Fitness Fads

We at Elite Nutrition and Performance believe there is a fitness plan that works for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding a workout plan that fits your goals based on lifestyle, fitness level, and personality.  Over the course of the next several weeks we will explore in detail a few of the popular exercise fads out there today, in order to help you find the best program for you. The purpose of this article series is to educate you on the differences between the workout regimens in order to help you make an informed decision for safe, effective, and practical fitness.

Today’s Fitness Fads

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Why do I call them “fad” workouts? Fitness styles are constantly changing and evolving with cultural and technological advances. Remember Jazzercise? Aerobics? Tae Bo? Today we have Wii Fitness and TRX among others, but the point is that fitness is constantly changing. There are many different flavors of fitness fads, but we are only going to talk about three of the most popular today: CrossFit, Barre, and Insanity. When looking at starting a new fitness program, it is important to be aware of several things. You must be honest with yourself about your fitness level, past exercise

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experience, and what best motivates you.

 

Pros and Cons

One important theme of this article series will be the pros and cons of each fitness style. Part of making a good individualized decision is learning to decide which aspects of your chosen fitness fad is important to you, and which aspects you feel you need to avoid.  This is a valuable balance to take into consideration and the pros and cons of each fad will be weighed differently depending on your personal needs. Keep in mind that each fad will have limits that you will need to supplement with additional exercises in order to help create a more balanced overall fitness regimen for yourself.

 

The Next Step

Our article series will help you to gather the facts to help you make a well-informed decision on your fitness lifestyle. We will highlight things to keep in mind from both your personal life and professional life that can be applied to selecting the correct workout regimen. At the end of the day, the decision is yours and having fun while staying safe is the most important factor!

Do you want to start a new workout but don’t know where to start?  Or do you have questions about fitness or nutrition? Set up a FREE no obligation consultation with us at Elite Nutrition and Performance and we can help you get started.

Jesa CulyJesa Culy, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Ace Certified Personal Trainer

 

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