Luxury fitness trends to diversify your routine
Very few people are likely to argue against the importance of exercise as an aid to good health and fitness. The problem is that with our busy lifestyles and the demands of work it isn’t always easy to find the time to exercise. This can be especially true if it means travelling to a gym or fitness centre every day to get your fitness fix. Some innovative ways around this problem are now being chosen by an ever-increasing number of individuals who are “switching on” to the latest luxury fitness trends.
The benefits of a home gym
The ever-present constraints of time are always going to be an issue where fitness and exercise are concerned and that is probably one of the main factors that prevent or stops people from exercising. Running is also an option that many have considered only to be beaten out of it by the unreliable UK weather. If you can afford the range of expensive equipment that is involved and you have the available floor space, you could even join the élite few who have the luxury of their own gym.
The biggest barrier for most individuals considering indulging in this luxury is likely to be the cost of the initial outlay of the equipment. However equipment hire can solve this problem and is becoming a more popular options. One of the biggest benefits of this evolving exercise trend is that for the first time it allows individuals to fit exercise in with their own busy life/work schedules.
Fitness in the workplace
Many UK businesses and those with office environments, in particular, are “switching on” to the idea of fitness at work and using services like a treadmill hire company to provide the equipment. Through taking their responsibilities towards their employees fitness seriously, and actually realising the productivity benefits of a happy and healthy workforce, many businesses are seeing a sensible return on this investment. This is coming in the form of anything from less time out due to stress and illness through to improved workplace and management perception, both of which are likely to pay off in favour of the management and workforce alike.
The revival in fitness through Yoga trend
To say that Yoga was something new would be more than just a mild understatement as it has actually been around for over 5000 years give or take a few. The great thing about Yoga is that you can practice it anywhere and it provides a total mind and body fitness enhancement that very few other fitness regimes offer. If you want to set yourself up for the working day, a Yoga session in the comfort of your own home, a quiet corner of the park, or even a more remote spot of the great outdoors, will do the trick. Yoga is known to create harmony and balance between the mind and body which doesn’t just contribute towards overall fitness; it also reduces stress.
The latest trend of infrared saunas
Through healthy nutrition and regular exercise, the body can be encouraged to perform several key fitness functions and one of these is detoxification. It is a widely held view that perspiration during exercise is a contributing factor towards detoxification and that is the thinking behind the latest fitness trend that uses infrared saunas. The deep sweating that the method produces is claimed to assist with detoxification right down at the cellular level.
High Intensity Interval Training
There are various gyms and classes which are solely dedicated to the process of high intensity interval training (known as HIIT). Concepts like Soul Cycle feature a high intensity cardio and strength routine, alongside a rhythm based choreography.
The benefits of HIIT training are well proven, and studies suggest that it makes you happier than steady state cardio in addition to improving athletic performance.
Fitness and technology
The recent explosion in fitness technology from fit-bits and personal body condition monitors to apps and sat nav tracking offers individuals up to the second information about how beneficial their fitness routines actually are.
From indoor cycling trainers and running machines to a wide range of specialist fitness equipment, individuals can choose the fitness trends that are best suited for their lifestyles and abilities. The bottom line is, of course, that there shouldn’t now be any good reason why anyone who is able-bodied enough to do so shouldn’t be contributing towards their own personal fitness.