight training without the equipment. Who wouldn’t be pumped about that?
Body weight training eliminates the cost of weights and a gym membership, transforming your living room into a cheap and effective workout facility.
Body weight training provides a challenging full-body workout from the comfort of your own home. Lunge jumps, burpees and planks are just a few of our favorites, but we always incorporate creative body weight exercises into our routines to offer functional, fat-burning workouts for our clients.
- High-intensity interval training
High-intensity interval training (HITT) is another fun and challenging way to burn fat, build muscle and achieve your fitness goals. By alternating between short bursts of high intensity exercise with low- to moderate-intensity intervals, you increase both your aerobic and anaerobic endurance while burning fat. This approach to exercise can be applied to both running and strength training.
While HITT training can be effective, this form of exercise can to cause injury. When getting started with HITT training, it’s best to consult a professional who can tailor the right workout for your personal needs while being conscientious of your restrictions and potential for injury.
- Educated, certified, and experienced fitness professionals
Workout trends are constantly changing. But not every workout fad is right for you. To choose the best style for your body, it’s important to recognize your restrictions and work with an educated and experienced professional who knows how to modify and personalize exercises.
At Body Fit, we only hire vetted, certified professionals who deliver results while prioritizing the health and safety of our clients.
When evaluating personal trainers, be upfront about your limitations and assess his or her credentials to ensure you’re choosing someone who understands your goals and can accommodate your specific needs.
- Personal training
Personal training is a great way to get customized workouts and stay motivated and accountable to your health goals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, “…employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 13% from 2012 to 2022.”
We’ve always believed in the power of personal training and have dedicated ourselves to knocking down the barriers to fitness. That’s why Body Fit trainers travel to clients’ St. Louis homes or personal train via web cam to help them achieve their heath and fitness goals.
The sheer number of workout styles and trends out there is enough to make your head spin.
At Body Fit, we take the work out of working out. Schedule a free consultation, and find out how we can help you reach your health goals in 2016!