Whether you compete in the most grueling of marathons, have a yearning for yoga or love to put it all on the line at a daily boot camp, for many, fitness has become a part of a daily lifestyle as you focus on the bigger picture of total body care.
Why is total body care so important when it comes to adding a fitness regimen to your routine? Because even without scheduled workouts, we put our bodies through their paces! Sitting at a desk all day, loading up kiddos and their gear in the car, rushing from point A to point B – we all have a lot going on. And when you add workouts to the mix, it’s even more important to not only think about the best workouts for your body, but the best ways to provide them with consistent maintenance and care so those workouts – and life – become just a bit easier to manage.
As 2015 winds down to a close, now is the perfect time to assess the fitness goals you hit this year and get excited for the fitness trends 2016 has coming. The great thing is that there are a variety of new trends to explore that will help you meet your fitness goals and therapies that will give your body the best post-workout rest and recovery.
- Body Weight Training
With this type of training, it’s all about the basics. Shunning barbells and hand weights, body weight training doesn’t require a ton of equipment – almost none actually. Instead, this 2016 trend focuses on you using your own body weight as resistance and takes it back to classics like pushups, pull ups, crunches and everyone’s favorite – burpies!
- Strength Training
Strength training is kind of self-explanatory, concentrating on strengthening your muscle groups. It’s on the opposite end of the spectrum from Body Weight Training, incorporating weights to add lean muscle to your body’s frame. Strength training is a “classic” favorite in the fitness world, as it’s easy to modify for anyone no matter their physical activity level or gender.
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Time-pressed but still want to work up a good sweat when you work out? Then High Intensity Interval Training will be right up your alley in 2016. Designed to maximize fat-burning, HIIT workout feature short periods of intense, fast-paced movements with shorter resting times and take about 30 minutes to complete.
- Functional Fitness
In the end, we all want to be more flexible and be able to power through our days with grace, balance and coordination. With Functional Fitness routines, this could get easier as we head into the New Year. Tapping into the fundamentals of strength training, Functional Fitness workouts are designed to improve balance and your ability to perform day-to-day activities.
Taking care of your body is not a luxury. So no matter which workout trend you want to check out in 2016, be sure to balance out your workouts by receiving regular massages. Sports Massage Therapy is highly effective in improving your muscle movements and bringing relief to the parts of your body you work out the most. Massage Envy has a variety of massage types that will keep your body healthy, limber and reduce your post-workout recovery time.