Three of the biggest fitness trends you need to try

Fitness trends
Fitness trends

Winter is the perfect time to start working on your summer body. Yes, we do know that getting out of bed on cold winter mornings to take a run doesn’t sound like a lot of  fun to most of us. Right? So, we’ve compiled the top most exciting fitness trends, tell you where you can find them and why you need to do them. Here’s to making winter fitness great again!

1. Functional Fitness

Functional fitness is designed to train the body to do movements you may encounter in everyday life. Think about sitting down, picking up large objects and climbing up on the counter to reach something; functional fitness is designed to make these movements easier and to get you stronger for daily living.  

Where to find it?

Crossfit is the originator of functional fitness as an exercise style. It incorporates various methods of fitness to get you faster, stronger and more agile. It’s designed for all fitness levels so don’t be afraid to check out these gyms. Oh, and the best part? The first class is free.

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  • Crossfit Proform located in Bryanston, Johannesburg

Contact: 083 669 2729, kerry@crossfitproform.co.za

  • Cape Crossfit located in Century City, Newlands and Gardens in Cape Town

Contact: 021 461 0243, info@capecrossfit.com

2. Group Fitness 

Sometimes we need somebody to push us but personal training can get expensive. So look no further than Group Fitness classes. By working out in groups you are more motivated and accountable to show up and work out hard. You get the benefits of personal training, without the high costs, so why not try out this fitness trend?

Where to find it?

  • Switch Playground located in Bryanston, Sandton, Cape Town and Pretoria.

Switch playground has changed the exercising experience with a live DJ and club-like bright coloured lights; this group fitness class is anything but boring. It’s a full body workout with 21 stations that will leave you fitter than when you came in.

Contact: 083 470 9443, alison@switchplayground.com

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3. HIIT Training

HIIT training stands for high intensity interval training; it is short bursts of high intensity exercise followed by a period of rest. This type of workout is known to have your heart rate racing in a short amount of time, usual 30 minutes or less. Although it is short, its high intensity means that the body is still burning calories long after the workout is done.

Where to find it?

  • F45 located in Camps Bay and Somerset West

Contact: 083 253 9058,campsbay@f45training.co.za / 079 774 2707, somersetwest@f45training.co.za

  • Ritual Gym located in Fourways and Illovo

Contact: 011 465 4465, fourways@ritualgym.com / 011 327 6060, illovo@ritualgym.com

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