We are well and truly heading to the summer season, so while we indulge in a good old BBQ, alfresco dining and those summer holidays, we also take a look at what summer fitness trends are hitting the scene.
Now wearable tech saw a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic when all we could do was get out for exercise. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, wearable fitness trackers are still the number one fitness trend of 2022.
These handy little devices make it easy for you to track your workout, health and wellbeing and even sleep to keep on track with your healthy lifestyle. Of course, when you think of wearable fitness trackers, watches come to mind, but in fact, there are many other alternatives such as a belt, chest strap and even a sports bra… yes, a sports bra with a built-in fitness tracker!
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In 2022 our lives have begun to resume some normality, meaning our hectic, busy lives are back. With many struggling to find the time to get in their exercise, they are incorporating habits created during the lockdown period into their new everyday life. One of these habits is working out at home. While many love hitting the gym, they struggle to find the time to get in as many sessions as they would like. That's why on-demand classes are great, alongside a few gym sessions each week.
With a Village Gym membership, you'll bag access to FREE On Demand workouts, plus exclusive tips and tricks from experts in physical and mental wellbeing, nutrition and holistic health. Still, want more? You can even bag a discounted price to fitness experts. Technogym on-demand classes.
Outdoor fitness comes back around each summer because, let's face it, we Brits need to make the most of being outside during the summer months because we were cooped up inside during the miserable rainy months for 80% of the year.
- Sweating it out in the great outdoors can have a number of benefits:
- Higher self-esteem.
- Decreased stress levels
- Increase Vitamin D
- Provide more energy
- Motivate those working towards a goal
- It helps a number of health issues
Looking to get your fix of the outdoors? Take a look at our outdoor bootcamp class, Air, available at Village Gym Portsmouth, Solihull and Cardiff. A fitness playground designed for a multitude of outdoor activities, including our functional training rig.
Exercise isn't just about trying to lose a few pounds or trying to gain those muscles. It's all about how you feel on the inside too. This starts with actually enjoying the exercise you are committing to.
Now holistic exercises are a great way to increase your flexibility, balance and build some strength, but it also challenges you to focus on your breathing. Allowing yourself to feel good rather than focusing on burning those calories!
Here at Village Health & Wellness, we have a range of classes to add a little zen to your life with our Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates or try something new with one of our Les Mills Barre or Body Balance classes.
Now we know for years women have avoided the free weights for the fear that they don't want to become 'too muscly' or 'too bulky', but this year we have seen a rise in the number of women taking part… you go get em ladies!
Looking to make weight lifting more fun? Why not grab those barbells and try a body bump class.
2022 has seen the rise in wellness coaching, from online programs to coaches popping up on Instagram, we can't quite seem to be able to avoid them.
A wellness coach provides one-to-one or small group support, looking at your mental wellness, diet, exercise, and overall health to provide clear support to reach your goals and live a healthier, happier life.
We may not have wellness coaches, but we've got the next best thing. When you become a member of Village Health and Wellness, you bag yourself a free health and wellbeing check with a dedicated member of our expert fitness team.