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Top 5 Fitness Trends of 2013

Are you looking to get into shape this year?  Want to add a new activity to your fitness routine?  The weight-loss and fitness industry is one of the largest industries in the United States!  Here are 5 of the biggest trends in the workout world today!

Spinning:  Indoor stationary cycling.  Sound boring?  No Way!  Pumped up music, a room full of energetic people, lights-out, and an instructor that seems to be on a 24/7 caffeine buzz…The result:  An atmosphere that will push you to your limits in a fun and exciting way you never knew existed.  Health clubs offer beginner to advanced classes.  Don’t be intimidated!  Spinning is for everyone!  The trend has become so popular because anyone can do it without the jarring of your joints.  So no matter your current fitness level, spinning is a highly recommended place to begin.

Yoga Fitness TrendYoga:  The art of developing the mind, body, and spirit.  People who practice yoga say to have increased flexibility, centered breathing, stronger immune system and a greater connection to the world around them.  The art of poses incorporated with deep breathing is taking its hold on the fitness world.  Most studios offer beginner to advanced classes.  So whether you choose Hatha, Vinyasa, or Bikram (just to name a few), try this amazing workout for your body and mind.

Running Fitness LifestyleRunning:  This age old activity has been making its comeback in the last few years.  Want to know the best part?  You can do it anywhere!  No expensive gym memberships necessary!  All you need is a pair of good running shoes and you’re off!  Running is hard on the body, so make sure you have a physical before you begin a running regimen.  For all of you competition lovers out there, most cities have races of all distances to challenge your stride.  From one mile to 5K to a marathon, there is something for everyone in this sport!

Crossfit CrossFit:  The motto for this fitness trend is “Forging Elite Fitness”.  CrossFit is an integrated workout that optimizes the use of all muscle groups.  This workout consists of varied functional movements performed at a level of high intensity.  The communal aspect of the CrossFit regimen makes this heart-pounding, muscle-flexing workout so effective.  What better way to push your body to its limits, than with the support of your peers.

trxTRX:  This fitness trend utilizes the principal of suspension training.  It focuses on collective movement, not just muscles.  TRX consists of various full body movement using the TRX Bands and/or TRX Bar.  This workout is used by professional athletes as a way to stay versatile, flexible, and fit.  One key element that forged this exercise to the mainstream, is the philosophy of applying minimum efforts to achieve maximum results, using only proven methods.

So whether you are a seasoned athlete or someone just looking to get off of the couch…Try one, or all of these fitness trends and get moving!  Your body will thank you!

About Meg Webb

Meg is a Real Estate professional with over 15 years of experience. Her passion for real estate is demonstrated through her success in both new home construction and residential resale. She resides in Upper St. Clair near Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two children where she enjoys training for marathons and volunteering in the community.

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