Everything old…is new again! Over the last couple of years, bodyweight training, or the act of using your own body weight as resistance (no equipment needed), has become increasingly popular! That’s right! We’re going back to the basics and using classic exercises (like the push up) instead! No matter the weight or fitness level, bodyweight training can be a very effective method of exercise. There are many different exercises available to perform, and modification is easy to start at a beginner level and advance. This will allow for a gradually strengthened and improved fitness routine.

Here are 5 advantages to bodyweight training:

What is Wearable Technology?

Wearable technology market is still a relatively young, yet rapidly-growing market. It includes devices that track activity, calories, and heart rate. Leading the way, Fitbit released their first fitness tracker in 2009, and since then many other companies such as Apple, and Garmin have followed along and expanded its capabilities. Wearable technology is great for anyone, especially since it is really advancing and growing a larger audience who can wear them. Your wearable technology purchase can be as basic as the FitBit Zip (which only tracks activity and is very small and lightweight) or as complex (complete with a second face for your phone) as the Samsung Frontier.

What is it?

High Intensity Interval Training also known as HIIT, is a fitness trend quickly growing in popularity. It was first popular with athletes, but has now become more popular among personal trainers as well. High intensity exercise is incorporating periods of high intensity work followed by low intensity recovery periods. This is all to keep your heart rate elevated. The best part…no gym equipment needed! It is less effective when you start incorporating equipment like dumbbells into the routine because the main focus is keeping your heart rate elevated with fast movements and using weights can become dangerous. You can incorporate HIIT into many modes of exercises such as walking, running, swimming, biking, and into group classes using plyometrics. It is also very easy to be modified to fit any fitness level.