The most popular trends are the fusion style programs that blend the best of yoga and
spinning, or pilates and strength… these approaches keep the interest of the
participant and yield a more personalized approach to fitness.
pros – keeps your interest and builds better balance through a "cross training effect"
of hitting muscles differently than the same muscle patterns; also can find lots of these
types of classes on video now. Check collagevideos.com for reviews and information.
However,there are so many NEW classes on the market… drums alive, kettlebells, Latin
Dance (Zumba), Hoopnotica (hula hoop) BUT online programs are not only becoming more
popular and are showing great success with the online user. Some are free and some cost
$$ but tried and true if the you gets engaged they will find success. To mention a few:
www.weightwatchers.com, ediets.com, fitover40.com, ifit.com and FREE programs too like
Fitness Magazine has an eblast for losing weight, Mission Foods has an eblast for living
a balanced life through fitness and nutrition, USA Today’s online weight loss challenege,
fitnessonline.com’s tips and tricks and Go to my website and fill out the contact form
with NEW YOU and I will send you a 30 day workout, shopping list and menu plan from my
upcoming book: ALL FREE!
pros – they are minimal cost and only a laptop away
cons – you have be digital to utilize; if you don’t have access to a computer and the
library is your only access, you will find it hard to have success with these
What’s surprising for people to learn about these fitness trends or exercising in general
is that we are re-marketing fitness to find something that the consumer will like and
engage in~ that being said, there will always be on more products, classes, or an
instructor that hits a chord in the public and they will jump into it! Which is great as
long as it gets people moving and out of their chairs. Once you find something that is
fun, it no longer becomes a chore but a part of your routine. AND another interesting
tidbit, I believe many people do not exercise because of the time they perceive it takes
to get better health and a better body. Ten minutes is my magic number and I don’t even
have to leave the house. I set the kitchen timer and dance, speed clean or run the
stairs on the days I know I won’t make it to the gym~we are all multi-tasking more than