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Bexley expert forecasts 2014's top fitness trends
5:06pm Thursday 2nd January 2014 in Leisure latest news
PUSH off push-ups and jog on jogging, you’re so out of fashion you’re like the fitness version of bell-bottoms.
It’s 2014 and it’s time for the new wave of fitness trends to take over.
Fitness professional Benjamin Campbell at Four Seasons Boot Camp in Bexley is on the inside of the industry and is lifting the lid on five things that will have the fitness world buzzing this year.
Benjamin said: “Every year the fitness industry sheds its skin and transforms to keep things fresh if you are standing still in this industry you are moving backwards.
“Clients new and old want to try something different to test their bodies in different ways and achieve even better results.”
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
The buzz over HIIT is only going to get stronger next year the principle of short, quick, intense workouts gets applied to everything. One of the hottest HIIT workouts is known as Tabata style: you work at maximum effort for 20 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds, and then repeat.
HIIT training will still be popping up in boot camp classes, kettlebell formats, and spinning workouts this year.
Exercise and Weight Loss
The British public love a slimming club where it’s a one-stop shop for nutrition guidance and aerobic style exercise.
Personal training sessions used to be seen as something only celebrities and the wealthiest could afford but they are more accessible now than ever before. The one-to-one coaching and attention you receive is highly beneficial and can produce amazing results.
Group Personal Training/Boot Camps
Research has shown that people who train in a group environment are more successful than those who try to go it alone so the camaraderie and support you get in a good boot camp is an advantage.
Training in the outdoors with fresh air has been proved to give added benefits too.
Fitness for Older Adults
This is a massive market that is growing on a daily basis. Classes can include Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, even aqua aerobics. As our nation grows older the apetite for working out just seems to be increasing.
Also popular in 2014:
Crossfit, Strength Training, Core fitness and functional fitness
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