Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you have chosen to get fitter during 2013 have you decided which physical activity you will choose? At this time of the year indoor activities are sometimes more attractive than the outdoors. Sometimes the shear variety of indoor classes can be overwhelming so I am going to look at some of the more popular classes available.
Boxercise is very popular with the men although equally popular for women. It focusses on upper body work; arms, abs, chest and shoulders. Lower body exercises may be included helping with overall fitness.
Body pump is a mixture of weights and aerobic exercise providing an overall workout.
Spinning is a great aerobic exercise – different to outdoor cycling as you can alter the tension of the wheels making it easier or harder.
Yoga is good for flexibility, coordination, body awareness, good posture.
Circuit Training is a great all round exercise class. It improves stamina, strength and mobility.
Pilates will help with your core strength and posture.
Why not go along to your nearest gym and have a go at one of these. You may find a new exercise which you enjoy and will be more likely to stick with. Introducing variety into your training programme may help you in your quest to improved fitness for 2013.