Scorching weather wasn’t the only thing getting people warmed up this season! Summer ‘17 has been full of weird, fun, beneficial, sexy and practical fitness trends that go-getters have been trying all around the world.
Here are a few trends that hit the fitness world this summer and aren’t going out of style anytime soon!
- Challenging CrossFit
If you’re familiar with CrossFit, you know how tough it can be! If you aren’t, CrossFit is high intensity interval training, or HIIT. It’s a combination of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
Sound extreme? Imagine what 59 year-old Dave Barry was feeling when he endured 24 hours straight of CrossFit back in August. The exercises consisted of a 1-mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and another 1-mile run. His goal was to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD.
Do you have what it takes? Learn all you need to know about CrossFit here.
- Wavy Water Workouts
Water workouts burn a lot of calories. According to Fitness Magazine, “Water’s continuous resistance forces you to engage more muscle fibers through a larger range of motion.” So basically you’re working hard without the sweat, and you can stay cool while getting fit. Simply take your favorite land exercise to water and start burning!
Not a bad deal, right?
Check out these H20 friendly workouts you can try in an outdoor or indoor pool right now!
- Playful Pole Dancing
As sexy as pole dancing is, it’s also a great way to slim down and stay fit. Shape Magazine stated, “Pole dancing accomplishes so many things at once. Not only is it an incredible core and upper-body strength builder, it is also sexually liberating, emotionally cathartic, a form of expression, and an exploration of self.”
There are many locations worldwide that offer dancing parties, private classes and group classes. Seek out venues that offer a free introductory class. This is a great option if you just want a sample without the commitment.
Intimidated? Don’t be. Give it a whirl and check out a few tips on how to ease into it!
Have you tried any of these? What is your favorite trend? Please share in the comments below!