Do this, do that. Try this, try that. With so many different
exercise crazes out there, it's hard to keep track of it all.
So why don't you become the exercise trend setter in your social
circle for 2015?
Diabetes Queensland's exercise physiologist Kathryn Kirchner has
some predictions on what will be big in exercise in 2015 and she's
willing to share her insights with you!
Punk rope - Skipping anyone? Find your
inner-child and skip into a punk rope class. Punk rope classes are
based on interval skipping sessions that include games, relay races
and core training, all to lively music. And yes they're for
Skipping is great for increasing cardiovascular fitness and
improving lower body endurance and coordination. It's also a
high intensity exercise so this class is ideal for people with some
exercise experience and a base level of fitness. The high impact
nature of skipping may make it difficult for people with some joint
issues. Talk to the instructor prior to signing up and start at
home by skipping for one to two minutes at a time and gradually
building up. Have young kids? Make it a whole family skipping
Deskercise - New evidence has found
prolonged sitting could be as bad for us as smoking. With this news
in the headlines Kathryn predicts that exercises at your desk are
going to be the 'in thing' in 2015, so get ahead with Kathryn's
If you sit for long periods at work and/or home, deskercise is
for you. It is a great way of breaking up long periods of sitting
and you can do as little or as many exercises as you want - and in
some cases, no one will even notice! Try completing deskercises a
few times each day for maximum benefits.
Elliptigo - What do you get when you cross
a pushbike and a cross trainer? An elliptigo. Elliptigos are a two
wheeled gadget that you use outdoors to replicate running without
the impact on your joints.
Elliptigos are great for anyone looking for a high intensity
workout without the high impact (your knees will thank you!). They
also provide a great core workout but unfortunately come at a high
cost so shop around for a good deal.
Tech training - We are tech savvy nation
and exercise is keeping up with the times. You don't have to look
far to see people using the latest tech gadgets and apps on their
phone or downloading an online workout program.
Tech trainers are an excellent tool for people if they actually
get used - and don't live at home in your cupboard. They can be a
great way to track your progress, share workouts, compete with your
friends, keep your motivation up and keep workouts varied and