The 7 Top Fitness Trends for 2014

Photo by: Andrea Howe
High-Intensity Interval Training
This type of workout usually involves short bursts of high-intensity reps of exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery and routines ... more 
Photo by: Andrea Howe
High-Intensity Interval Training
This type of workout usually involves short bursts of high-intensity reps of exercise followed by a short period of rest or recovery and routines typically take less than 30 minutes to perform. Because they yield good results in short periods of time, they have grown in popularity. However, high injury rates may be involved, especially with individuals not in the best shape to begin with.
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Tue, Dec 31, 2013 11:54 AM EST
Last week the ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal released its worldwide top fitness trends survey for 2014, and I was surprised at the lack of any Hollywood-type exercise fads or celebrity videos on the list; in fact the trends revealed were a refreshing look ahead at not just fitness, but overall health. 2013 was the year of arguing over one mother's seemingly taunting self-portrait of her toned & fit physique, and hashing out why Kim was worrying so much about losing the baby weight. We even got to see what a hot soccer-wife looks like just 5 days postpartum, thanks to Instagram. The news would have us believe that 2013 fitness goals were very much about working out to look good, instead of working out to be healthy, but despite what grabbed national headlines, according to the journal's vast survey, people truly are focused on fitness for health and healing. Click through for the top 7 fitness trends for 2014! -By Andrea Howe



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