Is a consistent fitness routine always one of your New Year’s resolutions? It’s hard to stay motivated when you follow the same exercise routine day in and day out.
Swap your stale fitness routine for something fresh to keep the momentum going. Here are the top St. Louis fitness trends to watch out for in 2018.
Body Weight Training
Body weight training involves zero workout equipment and can be done anywhere, making it a popular trend for people who are always on the go.
Body weight training is the perfect blend of strength training and cardio. Routines typically incorporate HIIT (high intensity interval training) and focus on classic movements like squats, lunges and pushups. Although body weight fitness doesn’t use any weights, studies show it helps build and maintain lean muscle mass and improve heart health. Body weight training is great for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Group Training Classes
Group training classes like Orangetheory, Pure Barre and CrossFit are taking the St. Louis fitness community by storm. Led by energetic, encouraging instructors, group classes empower you to get the best workout possible. Nothing is more motivating than being surrounded by a group of people working hard together.
If you tend to get stuck in a fitness rut, swap out your gym membership for a ClassPass membership. ClassPass lets you buy a bundle of classes and use them at different group fitness studios around the city, from yoga to Pilates and boot camp, without having to pay for memberships at every studio. You’ll never have to take the same class twice!
Megaformer studios are popping up across major U.S. cities. Megaformer classes are high intensity, low impact workouts inspired by Pilates.
The Megaformer equipment looks similar to the Pilates Reformer, but it offers a much more intense workout and burns up to 600 calories in a single class. It features a moving platform, resistance springs, handles, holes and bungee cords. During the workout, an instructor leads the class through a variety of standing, crawling and planking positions to build strength and flexibility.
Anyone who has tried a Megaformer class will agree that this intense workout leaves you sweating, shaking and ready to come back for more. Check out a Megaformer class at PLNK in St. Louis.
TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. TRX suspension training uses a single piece of equipment for an intense, total-body workout. IT uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance and core stability. You can burn up to 400 calories per hour session, and adjust the resistance to make it more challenging as you improve. you can easily make the workout more or less challenging by changing the resistance.
If you want to give TRX a try, sign up for a class at Fitness Formula in St. Louis. You can also buy your own TRX and set it up anywhere. The equipment is light and compact so you’ll have no problem getting a workout in at home, outside or on vacation.
In-Home Personal Training
The demand for custom-tailored fitness experiences is growing, which means more people are opting for personal trainers. For especially busy people, hiring an in-home personal trainer is a convenient way to stay on top of your fitness goals.
At Body Fit St. Louis, our in-home personal trainers bring fitness training and nutrition counseling right to your door. Our certified trainers come prepared with the knowledge, tools and exercise equipment necessary to give you an exceptional workout in a non-intimidating environment. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation.