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Fitness Trends That Will Be Sure To Improve Your Workout

September 5, 2013

Tabata sets are done at super-high intensity for 20 seconds (for example), followed by 10-second intervals of complete rest. "You can do a number of exercises with Tabata training, including jump squats, push ups, sprints, cycling, elliptical you name it!" explained Greenfield. "The key is to exercise as hard as you can possibly exercise during the 20 seconds on and then recover quite briefly for the 10 seconds off." Intensity is the secret behind Tabata's amazing results. Jogging for 45 minutes at a consistent middling intensity won't challenge the body as much as shorter high-intensity interval training. Indeed, a recent study at the University of Utah confirmed that exercise intensity is more important than duration when it comes to weight loss. While Tabata workouts will source be shorter, you'll definitely feel pushed to the limit.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/fitness-expert-ben-greenfield-says-tabata-workouts-torch-fat-fast

Balance makes up the fourth element of total body fitness. There are simple balance tests that can be administered to determine your balance level. For example, standing on one leg with eyes open versus eyes closed. Depending on your age, there are set values of time for this test to determine if your balance is good. 30 seconds is the goal for younger, healthy individuals.
Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sportsdoc/The-six-elements-of-physical-fitness.html

Lacombe Fitness Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Miami-Dade County will join Chicago and San Antonio as the third major U.S. metropolitan area to implement Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness. Additional cities that will activate Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness in 2013 include Atlanta, Newark and Sacramento. Active living and nutrition are keys to good health, said Miami-Dade County District Commissioner Jean Monestime. Hiring our nations heroes to lead this health and wellness initiative is a win-win. Miami-Dade Countys Military Affairs Board, under the leadership of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose Pepe Diaz, will work to spread the recruitment message. The Board serves as an advocate for active duty, reserve, retired, disabled and deceased military personnel in Miami-Dade County. Among the first veterans hired is Laura Ortiz, an amputee and veteran who served in the Army National Guard for eight years.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/miami-dade-residents-boot-camp-153100824.html

They present competitors with fun and exciting challenges such as monkey bars, mud-pits and slippery hills to climb. These races give people incentive on physically training and preparing themselves for race day. For more information on Adventure racing checkout our previous post 2) Spinning- Spinning classes are usually held in an indoor cycling room. Riders can burn anywhere from 500-700 calories per class. The classes use high-energy music and inspirational trainers (we hope), helping you to push through the class.
Source: http://www.nj.com/healthfit/fitness/index.ssf/2013/09/fitness_trends_that_will_be_sure_to_improve_your_workout.html

Would you let your little girl pole dance? Astonishingly, the new child fitness craze is being embraced by many parents

Owner and operator of the Lacombe gym , fitness expert Denise Harty says, "Opening a facility where I could share my passion for fitness and nutrition was a goal I had for many years. I opened Lacombe Fit Body Boot Camp one year ago in hopes to create a community where we can inspire and motivate each other to reach our highest potential. I have made it my mission to help 3,000 local Lacombe residents get active. I can proudly say one year later we are changing lives and having a ton of fun in the process." Harty admits that she got into personal training because the hectic family life she was leading in her 20's made it impossible for her to lose the "baby weight' in the years that followed her pregnancy. She says, "I tried many different forms of exercise in an attempt to regain my self confidence, but I never achieved results that were satisfactory.
Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwfitness/article/Lacombe-Fitness-Center-Celebrates-One-Year-Anniversary-20130904

EVEN Hotels It takes motivation -- and the right environment -- to maintain that fitness regime on the road. Enter EVEN Hotels, a wellness lifestyle hotel which will open its first four properties (two in New York City and one each in Maryland and Connecticut) in early 2014. While you'll find nutritionally loaded menus and rooms designed with sleep in mind, you'll also find a plethora of fitness options. All of the locations will feature a gym as well as a "flex room" with TV- and staff-led classes. In-room equipment like yoga mats, foam rollers and exercise balls will be standard in every room, and a "wellness wall" will list information about wellness options in and near the hotel, workout guides and staff recommendations for staying healthy on the road.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2013/09/04/hotel-fitness-workout-rooms-bike-rental/2758823/

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The fitness area includes free weights, along with all new equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals and exercise bikes. The recreation departments have also hired a full staff to run the show and have drastically increased hours of operation. All this has come with no increase in membership costs to district residents. Wildcat Sport & Fitness now operates as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 9 p.m. on weekdays.
Source: http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2013/09/wildcat_sport_fitness_official.html

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

They are two distinct styles of pole dancing.' But Remi admits her studio is also frequented by women who do pole dance in clubs for a living. 'Tabley admits Holly's father was unimpressed. "He said he didn't want his daughter doing anything disgusting like that," admits Tabley. "But he came round to the idea after he saw Remi performing some routines."' 'They come here because they're not getting the fitness side from the clubs they dance in,' she says. 'But they wear suitable clothing and are not performing the same style of dance that they would elsewhere.' So, these women are using the same studio as the likes of nine-year-old Holly Adlen, who comes to a mixed-age class with her mother, Tabley. She is the youngest there, while the oldest is 64.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2411781/Would-let-little-girl-pole-dance-Astonishingly-new-child-fitness-craze-embraced-parents.html

Wildcat Sport & Fitness officially opened: Messen' Around

But, Dr. Kravitz who is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, goes one step further when postulating on the workout trends to come. He told me, "the future of fitness will be a combination of HIIT and endurance programming in the same workout." Speaking of, CrossFit workouts may be the epitome of high intensity. Puking during a session is seen as a right of passage in their culture. The first CrossFit gym opened in 2000, so it certainly isn't new, but due to its exponential growth -- CrossFit claims to double it's revenue every 18 months and has grown to 6,100 private affiliates since it's inception -- it appears to be a trend that hasn't peaked yet. Its de-centralized, open source approach makes it free to anyone who wants to do it at home since the "W.O.D" (workout of the day) is posted online for free.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jill-s-brown/fitness-trends_b_3770146.html

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