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These new exercise trends could improve your fitness in 2018

At the dawn of every new year, most people decide either consciously or unconsciously that they are going to take better care of themselves and up their health and fitness routine. Be that eating better or being more active or maybe even attempting a new exercise fad that has just hit the media sphere. Unlike most people, I’m not cynical about these attempts and actually think that this is a good sign that an individual has not given up on his or herself. I champion these new beginnings, because you never know…. As the saying goes, keep trying and you never know what might stick.

Fact is people trying new things to better themselves in anyway should be encouraged and not mocked, that’s why I’ve decide to introduce you or remind you of new exercise trends that have come to my attention. I fully intend on attempting some or all of them, with the hope that I find a new exercise love.

My relationship with running is not as exciting as it once was, not to mention, running is being really aggressive to with my knees (what is that all about?), and my sidepiece Bikram yoga and I decided to call time (for the moment anyway) on our long and hot romance… not sure what changed but my feelings towards my once mind and body passion has cooled… I’m sure not for ever … but for now.

So, here are a few exercises I’m thinking of casually dating …

Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a tennis workout program catering to all fitness levels. Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts, a range of fun tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack. The program is focused on leading a healthy, fun and active lifestyle. And will give me a chance to brush up on my tennis!

F45 Training is a team-based, functional training facility that places a huge emphasis on the ‘three key factors’ of motivation, innovation and results. The F stands for functional and 45 for the duration of the class. Also no program is ever repeated, making every workout a unique experience.

Bounce FIT AKA-Trampoline Cardio
This is a cardio class akin to running (they say your actually burn more calories as you activate other parts of your body not just your legs) and because you are jumping on mini trampolines (for the entire duration of the class) the impact on your knees is much lower than if you were pounding the pavement. I think this might be the one that might stick for me. I love mainly cardio based exercise!

High Intensity Interval Training (HITT)
From my research this sounds a bit like F45, maybe I am wrong (I will have to report back and let you know) but the sessions are usually 30mins. Even better! Short bursts of activity followed by a short rest and recovery. Seems very doable to me.

You can google up the names of these classes and see if they could work for you or your level of fitness. I will be doing more of these kinds of posts this year as of part of the wellness section to the website. So if you have things you want me to try or recommend, please get in touch.

Also, please check with your physician before you embark on anything new diet or physical activity wise. As we want this year to be healthy and fruitful but yes don’t be afraid to go out there and try new things. Let’s make 2018 LIT!

Till next time we talk shop,


Also published on Medium.

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