Just like anywhere in the world, Australia’s fitness scene is making a lot of changes in terms of exercises. What used to be go-to workouts are now being replaced by more techie counterparts.
Plus, there’s a whole lot of training programs that mix old exercises with new ones. If you’re dying to know what exercises these are, here are the six most popular workouts for the new year.
An oldie but goodie, treadmills have always been part of the exercise scene. Whether you want to fill that 10,000 steps a day or you have to burn the carbs you ate a while ago, cardio is the most tried and tested way to get healthy.
But you might be wondering why treadmills are a part of this list. If you haven’t noticed, gym equipment today are being equipped with technology.
So, expect that the treadmills on sale today can track different metrics in your body. There are also treadmills that offer virtual training programs.
2. High-Intensity Interval Trainings
With so many things to do these days, it’s almost impossible to devote time for a workout. Luckily, doctors have found that you can lose a lot of calories in a short period of time when you do HIIT.
HIIT or high-intensity interval trainings are exercises that have high-intensity exercises for short periods of time and have low-intensity exercises during the rest periods.
HIIT often just takes 45 minutes or shorter depending on how long you can last. Because you’ll be moving the whole time, your body will continue to burn calories even after the exercises.
Yoga has always been part of the fitness scene in Australia. Thanks to Miranda Kerr, more people are inclined to try out this wellness exercise that doesn’t just help you stay fit – it also improves your mental health. Besides, you don’t need a lot of equipment to do this. All you should have is a yoga mat and you’re all set.
But did you know that there are now different ways to do yoga? You can now do yoga while you drink wine, bond with goats, and so much more. No wonder people are more drawn to try yoga.
4. Group Classes
If you feel that you don’t have the confidence to go to the gym alone, then it’s not just you. There are a lot of people who feel insecure going to the gym and most would be willing to if they had friends to go with. And that’s how group classes came to be.
Group classes are simply classes taken by groups of people. It can be any workout – Zumba, yoga, CrossFit, and many more. Most group classes have fixed schedules, but the beauty of joining is that you are more encouraged to do this regularly.
5. Bodyweight Training
The next you have is bodyweight training. Forget weights, you can use your body as your weight instead! Bodyweight training is a great idea for people who do not want to go to the gym or do not have their own set of weights at home.
The beauty of bodyweight training is that you don’t just activate your limb muscles, but you also activate your core. A big part of bodyweight training is maintaining balance and posture so you can rely on having better blood circulation to your muscles.
6. Outdoor Trainings
And lastly, you have outdoor training. Outdoor training can be any kind of exercise done outdoors. One of the most popular exercises is running.
With the introduction of fitness apps comes a number of running apps as well. Just by browsing in the App Store, you’ll see at least 10 running apps that track your route, pace, calories burned, and distance covered.
Moreover, the presence of having fitness trackers lets you do sports and trainings outside of the house and still have your health recorded.
With more technology available to Australians, ways of getting healthier and more active become a lot easier. Also, you have to thank the many creative minds that have thought of ways to mix different kinds of exercises.
Take yoga and Pilates. These two workouts are famous on their own, but the mix of both has definitely taken the country by storm.