Every year, new fitness trends take over the gyms and fitness classes of the world, as technology and innovation advances and transforms our health and fitness for the better. While there are training tools, fitness apps and fitness clothing innovations that help to make our workouts more enjoyable and meaningful, it’s the improvement and creativity in training styles that really excites us. Here we look at 5 of the top fitness training trends of 2016 and how they can help you meet your maximum fitness potential.
There’s something we all just love about being yelled at by a trainer while doing pushups on the ground with 20 other helpless trainees. That’s what the evidence would suggest seeing as boot camps are still one of the most popular forms of training in 2016. Bootcamp provides an opportunity to get down and dirty with a group of like-minded fitness fanatics, so there’s no doubt the group workout aspect of this fitness trend makes it all the more fun.
Whether it’s held outdoors or in a fitness gym, bootcamp exercises offer a variety of challenging aerobic and strength based training modes, that can be adapted to any skill or fitness level.
Another training style that’s been popular in the last few years and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon is CrossFit. CrossFit is a high intensity training system that incorporates functional movements and weights to build power, strength, agility and endurance. CrossFit is a great training system for the person who wants to push themselves and likes a ‘hard core’ workout, but it’s also perfect for busy people like office workers and moms who want a great workout in less time.
Whether you do CrossFit with a personal trainer or in the gym, this is an intense workout that remains popular for it’s exhilarating training sessions and amazing results.
High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT for short) is an incredibly popular workout style providing an intense calorie burning workout in just a short portion of the time with brief bursts of high and low intensity workouts. HIIT has a variety of different forms, and for this reason it’s a flexible training style – you can do it on a stationary bike, a circuit at the gym, or even using your own bodyweight.
HIIT guarantees to help you build an all-round fit body, even for those who feel they don’t have time to work out.
TRX stands for Total Resistance eXercise, a system development by a former U.S. Navy Seal that aims to develop core strength, stability, balance and flexibility. TRX relies on the use of a suspension tool that allows you to leverage your body weight to achieve an amazing workout.
With the initial guidance of a TRX workout trainer, you can get the most incredible and intense workout using just your body weight, which at the same time develops full body fitness through reinforcing flexibility, balance and stability.
If you’re looking to add variety, intensity or fun to your workout routine, try one of these popular training systems of 2016 to see how they can push you to the limit and improve your body for strong muscles and a healthy weight.