The Popular Workout Trends of 2014

This year has been a great one for all sorts of fitness and wellness trends.  Have you latched on to any new favorites?  There is such a wide variety of different exercise routines out there that you may be confused as to which one to try out first, or which one to jump into this year.  While fitness fads come and go like the latest fashion, there are some that are here to stay due to their popularity and proven results.

For whatever fitness level and whatever interests you have, there is most likely an exercise routine that you can enjoy and stick with to meet your weight loss or general health goals.  Who knows what this upcoming new year will bring, but in the meantime, check out these popular fitness trends of 2014!

At Home Ballet Workout RoCross Fitutines

Have you ever wanted the body, strength and flexibility of a ballerina?  Well you too can workout like they do with this popular fitness trend.  Ballet inspired workouts got very popular this past year, and there are many that you can do right from the comfort of your own home.  If you would like more of a challenge, there are classes everywhere that offer these routines, some with a heftier price tag than others.  Ballet style workouts focus on balance, strength and range of motion, which is a great recipe for a fit and healthy body.

Metabolic Resistance Training

These workouts saw an increase in popularity in 2014 because they are great for those of us who have too much to do in too little time.  These effective training sessions focus on fat loss in a fast way.  They tend to try to maximize calories expenditure and increase your metabolic rate.  There are classes offered at many gyms that implement metabolic resistance training in a circuit style workout.  There are also great resources online that can help you tailor a routine to meet your own specific needs.

The Ultimate Abs and Arms Workout

This popular workout is just like it sounds!  It focuses on strengthening and toning the abdominal muscles and the arm muscles as well.  If you want chiseled abs and fit arms, you should check out this strength training and high intensity workout that is a favorite among many gym goers.  This workout has been a favorite for many since 2012.  If you’re looking to tone up, this exercise routine may be for you.

Cross Fit

This workout has become insanely popular this past year, and everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon.  People love this routine because it combines strength training with cardiovascular exercise.  A routine of sprints and deadlifts is a great way to blast fat and build more muscle.  Most gyms offer classes for all levels.  Check one out to find out if this is right for you.


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