Monday, 30 May 2016

Fitness Trends of 2016 (Top 5)

These inventive exercises mix up the quintessential workout methods to ensure you make the most of your session as well and see the desired results. Here are the top five fitness trends that make exercising a whole lot more fun!

The Pound Workshop:

Created by former drummers Cristina Peerenboom and Kirsten Potenza, this workout makes use of light weight drumsticks called ripstix and ensures your complete cardio is done. A synergy between their passion for music and the drums, their session consists of fusions between Pilates, plyometrics and free movement while allowing participants to even lose up to 900 calories in the 45 minutes. Even if you are not naturally inclined towards music, their easy to follow routine has everyone up and active, making it a popular trend to follow.,d.c2I&psig=AFQjCNE7VKC0uFaI1mFcMwi340gZy9O3pw&ust=1464677988178072

Teaming Up to Workout:

Not only do team based workout sessions lead to better results through aggressive competing, such sessions are a great way to build a new network too. While the excitement and adrenaline rush of such competitive sessions promote better health, the camaraderie can make fitness all the more interactive and fun. While some places offer groups based on energy output levels, some will group you up for games simply to ensure you have fun during a game like tag.

A Pole Workout:

Today a pole is being used for a lot more than offering men with a tantalising striptease. Experts swear by this new work out method and go as far as to claim that these sessions are far more effective and induce sweating while helping you develop curves you would love to flaunt. With a stronger sense of confidence, a toned body and the upper body strength you develop through these classes, joining such a program offers some great encompassing benefits to fitness enthusiasts.

Katami 4x4:

The renowned celebrity fitness trainer Paul Katami introduced a quick paced DVD workout program that has caught on like fire. Based on a scientific fact that one minute intervals of activity are far more effective than long sessions, it involves repetitive moves designed to train each part of your body while allowing it to relax and rest for 30 seconds as well. While the steps themselves are basic and simple enough to follow, it is an intensive workout that is not for the faint at heart.,d.c2I&psig=AFQjCNEhavPnDCWE9cjr-8pi0nFSojkKVA&ust=1464678168916258

Zumba Step

Whether or not you are a fan of Zumba, this new spin on the traditional routines makes for an exciting and enticing exercise alternative. A substitute for cardio based activity, the combination of a dance party along with aerobic steps make it intensive and fun. Not only will you be biding adieu to your extra calories but the strengthening of your muscles can make you a lot stronger. The addictive Latin music with beats is just an added bonus!

The above mentioned workout alternatives form some of the latest trending routines across the globe. They make for exciting options that promote better fitness and health to make you feel your active best. 

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Thursday, 26 May 2016

Is your Child’s Physical Fitness Levels Related to his Development?

As a parent you already know that your needs to be active every day to enable healthy growth and correct development. Children who have been able to establish a healthy way of life at a young age carry these attitudes and benefits for the rest of their lives.

However, in a technologically distracted world, it gets extremely easy for children to prioritize television sets, games on smart phones and tablets and other indoor non-physical activities over physical ones. 

It is therefore important for parents to find ways to encourage physical fitness for the following reasons:
Healthy growth and development
Better posture and balance 
Stronger muscles, joints and bones
Better self-esteem
A stronger heart
Enhanced social interaction with people their own age and older 
Healthier weight range 
A chance to learn new skills while also having fun
Enhanced focus and concentration in academics 

When looking for a fitness class or any form of physically related activity for your child, make sure that you take their preferences into account. Find out if they would prefer to be a part of a team or pursue an individual activity. Also find out if they would prefer to enroll in a skill based class, a recreational class or pursue an activity with a friend or family member. 

As a parent it is up to you to keep your child motivated and make sure that they continue to enjoy the activities they perform. The hard work you put into their childhood is something they will thank you for when they are older.