Are you a fitness buff?  Do you love staying fit? Maybe you are new to the fitness world and are looking to find your niche?  Perhaps you’ve tried a couple of fitness routines at Retro Fitness already and haven’t been able to keep at it?  Whatever may be the case it’s always good to keep up on the latest fitness trends and boost your fitness knowledge while expanding your repertoire.  

Being healthy is important to a better way of life.  Hitting the gym and or getting steady exercise not only improves your physical strength and well-being it puts you in a better place mentally too.  

CrossFit

CrossFit has pretty much taken the fitness world by storm.  So much so that there are now televised competitions with CrossFit athletes.  All over the world people are turning to CrossFit and getting themselves in the best shape of their lives.  Not to mention challenging themselves at a high level.  CrossFit combines several compound exercises utilizing both cardio and strength training.

HIIT

HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training has been around for quite some time.  It used to only be thought of as a way of doing cardio to melt the fat off. However, it has recently seen a resurgence with weight training.  The way HIIT is performed is; you do a burst of highly intense activity followed by a short rest period.  Typically 60 seconds on and 30 seconds off. This is great to do with weights or on days you are only doing cardio.  It is also great to do for about 15 minutes of HIIT after a weight training session to create an extra fat burning cycle.  

Technology You Can Wear

Wearable technology is huge in the fitness world these days and it keeps getting bigger.  From heart rate monitors to activity trackers to smartwatches, these gadgets can help you get a better insight and possibly gain an edge over your contemporaries.  

Aside from the previously mentioned devices, there are some hot new fitness gadgets coming your way.  Things such as Nadi X Yoga Pants which send vibrations to your body to help your form during a yoga session.  Then, there is the Motiv Ring which monitors your body’s activity from your finger.

Bodyweight Training

Bodyweight training has been around since the stone ages.  It’s what the armed forces still rely on to get their cadets in shape.  In this day and age, people are traveling more and more and bodyweight training can be done just about anywhere at any time.  Most people don’t realize that bodyweight training can be extremely hard. You can build a great deal of strength and challenge yourself despite its simplicity.  

Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness is the act of performing exercises that allow you to do daily tasks such as carrying a box or lifting a suitcase.

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