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    Fitness Trends to Try in 2017


    It only makes sense to want to lose weight and get in shape during the new year. It’s the perfect opportunity to start fresh and really buckle down on achieving your weight loss and fitness goals. As with anything else, the fitness world is always changing and it seems as if there’s always a new method, class or device claiming to be the next big thing. This makes fitness vast and exciting, with something for everyone! Check out some of the fitness trends slated to get even bigger in 2017. Who knows, you may find the perfect workout or watch to help you get fitter than ever before!

    Bodyweight Training
    Bodyweight training involves building muscle through the use of one’s own body as opposed to free weights or equipment. Bodyweight training
    has been on top of mind for a while, and it’s easy to see why: it’s affordable, effective, and can be done anywhere. Popular bodyweight exercises to perform on the go include squats, pushups, and lunges.

    Wearable Tech
    It seems as if everyone has some kind of health tracker nowadays, whether it be a Fitbit bracelet, an Apple Watch, or Fossil’s new Q Motion activity trackers. This doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon in the new year. As technology for fitness tech advances, today’s wearables can track a number of factors with stunning accuracy including distance, heart rate, sleep patterns and more.

    Outdoor Activity
    Working out doesn’t need to be all about putting in hours at the gym anymore. 2017 will see even more fitness enthusiasts transform into outdoor experts. Activities like hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and the like have become increasingly popular in recent years, in part due to their connection to the concept of wanderlust and contribution to overall fitness. A variety of different outdoor activities keeps your body on its toes while also boosting your mood and peace of mind.

    Functional Fitness
    While other workout programs simply focus on making you stronger, functional fitness aims towards strength for the everyday. In other words, the strength to move furniture, carry your massive grocery haul into the house in one trip, and other daily tasks. The goal is to increase balance, coordination, strength and overall endurance to perform normal daily activities safely and efficiently. It’s emphasized in Crossfit programs as well as rehabilitation programs.

    Mixed Format Classes
    Group fitness classes like Orange Theory and Speedplay gained major traction in 2016 and seem unlikely to slow down. Part of their appeal is the hybrid format they’re built upon. For example, Orange Theory incorporates treadmill work, rowing and strength training all within one 60 minute session. These workouts are perfect for those who enjoy variety and high-intensity workouts. They also offer the opportunity to build strength and fitness in many areas in a short period of time. Mixed format fitness should continue to be popular among variety-seekers in the New Year.

    Workout Apps
    Don’t have the time or structure for a gym membership? Grab your workouts from an app! While some, like ClassPass (hyperlink), allow members to drop into different gyms and workout studios on the fly, others like Nike’s NTC (hyperlink) offer workouts straight from the app. In today’s fast-paced and unexpected world, they make achieving weight loss and fitness goals accessible, easy and affordable.

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