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5 Fitness Crazes Sweeping the Nation

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Are you a trendsetter, or do you appreciate the value in following the latest trends? If you love using the zeitgeist to improve your life, you’ll love some of these hot fitness trends. Trends do change in time, but one thing that will always be popular is looking and feeling your best. For personalized weight loss advice and help navigating the latest fitness and diet fads, call us!

I Wear, You Wear, We All Wear Wearables!

It seems like everyone is wearing a FitBit these days. Fitness wearables are bigger than ever, and can help you track your progress towards fitness goals. These fitness trackers can monitor things like steps taken, calories burned, minutes of activity, and even sleep habits. Manufacturers are creating wearable devices with even more capabilities every day.

For many people, wearables are the key to boosting motivation and increasing their activity. These devices work best when you wear them often, monitor your progress, and seek to improve. Do you use a wearable fitness tracker?

Let’s Do it Together – Partner Fitness

Some things are better together. Working out with a friend has always been popular, but a recent trend is taking working out together to a whole new level. Partner fitness is all the rage. These workout routines can’t be done alone, encouraging you and a friend to really work together to achieve fitness goals. Partner fitness is a fun way to get fit. If you want to give partner workouts a try, here’s an easy guide to some basic partner yoga and a fun buddy workout. Grab your BFF and get moving!

Forget the Workout DVDs … Online Fitness Classes Are Booming

Who needs workout DVDs when you can get such great fitness content online? We love Fitness Blender (free) and Daily Burn (low monthly fee), and often recommend them to our patients. These online fitness providers offer a wide range of workout types, styles, and intensities. There really is something for everyone. If you don’t have time to hit the gym or simply don’t want to spend the money, you can get a great workout at home.

Combine Workouts for More Fun and More Burn

Weight lifting or cycling? Cycling or yoga? With this fitness trend, you don’t have to choose. Combined workouts are becoming more popular. These workouts combine things like cardio and weights or cycling and yoga into one action-packed exercise session. These fast-paced and fun workouts are perfect for those times when you want to mix things up a bit. Many people find that these combination workouts are an easier introduction to weights, yoga, etc. Here’s a fun at-home combo workout to try if you want to get in on this craze. Your gym may also offer combo classes.

Wellness Coaching – You Don’t Have to Do it Alone

Making lifestyle changes is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. You may soon see more personal trainers move from offering just fitness advice to offering health and wellness advice, too. This trend recognizes that change is hard, but easier when you have the right support. We’ve noticed that patients participating in our medical weight loss programs are often more successful than those trying to lose weight alone. By combining the latest medical advances in weight loss with diet, nutrition, and fitness advice help from our personal trainers, we can help  you can lose the weight and keep it off. This fitness trend teaches you that you can get help to lose weight and improve your body.