Move it Baby
Cardio tennis, tech training and shaking your booty just like Beyoncé are just some of the new fitness trends destined to make us sweat up a storm in 2015.
Here are a few of woman with drive’s favourites for the year.
1) Seen on Screen
Have you ever wished you could move your hips like Shakira or bust a move like Britney? Now is your chance to learn your most loved music videos and shake it like a star next time you hit the dancefloor.
Bonnie Parsons, founder and former back-up dancer, decided to start teaching classes in which you could learn the routines in famous music videos such as Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” and Britney Spears’s “I’m a Slave 4 U”.
The Seen on Screen classes proved to be a huge hit in 2014 and thanks to popular demand the London-based dance studio is opening up doors around the country.
The fitness benefits from dance are a brilliant bonus to the class and you will hardly notice you’re burning all those calories when you’re having fun and feeling like a superstar.
For those of us outside of the UK, don’t fear, similar programs are beginning to pop up around the world.
2) Tech Training
In an increasingly digital world, we tend to become more and more reliant on technology and keeping fit is no different. There are countless fitness-tracking apps, wearable tech wristbands, glasses, and even bras to help us with our workouts.
Now gym junkies can enter the world of gaming, scoring points, dominating leaders and connecting with fitness friends around the world via technology.
This new technology uses traditional video-game mechanics to engage and motivate people to reach their fitness goals. Fitocracy is an online game and social network that allows people to connect with others and even compete in a range of sports virtually.
3) Cardio Tennis
Hybrid classes are here to stay in 2015. No doubt many of us have already heard of piloxing and yogalates, but now make way for cardio tennis – the latest fusion fitness trend to hit our shores.
Cardio tennis is designed to be far more of a workout than just improving your serve. The class is made up of a series of tennis-based drills and activities performed to up-beat music on a tennis court to keep you energized, moving fast and burning fat.
We first heard about this new trend last year and it looks like it is here to stay. Breathe a sigh of relief because for another year, long workouts are out and short workouts are in again. But just because the class is short, doesn’t mean it will be easy.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a fast, cardio workout, which targets all areas of the body. HIIT involves short bursts of exercises such as body weight training, sprints or plyometrics, followed by brief recovery breaks, jam-packed into as little as a 15-minute session.
Research shows that you can burn more calories in a 15-minute HIIT workout, than you would in a one-hour session, which leaves more time for wine after!
If you have any other new fitness classes you have tried or would like us to investigate, please let us know.
Image credit: Seen on Screen, Victoria’s Secret
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