Which Hottest Fitness Concept is the Best Fit for You

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Fitness, fitness classes
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Fitness trends are known to change at the drop of the hat. What is all the craze today may be old news tomorrow. We may find ourselves wondering what we should try next and if it will truly work for us. There are so many options out there that it can be confusing to choose the right one. Some may not be our style, may be too difficult or extreme for us and others may just be an injury or accident waiting to happen. We have to be careful when deciding on what fitness routine we want to start next, so we have decided to make it a little bit easier for you by taking a look at some of the hottest fitness concepts out there today.


Yoga, Downward Dog, Exercise, Stretching

CrossFit

This is an extremely intense form of fitness and should be approached with caution. CrossFit is a combination of Olympic weightlifting, boot camp style exercises and some gymnastics. You are meant to do as much physical activity as you can in a short amount of time. Please remember that when you do a high amount of intense exercise that it can be dangerous. It is recommended that if you do not have much fitness experience and are not use to the high intensity involved in cross fit that you may want to opt for something else. There have been many injuries associated with CrossFit, such as fainting, strained or sprained muscles, tendonitis and ligament injuries. If you do try CrossFit remember to ease into it and try to calm down the intensity in the beginning.

 

Hot yoga

Hot yoga is the newest twist to yoga routines. Some people like to add some heat to their yoga. They do yoga indoors and turn up the temperature. Some even go as high as 101 degrees. They believe the higher heat will help them stretch further and achieve the best pose or posture; however, working out in this much heat can be risky. You have too be careful of dehydration and heat stroke. You may also stretch too far and cause an injury to yourself. It would be best to start with a normal yoga class that is taught by an experienced teacher. You will know the positions better and be more aware of your limits before you try working out in extreme heat.

 

Spiderbands and aerial suspension

Spiderbands is a new fitness concept that emerged in New York and New Jersey. It is a type of aerial suspension. You actually leverage your entire body weight through a cardio and toning class using different apparatuses, such as bands, straps, ropes and even hammocks that are hanging from the ceiling. It sounds like fun, right? You just have to be careful. Even the most experienced aerialist can have an accident. Remember all the accidents in Cirque du Soleil. It is important to stay focused and find an experienced and highly qualified trainer. You want to have fun but remember to stay safe at all times.

There are a never ending number of fitness trends popping up daily. If you are curious and want to try out something new then do it. However, you should always start out a new fitness routine slowly and with caution. Your body may not be able to perform every move of your new routine perfectly, but that is to be expected. You have to give your body time to learn and adjust to these moves. Do not rush it. You do not want to injure yourself. You can easily energize a dull and boring fitness routine by finding something new to spice it up, but do your research ahead of time to know what to expect and ensure your teacher is qualified to lead this type of class.

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