A number of great workouts hit the fitness scene in 2016. If you are looking to spice up your normal exercise routine, check these out. HIIT or high-intensity interval training is awesome because you’ll be able to shorten the overall amount of time you spend exercising. But here’s the thing, in order to reap the benefits of this workout, you have to put 100 percent into each burst of activity to get the cardio/toning benefits. The amazing part about this workout is that the crazy intervals are followed by a chance to rest. So you do get to catch your breath at one point after the extrusion. Fans love this because it’s so versatile. You can do this workout anywhere so you aren’t locked into the confines of your favorite gym unless you want to be.
Have you been seeing orange across the county? It’s no coincidence, Orange Theory Fitness clubs have been making their way east. According to My Fitness Pal, there has been “a 170 percent increase in Orange Theory Fitness users from 2014-2015 and that’s expected to grow more as additional studios open nationwide. OTF fans love the variety of workouts they offer. You can cycle through stations including: treadmill running, indoor rowing machine and strength training with different equipment which includes dumbbells and TRX. In addition to that, participants wear heart rate monitors which sync with a screen in the studio where participants can see their progress throughout their workout.
The end goal is to log 12-20 minutes in the “orange zone.” Which is 84-100 percent of your max heart rate Why is this a big deal? Your body burns more calories as you expend energy after your workouts are over to return to a resting state. People also love the atmosphere of these clubs which is typically fun and upbeat. How could people not be happy when everything they see is ORANGE!
SPIN is in. SoulCycle has seen major growth in popularity over the past year. What is SoulCycle you ask? It a spinning class that helps transform your mind AND your spirit. According to the Soul Cycle website, “We believe that fitness can be joyful. We climb, we jog, we sprint, we dance, we set our intention, and we break through boundaries. The best part? We do it together, as a community.” People love the great atmosphere and group accountability SoulCycle offers. Some of their instructors were featured on the Hollywood Cycle show on E!.
When you hit Soul Cycle for a class, be sure to wear any of our Born To Run tanks. Our tanks are made of breathable material. You won’t feel super hot when you are spinning your heart out on their amazing high end cycles. Check out our tanks here.
Are you looking to tone your muscles? Then you need to try a Pure Barre class near you. What is Barre? According to Pure Barre.com. , “The Pure Barre technique is a unique way to build strength, endurance and tone your muscles in a safe, low impact manner through the use of small focused movements. Strong toned arms, thighs, abs and seat are just a few of the areas that clients see the biggest change from Pure Barre. Lean muscle definition coupled with improved flexibility, posture and coordination help to create a strong yet graceful barre body.
You don’t have to be flexible to start taking Pure Barre classes, but the great amount of stretching in each class will guarantee an increased range in flexibility. We target specific muscle groups working them to the point of fatigue, and follow each strengthening section of class with a lengthening stretch. This results in improved balance and stability for activities of everyday life.
Attending a Pure Barre class 3-4 times per week will boost your metabolism and burn calories even while you are resting. Regularly taking classes can also can decrease the risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. Last but not least, whether you are working your core as the primary focus, or using it as a stabilizer muscle, you are engaging your core muscles throughout the entire class. As you strengthen your core, you will notice that you can sit and stand taller, and decrease back pain as your lower back will take less stress and tension throughout the day. “
Be sure to rock our Born To Run tees while taking a Pure Barre class near you. When you are completing the different movements on the bar or with the strength ball, you want a shirt that is comfortable and moves with you. Our line is uber comfortable and soft. The feel is similar to high thread count sheets. Last but not least our line has a flattering cut that will have you feeling awesome wearing it everywhere. Our fashion forward line is highly versatile. You can rock it in the studio and for general everyday where.