In this blog post, we will highlight some of the latest exercise news and trends that are shaping the industry.
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Virtual Reality Workouts
Virtual reality (VR) technology has been around for a while, but it's now being used to create engaging and immersive workouts. With VR workouts, you can enter a virtual world and participate in activities like hiking, rock climbing, and even dancing. These workouts not only provide a fun and exciting way to exercise, but they can also help to improve balance, coordination, and spatial awareness.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT has been a popular exercise trend for a few years now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by periods of rest. This type of workout has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, burn fat, and increase strength and endurance. HIIT workouts can be done with a variety of exercises, including running, cycling, and weight lifting.
"High-intensity interval training is like a symphony of exertion – short bursts of intense effort, then rest, then another burst" – fitness expert and author, Shawn Phillips
Wearable technology, like fitness trackers and smartwatches, have been around for a while, but they continue to evolve and become more sophisticated. These devices can track everything from steps taken and calories burned to heart rate and sleep quality. They can also provide real-time feedback during workouts, helping you to stay on track and achieve your goals.
Mind-body workouts, like yoga and Pilates, have been growing in popularity in recent years. These types of workouts focus on the connection between the mind and body, using movements and breathing techniques to improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Mind-body workouts can also help to reduce stress and improve mental well-being.
Functional training focuses on exercises that mimic everyday movements, like squatting, pushing, and pulling. This type of workout can help to improve overall strength, balance, and flexibility, making it easier to perform daily tasks and activities. Functional training can be done with a variety of equipment, including resistance bands, kettlebells, and medicine balls.
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