How is your resolution for 2014 going? Not well? Then perhaps you should get a new gym membership. At least this is what celebrities did as soon as they ringed in the new year because 2014 is very promising in terms of losing weight and workouts and experts have already set the trends for this year’s fitness routine. Plus, not only the VIPs are allowed to try these novelties. We could do it too, as the only thing that sets us apart from them is fame and an obese bank account. So, find your motivation and feel free to try them out as soon as you can because you must have gain a few extra pounds over the winter holidays and you should get back on track.
The first celeb fitness craze is something that most people consider a joke though it’s very serious business: hula hooping. If once upon a time in our childhood we were playing with a big circle just for fun, now we should replace the plastic circle with a weighted hula hoop that not only melt s up to 600 calories each hour but it also strengthens the body and polishes posture. In fact, swirling your hips burns about as many calories per minute as step aerobics, boot camp, or very brisk walking and raises your heart rates similar to cardio kickboxing. According to a new study, it’s very important to choose the right size for you and if you have back problems then you shouldn’t try hula hooping at all. Marisa Tomei confessed that she began hula hooping to get the perfect shape for her dancer role in the film “The Wrestler” but she is not the only celebrity who did some hula hooping: Beyonce, Liv Tyler and Michelle Obama are also on the list of hula hooping addicts.
Soul cycling is new and odd in the same time. It’s been invented in New York and it’s a sort of combination between cycling and spiritual encounter. It’s a 45 minute workout practiced in a relaxed environment, with lit, scented candles and soft music on the background. Jon Bon Jovi, Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa, Tom Cruise and his wife are all into soul cycling. It’s different that a spin class because you can release stress, burn fat, tone muscles, improve aerobic endurance and change your body faster.
Yogalosophy, a strange combination between union (yoga) and experience (-losophy) seems to be amongst the most adored way of losing weight. Invented by Mandy Ingber, has already seduced some of Hollywood’s royalties, such as Kate Beckinsale, Ricki Lake and Brooke Shields, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham who practice in the comfort of their luxurious homes. So, if you hate going to the gym in winter when it’s cold and snowy outside, stay indoors and do as celebs do: buy Ingber’s DVD online and exercise at home.
Kangoo jumps is by far the strangest trend. Wearing a ridiculous out-of-space kind of shoes, you can boldly take over streets and parks because bouncing is the latest fitness craze and nobody will raise the eyebrows. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian started this jogging trend when they were spotted wearing them in Miami Beach and since then it has become a necessity in the endless pursuit of fitness.
Piloxing, which is a workout that combines some features of pilates (soft, relaxed moves) with boxing (strength training), is practiced by JLo, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Kirsten Dunst and Hillary Duff and it is said to do wonders for the figure. Besides, piloxing incorporates the use of weighted gloves which add to the workout by toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health.
Zumba. According to a new American College of Sports Medicine survey, the Latin dance-inspired cardio class will always be in trends no matter the year because its movements are based on dance movements and dance will always be on top of every workout. Vivica A. Fox, Jennifer Lopez, Kristie Alley, Jordin Sparks and Madonna are just some of the celebrities who credit their weight loss to introducing Zumba in their fitness workout.
Overall, these fitness crazes do wonders for your body and mind but be careful as they are all addictive!