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9 Food, Dining and Fitness Trends We'll See in 2015

by User Not Found | Dec 04, 2014

2015 Fitness Trends

HIITs are hot. High-intensity interval training, called HIIT for short, is an exercise program that uses short but very intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods, and it will continue to rock the fitness world in 2015, according to a survey released by the American College of Sports Medicine. The sessions are typically 30 minutes or less, and fans of the technique love it for its efficiency.  

Men doing yogaWhile yoga has become a fairly mainstream fitness activity, it hasn’t yet caught on as much for men. However, this trend was big at the recent IDEA World Fitness Conference, and 2015 may see more of the male gender practicing their sun salutations. Men are catching on that yoga can be an ideal form of exercise for those suffering from a sports-related injury, and it also helps improve balance and reduce stress.

Body weight training. In an effort to avoid reliance on machines and have more flexibility to work out anywhere, people are becoming more attracted to the benefits of body weight training, according the ACSM survey. Body weight training utilizes back-to-basics exercises such as push-ups and lunges, and best of all – it’s free!

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