New Exercise Trends Guaranteed To Get You Fit in 2009!!!
According to government statistics about 1 in 3 women in the UK are suffering from obesity. Obesity can be caused for a number of reasons but one major cause is lack of physical activity. At the mention of exercise most people picture gruelling sessions at the gym or intense aerobics classes but it doesn't have to be this boring. Here Angie Weston, a top fitness model, bodybuilder and presenter of ‘Funky Fitness' on LA Muscle TV has put together the most fun ways that some of the fittest celebrities have been using that are bound to catch on in 2009...
Created by Miami based choreographer and celebrity trainer Alberto ‘Beto' Perez, Zumba is a fun and exciting fusion of aerobics and Latin salsa dancing. These classes are designed to help achieve a toned and sculpted body in a fun and enjoyable way.
Celebrity fans include... Ricky Martin, Eva LaRue from CSI Miami.
Angie says... Zumba is an ideal way to tone muscles and burn fat all at once. A one hour session consists of fast and slow Latin inspired rhythms that keep you engaged throughout.
"We utilize the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It's a way of mixing body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps," says creator Beto Perez. "It's fun and addictive.
SUSPENSION TRAINING SYSTEM aka BODY WEB
The design of this equipment is based on the powerful and strength building movements performed with Gymnastic Rings. The TRX Suspension Training unit is a portable, industrial-strength, nylon webbing system with handles, foot cradles and anchoring attachments. Suspended in mid air it combines movement with bodyweight training to work muscle groups across the entire body.
Celebrity fans include... Gwen Stefani, Amber Valetta, Ben Afflek.
Angie says... The Suspension Training System is an effective way to improve strength, balance, and flexibility while toning all the muscles in your body. It is a progressive training tool that allows you to gradually do more challenging exercises as your strength increases. Using the specially designed handles and foot loops you can perform unique abdominal strength movements that cannot be performed on any other types of equipment. It's easy to store and can be used anywhere as it can be hung just about anywhere.
Kettlebells originate from Russia, they bear an uncanny resemblance to a cannon ball with a handle. Recently, kettlebell training has been developed into a technical exercise programme that has become extremely popular amongst sportspeople and celebrities. The workout's consists of three essential lifts- swing, clean & jerk and snatch.
Celebrity fans include... Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel & Cameron Diaz
Angie says... Kettle bells unlike traditional weights allow for higher repetition and more movement across your total body. They are ideal for weight loss, muscle toning, cardio-vascular and strength improvement. The best thing about kettlebells is that you can workout whenever, wherever and for as long as you like. As they are easy to store, there is nothing to set up and your workout time can be as little as five minutes.
Yes it's exactly what you think it is ...getting outside and running!!! With all the marathons that are taking place this year, many celebrities are seeing these as opportunities to push themselves into peak fitness.
Celebrity fans include... Katie Holmes, Katie Price & Peter Andre, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lopez
Angie says... Running or jogging regularly is a good way to increase strength, speed and stamina and improve your cardiovascular health, bone density and overall fitness level. At just the cost of a good pair of running shoes one major benefit is that it can also be done for free at your own convenience. It's ideal for losing weight, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol as well as improving your social life if done with friends or a partner. Best of all, if done for a charity...it's for a good cause!
Supplements are one of the fastest and safest ways to increase metabolism, aid weight loss and maintain optimum fitness levels. Natural weight loss supplements are becoming increasingly popular amongst athletes, celebrities and models. They can help you to lose weight and reduce body fat in a number of different ways.
Celebrity fans include... Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher & Caroline Pearce aka Gladiator Ice
Angie says... Supplements can be used by women of all shapes and ages. When combined with a healthy diet and fitness regime results can be visible in weeks. VIRTUAL FITNESS
Computer consoles are one of the latest ways celebs have found to stay in shape. Consoles are the ideal way to get couch potatoes and computer geeks off their butts, without having to move too far away from the sofa. Most popular of them all is the Nintendo Wii, which requires players to use their bodies to control their onscreen characters.
Celebrity fans include... Sarah Harding, Nell McAndrew, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie
Angie says... Without leaving the comforts of your front room the Nintendo Wii allows you to take part in almost any activity of your choice from Pilates to Skiing. It also offers a personalised training programme which helps you to keep track of your improvement each time you sign in. It is also a good opportunity for everyone to get together as the entire family can take part because as they say, the family that plays together, stays together!