If you are no longer seeing results from your current workout you have more than likely plateaued.  When you perform the same exercises over and over, your muscles stop responding because they are no longer being challenged.  Adding something new to your weekly exercise routine will not only wake up those sleeping muscles, it will also wake up your excitement to exercise again and get out of the same ole rut.

To help you get started, here is a list of the Top 7 Fitness Trends for 2015:

1.  Bodyweight Training – this is nothing new, in fact, it is actually old school.  Before all the classes, gyms and videos, the only equipment used was your body.  Try adding some squats, lunges, planks, push-ups, crunches and jumping jacks to your weekly routine.  The best part of this type of workout is you can take it with you wherever you go.

2.  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – One of the most effective and efficient workouts because you get your cardio and strength training in one.  The beauty of this workout is you can do a mini session and still get maximum results.  This one is great for everyone but especially for those who have super busy schedules.

3.  Treadmill – If your treadmill has become a laundry holder, dust collector or is looked upon as a “dread-mill” it is time to pull it back out.  With new treadmill interval routines, treadmill videos and group classes (such as Tread and Shed) it is time to give this bad weather friendly machine a new try.

4.  Tech – Yes, even workouts have gone digital.  There are many cool fitness apps that help you count steps, calories and even a friendly reminder nudge to get moving.  Also, there are full workout videos that you can download online and workout wherever you have a computer or media player.

5.  Recovery – Many athletes forget the importance of down time.  In order for muscles to perform at their best, they need rest and recovery.  Add stretching, yoga or a good massage to your weekly routine.  Also, it is perfectly okay to have a total rest day as well.  All of these will help prevent muscle fatigue, exercise burnout and injuries.

The next two workouts are not popular everywhere but are starting to make the exercise scene:

6.  Barre – A stationary handrail workout (yes, think Ballet).  It is a total body workout that tones your thighs, abs, arms and burns fat all by using a dance bar.

7.  Cardio Bars – Think juice-fueled dance parties complete with DJ.  Burn calories while shaking it and dancing with your friends.

So if you are a beginner trying to get started working out, you are no longer seeing results or you are just bored with your current exercise regime, try adding one, a couple or all of these to your weekly routine and shake things up.

Paula Jamieson

Certified Fitness Trainer and Certified Fitness Nutritionist

Bodyrich Fitness Company

678-417-0880 ext. 8301 /







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