Celebs swear by it!
Barre combines ballet, yoga and Pilates exercises and moves to create a stronger and more svelte body. The moves are choreographed to music and in each workout you use the barre bar and exercise equipment like mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. Plus, if you needed more convincing Margot Robbie and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swear by it. Their hot bods are proof enough for me!
Benefits: This is a total body workout that helps improve tone and leanness. If you like dancing, it’s a fun exercise that also takes the intensity a notch above just Yoga and Pilates, making it great for burning calories.
Bounce into a healthier (and hotter) you!
Did you know that bouncing on a trampoline for 10 minutes is a better cardiovascular workout than 33 minutes of running? Tramp fitness is a fun and unique high intensity, low impact trampoline workout suitable for all levels of fitness, that will have your heart pumping like never before. The best bit – IT’S FUN! Who doesn’t like bouncing on a trampoline?
Benefits: It’s an incredible cardiovascular workout that’s very low impact. It is also one of the most beneficial methods to genuinely reduce cellulite AND it’s been proven to increase your metabolism.
Everyone’s doing it!
Crossfit became a cult classic and fitness obsession in 2013 and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. It’s a style of training traditionally used by police and military training camps and pro-athletes, using high-intensity movements to improve physical wellbeing. Rather than working muscles in isolation, CrossFit exercises involve the entire body, a method that gets balanced results much quicker than traditional programs. Workouts are extreme, varied and designed to push different parts of your functional strength and conditioning.
Benefits: You are almost guaranteed to lose weight and increase your functional strength and fitness. If you want to become leaner, stronger, faster and more fit then you should definitely take up the challenge and see what all the fuss it about.
Bringing a little ‘Cirque de Soleil’ into your workout
If you’ve ever dreamed about running away to join the circus, this should give you a little taste of what it’s about. The key to Aerial Yoga is the hammock, a swath of silky fabric that acts as your support system. Using the hammock, you learn to hang suspended in the air and perform a numbers of movements. It allows you to stretch and strengthen without overstressing your joints or compressing your spine. Aerial Yoga moves stem not only from traditional yoga but also pilates, dance and calisthenics.
Benefits: Aerial yoga helps to increase strength and flexibility. It’s a total body workout, almost all the body parts are forced to move and stretch. Similarly to yoga it’s also spiritually uplifting and great stress relief.
Calling all Warriors, Spartans and Tough Mudders!
Gaining popularity last year, this is another trend that shows no signs of slowing down. It’s exactly what the title suggests it is, an obstacle course designed to test your physical fitness and limits. It involves plenty of running, body-weight training and often slopping through mud to burn those calories!
Benefits: Obstacle-course training improves fitness and stamina, and provides an awesome challenge for those wanting to test their limits.