From virtual reality to ballet workouts... the new fitness trends you need to know BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Exercise used to be a kind of arduous torture that plenty of us avoided at all costs, but thanks to influencers, boutique gym studios and wearable gadgets, it's had a total rebrand - and more of us are spending our hard-earned cash on fitness than ever before. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/from-virtual-reality-to-ballet-workouts-the-new-fitness-trends-you-need-to-know-37670518.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/article37670515.ece/3fdec/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-01_lif_46877988_I2.JPG Email Exercise used to be a kind of arduous torture that plenty of us avoided at all costs, but thanks to influencers, boutique gym studios and wearable gadgets, it's had a total rebrand - and more of us are spending our hard-earned cash on fitness than ever before. Each year, shiny new workout trends promise to shake up the Lycra-clad landscape, and there's plenty to … [Read more...] about From virtual reality to ballet workouts… the new fitness trends you need to know
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From smart mirrors to part-time veganism and recycled workout clothes, Anna Magee reveals the health trends to look out for in 2019 1) The keto vegan In 2018, the ketogenic diet soared in popularity, with regimes such as Whole30 and the Keto Reset Diet shunning all carbs, grains and sugar in favour of vegetables, animal fat and meat. There’s no doubt it helped with weight loss and the Australian filmmaker Pete Evans even controversially claimed in his 2018 documentary The Magic Pill it could cure cancer. Trouble is, the keto diet’s meat fetish is ethically questionable and a nightmare for the planet as the livestock industry generates as many greenhouse gases as all transport combined. As a... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about Seven top new health trends to try in 2019
WANT to lose weight but can’t face sweating it out on the treadmill? A new exciting exercise is taking the world by storm. By Laura Mitchell / Published 27th August 2018 GETTY FIT: A new workout allows you to burn 1,500 calories in just 45 minutes Forget boring gym workouts and complicated diet plans, you can burn a truck load of calories while having fun.If weight loss is your goal then cardio should be your number one priority and an exciting new fitness trend can help you maximise your calorie burn.For many, a sweaty workout in the gym is anything but fun, but Kangoo Jumps is a thrilling new 45-minute cardiovascular workout about to hit the UK.The high intensity class involves dancing, running and jumping while listening to a mixture of latino and funky house music. PH FUN: Kangoo Jumps are done wearing ski-like boots connected to egg-shaped springs Founders claim the innovative exercise burns up to 1,500 calories a session.Kangoo Jumps are done wearing … [Read more...] about How to burn 1,500 calories in just 45 minutes – without doing a boring gym workout
Chris Wigan admits that before he discovered the joy of aerial hooping, he couldn’t even do a forward roll. “I first stumbled on it around nine years ago, by accident, while I was living in South America – there was a small warehouse next to a very basic gym I’d been visiting near my house.“I was intrigued by this space that had ropes hanging from the ceiling, crash mats everywhere; I just knew that something exciting must have been going on there,” he recalls. “After my first try, I got really addicted – and before I knew it, I was going three times a week.”The 43-year-old former graphic designer now runs Flying Fantastic (flyingfantastic.co.uk) with his wife, an alternative gym with two London locations, that specialises in getting everyday folk to give aerial arts a go.If you’re not up to scratch on your circus skills, aerial hoop (also known as ‘the lyra’, aerial ring or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel … [Read more...] about Why aerial hooping is set to be the most fun (and most Instagrammable) workout trend of the summer
As any regular gym-goer knows, getting hot and sweaty is part and parcel of a good workout. In fact, most of us are of the opinion that the hotter, the better, as it shows that you’re really pushing your body to the limit.Well, a new boutique fitness studio in New York is turning this conventional wisdom on its head and is holding classes in the cold.Brrrn has three classes. The first is a yoga-inspired mobility and strength series in 15 degrees Celsius, the second a core and cardio slide board series in 13 degrees, and the third a battle rope hit series in a chilly 7 degrees.With these temperatures, it’s clear that you won’t be turning up in short shorts and a sports bra. But what is the point of exercising in such cold climes, and what effect does it have on your body?One thing you can definitely credit Brrrn for is a love of science – the studio has looked into these questions in great detail.It claims that exercising in colder temperatures will burn more … [Read more...] about The coolest new fitness trend is exercising in the cold, but does it actually work?