Several workout trends have become popular during the past year. From wearable fitness trackers to sauna suits, it seems as though everyone has a tip or trick up their sleeve to help you reach your fitness goals faster. While regular exercise is great for your health, there are some recent workout trends that don’t jive well with most healthcare professionals. Wondering what trendy fitness bandwagon you should be jumping on this summer? Here is what’s hot and what’s not, so you can close out Summer 2017 successfully.
Wearable Workout Trends
Sauna Suits (NOT!)
Wearing sauna suits in an effort to lose weight became increasingly popular over the past year. These suits are designed to induce sweating, which results in the loss of water weight. Even though this can temporarily quicken your metabolism, this workout trend does more harm than good. Sauna suits can result in dehydration and increased heart rate.
Wearable Fitness Trackers (HOT!)
Wearable fitness tracking options are endless in today’s digital age. Fitness trackers and apps are an effective way to monitor your progress and nutrition. The data provided by this particular workout trend is useful for recognizing patterns in your daily habits and enabling you to make the necessary changes to your routine. The plethora of options is overwhelming and makes it difficult to pick the right one. But don’t despair. We’ve done the research and found 4 of the best fitness trackers for your workouts!
A common misconception is that crunches are your quickest way to a slim waistline. The truth is crunches are one of the most useless exercises you can put yourself through. Did you know that it could take you 250,000 crunches to burn one pound of fat! Not to mention that repeatedly doing crunches could take a heavy toll on your spine.
Training Your Core (HOT!)
There are so many alternative exercises to strengthen your core and trim your waistline. Our Group Core class is a great way to try them for yourself. If you’re short on time, then you’re in luck! Group Core is only 30 minutes long. The blend of Pilates-inspired moves and weight training will have you on your way to sculpted abs in no time!
Mind and Body
Hot Yoga (NOT!)
Hot Yoga is one of the most intense workout trends on this list. This type of yoga is performed in a studio that has been heated to range between 90 and 110 degrees with a humidity around of 40 percent. Extreme conditions such as these make it hard for your body to regulate your internal body temperature. This trend could put you at risk for heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.
Mindful Exercise and Meditation (HOT!)
This workout trend focuses on developing an awareness of the relationship between your mind and body. The benefits of an exercise routine are not just physical, but mental as well. After trying a Group Centergy class at Boost you will feel focused and relaxed. Centergy offers the perfect mix of Pilates and power yoga to help you develop muscle tone and inner peace.
Overloaded Weights (NOT!)
Contrary to popular belief, overloading your weights will not help you reach your goals any faster. Pushing your body beyond it’s limits leads to straining your muscles and even bone fractures. Weight factors should always be increased at a slow and steady interval.
Strength Training (HOT!)
Strength training has many additional benefits outside of strengthening your muscles. If done properly, this workout trend is great for increasing bone density, improving your posture, and increasing your resting metabolic rate. Our Group Power class is a great way to tone your entire body in just one hour. Whether you’re new to strength training or a repetitive lifter, this class will help you leave the gym feeling empowered with some cool new moves.
Try a class for free!
It’s time to go beyond your boring gym workout. Spice up your routine by trying one of our trendy group fitness classes free of charge.