Some of us remember time-based circuit and interval training for years before the Crossfit or fitness blogging movement began, but the last decade has heralded the rise of the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) fitness regime. Useful for everything from my jogging routes to my strength training regimes, it is well-loved among trainers and time-starved fitness lovers alike.
Okay okay okay okay... I'll admit it. I'm fairly partial to the old school style of workouts. As much as I love my arsenal of workout gear and equipment (I'm pretty much glued into my FitFour callus guard gloves and use my kettlebells at least once a week), some of my most refreshing workouts have been done with no gym, no equipment, no machines. Here are some top favourites:
In the insular focus on staying active and looking amazing, many of us tend to forget the mental element of physical exercise. However, there are a number of effective workouts that remind us of the challenge to our brain while pushing our bodies. These are some favourite exercises in physical and emotional catharsis.
Ask anyone you know who exercises and they'll have any number of different reasons. Some work out for personal health, some work out to increase their productivity in general but every so often some people work out to blow off some steam. And lots of it. Here are the top four workouts by aggression; there's no denying that if you've tried at least one of these workouts, you felt like a load came off when you finished.
Fitness in any way, shape or form for everyone. Access to fitness classes, gym passes all rolled into one. Many of us either have seen an ad for one, bought (or considered buying) one or know someone who has. The centralised gym membership has become one of the latest and most popular movements in fitness. Seeing many of the ads around for things like GuavaPass, KFit, ClassPass and several other similar companies with the same pedigree of services, I opted to try one of the passes out partly because I was in need of a push to shake things up in my exercise routine but mostly to see what the fuss was all about.