Top Fitness Trends of 2011

I’m so excited to introduce a new addition to my site called “Lifestyle”. In this section, I will be writing about fitness, healthy living, health, nutrition and more. I am so excited about this opportunity as I will be taking my passion for a healthy lifestyle to a new level. This week my “Lifestyle” post is about fitness trends. I have been researching and talking to many fitness professionals to determine what I think are going to be the Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2011. Please let me know if you have some ideas of your own.

1. Yoga-Different styles of yoga are becoming mainstream, and more people are catching on to the physical and mental benefits of yoga. I personally love “Bikram” (hot yoga). See information on corporate yoga (below).

2. Strength Training-More and more data explains the importance of strength training. There’s a strong trend of sports specific training for kids, teens and adults. Group training is also even becoming more popular because of the reductions of personal training costs.

3. Core Workouts-Workouts focusing on the core are trending with ball workouts, plank workouts, water core workouts and horizontal workouts.

4. Spin Cycling classes-Indoor cycling classes are really taking off. You can ride at your own level, get a great workout and sweat, and do it even if it’s dark or rough weather. Warning, it really revs up the appetite.

5. Bootcamp Workouts-Personal trainers, as well as, gyms are having more group style mix-it-up workout classes that are tough challenges to the body.

6. Interval Training-High interval training classes (HIT) are becoming very popular this year as well as interval training in all sports such as running, cycling and swimming. You can burn a lot of fat in a short amount of time with this type of workout.

8. Yoga Spinning-This combines yoga and spinning in one workout. I’ve haven’t tried this, but I hear the two go together like a “yin and yang” combining stretching and strengthening all in one. It sounds fun to cycle to new age music.

9. Piloxing-This new celebrity craze combines the power, speed and agility of boxing with the sculpting of pilates. I can’t wait to try this.

10. Body Weight Workouts-Workouts using your body weight are becoming hot. My friend, Sandra, Owner of “Fuel Plus Fitness”, specializes and is the founder of “Horizontal Conditioning”. This is a challenging workout that creates a lean sculpted body. She has DVD’s of her workouts as well as ball videos.

Note: The photo above was taken by Joseph DeSciose of my friend, Jennifer Berman, Owner of Jennifer Berman Corporate Yoga. Jennifer travels around with her mat in tow to business offices such as law firms and corporations. She brings a yoga mind and strong workout to the corporate world.

24 thoughts on “Top Fitness Trends of 2011”

  1. I have been doing interval training in all of my workouts (run, spin and bike), and it has increased my appetite as well as my overall fitness. It really works. Great post btw

  2. Bikram yoga is the best! I mean, I thought I was actually going to die during my first session, but afterwards, I never felt better. And before I knew it, I was coming back a couple times a week. Talk about a detox…

  3. Great to see the new section. Knowing your passion for fitness, this just makes total sense. You are going to be able to help people live the total healthy lifestyle. So proud of your hard work 🙂

  4. Fun new addition. Crossfit is also a big trend, I think. It’s similar to some you wrote about, but a mix of fast, heavy, and body weight workouts. I wrote a “how to crossfit” post if you’d like to borrow.

  5. I’m looking forward to this series! I hadn’t heard of piloxing before. Sounds like something I would enjoy! And, I’ve looked at your friends horizontal workouts before. They look intense!

  6. awesome new addition to your site. this is a perfect 2nd venue for you and Ingredients Inc. food, exercise, culture etc and are all the perfect “ingredients” to enrich our lives.

  7. Marla, No, that is not me in the picture, but I’ll take that as a compliment. That is my dear friend, Jennifer, the most talented yoga teacher and student that I know

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