Top Fitness Trend: High-intensity Interval Training

California schools’ fitness tests: About one-third of students met the goals

Functional fitness. This is closely related to special fitness programs for older adults. The goal of this trend is to use strength training to improve balance, coordination, endurance and people’s ability to perform activities of daily living such as carrying the groceries, reaching for things, getting in and out of chairs and the car, and going up and down the stairs, Thompson says. “These exercises imitate activities of daily living.” Group personal training. Personal trainers who work with two or four people can offer deep discounts to each member of the group.
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The ropes course at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa

October 26, 2013 0 Do you know how many steps you’ve taken today or how well you slept last night? If you’ve jumped on board the fitness tracker trend, the answer is probably right on your wrist. There’s something about tracking your fitness stats and knowing just how many calories you’ve burned that is both motivating and interesting. Once you’ve slipped a tracker on your wrist or clipped it to your pocket, it’s easy to become a fan. When I tested out the Jawbone UP earlier this year, I found myself checking the app several times a day to see how I was faring, which encouraged me to walk a little more if I wasn’t on track to beat my step goal.
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Hot fitness trends for 2014

Photograph by Jenny Hueston for Bloomberg BusinessweekThe sunny dining area at Malibus Ranch at Live Oak 3/ Eat better in Malibu The Ranch at Live Oak, which runs weeklong programs in Malibu, just launched a shortened four-day experience at the Four Seasons Westlake Village with busy executives in mind. Each day combines 8to 10hours of rigorous but low-impact exercise, starting with a four-hour morning hike through Solstice Canyon and then back-to-back classes focused on core work, toning and sculpting, and flexibility. A daily deep-tissue massage keeps things from getting too intense. Squeeze in diagnostic exams such as the VO2 Metabolic test, offered in partnership with the California Health & Longevity Institute; a cooking demo on preparing vinaigrettes and smoothies; and hypnotherapy, dermatology, and acupuncture services, all for an extra fee.
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“We’re trying to take more of a holistic approach,” he said. “It’s not something we take lightly.” Students at Foothill Middle School in Walnut Creek scored about the same as seventh-graders throughout the state, with about 32 percent meeting all six fitness goals. PE teacher Mark Hayes said the school encourages students to be active, but it’s more difficult now than it used to be with competition from TV, computers and social media, which prompt students to sit around instead of going outside. “We talk about the importance of increasing their heart rates to stay in better shape,” he said. “Your body is like a car. If you don’t take care of it, it will break down.
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