Fitness Trends in the Palisades
In this world of technology and “I want it now”, we have become a society that loves the latest and the greatest. We are no strangers to this in the fitness arena in the Palisades as we have our fair share of fitness products, trends and fads. While this can be beneficial for those who thrive off of new things and change, there are still a lot of the “old school” things that work. As a result, here is my top five list of fitness trends in the Palisades that ain’t going nowhere.
The TRX, is, in my opinion, the most versatile piece of portable equipment that one could purchase. Any exercise that can be done in a gym environment, can also be done using the TRX. Whether your focus is stabilization, strength, power or flexibility, the TRX will allow to do those exercises. Also, it is easy to use and can be used anywhere! As a result, the TRX is here to stay as a fitness trend in 2015 in the Palisades!
The Bosu Ball is a great tool that not only incorporates power exercises, but, allows a user to perform any exercise imaginable. Bosu Balls are great tools to use as cardio portions of a circuit b/c they burn a lot of calories. Did you know that the US Ski team endorses the Bosu ball for its ability to enhance their ski program?
Circuit training is a style of exercise that mixes weight training with cardio exercise. As a result, this form of exercising appeals to those who do not have time to workout. The other benefit of circuit training is the reduction in rest periods which allows the body to improve its overall conditioning. As your body becomes better with circuit training, your ability to work harder improves too! Circuit training is a fitness trend in the Palisades that ain’t going nowhere!
The Paleo Diet
The Paleo Diet became really popular through the world of Cross Fit. It promotes that the majority of the food you eat be in the form of vegetables, certain fruits and a limited portion of meat ( the main beverage should be water). The veggies, fruits and meat should be properly treated, grass fed, hormone & pesticide free.
People who eat this way have seen significant results that include: weight loss and more energy. Also there have been reports of the reversal of hypertension. Relatively speaking, it is a simple way of eating that does not require a lot of work. As people become busier, eating the Paleo way is more attractive as their meals are easy and quick.
Heart Rate Monitors
Heart rate monitors are an excellent way to engage how hard (or not) a person is working. For those who want to lose weight or are training for some type of event in the Palisades, wearing a heart rate monitor is one of the easiest way to determine intensity. Also, a lot of heart rate monitors now include how many steps you take and calories burned. The heart rate monitor is a proven, accurate gauge of intensity and is a fitness trend in the Palisades that ain’t going nowhere!
In conclusion, the TRX, Bosu Balls, circuit training, Paleo Diet and heart rate monitors have withstood the test of time and are fitness trends in the Palisades. They ain’t going nowhere. Finally, how about you try all of these together for the next month and let us know your results!