2020 is on its way and no matter where you live, you will find people making fitness resolutions for the New Year. But each year, as spring approaches, the hype of the resolution begins to wane. If you’ve ever been a regular at a gym, you’ve seen the pattern. January always has a massive increase in memberships and overcrowded squat racks. But then when February rolls around, it brings a comeback to couch life for many of these newcomers. Let’s deep dive to know the Best ways to burn calories.
There is a common belief in the fitness world that the “best” diet or exercise is the one you can always make time for. Sure, if you starve yourself and run on a treadmill every day, you will lose weight.
But if you can’t commit to that life, you will likely regain all that weight. The most important part of living a healthy life is being able to do it most of the time. Always. So really the best way to stay in shape is to find something active that you enjoy.
This kind of “boxercising”, which originated in New York, has been taking Asia by storm recently. B-monster takes the ever-popular “boxercising” fitness model and adds the twist that takes place in a dark, rave-like setting.
The idea is that keeping the room dark will help people who are embarrassed to exercise in front of others to shamelessly loosen up. The flashing lights and high-energy music make you want to move and get your blood pumping.
If that’s not enough to get you started, instructors make sure you maintain a good pace and monitor your heart rate. This puts you in a safe zone that is great for burning fat and building muscle.
For those who B-monster sounds like a good fit but can’t get emotionally involved in boxing, Feelcycle takes a more traditional approach to group fitness.
It maintains the dark vibe and club music for the same reasons, but it takes place entirely on an exercise bike. This is an especially solid option for anyone who normally has knee pain, as bikes are really good at avoiding pressure on the joints.
A major source of pain when running, for example, is foot contact with a hard surface. Coaches typically recommend stationary bikes or elliptical machines for this very reason.
If you noticed a common theme among most of these trends, then you are not alone. Surf Fit is not in the dark and the music is not playing. It is not even an obvious cardiovascular exercise.
The idea is that by attaching a surfboard to several large rubber balls, you can mimic the feeling of surfing while on dry land.
The round surface under the board makes it difficult to balance and gives you the feeling of really riding the waves. The part of fitness is that by using your core strength and stabilizing muscles for balance, you get a whole-body toning workout.
While on the surfboard, practice yoga or Thai chi movements as well as basic surfing techniques to work your muscles. Surf Fit will prepare you to hit the beach when summer comes mentally and physically, but unfortunately for the guys, Surf Fit is only for women at the moment.
Trampoline fitness has been gaining popularity around the world for some years now. Following a similar pattern to the two trends above, the trampoline exercise in Japan tends to take place in a club-like space, with some more traditional gym-style options for the more adventurous.
Jumping on a trampoline can provide the same cardiovascular benefits as cycling and boxing if done at a rigorous enough pace.
Trampolines have the added benefit that with a smooth surface to land on, you put less pressure on your joints. Plus, jumping uses different muscles than traditional cardio, which can help keep things fresh. You can end up with sore muscles that you never knew existed after a vigorous rebound session.