I was thrilled last week when Australian Personal Trainer Amy Mia Goldsmith contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in collaborating with her as she has been an avid Wildcat Fitness Blog reader for a while now. I still think it’s incredible that the world of blogging allows me to reach and connect with people like Amy, so I was only too happy to accept her kind offer of a guest blog post for the site and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did! Take it away Amy….
Planning your perfect workout can be quite difficult, particularly if you have no idea what would you like to do in the first place. There are many ways to organise a cardio workout and what you should have in mind are combinations of different exercises and styles that are probably the best for achieving the ultimate results. Of course, resting days are as important as workout days. Besides that, you should decide how much time will you have available for exercising. When you finally make a decision, it’s high time you chose the perfect fitness program for yourself. Here are three workout trends that will be very popular in 2016, and we are sure that you’ll want to try them out as soon as possible.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is very popular nowadays for one simple reason – it gives fabulous results while it allows shortening the overall amount of time you spend exercising. It is very important to know that you should give 100 percent of yourself during every burst of activity, since this is the only way to ensure the best performance. Of course, you don’t have to worry about catching your breath, because every burst of exercise is followed by short recovery period. Such a workout is fantastic because it is extremely beneficial at so many levels – first of all because it will make your body burn fat and calories for up to 38 hours after the workout. The fact that every session lasts no more than 30 minutes makes it time efficient, and it gets even better when you realize that no fancy outfits or expensive equipment are required. Just grab a good pair of workout shoes and training apparel.
Are you looking for something practical that will provide quick results and perhaps save you some money in the process? Well, bodyweight training is one of the most effective training routines designed to improve your flexibility, strength and your overall health. These exercises are quite simple; they enable you to burn fat more quickly and most importantly – you can do it practically anywhere! There is no need for pricey gym memberships, when these exercises are focused solely on using your own body weight to improve your fitness and health levels. The best thing about bodyweight training is that you can constantly challenge yourself more. Simply decide on adding a few more reps, perform the exercises faster or simply combine this training with cardio and strength training for ultimate results. If you decide on implementing a more intensive approach, I personally recommend using RyderWear fitness apparel.
Functional fitness is exactly as it sounds; the goal is to incorporate your everyday movement into an exercise routine that will provide efficient results. It is based on simple exercises you do on daily basis, sometimes not even being aware of it. Lunging, squatting, bending, twisting – these are all natural movements you do while unloading your groceries, cooking dinner or cleaning the house. This type of exercising will help you become stronger, enhance your skills of specific sports activities, strengthen your core muscles and above all – it will challenge you. If you have a busy schedule, functional fitness is definitely the best option for you. After all, it is a very creative fitness regime which enables you to modify the exercises according to your preferences, so you never have to worry that it will become boring, monotone or that you will have to repeat the same exercises over and over again.
All of these fitness trends will be huge in 2016 for a good reason – they provide fantastic results, both when it comes to your physical appearance and mental well-being. We all know that looking good is closely connected to feeling good, which is why you should immediately try some of these concepts. Amazing results are definitely unavoidable. Just try it and you won’t regret it!
About the author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a biology graduate from Melbourne and a personal trainer. She has a degree in nutrition and her goal is to teach people to live a healthy, happy life. You can contact Amy on Twitter.