Fitness plateau happens sometimes and it can be incredibly frustrating when you’re not seeing any more progress with your current workout routine. It usually indicates you’re body is crying out for change, for new muscles to be activated and put to the test. Our bodies are expert adapters and will very quickly get used to repetitive movements in an attempt to conserve energy. If you’re noticing your breezing through what used to feel like a really tough class, then it’s time to try something new! That doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to your favourite workout, but by simply incorporating one or two new ways of exercising into your schedule, you’ll not only shake off that plateau but you might also find another way of sweating that tickles your fancy. Below we’ve shared 6 new fitness trends to spice up your workout routine.
A physical as well as a mental test of endurance, KXU’s “The Games” is no ordinary workout! This is a tire-flipping, sled-pushing fitness challenge like no other and is designed to push you to your limits. If you’ve want to get a taste of your competitive edge then this could be the class for you!
Ride to Tone
Fusing the exhilarating high of a spin class with a focused pilates session, Heartcore’s Ride to Tone is the perfect workout if you crave more variety in your one hour workouts. A 30-minute blast on the spin bike is followed by a slower paced mat pilates so you can kill two birds with one stone (there really needs to be a better way of saying that!).
If just plain old boxing isn’t cutting it for you then check out Spinboxx’s HIITboxx class to take your fitness to the next level. Combining boxing and metabolic conditioning, you’re guaranteed to boost your metabolism, burn a hell of a lot of cals and get fit fast!
Rowing is seriously an underrated way of working out and The Engine Room, situated right next to Regent’s Park is the place to go for London’s most exciting rowing workout, Row 101. They’ll teach you the correct technique to get the most out of your workout and, trust us, you’ll be hooked in no time!
The Vertical Mile
Two words. The. VersaClimber. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of trying this delightful piece of equipment then head to BXR and try The Verticle Mile, a gruelling, sweat-inducing cardio workout on a stationary climber. You gotta try it for yourself to appreciate how tough this workout can be!
The Budokwai is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious martial arts club, situated in the heart of Chelsea just off the Fulham road. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you’re a skilled pro, The Budokwai offer classes of all levels in Judo, Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, all of which will help you master skills you’ve never developed before.