Trending training

Monday, 17 September 2012

Trending TrainingWhen it comes to training programmes and weight loss exercises, there is certainly no shortage on options out there. From group training to outdoor programs and dance classes; any person can find the ideal programme to get into shape and shred some kilos.

Zumba fitness

Zumba is one of the latest and most popular cardio programmes, Latin-inspired and very energetic. Being such an exciting and challenging workout and dance routine, many fitness celebrities and Hollywood stars are following suit. Zumba is said to be the latest fitness craze and it made an impression – it has grown to become the world’s largest dance fitness programme with more than 14 million people taking weekly Zumba classes in over 140,000 locations across more than 150 countries.

Corporate wellness programmes

Not sounding too exciting, corporate wellness programmes are significantly increasing all over the globe and this is largely due to the increasing costs of employee absenteeism and health insurance, which has a very negative impact on any company’s bottom-line. Many companies have started health promotion programmes to encourage a healthier workforce.

Core training and functional fitness

As people get older, they start to appreciate the value of core fitness; especially it can prevent illness and injury. Functional fitness will help you to live a longer, active life and will allow you to do activities such as climbing stairs and playing with your grandchildren with ease. Functional fitness has become a priority, especially in older individuals and this programme holds many benefits.

Hot yoga

Hot yoga is a trend that continues to be popular amongst exercisers who are looking to enjoy the complete mind, body, and spirit benefits that yoga, combined with a heated studio, can offer. It is a trend has quickly gained popularity amongst female exercise enthusiasts all over the globe. Typical classes are 90 minutes long and are practiced all over the world.

Express workouts

With our modern life being so challenging and always rushed, people want their workouts to be fast, easy, and effective. Many group exercise classes and strength training circuits provide 30-minute express-style options, which not only help you achieve your health and wellness goals, but are also great for the beginner exerciser. Virgin Active gyms offer new Twentyfour high intensity interval training classes made up of 24 moves in 24 minutes.

With so many options to choose from, you can easily find a programme or routine that fits in perfectly with your lifestyle. You can even combine these options to ramp up your fitness training and challenge yourself. Fitness training can be adjusted to suit any individual, regardless of your age, fitness level, physical condition or any other challenges you may face. Combined with a healthy diet programme, you will see those kilos melt off in no time!

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Lorien Strydom is a freelance copywriter and entrepreneur based in Pretoria, South Africa. Specializing in health and fitness topics, she aims at completing her master trainer certification while growing her copywriting business to a full-time profession.

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  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love yoga so much, hot yoga is great because you have that added advantage of the heat loosening up your muscles so you can really give yourself that extra push.

    4 years ago •

  1. Leana

    This looks like so much fun. I would like to do the hot yoga… in winter. lol

    4 years ago •

  1. Sam

    I need to back into the fitness thing. Need to loose some weight for summer.

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Hot Yoga sounds steamy yet fun!

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Yoga is not for sissies!

    5 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    I’m a great fan of Yoga, Zumba and my new found passion “Hip Hop Abs Workout”

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Yoga is not for sissies!

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    I love zumba its fun and a great workout

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I would love to Zumba dance my workplace stress everyday!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    Dying to give zumba a bash!

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I really need to find a place in my area that does hot yoga!

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    The express workouts sound perfect!

    5 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    Ooooh I’m dying to still try out a Zumba class!!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Yoga sounds good to me.Wonder if the kilos will start melting away.Great tips just in time for summer.Will give it a go.

    5 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Hot yoga sounds great! Think it’s time to dust off my Zumba dvds…

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Zumba is so in, its like everyone is into it, I must try it out.

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Hot yoga does not seem like any fun for me!

    5 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    I like fun exercising – generally the kind where you don’t even realise you’ve half killed yourself until you wake up the next day and can’t walk properly :P

    5 years ago •

  1. Noma

    where in Cape Town are Zumba classes offered? Would love to join..

    5 years ago •

  1. Anita

    Zumba is good but love the Express workouts!

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Summer’s nearly here and i sure need to explore some kind of fitness regime…..

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I would love to try Hot Yoga – that could be lots of fun.

    5 years ago •

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