Zumba going mainstream
Who doesn’t love to dance? Zumba fitness is a great way to lose weight and get back in shape. Over the past few years, we’ve seen people fall in love with this “sport”. Women, in particular, have grown extremely fond of Zumba because it involves lots of dancing moves and styles. Practicing Zumba burns an insane amount of calories, strengthens the joints, and boost stamina. It’s also fun and enjoyable for those that don’t like conventional cardio workouts.
Working out outside the house involves more than just jogging. Many cities have installed outdoor fitness equipment for people to use in an attempt to support a healthier lifestyle. These “fitness parks” are often placed near major recreational centers where lots of people come to relax daily. However, this year we should expect to see more near beach locations, malls, and even office buildings.
Compelling people to get on a treadmill is incredibly difficult. Those that own fitness equipment at home only rarely use it; and even when they do, they’re not happy to work out. Exercising outside the house is different. Studies have shown that outdoor exercising is stimulating because people are motivated by the natural environment.
Workout routines for older people
There’s a fitness industry out there for older people too. However, very few know about it. This year we should expect more seniors hit the gym. Retirees now have access to the internet. Since they’ve learned how to use it, they’ve grown more aware of how important it is to exercise to stay healthy. Exercises that are targeted at older people are less demanding; but they’re equally efficient. All of them are meant to strengthen the joints and muscles, as well as the heart and brain. Functional fitness is all about boosting balance, improving mood, and changing the body inside out. Just because you’re 60 it doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
We live in a tech world and we love that we can connect remotely to a wealth of devices. The fitness industry is now more advanced than ever. We have fit bits to motivate us to work out harder, and advanced fitness equipment that can assess each and every inch of our bodies. Using technology to exercise has gone mainstream and we'll see more of it in the coming years. Most fitness apps are free, and small devices that monitor and track our walking and heartbeat are cheaper than ever. Why miss out on the opportunity?
If swimming is boring and unappealing to you, try underwater cycling. It’s fun and a lot easier than normal cycling. What’s great about this sport is that when you’re underwater you won’t feel that much pressure when pedaling. This is amazing for people that have issues with their joints. Also, cycling under water stimulates the body to burn a lot of fat; which means you’ll get in shape in no time. Another benefit is that the sport is not aggressive in any way. Adults and even seniors can try it out to boost endurance and stamina.
Last but not least, we have to talk about supplements. For many years, the fitness industry has blamed those that took supplements to have more strength. Fortunately, things have changed. Whey protein, borage oil capsules, and other all-natural enhancers are now highly recommended before and after a workout routine. Their sole role is to pump your body with energy, and make it work at its fullest potential.
We’ve seen how the trends are changing the industry. Some have remained the same for years; others are just meant to get you off that couch and get you going on that treadmill. No matter how difficult it is at first, in time you’ll great benefits.
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