Are you a little bored with your regular workouts and want to change it up a little? You're not alone!
In recent years a number of new and innovative training options have appeared on the market that are rapidly growing in popularity. So if you haven't tried them out, here are five new workouts worth trying out in 2021.
1. Altitude training
In the past, altitude training was only used by top athletes to improve performance and has now become mainstream. Some places like this gym in St. Kilda, Melbourne offer a multi-zone high altitude workout where you can do your workout in the same conditions as if you were on the top of a mountain where the air is thinner and you are with every breath suck in less oxygen.
It can help you burn up to 25% more calories than normal exercise. It is great for weight loss and weight management, and offers additional benefits such as improving muscle endurance, building strength, and supporting cardiovascular health.
Dancing has brought a world of good to the health and fitness industry – we were first introduced to Pilates, but now it's barre that is attracting the attention of many people who want to improve their fitness by trying something different.
Barre combines exercises from ballet, yoga and Pilates and offers intensive training without prior dance training. It's largely based on using your own body weight as resistance, and it's an excellent way to target muscle groups that you might not otherwise be able to train.
It also offers many health benefits, including strengthening and toning your muscles, improving posture, increasing endurance and metabolism, and improving bone density.
3. Infrared hot yoga
We all know that yoga has many health benefits, but hot infrared yoga makes it even better. With courses offered at varying temperatures between 30 and 40 ° C, Hot Yoga can help with everything from weight loss and detox to increased blood flow and metabolism, improved oxygen levels, collagen production, joint and muscle pain relief, and stress reduction.
While some gyms offer hot yoga sessions that use traditional space heating to heat the room, infrared panels provide a superior type of warmth. They shine like the sun and heat objects in the room rather than the air itself. This ensures that you can continue your practice in dry, cool air without the need for annoying fans, while enjoying all the benefits of a hot yoga class.
4. SKILLMILLTM treadmills
If you haven't heard of it, SKILLMILLTM treadmills differ from traditional treadmills with their curved base and unique, non-motorized, ergonomic two-handle design that offers a wide range of exercise options.
Ideal for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), the design ensures that you maintain correct posture throughout your workout while improving your strength, speed, endurance and agility for peak performance.
5. Virtual cycling
Once just a concept that was envisioned in futuristic films, virtual cycling is now a thing. By simply buckling up a virtual headset, your once bleak spin session is transformed into a lifelike, real-world experience where you can imagine cycling through a range of outdoor environments, from alpine mountain peaks to urban, coastal or desert landscapes.
If you suffer from motion sickness this may not be for you, but it is definitely worth trying if you get the chance!
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