Exercise Trends for 2016 at Zip Fitness

Even though we’re well into the New Year, it’s important not to lose sight of the health and fitness goals you set for yourself back in January. If you’re finding that your normal workout routine is becoming a bit of a bore, or if you’re simply interested in trying something new, Zip Fitness is happy to provide some ideas to give your workout regime a refresh. Our Zip Fitness amenities are available for you to try out, and many of them line up with exercise trends of 2016 that are becoming widely popular among the exercise enthusiasts. Here are few we think you might want to look into:

Check your grip with rock climbing

Rock climbing was once thought to be strictly reserved for adrenaline junkies, but in recent years has broken into the mainstream. You get the adventurous experience-feel indoors while getting a killer workout. Rock climbing works both the upper and lower body, targeting the back, abdominals, legs, fingers, shoulders, and arms. Consistent rock climbing can improve stamina and overall muscle strength. All the reaching and stretching also improves flexibility and agility, giving your body a full workout across the boards.

Classic bodyweight and strength training

Convenience, affordability, and effectiveness are just a few of the reasons why bodyweight training will continue to be a big trend in 2016. While adding weights to a workout has its benefits, using your own body weight beats dumbbells and barbells if you’re looking for convenience that won’t break your bank. Transitioning from one move to another without juggling kettlebells and other weights takes little to no time so you can work out efficiently. Alternating bursts of intense activity with periods of low-intensity activity so you can burn more fat will pair well with the muscle building of bodyweight and strength training.

Get your boxing gloves on

Boxing is one of those exercise trends that is always in the periphery – not totally out of sight out of mind, but never exactly taking the world by storm. However, its popularity is definitely on the rise for this year. It requires a high level of strength, speed, agility, hand-eye coordination, endurance, nerve, and power. If you decide boxing might be your thing, you can expect enhanced cardiovascular health, improved overall body strength, and improved body composition.

Our Zip Fitness personal trainers are always on the lookout for new trends in the fitness world. We want our clients to know about all the options they have when it comes to achieving their health and fitness goals so they can tailor their work out experience to their preferences. All of our Zip Fitness locations have a variety of amenities and resources for our clients to take advantage of, so you’re sure to find something that works with your schedule and lines up with your goals. If a Zip Fitness membership is something that is of interest to you, give us a call or stop in to one of our locations today. We can’t wait to help you become the most confident and healthy version of yourself!