There are many fitness trends in 2020 that you can pick from but finding one that fits your needs may be the challenge. You may lean toward a particular fitness trend because you’re interested in many of the exercises within the training module but you find that parts of the module is too difficult at the moment or your body is just not compliant with the moves. That’s normal, depending on your age if you’re able to comply, but you have the ability to change your workout at any time to find the one that fits your needs.
HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training High intense activity to increase your heart rate to the highest level alternated by a period of rest for the same amount of time (example) 30 seconds intense activity 30 seconds of rest. This type of workout produces better results for weight loss but may not be the right choice for everyone.
Free Weight Training Using dumbbells or barbells to improve strength has been used for many years and still amongst the favorites for some. This allows you to build strength as well as build muscle that improves your appearance and function ability. More women than ever use free weights to improve their body health, it’s no longer just for men. Many years ago, you would not have seen women lifting free weights as the weights were designed for men to improve their strength. Smaller dumbbells with less weight that women tend to use wasn’t available therefore, you would only see men using free weights.
Circuit Training Using all machines in the gym in a sequence. This was very popular decades ago and still being used today to improve body functions and strength training among many. Each station focused on different functions targeting different muscle groups. This is a good way to focus on particular parts of the body that you are interested in improving.
Functional Fitness Training Improves weaknesses like poor posture, tight or weak muscles, circular motions needed to perform daily task. Functional training is also used to improve performance of a particular sport that may require more motion of a particular body part. This type training works well for outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, golfing, or any activity that requires use of arms, legs, swings, twist or turns.
Fitness Training for Older Adults As people get older their fitness needs change but age doesn’t prevent them from staying fit. Functional fitness programs are available like yoga which improves strength and flexibility, tai chi which improves balance, and low impact aerobics that challenge the brain. Staying fit as you get older will improve all body functions and keeps you from losing your ability to perform in all areas.
Which training is best for you? You may find you need help deciding which training is best for you and advice from a trainer may be needed. It’s okay to experiment with the different types in order to make the right choice. Everyone’s goals are different and finding the right type training for you may require more challenges than others, the main thing is not to give up, there’s something out there for everyone.